Just sneaking in a post between posts to say hi and that I'm cheating and autoposting this (and, hopefully, next) week. This way I get to neglect the computer, the camera and the sewing machine and actually have a life outdoors. Yay! It was an uncommonly gorgeous day today so we went to the zoo. We live 10 mins from the zoo so we like to make spontaneous trips just to see a few baby goats, piglets and eat ice cream.
It also means that hours may go by before your comments get published. Or maybe not, since it's supposed to snow tomorrow so we're stuck indoors again. Really, the weather in these parts is something else.
Unrelated, I was on the phone with Mum last week and I told her about revisiting those outfits from my past teenhood. She doesn't read my craft blog (probably because she'd much rather see photos of her grandkids actually doing stuff other than modeling clothes) so I sometimes just tell her about a project or two I'd finished that she might find interesting. We had an animated conversation about how her relentless hounding of me to unpick ugly sewing years ago has actually been rather good training for me now.
"Yes," laughed Mum, remembering. Then, matter-of-factly: "I remember that you were always trying to escape (doing it right)."
Indeed. My favorite response to her firm corrections was, "But I don't care if it looks bad! I'll still wear it!" Good heavens. The shame my mother had to endure in public, walking beside me wearing Outfits Only A Mother Could Love. My girls are going to do this to me someday, you know. Yes, they are. It's retribution.