If you want something done ...give it to a busy person.
So in amongst the preparations for the show and all the other general life things ,including a bizarre sore ear/throat/mouth thing...we bought a kitten.!
We actually planned on two(one each for the kids) but there was only one suitable for rescue from the RSPCA.
As things go that was probably a good thing because Miss Eloise is a bit sick and we had to take her back to the vet today. She won't eat which obviously isn't good, but this evening she has a had a bit of kitten milk so we are hoping she is improving and yes we have supplements and things and are monitoring her very closely so don't worry.
Yesterday while she was off at the vet getting de-sexed and vaccinated and implanted and so on , Connor busied himself with kitten preparations and asked me to make a mat for the bowls to sit on - He was so excited he was driving me mental so I told him to think of a cat design and we could use the last of the gocco bulbs to burn a screen.
First off - no pins , just winging the three layers ended in total skewiffness and I had to unpick it.
Next - added the walking foot and some pins but put the layers together wrong so the wadding ended up on the outside (and yes I had sewed all the way around before I noticed.) Unpick it again.
Third time - no hassle! So my ten minute job ended up taking most of the afternoon and you know what?
I don't think the cat has even noticed it.