It's fair to say I'm a tad stressed about getting everything done and sorted in time when it's only three weeks away. I have not finished my super tote. I have started project bags to throw stuff in for the classes. But I'm not in the least bit organised really. I want to get organised so I can get on with the business of being excited about the retreat and not worry I'm the numpty that took a sewing machine along and forgot the power cord for it.
Getting organised is not easy when life keeps derailing my plans. There has been a fun trip to the local PYO with my niece:
She takes finding the best strawberries very seriously!
I had to start again on Saturday am. I couldn't replicate the cakes as over ripe bananas were needed and I'd used them all. All the more frustrating was when I turned up at the Fun Day half the village had made cakes. They had more cakes than you can imagine and my cakes were added to a pile out of sight to replenish those sold on the front tables. Only half a cake was used so I'd spent all this time making cakes when I could really have not bothered and got on with my tote. I was also down to do a stint on the refreshment tent selling said cakes, tea, pimms etc. It was only an hour slot but the time went really quickly as we were quite busy and it was fun. I took hardly any photos and even missed seeing the firemen that turned up with a shiny fire engine. (And no before you ask I didn't burn the hot dogs or anything!)
Mum took this picture of me. So any retreat goers can work out who I am when they see me in a few weeks.
And sadly our family friend that I made this cushion for died on Thursday. We have another funeral to go to. Mum says she can't believe that two of her closest friends have gone. It doesn't feel real. This death was expected. But I'm not sure it's making it any easier.