I guess it must be the run up to Christmas - but maybe it's just the age our kids are
Life seems to be one continuous race around a hamster wheel
I'm not complaining, I'm really enjoying life. My perception of my job and all it entails seems to finally be falling into place. Nigel is enjoying his work. The kids are all happy busy and content, okay Sarah has some pressure on her regarding ongoing coursework and looming exams but she seems to be coping just fine.
However it might be nice to have a little breathing space now and again :o)
In and amongst all this I've got lots of sewing done.
I don't feel to have had any big chunk of time to just sit and sew but I've obviously been chipping away at the list of things to do in and amongst everything else.
These are the star blocks (Dutchman's Puzzle) my quilting babes completed the other week. Sarah's foundation pieced block is still under construction so I can't show it yet.
I dashed off some more spotty and bright sawtooth stars for one of the quillows - I keep chipping away at this and realised that I'd have to put a good number of larger stars into it or I might be still stitching sawtooth stars this time next year!
And for my sister and my friend I'm working on something Christmassy - stitchery hearts appliqued on background fabric - then it's wait and see what I'll do with them, but it did involve a quick trip to the local haberdashery shop for red and green ribbons which were in short supply at home
Nigel headed off on the train for Bath this morning as he has an invite from one of his suppliers to watch the Bath v Bristol rugby match this afternoon with a sumptuous meal and after dinner speaker before hand - lucky boy!
Nick has his birthday sleepover (read that as wakeover) tonight so the house will be full of 11 and 12 year old boys from about 4pm - that'll keep my girls on their toes. The boys are all sleeping in the lounge below our bedroom tonight so I hope they're not too noisy
As for me I hope to fit in a bit of sewing around all this - catching it in more bite sized pieces I guess - all the tiny steps will get me there in the end