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Earth Day

2 May

Nope, we didn’t do anything to “celebrate” Earth Day (April 22nd, people!) Erm, I was sick. And pregnant. And tired. And …..

But, lookee here!

How pretty is that? See, I had good intentions. And I do think that being mindful of our environment everyday is more important than one big gesture once a year (unless your gesture is planting a forest or something. If that’s the case, grand gestures are super awesome!)

So, my job is to foster mindfulness in the Turtle. And, um, it’s one of those things that I sometimes wish I never started. Picture yourself, on the beach, laden down with stuff, pregnant, tired, ready to go when you hear a shout of “MOM! Trash!” and off goes your 3 year old, haring over the dunes after a piece of rubbish some eejit left on the beach. And you have to give chase. Then you get “Here Mom, you carry it.” As if you have as many arms as an octopus.

Then there’s his obsession with ‘cycling (recycling to you and me). EVERYTHING has to be examined for the recycling symbol. And woe betide anyone who tries to throw away any ‘cycling. I bought some new flip flops the other day. Apparently they can be recycled. I was very lucky they weren’t recycled before I put them on my feet.

Enthusiasm like this is something to be fostered and celebrated even if it can be annoying. With it, there may be hope for our planet’s future.

Everyday is Earth day.

 

(p.s. The pattern for the tree comes from here)

Finally finished!

7 Feb

I have been working on these projects for what seems like years. It has, however, only been months.What can I say? I’m easily distracted.

I decided I didn’t like that shade of yellow when I already had one of the squares done. And I couldn’t back out. I do like the purple and green though. I just wish the yellow had a bit more “oomph”. Still, it’ll hardly matter when it’s covered in baby poop and puke 😉

And look at the back:

Styling green jersey! Plenty of “oomph”!! Here’s the pattern. Choose your colours carefully!

And then there’s this:

Cute! And currently adorning my craft room wall. This is the reason why I started embroidering canvases. The fabric is too light. And a complete pain to work with. So it was abandoned. For a while. But the “I started so I’ll finish” mentality kicked in. That and the fact that my craft room is a bit dreary. Colour is the thing!

More colour coming soon!

“Laundry” joy!

7 Feb

My laundry room is a dreary, dreary place. It was probably white once. Now, cream is a kind word for it. No windows. Clothes in varying states of cleanliness. And no matter how hard I try all of the random detritus from around the house somehow ends up on there.

There’s not much I can do with the colour/decor (we rent). And I have reorganised it to death to no avail. So time for some cheery craftiness!

Yes, my addiction to embroidering canvases continues. But this is the first one I designed myself super proud! And it may just highlight the creaminess of the walls in there, but it makes me smile.  Can you see the silver lining on the cloud? And the lost sock? Happy happy joy joy.

Right. I have more canvases. I’m off! 🙂

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