Last week started out kinda cranky. Not that I mentioned it here of course. Generally I just take photos of happy, yummy things. I was feeling a bit shut in (literally with the kitten not allowed out yet), lonely and weird about not working. Perhaps a bit hormonal too. Okay yes quite hormonal. I realised that what I really needed was some time hanging out with other women/mums/friends. When the boys were small we had lots of social engagements each week, mainly music, play group, toy library, YMCA. When I was working last year I had lots to do and people to chat to. This year I've realised that if I'm not in paid work, then I need to make an effort so that I don't become a recluse. It would be quite easy to spend far too much time online or playing video games (!) and alone.
Pippa is a lovely friend that I met through blogging at the end of 2011. She brought her (two) machines and whipped up a dress for herself (so impressive) while I spent ages making a recorder case for #2. Pippa encouraged me to try sewing a button hole as it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I thought that I might use Velcro instead but I'm pleased that I gave it a try. My first ever buttonhole, so proud.