Monday, 6 February 2017

Pay it forward, Pay it back...

Friday Night With Friends was supposed to be an all day self-indulgent session for me, however, there was washing, folding, a bathroom to clean, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping to be done, and by then it was 2pm.  I had some lunch, went into town to get the mail, came home and then sat down to start.....text message......

"Mum, can you do me a big favour?   Can you get a present for a friend's 21st?  I'll pay you back!"

Famous last words?!  So off I went, not knowing what on earth to get.   A few unreplied text messages later and I ended up at my favourite shop where I bought a gift voucher and a gorgeous photo frame for the birthday girl.

Needless to say, when the boy got home, the gifts got the stamp of approval, which shocked me no end. But I felt good.... there was my pay-it-forward deed for the day.

By this time it was 4 o'clock.  So much for my self-indulgency.  I turned on the tv and set up the dvd, picked up my cross stitch and started to stitch away, breathing deeply and satisfied I could now enjoy myself.   Half an hour or so later, hubby comes home...."what's for tea?"
Long story short, I did end up starting my FNWF on Friday night!  And here is my progress.....


I can honestly say I'm enjoying the process and loving how it's turning out.  I'm nearly there.....

I love spending my stitching time with my like-minded FNWF friends.  Thanks to Cheryll for another great night.  
....and if you're still wondering, no I haven't been paid back for the gift yet.....do you think I ever will? 

xox sugary hugs :o)




14 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

I have heard those words more times than I care to remember!!!!! Mothers are such softies. Gorgeous stitchery.

Jo said...

At least you got to enjoy some stitching eventually

Bizarre Quilter said...

oh dear. i am not sure if we ever get paid back for those things. hee hee. but you are right, paying it forward is wonderful.

the cross stitch is amazing.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a pretty cross stitch, Wendy!

Wendy said...

A lovely gift to be sure. I too have heard those words many times over the years.

Sharmayne said...

Yes, I know that type of "day off" all too well lol I'm impressed you managed to get as much done as you did! Funny how when we want a day to sit and stitch all we can see is the cleaning that needs doing before we can actually sit and relax!!

Janet said...

Your cross stitch is lovely! I hate shopping, hate shopping for gifts and am thankful that I can call my girls and ask them to buy presents for me to give to others. And I do pay them back. :)

Karen said...

Pretty colors.

Susan said...

"Boys!!!"
lovely stitching though - glad you at least got the night time.

desertskyquilts said...

If your boys are like mine, you won't be paid back. LOL I'm sorry you didn't actually get to indulge yourself, but the stitching looks great.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lol! Yes I have heard that story before. Your cross stitch is so lovely x

Raewyn said...

Sigh - the life and times of a Mum :-) Glad you finally got a little me-time. Your cross stitch is coming along well and is looking beautiful!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

why is it that something always tries to worm in on our sewing time?!Oh well, good thing we love our family :) You have done a great job on the cross-stitch, love it! xx

Bethan said...

What a beautiful cross-stitch. Glad you got some time to yourself! x