Another week down and it’s hard to believe that we are already a couple of days into week 4. I meant to post this yesterday, but it was one of those days that just ran away on me and before I knew it the day was done and I hadn’t found time to sit down and write.

Tulip | Mud, Pies and Pins

What to say about last week? It was, as every week, both up and down. I stopped stressing and worrying about the what ifs as much and settled down to just accepting and getting on with the situation. There is so much I can’t control so I’ve given up worrying about that and am just getting on with us. I edited my social media feeds a lot to see only what I want or need to see. It exhausting enough keeping things going without being faced with constant scaremongering, rumourmongering, blame laying or incessant bad news about things I have absolutely no control over.

Raised vegetable beds | Mud, Pies and Pins

Good weather arrived with a bang at the weekend. Temperatures quickly climbed to day-time highs of around 20 degrees and are staying there for the foreseeable.  I got the first of the raised beds planted up with peas, carrots and radishes. I also realised I am going to have to start watering the beds and potted plants regularly now.

Good weather also means garden time and barbecue season so we’re getting out as much as we can in the afternoons to keep the stir crazy-feelings to a minimum. We don’t have masses of space but it’s enough to have a kick about, to practice soft tennis, or just sit and read, craft or simply enjoy being outside.

Reef Garden Sweater front | Mud, Pies and Pins

Speaking of crafting, I must admit I have not been as productive as I though I might have been. The crochet top I started last week is far from finished (but the front looks great). Did I honestly think I could get it done in a week?

Sewing outdoors | Mud, Pies and Pins

Progress on the Countdown Quilt has pretty much ground to a halt again, although I have printed the papers for all of the remaining blocks and have managed to get a few of them basted. And as for my picot petal flowers fusion project, well I don’t think it saw the light of day at all this week. As the weeks go by I do find it more and more difficult to find the focus for these projects. Keeping everything going day to day is rather exhausting, especially as there is no one to share the load, and once evening rolls around the last thing I feel like doing is picking up some sewing. More often than not I just sit down with a cup of tea and whatever easy-going movie that takes my fancy on Netflix.  I know I’m probably going to zone out and go to bed half way through.

Trees in spring | Mud, Pies and Pins

The spring holidays start later this week, and I’m not sure whether to be excited or apprehensive about that. Routine has been so important these past few weeks so I know we will have to find a new one for the holidays. What that will be I have yet to see, but I am sure we will figure it out in time.

Until next week. Stay home, stay safe and happy Easter!

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