Why do I still get that Friday feeling even though I'm not at work for another 3 days and I've had 6 weeks off? It really does feel special - lie in tomorrow (just like the last 42 days!), dog walking (ditto), nice food (ditto) and wine (again, ditto). I'm off for a Singstar night at my good buddy Ruth's house tonight with a gaggle of good friends, which has been booked in for weeks. I can guarantee there will be a huge amount of hilarity and chatter as we haven't met up for quite a while so there is always lots to catch up on.
I've been busy crocheting, sewing and making things for my latest venture - the MADE Market next Saturday (8th Sept) at the Gloucester Folk Museum. It sounds like there are some amazing sellers there and it will be really good fun. I also like the fact that I can pre-book a Ploughman's lunch - so it will also be civilised! Please come along if you are in the vicinity - and check out the link above for the list of other sellers too.
Aside from that I have been pottering at home. We finally (after 11 years of hating it with a passion) pulled up the AWFUL laminate flooring we had in the dining room (not through choice - it was down when we moved in)to reveal gorgeous floorboards and a hearth. We are getting them stripped and a fireplace put in, plus then decorating the living and dining room. I'm leaning towards grey, and am off to get paint samples tomorrow. I am very excited about finally getting it done. It means so much more when you have planned it for years!
I finally managed to find time to finish a project I've been working on for a while over the Summer. This mosaic is of our house, and I made the clay tiles with the birds, leaves and initials, and then filled in around them with broken china. It was so much fun to make and will be a permanent reminder of this house. I just need to find the perfect place to hang it now, and finish off the rough edges either with some paint or with a frame.
I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of the Summer. I get very excited about Autumn and have already made several vats of soup and stew. The blankets have been dug out and the chimney sweep is booked. We need the fire though as I have a rule that the heating cannot go on until November unless there is snow!
I'll leave you with a few pics of items in my Etsy shop - enjoy!