Living by the sea one cannot fail to be influenced by the gorgeous bright light, turquoise sea and cheerful, if not at times gawdy, colour that makes the British seaside what it is. This weekend we had a fab weekend. You know the sort, busy doing nothing - yeah! The kids went swimming with some friends and they all conquered the diving board, so well done. Sunday morning, we all sat in bed watching Willy Wonka - that sounds rude - I mean Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I sewed and sewed.
These scraps of material are from my extremely large bag of oddments. I have added a few crochet flowers, buttons and sequin stars. My husband needed a button sewn back on a shirt the other day and my whole family were amazed that I could rustle up some white cotton!
Last year I did a few courses and the palette of colours required was always rather muted so I do have quite a few 'out of character' scraps too. I thought I would do a more country inspired textile. This picture did not photograph well - doh!
Well, this morning the weather was gorgeous. My middle daughter started a new school today and she had a good day to begin as everyone seemed in such good spirits because of the summer weather.
Everyone walking along the promenade today looked so cheerful. Jasper started his Easter holiday. I love the difference when the children are at home. By midday, Jasper and I had been for an invigorating walk, done some (not many!) chores, had a carrot sword fight and watched Mickey Mouse's Christmas celebration at lunch time (like you do when it is really sunny and spring!).
Don't you think we should all live a bit like that, do what ever we feel like just some of the time. Thanks for the bad influence Jasper it was good fun!