Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year for 2010

To all bloggers everywhere
Happy New Year
Thanks for reading this blog
and hopefully it will be full of creative dabblings in 2010
Best wishes to you all

Tuesday, 29 December 2009


It never happens at any other time of the year but these few days between Christmas and New Year seem to sap the energy and enthusiasm like no other.

Technically a working day, but I can't seem to get going.

As usual the work room floor needs finding, so clear the room/clear the head!

Lists are always being created and best of Year/Decade articles are in the newspapers, TV and Radio. I am tempted to create my own, but you will be pleased to know I will be strong and avoid adding to the rest!

Planning is what I need to do and I shall be writing some lists privately as I have quite abit I'd like to achieve this new year.

So no time like the present, will go and clear the mental cobwebs and start as I mean to continue...

Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Most Relaxing Christmas Ever...

I doubt I have ever been so chilled!
It's amazing how having family to stay can be so hectic.
It's getting the house prestine, moving everyone around to accomodate the sleeping arrangements, shopping in bulk to feed them and then having to cook it all at regular intervals because that's when they usually eat! I enjoy cooking, but some members of my family like to have breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper whereas I like to eat when hungry! I hardly leave the kitchen
This year we all slept in our own beds, got up when we wanted - the latest ever Christmas lie in, I suppose that's what happens when the Darlings become teenagers - and a day spent eating whenever and just chilling with our gifts.
It was unusual in the fact Daugther spent the day lying down on her day bed as she couldn't sit at the table with us to eat her lunch - still recuperating from the op.- but she pulled her cracker and wore her hat!

Christmas Makes

I just found time to complete the Christmas Oranges
Here they are after being rescued from the airing cupboard

And here they are once beribboned and beads sewn on to represent the berries

And in their place on the mantlepiece with the lemons and cinnamon sticks

This is the gift for my Parent-in-Laws, one of a pair. This one was completed in time to make the last Special Delivery before Christmas. It has been gratefully received and it's partner will be completed in time to send to their home when they return from the Sister-in-Laws! Bearing in mind that they were suppose to be ready for last Christmas to have the second quilt by New Year will be good going!
So here's hoping you too had a Peaceful and relaxing Christmas and wishing you all a Happy and Fulfilling New Year

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Lady and the Lamp

I haven't blogged for ages, nothing to show, nothing to tell.
Working and being Mum.
I've just returned home from 36 hours at the hospital after Darling Daughter has had an operation, nothing too serious and it was planned so that she has the Christmas holidays to recouperate and doesn't miss too much of her schooling during her exam year.
So we had an early Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at the beginning of the month while Grandparents were visiting to do the North/South present swap and see the Darlings in their pantomime. Boy have I been organised this year! Most of everything has been done before the hospital visit as I did not know how much time there would be afterwards.
Now donning Florence Nightingale costume to tend to Daughter, this is only the second Christmas without the whole family in 20 years so it will be quiet!
If I can create anything this side of Christmas, while nursing my First Born, you'll be one of the first to know!
Best wishes