A few Christmases ago I decided a project was in order and having been given some old boxes of wall tiles by a friend I started to create a broken tile mosaic for all my kitchen walls. I had the mistaken belief that this would take me nicely through the holiday and I would be done by new year. My optimism needs curbing sometimes as it took a salutory three months of weekends and evenings to complete and my finger tips were shredded for ages afterwards.
Recently a friend gave me some hessian sacks with the comment ‘I saw these Jane and thought that you would know what to do with them’….mmmmm….I had this picture in my head of shopping bags with flowers on them made from all my scraps of material so I smiled and accepted them. Idiotic girl as what I should have said was ‘Thanks Bob but I have other things to do right now so please take them back to the farm from whence they came’.
You know when you have invested so much time in a project that it’s wise to see it through to the end. Yes, you’ve guessed it, that’s where I’m at with the bags. I have accidentally stuck myself so many times with a needle that my fingers started to bleed yesterday…like the shredded mosaic fingers I need to remember this.
So for this week I have found this old ditty I wrote a while back….
When things go pear-shaped and the going gets tough,
When you look in the mirror and think ‘Oh gawd I look rough’!
When life unfolds with events that weren’t in the original plan
When balance is required but instead you bear a strong resemblance to Desperate Dan….
When your ‘Absolutely Must Do Today’ list doesn’t fit with reality or time
When you look at what’s ahead of you and can’t quite face the climb…..
Keep following your dreams, hold them in your heart and build them bit by bit,
And in the face of life’s treacle, pants over tights, flick that cape and say ‘Bollocks’ to it.