Sunday, 30 May 2010

Cough, cough, splutter!!

Well yesterday and today I have mostly been doing this;

I have a cold, it came out of nowhere and is most unwelcome! I had lots of creative plans for this weekend!! I spent a bit of time with my sewing machine, but felt too tired and groggy. So spent the rest of the weekend snuggling, sleeping and watching DVDs. I can HIGHLY rate The Kite Runner and Anything For Her!

Right, I'm going to drink my tea and watch Glee!


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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Pretty shoes

Afternoon peeps,

Just a quick post before I collect E from school... it was the school toy fair today. we were asked to bring in any old (good condition) unwanted toys this week to sell and raise money for African orphans .. so I am eagerly awaiting the tat that he is going to bring home!

It is a lovely sparkling sunny day here and it is only 8 weeks until our glorious Greek holiday, so to celebrate I bought some (more) summer dresses! My latest Cath Kidston order came today another keyring, a pair of pumps, flip flops and some spotty ribbon... I have been switching between my 2 pairs of shoes on and off all day hee hee. Which ones will i wear for the school run...?

I have also finished another 3 cushions... have photos of the last 2....

I have another 4 to make for my sofa, and the Amy Butler quilt to finish. I am going to pop in for some fabric tonight while E is at Taekwon-do, then I think I will give sewing a rest so I can get some scraping done. I did a cheeky wee stash order yesterday as glimmer mists were a bargain price .... so bought 12 bottles!! Also now have 4 6x6 box frames, and 4 12x12 box frames to go with the 2 big 'E's' I have for my bedroom wall installation!! Better get cracking on the home decor too ....

Off to pick my shoes!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Busy bees!

Morning all,

Well it is a lovely sunny day here... long may it continue. I had a few days last week where I had to turn the heating back on, but it is banished now ...!!

I have had a busy week again, lots of fun. We had Joshua for 4 days last week. He is such a wee cutie. He loves coming to work with me and I am so thankful to be my own boss, in that I can work around Ethan and Joshua!

My new sewing machine came last week and I have been showing it much love. The sun has been inspiring me to get creative on the home front and I have been really busy working on lots of creations. Here are a sample;

Ethan has his sports day this week, and is also starting Beavers tonight. This is going to be a test run, as he has drama class from 4 - 5, and Beavers is 6.15 - 7.15, so we will see how he handles it. A few of the primary 2's he is friendly with go, so he is really keen!

Right, I am going to watch The Tudors and do some more applique, it is my current favourite thing to do at the moment (and I mean proper hand stitched applique, lol!).


Sunday, 9 May 2010

Down on the Farm

Well it was a lovely sunny day here so Ethan, Hils, Struan and I all headed to local farm for a fab day out. It is a great place for kids (and adults who like to be kids, lol), there is a scrummy cafe and superb farm shop. I bought loads of lovely food bits and stuff for home. Was tempted by lots of cushions and decor 'bits' .. but I kept thinking 'I can make that'. So I have just been scribbling down some ideas and will hopefully get busy with my sewing machine tonight. We will defo be going back again soon and lots during the summer as it has PYO fruit, yum and perfect for making summer puddings and my essential store cupboard stock up on my jams etc!
We get Joshua tomorrow and have him until Thursday, so lots of fun and giggles. I had him Friday night and Saturday during the day so my bro and sis could get out as G is back off-shore tomorrow, he is such a wee honey and thankfully so at home here with Ethan and I.
Ethan had drama tomorrow after school and has some prep work to do, so I had better get on. But will be back soon to show you all my recent creations!

Em x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

88 Reasons

Well, it has been a hectic-worrying-happy-fun-laughter filled-accident prone few weeks..... basically my Nanny fell down a flight of stairs at my aunts last Friday and we spent the weekend at the hospital, taking various turns, ups and downs ... medical changes ... worrying moments. But she is one amazingly strong woman, with thankfully only a broken arm and collar bone (not the heart attack that they originally thought.... or even bleed on the brain, eeek!). She was out to enjoy a surprise trip to Les Mis with Marion, Jody and I on Monday and a family meal to celebrate her 88th birthday on Tuesday. I made her a lap quilt for when she is siting in her chair at home and it was also my regular duty to make the cake. However this year I decided to do a massive raspberry Pavlova, yum!
I think it gave us all time to reflect and remember that she is fragile....but her spirit and force of life is so strong...I am in awe and just hope i have her strength when I am 88!

Ethan and I have just been to vote, he is really interested in the whole process, so it has been a great learning experience for him!

I have a lot of work to catch up on, so better get cracking. Will be back soon, I promise!

Come on Gordon!!!