I don't know why I always decide to do things at the most inappropriate time but that's often the way it seems to go.
The thing that I'm here to talk about today for example. Today, you see, I suddenly decided to make myself a new peg-bag. I don't know how long I've had it in my head to make myself a new one, an eon or so, give or take. Suffice to say it's been long overdue.
The things is, the old one irritates me.
For a start, it's not very pretty and for a finish, it's not really big enough to hold all my pegs, without them dropping out here and there around the garden.
As the job of a peg-bag is to hold pegs, that's a fairly major failing I'd say. This thing is neither practical, nor pretty and if a thing is not practical and not pretty what, I ask you, is the point of it blighting in my house any longer? Well, quite.
So, with Autumn upon us and Winter rapidly approaching, (if those British 'Weathermen of Doom' predicting October snow are to be believed) hanging out clothes on the line to dry and the accompanying accoutrements for such a task hardly seem the most pressing concern right now. There must be only a hand full of days where such laundry luxury will be possible.
See what I mean about inappropriate timing? Peg-bags are not exactly top of the agenda right now, and yet 'right now' is when I decide, out of the blue, to make one.
While the urge is there though, I decided to go for it. After all, the urge to do this has taken it's sweet time coming and if I shun it now, who knows when it will dare to return? No, it's best to listen to these random ideas as and when they arise and make peg-bags while the sun shines. As the old motto definitely doesn't go.
Here it is then, the spur of the moment peg bag...
I like her. She's deliciously floral, ribboned and pretty. She's got a lot more depth and girth than the old model and she's also very accommodating in the peg holding department. Which is everything a peg-bag should be I feel.
The ultimate test will come at the next 'oh my word, it's raining! Quick get everything in now, now now!' moment. But I have every faith that she'll perform admirably well!