As you may have noticed, I have lost my blogging mojo a bit recently.
My blog posts have been less frequent, and I have had less to say and less to share. To be honest, I’ve lost my mojo a bit generally - which is partly responsible for the blogging hiatus. I don’t have much to say when I’m not feeling happy.
I have been attempting to keep my patience and temper with lad. I feel lucky that up to now, school holidays have always been a joy.
But rather like that Harry Enfield sketch, the cheery boy I used to love spending time with has morphed, whilst my back was turned, into a slothful lump wanting to do nothing more than lie on the sofa in pyjamas and sigh deeply whenever requested to do anything else.
Eventually I had to give up suggesting things we could do and leave him to it. It was making me too cross, putting my projects on hold to spend time with a slouching, thankless, joyless companion.
Instead I made this set of chair seat pads for a commission…
I really love the barkcloth (pictured at the top of the post and supplied by my customer) from which two cushions are made. It makes me think of running away to the woods…
Instead, we have booked a last-minute break to Crete for the final fortnight of the holidays. We are off today.
We’ll be technology-free for much of the time. And I’m hoping that the family’s joie de vivre can be rekindled in the Greek sunshine, away from screens and sewing machines.
There’s nothing under the sun I would love more. ♥