I’m woefully late with bee blocks. One of the reasons, apart from general bad planning and busyness, has been that I was quite scared of the book block that Vicky asked for……it included, gasp, embroidery (now, I have to say at this point, that the very kind Vicky also said not to worry about doing the embroidery if we didn’t want as she could add it later – but I’m not very good at admitting defeat and not doing something, but that’s not to say I won’t also procrastinate in order to avoid said scary thing).
Eventually, and several weeks late, I talked myself into having a try. And do you know what – I enjoyed it! I didn’t produce anything miraculously wonderful but, hopefully, for a first attempt at embroidery it isn’t too bad. As I worked my way through the children’s book titles Vicky had given me I kept thinking ‘this is fun’ which immediately reminded me of one of our favourite children’s books. I haven’t read it much lately as the boys are very much past reading this kind of book and Islay is pretty much too (she’s enjoying things like the Faraway Tree and My Naughty Little Sister just now) – perhaps no. 4 will enjoy it as much as the others have.
Anyway, to cut a very long rambling blog post a little shorter I dug out the book to share some of the pages with you. Miss Lollipop travels around the world picking up an assortment of animals along the way and eventually the very full truck meets a tiger – which gobbles up all the animals…….
So, I’ve learned a lesson (probably one that I’ve learnt many times before and should really know at my age). Not only do I enjoy embroidery, I should just try things that worry me rather than leaving them far too long. Sorry, Vicky, for being so late and THANKYOU very much for helping me learn a new skill! It was fun.