there is the usual level of high hopes in the shed this morning,
laundry that needs to be done,
groceries that need to be bought,
emails that need to be answered,
a used dog that needs to be cared for
a nest that needs to be nested in,
for it is a very 'nesty nest'
made at the weekend
and it keeps on calling my name...
i removed the back cushions from our granny sofa and in their place i put some dottie angel throw pillows,
i awaited the cries of protest but strangely so far, no one appears to have noticed i am thinking this is because the whole of the shed is so 'dottie angeled' and things change around at such an alarming rate that my clan can no longer keep up and it is all a blur to them.
yesterday whilst out and about 'flea-ing' with our #1 in Freemont i came across the most beautiful cross stitch tablecloth,
not at the actual flea market but a thrift store close by.
it is large in size and had the sum of $6 upon it.
i could not leave it behind for i knew the hours of work that went into its beauty...
on returning to the shed i noted how perfect it was for finishing off my nest.
but today i have upped the level of high hopes,
for today is the day i am making a dress!
and not just any old dress i might tell you,
but a dress made from scratch
(did i hear someone gasp?
that's perfectly alright for i too gasped for i know when aged 12 i swore never to attempt such a thing again after donning my 'pitched tent' of a skirt made at school)
but this time
i am armed
with several yards of fabric from my stash,
a roll of paper left over from the days my children loved to 'color in' with great gusto,
for if i have that, then i have faith in myself...
i am aiming for a summer frock with a hint of dottie angel,
a summer frock that makes me look like an eclectic bohemian crafty woman of an uncertain age
and not as i fear,
a woman of a very obvious age, wearing a floral potato sack.
she is thinking anything is possible when you have 'high hopes', then again she is thinking 'high hopes' haven't always been enough in the past ~ Tif