Hello! So sorry to have been gone so long.....
November arrived for me with a huge grey cloud hanging over head and that was closely joined by the dreaded black dog. The cloud is still here, perhaps a paler shade of grey and I've shooed away the black dog. I am praying for blue skies like we enjoyed today for the rest of the month. It has not been a good month so far, but with 13 days left I'm determined it will get better.
Today while the sun shone, the boys cooked the most delicious sausages on Big J's dinky fold up stove.
Whilst the boys cooked sausages I made an enormous mess sewing on the dining room table. Oh how I wish I had my on little crafting space. Tidying up after each session has a tendency to darken the grey cloud and stop me from wanting to sew. Perhaps if I had tidier tendencies, it wouldn't be such a problem!
It was actually a lovely sewing session, making what I enjoy making most - another bag!!! Hopefully not to be slung to the back of the cupboard when I am done.
I decided enough was enough, hoarding found treasures is no fun when they are tucked away in drawers, so I embellished my bag with the tiny doily I found with the Singer 24 sewing machine I rescued last year. Whilst rummaging for the tiny doily, I rediscovered some rather sweet, but slight odd buttons I bought at the Fort Frederick Market fair in the spring. They are very sweet to look at, but considering they are made from real elks teeth, I find them a wee bit odd.
For a change I've left my mess on the table and we ate our sausages in front of the telly, such a treat for us.
On a completely different note, last weekend, in a last ditch attempt to extract the men folk from their video games and to get me outside in the sunshine they had a real treat, while I hid in the car with hearing protection.
Yes, that's Little J loading his gun at the shooting range. It's only a 22, but when I say that, he and I both know it is very deadly, but not very noisy compared to the other guns at the range. As you can see, he happily wears both hearing and eye protection. He is very sensible when it comes to his gun and this is a REAL treat for him, only the second time he has fired it. Most kids his age (boys and girls) in our area frequently go hunting with their family members.
Big J doesn't have a gun, but he was happy to take turns with Little J's and the Misters. Love how Little J is always so serious - a good thing in my books.
So whilst the boys blasted their ears and practiced their aim, I hid in the car and did a little hooking in the sunshine.
A lovely morning was had by all!
Sorry of this post started rather glum and then got off on an odd topic, I do find it rather therapeutic to say how I really am feeling and I thank you all for listening/reading. I do hope weren't too shocked to see what my boys get up to, but I do like to document these moments, a bit like writing in a little diary.
Wishing all is well with you!
Thank you SO much for stopping by after my little absence.
Toodles...L x ♥