Friday, March 30, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
This is just how I feel right now - I won't even begin to go into detail about last week at work and this week will be no better until the end of Thursday.
I'm taking Friday off this week instead of my usual Monday - just too much to do before deadlines and of course it means I miss my usual Monday quilting fix with the ladies. :o(((
Never mind once Friday comes around we break up for the two week Easter break - Hurrah!!!
To illustrate how little stitching I've done over the past week I had to go hunting for my glasses in my 'Monday quilting bag' last night just to stitch a swimming badge on DD2's swimming towel. I haven't picked up my specs since last Monday - speaks for itself.
Have a good week all of you and I hope to return to Stitching Land on Friday
Monday, March 19, 2007
However here in the UK we mark the second Sunday in Lent (yesterday) as Mothering Sunday. Originally apparently this was the Sunday that everyone went back to their Mother Church, but over the years it has come to denote Mother's Day as well.
I was woken yesterday morning with a cup of tea in bed and some lovely gifts and cards from the kids.
The rest of the family had asked me earlier in the week what I'd like to do. My only request was a roast dinner cooked without me having to enter the kitchen - the weather for the day was destined to be very cold and windy so a walk on the Quantocks up behind our house didn't have quite the same appeal as if it had been mild and sunny like earlier in the week.
So I was happy enough to spend the day in the comfy chair in the conservatory stitching and reading while the rest of the family looked after the kitchen. A phone call to my own mum was slotted in later in the afternoon too.
Finally a roast pork dinner in the evening completed the day - lovely!
Today I've been busy stitching my four summer blocks for my 'four seasons' block swap and will post them off in the next day or two. I've picked the 'paths and stiles' block from Quilters Cache and used a lovely 'sweet pea' fabric for the centre - just right for summer.
Tomorrow and Wednesday will see me putting in two very full days at work grafting away with my finance officer working out the school's budget for the next twelve months. If I have any brain left after that it will be a miracle - wish me luck and some extra grey matter!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Over the years this has been thoroughly adopted into the British calendar as 'Red Nose Day' and usually falls on the Friday nearest St. Patrick's Day in March. The BBC host a huge tv marathon all evening and encourage people to ring in and donate.
Lots of schools hold non-uniform days and the kids pay a 'fine' to dress up or wear their own clothes or silly hair do's or all three.
Here are my two youngest who have to wear something too big for them and have silly hair! Their elder sister just had to wear her own clothes so did not look quite as ridiculous.
Thank goodness it's only once a year - it took me the best part of an hour this morning to put all those plaits in her hair!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Bold the ones you’ve read
Italicize the ones you want to read
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.
If you are reading this, tag, you’re it!
The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold).
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) and the other 6 books in the series – just reread them all yet again
Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
The birth of the baby to receive the 'natural hessian' quilt (above and still to be sandwiched and quilted) has been on the cards since mum-to-be was taken in with a serious risk of pre-eclampsia.
To cut a long story short after failed attempts to induce it was decided to perform a caesarean section this afternoon for the good of both mum and babe - not necessairily the desired mode of birth but there's alot to be said for a healthy outcome for both parties
My new baby nephew Spencer Ross arrived into this wonderful world at 3.55pm this afternoon weighing in at 7lb 2oz
Here's the closest I shall get to seeing him for a little while as they live at the other end of the country. Apologies for the standard of photo courtesy of my baby brother's mobile phone
So, despite feeling a bit sorry for myself as I've got no chance of getting up there to see him for a few weeks, I'd better get that quilt finished.
On the stitching front I've done another block of my soft and faded applique - inspiration courtesy of Jane's turkey stars
I've also now got all four of the Spring blocks for our four seasons swap so I'd better get a wiggle on and stitch my summer blocks to post out.
Off to stitch then :o)