I don't usually work Fridays, so I spent the day relaxing at home, crocheting and beading in the sunshine. I really needed some time out, so decided I would do nothing more strenuous than transfer washing from the machine to the clothes line and then to the ironing pile - where it still is...
The resulting items are for my DDs' school sports day; they have been asked to take in things to sell on their team colour's stall. I decided to crochet a purse and bag, and make 4 strung beaded necklaces in each colour – red and green for my DDs. I've used the plastic beads and elastic beading cord for the necklaces, and painted over the knotted end with clear nail varnish to make them more secure.
I found a ball of tomato red Patons mercerised cotton DK which I've used for the purse, and an odd ball of grass green Rowan Summer Tweed which is now becoming a dinky little shoulder bag.
Back to the weekend activities – we spent three afternoons and evenings body boarding in the sea, which led me to the conclusion that I have to buy a wetsuit. I'm totally amazed – I never thought I would want to get one myself! Yesterday I even swam in the sea (wearing my bikini – brave but cold!) – which I haven't done for around 25 years!
The lasting picture of the weekend in my mind has to be from Friday evening at Perranporth – unfortunately we didn't have a camera with us, but imagine this if you will: me and DH having a drink of Jack Daniels and coke from The Watering Hole, relaxing on the sand in the warm early evening glow of a fabulous sunset, listening to a couple strumming guitars gently, watching my kids playing happily on the beach and a horse dancing around in the waves at the edge of the sea… Just what the doctor ordered. ☺