It's 5.30 and I'm sitting on the deck, hemming by hand.
Because my mum mentioned it, briefly, in passing, and when I got to that point in the dress, I realised she was right.
My mum has had this material for almost forty years. Forty years!! And now she's entrusted it to me, to turn it into a summer dress for her, for Christmas. So I want it to be perfect.
So often at this point I'm on the home stretch and I just zip around on the machine. It's quick, it's easy, and it's often covered up under lace or trim.
But this dress has a large hem; as I've left the option to lengthen it.
So, as I sat and hemmed, my daughter was making biscuits in the kitchen.
All by herself.
There's no rush. It's holidays.
Dinner can be simple. pasta in a tuna tomato sauce.
It takes ten minutes to make and the same to consume.
After dinner, we'll have homemade biscuits for dessert. Yum.