A bit of Summer Sampler today. This corner seemed to take a disproportionate amount of time. I thought I could stitch that postcard or sticker or whatever it's supposed to be in a day or so but it took all of the long weekend!
I think my migrainous reaction to chocolate is getting worse....all I had yesterday was a teeny sprinkle of chocolate powder on a cappuccino and I spent yesterday evening/last night feeling like someone had rammed a rusty iron spike through my head. I used to be able to get away with that but it seems that I won't even have that pathetically small choc fix any longer. *sigh* It was the worst migraine I've had in years - since I identified my triggers in fact, and it's just not worth it for sprinkles on a cappuccino.
We did have a nice day before that though...it was a sunny, warm winter's afternoon so we took a picnic lunch to the botanic gardens. We walked round one of the lakes and followed some of the woodland paths and the kids looked for wildlife. Apart from some animal tracks all we saw were waterfowl, birds and the biggest, meanest looking ants I've ever seen! We wound up drinking the now infamous cappuccinos while sitting on the cafe terrace watching little Pete in the play area.
A little news on the fender bender...I had a phone call from the old guy's insurer, asking for my side of the story. I told them what happened, ie - we'd both reversed and banged together on the road, and they were somewhat surprised, because he'd told them his car was parked on his drive and he wasn't even in it!!! I can't believe he told such a bare-faced lie! But that's me...I always expect the best of people and am always surprised when they behave badly. Naive I guess. Anyway, they asked me if I would accept responsibility for the accident and I said categorically NO, so as there were no independent witnesses (Louise witnessed it but she's not unbiased) it's my word against his and each side will be responsible for the damage to their own car. We've already replaced our broken light and Pete managed to T-cut most of the paint damage, so what's left is very minor.
Anyway...As I've done so well this month, with 2 big finishes, I think a new start is in order!