Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just Stitchin'

One day a month,
Mike and I aim,
to give the other one,
a day off.
This means we are not obliged to
partake in the early morning walks with the dogs,
cough, cough!
If only they were early,
these walks tend to be a lot later these days.
Or any of their other walks apart from the last one at night.
And for me,
I don't have to think about what we're going to eat
and have to prepare it.
In other words,
no responsibilities on those days other than
deciding how we would like to spend the day.
Today, it was my turn,
and I just stitched away,
all day!


Anonymous said...

I love days like this - good for you! Your fabric is such a pretty color. I'm under the weather with a nasty cold. It's rainy and cold here and it has been a good day for me to rest.
Hope you have a restful evening.

Sarah said...

This sounds like a marvellous idea! Glad you had a fun day.

Daisy said...

What a wonderful gift to give to each other, Lynne! It sounds to me like you spent your time well. :-)

Sandi Butler said...

What a good idea!! Sounds very blissful.

Zuzana said...

I think that is a great rule, we all need a day off.;)) Sounds like you really enjoyed it.;))

Helen said...

That sounds a really good idea Lynne. I particularly like the bit about not having to think of what to put on the table. Also, for the dogs' sakes lets hope you don't both decide to take time off from their walks - there would be a lot of leg crossing going on!

Kath said...


Diane said...

what a BRILLIANT idea - this will be discussed over supper in my house!!!!!xxxxxx

ADonald466 said...

When Malcolm took early retirement, I said that meant that I was retiring too, and that henceforth we would share the housework! This has worked really well (apart from the washing and ironing, which he refuses to do!!) He always cooked at the weekend, but now he cooks through the week as well!

harmony and rosie said...

Very good idea, and I bet you really enjoyed it too. By the way, congrats to you on your second prize at the show!

Kate x

Ash said...

Gorgeous colour!

Tabiboo said...

Ohhhhh to have days like that.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

bad penny said...

Sounds like a very good agreement. Roddy tends to cook on Saturdays which is lovely & he has got into the habit of making Paella - yum !

Sandi McBride said...

I still like walking the dog in the early morning fog, if it is cold as the dickens out there now. It's late afternoons that I hand over the leash to Mac to handle her hignesses beezwax. I really love your fabric posey!

Rustique Gal said...

What could be better than a day off and a special project? Have been recovering from knee replacement surgery and (Bliss!) reading a book a day! I love your pictures!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a great idea. I wonder if I could talk my husband into that.

Love the flower (and the photo of it too!). It made me smile.

Have a great weekend, jj

Arti said...

Looks great...
The lady bug type button looks wonderful!!
Have a great weekend:)

Tracey said...

That's such a lovely idea! (I might just steal that idea from you for use in my household!) :)

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to say "hi." Hope you and Mike and the puppies are doing well and that you are just busy with your lovely crafts. Hope you have a nice week.

kendalee said...

What an excellent idea Lynne! Such a treat to be able to do nothing but what you really want to and it sounds like you had a lovely day. I give myself days like that too (easier because I don't have dogs or children or husband) and I end up eating chocolate biscuits, mooching around in my pyjamas and playing with paper, scissors and glue :) FUN!!!

Ash said...

Just popping into say Hi.