Friday, 3 October 2008
Time for some fun ...
On a scale of one to ten, Friday mornings must rank at 8 I reckon. Saturday and Sunday mornings of course score top points and Monday I'm afraid gets 'Nul points" in this household. Friday mornings, everybody's tired and weary and the last day of the week seems almost insurmountable but there is a lightness to it too isn't there knowing that the promise of the weekend is just a few hours away.
It's been a strange old week here with the Ragged Roses. A Snakes and Ladders sort of week, I've been feeling out of sorts, Big sister has been very poorly and off school, Little Sister has been having to cope with some not so nice goings on at school, M has been having one of those weeks at work and so it will be good to draw a line under the last few days and look forward to the next.
One of Little Sister's favourite books is by Allan Ahlberg from the Happy families series, "Ms Cliff the Climber". She use to love the repetitiveness of it and the story of Ms Cliff the Climber, her life and children. Just like Ms Cliff's favourite hobby, climbing, her life has its ups and downs, its ins and outs, its rounds and rounds and its tangles. The same for all families, but I do not want this post to be down, it's Friday and after my flitting and dithering around at the beginning of the week I have done some sewing and dreams that have been floating around in my head are slowly, slowly coming to fruition.
I found this old piece of linen during the summer (if you click on the image it should enlarge), It had a stain on it but I have managed to clean it up. I am in love with it. I was going to make it into a cushion but have decided to frame it to put in the kitchen or next to the computer. It isn't hard sometimes when we walk across the Downs to imagine scenes like this, it's nostalgic and whimsical of course but all the better for it. I can just imagine a little blanket lying just to one side with their sandwiches, cakes and drinks and how they will tumble off down the hill home again with their cheeks flushed from the sunshine. There is a farm near here that has a seesaw very similar to that and the fun my two have had on it (well make that three, when nobody's looking I have jumped on a few times, just to stop Little Sister from flying off, you understand!). So yes more ups and downs I suppose.
I like to imagine that those two little girls at the top of the plank have realised that it's Friday too ...
Enjoy your weekend