Thursday, 9 August 2012

Spoiling Myself!

I enjoy going to the hairdressers.  I don't always like the way I look when I come out but I don't worry because I know I only have to wash it and it's back to 'normal'.  Although there are more staff there, the atmosphere at the salon is quite like Truvy's in Steel Magnolias (a film that I LOVE btw - despite it being very 80's).  Everyone is so helpful and friendly and makes me feel very relaxed.  I sit and drink coffee, read a magazine or chat knowing there's absolutely nothing else I can, or have, to do for the next 2 hours. 

 I'd like to say the best bit is having my hair washed but I have a sort of love/hate relationship with it in reality.  Having someone massage my head is heavenly but finding a comfortable position for my neck on the basin has always flummoxed me.  Only once have I been completely comfortable but I don't know what I did so I can't repeat it! 

 The top picture is what my hair looked like when I came out of the salon the time before last;  Smooth and shiny and nothing like I can ever manage myself.  Also, it's not 'me'.  The lower picture is the next day after washing it out and letting it dry mostly naturally.  It's less trouble like this and how I like it (messy)!

Two little purses lined in orange - all materials re-purposed
I was carrying my bag around the other day and after a while it felt very heavy and uncomfortable on my shoulder. The weight was mainly caused by my purse so I decided there and then that my next project would be a little zipped purse for myself.  As I had 2 zips handy I thought I may as well make another at the same time.  This scrap of fabric I had in my shed is so sweet as it is, it didn't need any further embellishment so they came together quite quickly.  I think I may have just enough left to make 2 more like them.  Now I can take just enough money with me when I go out instead of carrying around a load of bumf that I don't need.

In further progress, I have finished hand-quilting the last 2 of my quilt-as-you-go quilt blocks - Way hay!!  There'll be a bit of delay before the next stage, until I decide how I'm going to put it together but I'm quite pleased to have got this far.

As an interim project - plans are afoot for something for the engagement party!! 

Progress since last time - all of the above!!!

Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

Pretty hair, Teresa! I love the color and I agree with you, I like the curly, messy look, too. It is very flattering and freeing. Love your finished work and can't wait to hear details about the engagement party. I hope you are enjoying some pretty weather. Hugs from Texas,

Scarlet said...

Your hair is such a lovely colour. I leave mine wavy most of the time, and just straighten it when I can be bothered - which isn't very often!

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hausfrau said...

I'm all for a natural look where hair is concerned: I can't be bothered to devote time to making it what it's not!
Lovely quilting!