Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The breaking of a new day...

As we sat and eat our breakfast this is the view we looked on to... After all the rain, wind and floods, not to mention the absolute bleakness of this time of year... Today seemed to be the start of something NEW. This month really has been full of illness and apathy. My poor little patient is now on the mend, although his hearing is still quite an issue, he went into school today and I have just come from giving him his medicine and he seems to be coping well, he has a great 'Best friend' which is helping. SO after a week of 'full on' nursing I have taken the time to tidy up, to fill the cupboards with food, and catch up with general household duties...This afternoon I am going to hit the sewing room...YIPEEE!!!!
My head is full of things I want to make, I got some beautiful baby fabric so I am thinking bibs with matching blankets backed in soft fleece, maybe even a nappy wipe bag....how I hated the plastic of those nappy wipes...I have my bag design to finish off, nearly there with that one. I also have the binding of my sons Pokemon quilt to finish off.
Last night I made a whole load of cards to top up my card box, pre sewing days I used to make so many cards and sold them to businesses around the village I used to live in, once card making became so popular...my arty cards where not really what people spent their money on, so I slowed down my production and made them just for me. A few friends request customised ones every so often. I do however like to keep a nice pile for my own use. I came across a free design on a blog and thought 'OH that looks lovely' so an hour later and I had a great pile of button cards. I will take pictures and give you the link later in the week as its such a simple 'Happy' design I am sure you will all like to have ago. I managed to finish the two quilt blocks off whilst I looked after my little poorly chap. I love the colours on the first block, I am not so sure about the second one...SO not a complete lack of crafting and I am getting back to it now...
So yesterday was the first sign that good health was returning to the 'Suzie Sews household' and I managed to tempt my patient into eating a little food, it helped that we had all the quilts on the sofa and the fire going with a DVD to watch.
Ah after a little food we managed to get the energy to get dressed and we spent some time in the kitchen together...nothing like the promise of having your favourite cookies made for you to get you into the kitchen...whilst Mommy baked a little friend joined in for some cuddle time. Charlie one of the GPs from Charlie and Lola fame is actually my older child's GP and she is so skittish. In the company of her owner however she is just the sweetest thing and so loves a cuddle...although eventually I had to sit with Lola as she was squeaking for some attention too...

Thank you so much for all your well wishes, especially for the comment about getting my child to read to me when he can not hear me to do any story time...this worked out a treat. Thank you again and hopefully with the end of January insight, the sun shinning, the rabbit is lopping around the garden and the promise of a few hours sewing...life is starting to enter into a better rhythm...

14 comments:

Tracy said...

Beautiful sky!! What a thing to start the day with! Love your fabrics here...And what a sweet creature to cap a great post. Happy Day ((HUGS))

sarah said...

Another thing you can do is have your children make their own books, perhaps using all pictures, instead of words and pictures, so they can make a new story every time!

I like the second block the best!

bettyninja said...

Wow both your quilt pieces are great. I love that you cut really big graphic prints and quilted with them. I think that I somehow limit myself, because I always try to use big prints in whole pieces. I love the second quilted piece you showed. The very fine strips are perfect.

de vliegende koe said...

Stunning photo of Mother Nature! The blocks look great, especially the second! I’m curious abut your cards!

Queen of the froggers said...

I love that GP, I would like one but have been told one cat is enough! I like both the blocks best!

driftwood said...

so glad to hear your patient is back at school, and you have a little time for you. lovely to see your sewing!

Kitty said...

What a stunning photo of the sky - that's so beautiful.

Glad to hear the poorly chap is well enough for school, and that you've been sewing - I think both those blocks are lovely, by the way.

I used to make cards too - sold them to friends and family, and now I just do them for myself! x

Katy said...

What a gorgeous sky! I've stumbled into your blog for the first time, I think...and a pic of a GP is definitely going to keep me coming back!!!
Hope the patient is well on the mend.
Oh, and those quilting blocks are beautiful - wow!

weirdbunny said...

What an incredible sunrise. How early were you up to see that?

Sarah said...

Beautiful sunrise you captured - hope the promise of the day was fulfilled

julia said...

What a fabulous photo!
Glad your little one is getting better, it's awful when they're ill.
Now get back to that sewing machine, which is exactly where I should be!
Julia xx

Ragged Roses said...

Oh I am so pleased to hear that your boys are on the mend! What a wonderful sky to greet you in the morning. Your quilt pieces are beautiful, I love the colours and design of the fabrics. Hope things get back to normal and you enjoy your sewing time
Kimx

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Beautiful view for breakfast! I've had a sick little one this week too.
Enjoyed my visit here!
Cathy

Jess said...

Suzie I've just discovered your beautiful blog. That sunrise picture -wow! Your quilts are gorgeous too, and so creative, just lovely.