Thursday, 24 January 2008

Everything stops!!!

Every thing stops...no matter how many plans and commitments you have it all stops when one of your babes are ill. SO forgive my lack of posting this week as its been a bit of a poorly household. Since January all of us have been poorly in one way or another and with two hospital trips to boot...well how does that song go 'January I am sick and tired of you hanging on me' well that's how we feel. I know I am not the only one with this miserable January vibe...after all its the worst month of the year in this part of the world and has been for many hundreds of years. The last twentyfour hours my older child has been poorly. He is all curled up in bed and I can hear him give out the odd cough...Oh bless him, a friend is picking up my youngest from school so I don't have to drag him out, not that I could anyway!!! SO with all this going on not much crafting has got done, I spent a few hours this week working on a bag design, a belated birthday pressie for my friend in Australia...I need to put it all together...I have completed my quilting blocks from the weekend and that's about it...Today I have been anxiously curled up next to my sleeping child...
SO as not to have a post full of just words I went through my January file and pulled out these pics...A little corner of my home...this is it in the evening state, after all the toys have been put away. I love this time in the evening, usually after a cuddle filled bedtime for the children, I venture back downstairs and tidy up...then there is a moment and it is just a moment...when the silence is pleasing and a sense of peace flows over me...or maybe it the glass of wine waiting to be drunk that does it. Its a time to be on my own, usually I sit for a few minutes and reflect on the day and then either curl up to watch an hour of TV with my knitting or read or maybe if I am feeling very creative I hit the sewing room...
Now the second picture I would love to tell you that I made these socks...OH how I wish I could knit socks...No, my knitting partner who know lives too far away for us to knit together anymore started these socks when she came for a visit pre Christmas...I was inspired but not enough to pick up the double pointed needles myself...scary. She only got one sock made for her hubby in time for Christmas...but look at her go, a couple of weeks later not one pair but two...Just how cute is that picture?

The last picture is just for cuteness too, a Christmas present of a Country Living basket filled with lots of chocolate goodness and these amazing mugs...

Accept my apologies for the rather random post, I am sure you can understand that I am just popping in with a few words and pictures to say Hi...

15 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Oh no, you poor things. January this year has been yukky for illness here too. Never mind, it can only get better! I like your pear cushion, I have seen something similar somewhere, they are nice.

Suzie Sews said...

Pear cushion is from Manda at Treefall...I also have the Pear picture I have had it framed its on the wall above the sofa...you can not see it too good...I highly recommend any of Manda's creations they are beautifully made and amazing fabrics...

Kitty said...

Awww, I hope you all feel much better soon - we've all had it and it's taking a while to bounce back. Take care. x

sarah said...

Ha! That mug is as big as his face! I love it! I hope your older boy gets to feeling better! I love your rug, too, by the way!

anne bebbington said...

Hope everyone's much better very soon - it's no fun being ill even with mummy there to cosset you

Sarah said...

Sending get well vibes your way.

Do have a go at socks - you'll find them easy I'm sure, they were one of the first things I tried after learning to knit - the dpns feel a bit awkward to start with but you soon get used to them.

French Knots said...

Goodness I hope you hit a healthy streak soon, it's horrid when everyone is ill.X

Caroline said...

Do hope that all start to feel better soon - love to all
xx

bettyninja said...

I spy, a very nice looking blue children's kitchen set in the background. I love it!

julia said...

Hope your little one feels better very soon, poor little mite!
I love the moment when my two are snuggled in bed, Ian's away and the house is silent. Gives me time to gather my thoughts, and more often than not, to talk to myself!
Julia xx

driftwood said...

hope the little ones are better soon. take care of yourself so you don't get ill too xx

kristin said...

ooooh...the poor babes! and poor mama...there is nothing that makes my heart ache worse than to see my sick child when i feel so helpless. hope you all feel well again real soon!

Ragged Roses said...

Hope your little one is feeling better, it's horrible when they're poorly. My eldest has been off this week too. Love those socks and all the photos today. Take care
Kimx

dottycookie said...

Awww, I hope you son feels better, and that the rest of you stay well.

Priscilla said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and sorry you are all not so good at the moment, I wanted to say I have enjoyed looking through your posts and all your crafts! I enjoy crafting also..... see you again soon

Priscilla x