We are having some great weather, in fact, the afternoons are a bit too hot for me, so I take it easy and stop what I am doing every so often to take ten minutes and have a drink. Yesterday was a busy cleaning day. I hate housework. I sometimes think I would be better living in a caravan, but I tried that and it becomes a bit claustrophobic for me. I lived in a small two berth touring caravan when I was in between houses. It was ok in the summer months because I could spend time outdoors, and I was working, but getting into autumn and winter it became very cold. In December I gave up and bought a house, this house I am in now. I suppose I can't have it all ways, small cramped space and no housework, or lots of space which needs to be cleaned.
My outside toilet and covered back place outside the back door, is nice and clean and tidy now, ready for my visitors tomorrow. Actually seeing the improvements I have made has made me feel better too. All I have to do now is to blitz the rest of the house. Yeah, and pigs might fly. Nah, I'll plod along keeping on top of the de cluttering and tidying, bit by bit. Too exhausting to do one whole day cleaning.
More interesting things to do, like creating arts and crafts and walking. I made another bowl. The rope I used I picked up from the beach at Orkney eighteen months ago. It was all knotted and kinky, hence the bowl is more knobbly than the first one. This time I covered it in strips of fabric, given to me from a failed quilt project, then assembled it with different coloured wool.
Looks ok I think. I haven't quite mastered the perfect joins in the wool, so there's room for improvement. More practice I think. I saw a video where they used a blanket stitch to keep the coils in place, I'm trying that now.
Thank you so much for the encouraging comments on Hidden Treasure. I see it has had almost 200 likes on a Face Book group. I keep looking at it just to make sure it is finished, if I need to do anything else to it, and nope, nothing more to do, it's fine.
Anyway, that's me done for today. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.. ilona