It's been such a long time since I visited my mum. We see a lot of each other, but it's usually mum coming to the farm and filling our freezer and tummies with scrumptious food. I treasure her regular visits, they enable me to catch my breath and some lost sleep.
It's not the same as visiting my haven though. There's nothing like a week away from all the hustle and bustle and responsibilities. A whole week to relax, read books, cook, shop and, this time, start a new hobby.
My mum is a brilliant seamstress, and one of my greatest regrets is failing to learn her craft before I left home. My desire to sew has become very strong since I joined the blogging world. I realise that I miss the enjoyment of making beautiful things by hand, which used to be a big part of my life growing up.
Mum and I have been excitedly planning our week, which will include purchasing a new sewing machine, some gorgeous fabrics and bringing out all the old patterns that have become mum's treasures.
I'm so very excited, and can't wait for the moment I finish my very first sewing project. I wonder what it will be?
I hope that you too had a week to be grateful for. I am playing along with Maxabella Loves, come along and join in the fun!
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My image of the beautiful antique sewing machine is from here