I’m off to the airport this evening to meet a friend who is flying in from Melbourne. It will be the first time that I have seen him in ten years. Ten long years. We went to uni and worked together up in the NT. Wow – so long ago. I’ve had two children since then… and aged a decade. I hope he doesn’t gasp or looked too shocked when he sees how much I have degenerated – the extra 15kg, the breasts that hang almost to my knees, my wrinkly face and dried out crinkly hands.
Lots has changed since I last saw him. I wonder what he’ll say when he sees the text Heirloom Smocking hanging around on the side board – waiting to be quickly glanced over when there is that rare chance for a quiet cup of tea. The other changes can be anticipated – anyone that isn’t pumped full of plastic is going to degenerate over time. But that I have transformed from the party girl of old into a woman that is about to attempt her first ever go at smocking… well that might just be too shocking and out of left field for him.
I’m not sure myself that I would be smocking if it wasn’t for this month’s sewing challenge. The name of the game is learning something new… and new this certainly is. I’ve glanced at this text a couple of times but am still no closer to really understanding smocking. I googled and pocked around youtube a bit too… that just scared me. So so so overwhelming. Not to worry I have a little over ten days to figure it out and get it done. Any tips or tricks of the trade … or even advice on how to get started will be truly appreciated.
On a different creative front I better get my butt into gear and finish making a vegetarian lasagne for dinner tonight. That is something that hasn’t changed. I’ve been making the same veggie lasagne for almost twenty years now.
Now be sure to go and check out all the creativity that belongs in this century over at Kirsty’s place.