So tonight I drove straight from work to Canterbury to have dinner and cook with my mum. We made macaroni cheese, the recipe I posted earlier this week. And he loved it, nice and comforting and soft and did I mention he loved it? I think my mum will have to cook it every week :-) I like doing things for other people, giving is very rewarding and if it makes the receiver happy then its a win win situation. Sounds corny but when things like this happen it puts it all into perspective. Small things are far more important and family comes first.
It was a lovely and relaxed evening, sat chatting, drank lots of tea and finished another row of my blanket. It goes so well with their colour scheme my dad has requested I make him one! How could I refuse, nice to have your work appreciated and its a joy to do. So pleased the weather has changed so I can crack on with it, plan is to get it finished in two weeks so I start the next one. I've really loved making this one so far, my summer project to keep me warm in the winter. Its been on a journey with me, to hospital with my dad, to my parents house, sneaky row in my lunch break and in front of the tv.
Big thanks go to Lucy at Attic 24, without her bog I wouldn't have started this blanket. I've followed for years, like many other bloggers. Her posts cheer me up, full of colour and happiness. How could you not get immersed in all that colour? Blogging is not just about showing the world you can do something, yes its a record of your achievements but also about every day life, just as it is. I hope I didn't get carried away, but this week I've had a lot to say!
My friend Bianca lives in Holland and celebrated her birthday on Monday. I was a little late sending her present but it was worth the wait and she loves it (phew!) I used some of my vintage fabric stash with three metres of pretty bias binding I found in Canterbury last month. So happy birthday Bianca and looking forward to seeing you in September x