I have been given the gift of a week off to spend with Callum.
It has been a beautifully sunny week here, the cows have been in the meadow beside the washing line, and all has been right with the world.
And I have had some time.
I chucked all my vintage fabrics all over the floor for a few days and made this little freestyle number up as I went.
I used another of "she who is proficient at separating eggs' " patterns from the early nineties. But they are timeless.
Worked beautifully as a backdrop for my little vintage dress photo shoot.
Luckily the cows had moved on by then.
I found an old cross stitch that had once been a nursery cushion, and it worked beautifully as part of the dress.
I was inspired here by the bags that the Dutch Sisters make.
The sunshine makes such a difference to how you feel.
And making something again.
And just playing with the fabrics and looking at them, and thinking up new ideas.
Every cloud has a silver lining.