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The best laid plans

Welcome to Corona Crafting lockdown week 1 blog!

Boris has closed me down for the time being as I am non essential retail (although you try telling an avid crafter they cant get supplies and see where that gets you).   A 3 week business hiatus I thought would be doable, I would accept it with grace and treat it like an enforced holiday.  I had all these grand ideas about what I could fill my newly gained time with;  make a patchwork quilt, sit serenely knitting, or  finally learn how to put on eyeliner with that little flick at the side? 

What have I done so far? Nothing.   Actually, that’s a lie.  I have spent a week reading teenage fiction in the sunshine, catching up on the last few books of a series that I started some years ago in a bid to stay conneced with my large teenager, who very soon won’t be a teenager any longer.    I usually only read for pleasure on holiday, when I voraciously demolish half a dozen novels of varying types although I am partial  to a good thriller.  I love escaping with a book, especially a well-written one that takes you to imagined countries with an exciting life of derring-do and adventure. 

I am having serious problems of late though, as my fiction is clashing with reality just at the moment due to watching a series on TV called “Under the Dome” (Mysterious dome covers small town, panic ensues in the lockdown) and “The Last Ship” (Virus wipes out the world, Navy ship saves the day).  Plus the books (Time travelling teenagers can’t save the world from a pandemic virus from china in 2070)  I am really having problems waking in the morning and wondering what’s real and what isn’t anymore!

This might be my view for a bit longer, as despite taking my Dettol wipes and being REALLY careful, I have managed to come back from a supermarket food shop with some kind of mini lurgy. (Don’t panic, i’m sure it’s nothing)! and just at the moment, I don’t really feel up to making a business plan as to how I can keep the shop afloat for the next 3 months.  Week 2 of lockdown might just involve staying in bed or sitting quietly reading with a constant supply of paracetomol beside me.  I will, however, need some new reading and TV material – Please help me with your suggestions!!!

Stay safe and lurgy free.

best wishes,

Sue xx




7 thoughts on “The best laid plans

  1. stop watching all that negative stuff and try something like “Miranda” or “minions” they certainly made us chuckle last night! Hope you have nothing more than a lurgy! Keep us posted on how you’re doing. Lots of Love from Miche, Ken & Jamie xxx

    1. Hi Miche,
      how are you all doing?

      1. Hi Sue
        Yes we’re all good thank you. I’ve finished all my squares on the quilt now and am starting to piece it all together with strips. I’m so pleased with it and can’t wait to show you it when I’ve finished. The next stage I’m not sure I can cope with so might take it to Midsomer Quilting to get it finished professionally as its a present for Gemma and I want it to be brilliant. I hope you are feeling much better now after your terrible ordeal. I do wonder if I actually had the Coronavirus when I was ill a couple of months back as I was coughing, had a temperature and ached so bad I stayed in bed for two weeks! Glad I got over it anyway. Lots of Love to you and your family. God Bless

  2. Ahhhhggggh legs I’m blind!!! Reading: War and Peace lets face it you’ve got time to get through it! TV: If you’ve got netflix I recommend Ozark third season just released but all good.

    1. sounds good Rich, how are you doing? xx

  3. Are you able to run your Granny squares crocheting workshop by video? If so, please send me wool, crochet needle and link!


    1. Hi Maggie,
      i might be able to do that now i’m better. There are thousands already on YouTube though if you want to give it a try.
      hope you are doing ok.

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