I’ve had the windows open! I’ve changed all the beds and I’ve been cleaning like a frenzied thing. I bought myself a bunch of tulips. Last night I actually slept in something that wasn’t thick flannel pyjamas for the first time in a very long time!! (Too much information, I know, but this is a radical act in February here, so I thought I’d share it with you!!)
All because the temperature here is wavering at a little above 5 degrees and the sun is shining! Honestly, I kid you not, 5 degrees feels positively balmy after all the Siberian weather we’ve had to deal with recently. The snow is just beginning to melt a tiny bit.
I even – and this could be a BIG mistake – hoovered in No2 teenager’s bedroom. She’s due back from skiing today and after I went in to open the windows to air her bedroom, falling over all the junk on the floor on the way, I decided that I couldn’t bear it anymore. So I had a little tidy up (er hem!), dusted and hoovered. It was really vile and now it looks really quite nice and fresh if you close your eyes to the desk where I piled up all the stuff off the floor. Normally this is something that I refuse to do…respecting privacy and all that, but there was actually rotting food under the bed, and what with the whiff of spring and all, I couldn’t help myself.
I’m not at all wild about cleaning, but I do really love the feeling of freshness and light when the house is clean and tidy and the windows are open.
It has all lifted my spirits considerably! Can you tell?
I also put a deep blue striped border on the Northcote quilt, hated it (far too dominant for such a subdued quilt), took it off and have put a border of blue roses on instead. Much more in keeping. Now I’m just piecing the backing – as I don’t have enough of the blue roses anymore having used some of it for the border. The blue stripes are being put to good use. Once that’s done I’ll find out of my iffy knee is up to crawling around and basting. Mmm probably not, but we’ll see. In any case, progress is being made. Which is a good thing!
All in all a good day – and all because spring is in the air!!
Enjoy your weekend. I know I shall (unless my head has been cut off because of the cleaning escapade!)