Sunday, 7 June 2020

Being lackadaisical

Blog post titles always take time and to start with it was going to be "Whatever, Whenever" but I then realised that it was touching on Shakira's song from years gone by. So next it was the "Long and Winding Road".....yet another song! So I am sure you get the drift....Larry and I are feeling rather somewhat "Lackadaisical" at the moment - so the perfect title! Winter has set in with very chilly days and the inevitable tickly throat and sniffle  - one wonders if we are actually allowed to just have a simple cold at the moment!! So today was well and truly one of those days where I could not get out of bed.....so that is pretty much where I stayed for most of the day with a good book.....
 It feels like it has been a tough week for a number of reasons not least the continual sobering world news. But we've had some contented moments smelling the roses and having the occasional walk....
 The ornamental pears out the back must have heard me complaining and they have finally produced some colour pictured here on a very cold frosty morning......
 A surprise gift in the post definitely lifted the spirits......a W and an M for perhaps William Morris or maybe Michele Wheaton (my maiden name) or even Michele and Maisie.......and the card said "just because".......a special friend indeed.......
 Little Wade doesn't seem to have lackadaisical days and isn't it a shame we can't have their demeanour forever? During this cold weather the cubbies have had to be assembled indoors....
 An email during the week also lifted the spirits this time from Barbara all the way from Austria! She has been busy creating some Morris designed quilts and from my books and how lovely they are. Thankyou so much Babara for sharing......




My sewing machine hasn't been idle either as I continue the mystery quilt and complete another palliative care quilt all ready for Faye to quilt.......
And how pretty those donated Morris blocks that I put together look now that they have been quilted......more for palliative care.......

I did a bit of rearranging of quilts at home and have hung a quilt that I designed and made for my late mother for her 80th birthday. She always loved blues and I notice I even had some blue Morris prints and that was 16 years ago. Her favourite flowers were featured throughout and it is lovely to walk past it each day as I think of her (and that she would have been 96 just a few days ago if she was still here)...........




 I moved this quilt to where it has more light. This quilt was made almost 25 years ago - makes me think I must get back to designing pictorial quilts again..........



 Well I seem to have filled the post with non-lackadaisical prose so that must have been therapeutic....thankyou! I will leave you with this dear face of Maisie that Emily posted today. This sweet girl with her one little microtia ear was thrilled that there was enough lobe for a clip on earring. Bless her......we have nothing at all to be lackadaisical about after all :-)

7 comments:

  1. And now I know how to spell lackadaisical. All this time, I have been trying to put a "s" in there. And that book - sobering. Thank you for all the beautiful pics in your post.

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  2. well hope you are feeling better - I guess if any of us get a cold we might be wondering if we have the virus - how would we know other than to get tested? But we don't feel like running out to get a test when we feel rotten from a cold! Such pretty quilts - and flowers - hard to imagine winter now when we are in the low 90's and the humidity is awful and all we want is to be in the A/C

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  3. Thinking of you both, glad you got to spend the day in bed, lovely to hang your mother's quilt on the wall, the blue looks cheerful. xxx

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  4. My husband has got a bit of a sniffle, I'm thinking that it is just the change of season. So lovely to have a reminder of your mother that you can see each day.

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  5. As always, photos of all sorts of beautiful treasures.
    Your mom's quilt is beautiful
    Stay healthy, and continue the lackadaisical lifestyle. Why not?

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  6. Lovely post Michele. We are all a bit lackad..... (can't spell that) these days. Nice to be able to head out a little and see REAL people again. Wonderful book.....one of my favourites.

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  7. As ever so enjoyed your lackadaisical post. I must have missed a post which talked about this mystery quilt. Are you doing someone's mystery quilt or is it one you have designed. Remind us. Stay safe. Blessings,

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