What is it about an apron? I've had them before and only used them occasionally. I've had wipe clean ones made from oilcloth and i've had nice frilly vintage ones. I even have an old butchers type navy striped one that belonged to my maternal grandfather, but this new one that DH bought me for Christmas seems to have bedazzled me.
I find i am putting it on at every opportunity and i must say i seem to be more focused on the task being done when wearing it. It goes on when i wash up, it goes on when i am cooking and serving up our evening meal. Even DH has commented on 'value for money' in it.
It's made me feel like a domestic goody goody and i have to say i enjoy wearing it, i even caught myself hanging out with washing with it still on this morning. Have i turned into some kind of barking mad woman? Do you wear an apron when doing household chores?
The sewing front has been more productive too lately. I've finished off all 8 book cover front designs for the winners of the different categories in our horticultural show that will take place on Sept 8th. The lady that normally stitches these is no longer a member of the committee so i've done them this year.
Clare's RR arrived at the weekend with me so that is now on the frame for this weeks stitching. This is the last round so when the next posting comes along we should all get our own design back again. I really need to get motivated to stitch more as this and the Autumn exchange piece have deadlines and i haven't even thought about the speciality stitches RR that i signed up for. Maybe i should wear the apron when stitching to get my concentration levels up???
My nose has been in a book or two or even three in the past couple of weeks too. I've read the new Barbara Erskine book - River of Destiny - that i had for my birthday, which i enjoyed very much. But, i confess, Agatha Raisin has also had another 2 adventures in two further books and i started on book 7 last night. With meeting the ladies at the Book Borrowers each week and they are all talking about her, it's hard to put the books down as you know others are waiting to borrow them. At least i can say i am making time to have quite a bit of relaxation time to myself each day, sshhh don't tell hubby lol.
We've been having some weird weather here recently, i snapped this the other evening at teatime, the sky went quite dark and looked quite stormy for a while, all of a sudden the sun shone through and made a kind of rainbow effect in the clouds, very effective and pretty over the rooftops.
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