It's a sure sign that Spring has sprung when I'm torn between working in the garden or inside. If I'm not careful, I start to beat myself up over not getting things done, and they cease to be the pleasure they should be. But how to tackle this perennial problem?
Well, I've decided to spend just an hour outside each day that the weather is fine - after that I'm shattered anyway. I've managed to put back on 12 lbs of the 1 1/2 stone I lost last year, and feel puffed and lethargic a lot of the time. Losing it again has got to be a priority - both for my health and emotions. It's amazing how low it drags my spirits - is anyone out there like me?
Anyway, the sun has been shining all day so this afternoon, I mowed the lawn. The plan for tomorrow is to dig over one raised bed and sow some vegetable seeds in trays, and pop them on shelving in the greenhouse.
Indoors, I've finished off another dozen flower brooches that we give away on our car boot sale on Sat mornings - in case I've not explained before, I help with a Good News stall at our local market where we give stuff away - Bibles and other literature, get into some great conversations, hear about some really tough life stuff, and pray with and for people. We started again last week, after the winter, for an 8th year.
Then, tonight I came across several fabric teddies, I'd cut out and left in envelopes, along with the Prima pattern (Jan 1994!!) so I'm starting to put them together.
Love for now, Chris x
PS Adding this post to http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/about-handmade-monday/