Sometimes it's very good to just stop everything, take a good look around and assess. Obviously I've had (too much?) time on my hands and I've taken advantage of it. There are so many good things to enjoy and often those are the things that get sidelined whilst too busy doing other stuff. Which is why it's good to pause.
One of the good aspects of enforced down time, has been the chance to take a good look around the garden, seeing what works and what doesn't. But also, what I really like and what I really don't like. There's an area of border that has pretty much defeated me all the time we've lived here, but now I can see a plan evolving that involves very little work for a big impact. Very exciting and I'm so looking forward to making a start on it.
The other area that has been given a lot of thought is the sewing room and what happens in there. I love sewing and I love being able to sell what I sew, but often it's too easy to get caught up in the latter, and not spend enough time on the designing etc. It was probably time for a re-launch anyway, but Hayley's lovely shop (see Chardeleigh's gift shop in sidebar to right) is relocating in August and that is a fantastic chance to start making some new things for that.
Busy, busy, busy! And it's very good to be able to sit and write at the computer again.