I still can't get hold of my neighbour (I'm sure he isn't avoiding me!!) but I took the baby to a birthday party and we took the big boys to be measured for wedding suits - and that was it all weekend.
While the other half stripped the paper in our bedroom (ready to paint white with his new toy) I played in my workroom - finishing the bits I've been making for the January swap over on SCC - and making a noticeboard for my kitchen and playing around to make a new header.....
The noticeboard is a circle of MDF (which I got off a lady on freecycle a couple of years ago, she gave me 4 or 5 I think), covered in wadding and fabric (duck egg gingham by globaltex), I used spray adhesive and pva to fix down the wadding/fabric - from the front it looks fab!! Just need some heavy duty velcro stuff so I can fix it to my (built in) fridge.
Because its MDF there is no hope of pins sticking into it, so I am using some of my long heart topped pins (a bit thick for sewing really!!).
It feels good to have done something that I didn't need to do - just for me!!