Sewing Mojo

It has been gone for a while and I think it is coming back, with the help of this pattern

I have made 5 pairs of tights! And I am being patient and waiting to make the adult tights (I am also out of any suitably sized pieces of lycra/knit material). (Note: There is a pink pair of tights also)

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Blood Bank

Being the good citizen that i am, every 3 or so months, i give blood. I go with friends and make it a girlie outing, even though we do go in separately.
This time was a little different as one was out sick and the husband of another came along. Nice guy and i have no problem with the men coming either.
This time, i met an neighbour from my childhood. It was a good meeting as he, and his wife and kids, were good neighbours. It had been probably about 16 years since i last saw him. I was surprised that i could remember his name, and he mine, and the fact he still looked the same as he did 16 years ago.
It was good to catch up with him in that short visit at the blood bank (he was there bleeding also).
During the bleeding the technicians took good care of my 12 yr old and plied her with sweets, muffins and juice!


Distraction is going to the kitchen to see what there is to make for dinner, only to then search for something to eat and find nothing.

Then it is heading to the laundry to see if there is anything good in the freezer to realise the laundry needs doing and put that on, while completely forgetting about dinner and an afternoon snack.

Then you wonder what other laundry needs doing and head to the kids bathroom only to discover it is grubby so you grab the nearest cloth and give it a quick wipe over which leaves streaks and smudges.

While on the way to get another cloth you remember dinner and start rummaging through the freezer, plop that on the bench to defrost and discover the dishes aren’t yet done.

Then it is time to round up the kids after realising the pets are hungry and needs feeding/shifting. While outside you realise the yard needs tidying up.

This is when you get back on track, rounding up the kids, sending them off on various different jobs around the house, including the smudgy bathroom, dirty dishes and messy yard.

An hour later and…

Dinner is out defrosting, kids have done jobs, kitchen is getting cleaned and laundry is going. The smudgy bathroom sparkles, animals are fed, the yard is tidy and I have just scrubbed dirty marks off the walls.

I only went to find something for dinner too!


We are on the move yet again, though this we get to settle down for longer.


Maybe I am going through an early mid-life crisis, or maybe I am growing up, or maybe I want change more then I used to, but I have a lot of questions at the moment, about the life that I live in.

Some of those questions are

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