Friday, 14 December 2007

Snuggly and Buggly

Snuggly and Buggly...yep that would describe yesterday very well. My older one was off school poorly with the illness that is 'general fatigue of the season'. He is a very creative little chap and is part of lots of different groups. So this week alone he has had so many Christmas performances which generally means late nights. From Drama, Nativity, choir and playing the violin...bless him...he is a joy to watch. His lastest performance started half an hour before his bedtime and half way through I watched him go ever so pale and by the time I got him home and snuggled up in a warm bed with a hottie he was feeling very sorry for himself. So the next day I took the decision to not fill him with calpoll and send him in to school BUT, to have a day at home resting and recovering. So whilst he slept in I had a little treat for breakfast, did a little blogging and caught up with some Christmas sewing. I also had a little bit of time to spend on my quilting projects, remember the origami flowers, well here is the next stage...sewn into a block with my favourite fabrics of the moment
(Thanks Sal:-), the petals just need to be sewn down now to open up the flowers and a little bead or button to finish of each one...
When my wee man eventually made it down the stairs with his quilt following him, we got the fire going, made a pot of Hot Chocolate and a bowl of pop corn, drew the curtains closed and put on a Christmas movie...
Now I know why I adore making my quilts, when your feeling cold and miserable they really do help to warm and cheer one up. So there we are all snuggly and buggly under our quilts...all four of them, with toasty toes and faces from the warmth of the fire, watching a cool Christmas movie...a little hand sewing and a touch of knitting thrown in...could it get any more cosy in here?
Eventually it was time to collect the wee-ist one so we both pulled on our winter woollies and warm boots and hit the cold for the school run. Once we got home it was on with the PJ's for our first night 'in' all week...we did a little baking, a little playing (see the rug picture) and eventually a big deep hot bath with lots of bubbles and splashing and then we all curled up for a sleep...Oh yes including me...I eventually staggered out of bed at eleven to make their pack lunches for the next day... Ahhh! a snuggly and buggly day indeed.

Have a super weekend, all being well...we will be finally writing our Christmas cards, making a ginger bread house (very inspired by Melly and Me) a girly night out and Christmas carols around the local bandstand...hopefully with yet more mulled wine for the Mommies as 'Baby its cold outside'...Take care and good health.

11 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Thank you for visiting me today! I think I need a day like your little boy..spent under quilts watching Christmas movies. That quilt square is fantastic. I love the combination of origami and quilting.

driftwood said...

what a lovely day, all the better for knowing you should really be at school!
that origami is lovely, I've only tried it once, in plain calico, it's lovely in colours.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Wow Suzi, it is Christmas at your home for sure! Everything is just wonderful! I love your tree on your previous post, and all the goodies too! Continue to enjoy the Season!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Beverly

http://smallfox.typepad.com said...

I feel like I need a day like that. I woke up in the middle of the night with an awful headache and I just haven't felt quite right since.

On a completely unrelated note, I always want to try to make my tea the "English" way, but I'm not sure how. How much milk do you put in? Is it milk? Or cream? I'm need your expertise!

thehomelyyear said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day, busy and relaxing too. Gorgeous quilting. Hope to have some days like that over Christmas...chilling out and watching a film in the afternoon.
Margaret and Noreen

this is my patch said...

What great photos, so full of colour. You do like your beloved cuppa milky! Don't forget to check the deadline for 2nd class post if you haven't sent your cards yet? Have a lovely weekend. x

Donna said...

Oh Suzie it sounds like the loveliest day. You are such a nice mummy. Loved catching up with your Xmas activities, you have been busy and I know if I were one of your friends I would be saying 'Hooray, Suzie is sewing again'.

Lazylol said...

I so want to come to your house when I'm sick!
I hope your son is feeling better now.
I love snuggly buggly days!

mellyandrosie said...

ooooh, I just LOVE that origami quilt block!! Too cute for words!!!

Joanna said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I read your profile and was so pleased to see another dyslexic blogger thats great, although I would not of known unless you said. i used to worry about writing because I'm bad at it but I think its better to than not. Hope your son is feeling better its such a hectic time of year. We have all had bugs. Its nice to have some quiet times and do some making, there is never enough time for that

dottycookie said...

Good for you for keeping him at home. I was sorely tempted to keep mine at home all this week - but now term is over, thank goodness. It's been a hard one for everyone I think!