A Day off Work…

I get one day off my work as a nurse per week (in addition to weekends  which we cherish as a family) and this day is so important to me. You may think I spend the whole day crocheting, and much as I would love to, between dropping my daughter off to school (the boys get themselves to school) and picking her up again at 3 pm the day flies by and there’s not that much time for crochet.

As a working Mum of three I use my day off to catch up on numerous household tasks but before I even begin those, there’s our dog Salty to walk.

And this morning that walk was a good start to my day…

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As I walked on the hills looking out to sea I could see some ships going about their work…

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Back at home, I have completed some mundane chores, and then did a job I’ve been meaning to do for ages. We had a bit of sponge (from an old memory foam mattress) which we wanted to make into a cushion for our bench in the back garden. Today I used some fabric which I bought from Ikea years ago and sewed a cover. I really enjoyed doing it, having been inspired to get the sewing machine out again after watching the ‘Sewing Bee’ on TV. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2

I’m really pleased with it and think it looks great…

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A few more jobs to do on the computer, including writing this blog, and then I will get to do some crochet. I have about 6 more rows of my blanket to do (hooray!)…

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…and then it’s all those ends to weave in. Hopefully it’ll be finished in time for me to share it with you all next week.

In the meantime, Happy Crocheting 🙂

9 thoughts on “A Day off Work…

  1. Love your cushion. Did you paint your bench and does it have storage space? Hope you enjoyed your day off. I know that three children and a job are hard slog and creative moments so important!

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  2. I read this post with interest as today is my first day (5hours) without children for months. There is so much I want I do I hardly know where to start and then there is all the stuff I need to do too! My first treat has been sitting down with a cup of coffee and catching up on blogs I follow, now I’m off to set up the sewing machine I got when we arived here. I love your cushion, the colours are fantastic. I think I need to send if I can watch the Sewing Bee here on catch-up, everyone is talking about it, including the knitwear one of the contestants wears 🙂

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