Thursday, 19 July 2007

The Sun came out...

Happy Happy Happy...The sun came out, after weeks and weeks of rain, I have never known rain like it in the summer, we have had mass flooding throughout the UK and many homes are ruined, so I do count my blessing that I am a lucky one, I live on a hill which helps although there is a rather flooded and now fast flowing stream at the bottom of the road I live on.
So to celebrate the sun we got out into the garden after school and got stuck into some serious play...My little one awoke this morning with glee! dragging me out of my slumber shouting 'Mommy Mommy Look see, its sunny' Yesterday I took him to his favourite afternoon out to a near by town with a great park. We went teacher present shopping, it had been raining all morning and most of the afternoon, suddenly the shop was alight...with the rays of the sun, the shop assistant fell about laughing as my little guy yelp out, again in glee 'Yer!!! its the sun' This really does give you an idea of how much rain we have had.
It has been a busy couple of weeks, and we are not quite there yet, I also have had quite a few appointments health wise and this week alone I have had two sets of blood tests. The first at the hospital, which was OK as these things go, a little bruise, but got the vein straight away, today at the local clinic...no such luck, after a number of goes and even trying a baby needle not enough was taken. I do have particularly poor veins but you would have thought that with the amount of times I prick myself with a pin or sewing needle I would be used to it, well I did feel like a pin cushion and I now have a very sore and bruised arm, I, not really able to even knit...Ouch!!!
So on feeling a little sorry for myself I return home, I bumped into the post man who smiled and gave me a parcel, he knows just how much I love a parcel!!!I ran in, poured myself a cup of coffee in my new Pyrex mug I had thrifted yesterday and look at the goodies that fell out of that package...
The stunning corsage, I so love these, I am always making them and wearing them, its my thing! I will put a corsage on my nightie!!! Well this is a beauty, the bead work is especially fine, such attention to detail and quite fiddly work, the beautiful strawberry needle case, I so wanted a case but never got round to making one so that's a treat on its own. Then feast your eyes on these lovely strawberries, all different sizes, again lots of detail...
Oh and this sweet, Oh so sweet, heart, look at that for eye candy...and as an extra treat for the senses they all smell wonderful. I thank you Foxglove, really there was no need, but I am so thankful that you did. Alison had commented on my new love (my new embroidery machine) and I offered to send her a few samples, I like giving gifts so I popped in a few bits as well and this was my thank you...Alison does some really pretty work, go on over and check her out.
OK this is my last time for six week that I will be sitting her 'on my own' the kids break up today, Yippee!!! So I do intend to carry on blogging, I make more stuff with the kids around so I will have lots of things to 'show and tell' and with my sons new love of photography I am sure we will be exploring that in more detail. I have to warn you though that if I am not concentrating 100% my dyslexia can often throw a party, so I will apologise NOW for the missed letters, incorrect spelling, as for the grammar...well I will not even go there, still it might raise a smile. You have been warned!!!

As its the last day of school I have been busy making, buying, wrapping presents and cards with the children, five in total. I think this is an important lesson for them, not so much what the gift is but the thought behind the gift, appreciation and just NOT taking things for granted. So the plants are wrapped and we have also bought some beautiful cup cake candles for the nursery teachers, the cards are so cute, but maybe as their Mom I would think that.

Those readers with children I wish you a very happy and fun summer with your babes, lets hope the sun shines and the kids can be running arround outside with smiles on their faces.

I have a list of things I want to blog about, I have been tagged, and I intend to do that, also some wip and I might even, Oh be brave Suzie, share a corner of my home...my wool stash...

11 comments:

Queen of the froggers. said...

I'd like to see your wool stash! The corsage and bits are beautiful, and you have inspired me to be much more creative with the kids this summer!

sarah said...

I'm so glad the rain finally stopped for you! It started for me, but that's a good thing, as it killed the awful heat we were having. Hopefully the blood tests weren't anything serious!

Ragged Roses said...

Happy holidays to you and your children. Can't wait for my two to break up. Isn't it lovely when the sun shines - such a difference. Lovely pressies from Alison. Hope your arm is on the mend.
Kimx

Splaneyo said...

Oh, I just saw your comment about climbing the walls - so sorry. It isn't the safest thing. My son does fine going up - it is the big jump to get down that is the problem...
Heather

julie said...

Oooh, not suprised you're feeling bruised after being stuck like a pincushion - I have a real needle phobia and cry like a baby anytime I have to give blood or have an injection so well done you for being brave. I love the picture of your son painting in the garden - here's hoping that we have lots of dry weather over the summer break and we can all pursue some simple outdoor pleasures! Love the goodies you've had in the post.

Alison said...

It was a pleasure:-)
Alison x

Soo said...

hooray for sunshine and school holidays!

the flour loft said...

Hi Suzie,
Hope your arm is feeling less painful.. had many blood teats and ended up with bruises myself (nurses seem to be better at them than docs in my experience)..hope outcomes good.
Yes a sunny day and now they say the south is forcast storms? I hope we get a good summer with the wee ones.. am really looking forward to no routine for a bit and time all together.
Enjoy yours and look forward to seeing all your creative projects.
ginny
x

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I love the lil strawberries!

Linda

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

OOOh!! I LOVE those strawberries!!! I am coveting them.....

Lizzie said...

I agree- Allison is very talented!

I am happy that you had a nice break from the rain to enjoy an outing with the kiddos in the sunshine. What a nice day to make a mental scrapbook of!