In an attempt to brighten things up in the inside at least, and to try to ignore the fact that neither Bella or Lily actually believe me when I say that it really is already summertime, I've spent the last week doing bits and pieces around the kitchen.
When it's clean and tidy, the kitchen is my favourite place to be (apart from my studio), and especially on a Sunday, when I can spend the day sewing in there without feeling guilty for hiding away from everyone.
Today was one of those days when my studio is almost unworkable and my kitchen was looking all bright and sunny, so bit by bit I moved the studio downstairs. When Lily asked if I was going to have the kitchen too I pointed out to her that once upon a time, I used to have the largest room in the house as my studio. Until of course, my babies insisted on not being babies anymore and demanded actual space to play and sleep and grow in.
Lily being Lily, pointed out that it was very silly of me to have given up so much space and that if I'd kept the big room I wouldn't need to take over the kitchen too.......
....she speaks the truth, Ruth.