Hello, hello! It's so nice to see you all again. Sorry I've been AWOL this past week. I've been trying to decide what to do. I was getting sick of spending too long looking at blogs, blogging, and on the computer. Sure it's nice but there are too many other things in life that need to come first. I get really quite angry with our computer at times. I know it's not his fault but he's such a huge magnetic sometimes. I'm sure most of you know where I'm coming from.
Having four children sure takes up plenty of time as well of course. With four to get out the door by 8.20 it's quite a challenge believe me. During the day it's just No.4 and me. I like it a lot. I want to spend more time enjoying her before she joins her sisters at school. You loose a bit of them when they start school. No.3 is doing incredibly well but she comes home so tired and has no words left for us. Yes better than noisy I'm sure! So I'm grabbing all the precious moments with them that I can.
So instead of shutting down my blog and moving on, which would have been a little bit rash of me, I've decided to spend less time on here instead. Perhaps I'll just blog once a week, or whenever my time and thoughts allow. I don't want to just end it because I've made soooo many lovely friends here. And it's my place to get creative and see others making creative things. I think I need this place to be me. Making things is so very me and blogland is where I get so much inspiration from.
I would never have made my two quilts without lovely bloggers like yourself. And as for crochet? Gosh no! Just look at me now, nearly a professional Granny with one blanket almost finished. Just the edging to go can you believe it? I would never in my wildest dreams though I would ever be able to make such a thing.
I'm very pleased with what I've accomplished this past year. I've learned so many new things too. And I also hope that I've inspired some of you to make something for your home and family too. You just can't beat the homeliness that comes from handcrafted goodies.
I have found that since blogging our home has suffered dreadfully. While renovating this has been OK, but now that I have two lovely new rooms to take care of, (because small children aren't the best at this job!) I actually want to spend more time getting it in order. So this week I've done a little sorting and tidying up. And boy some parts of the house are looking top notch now.
Also the weather has put a damper on spending time on the computer. It's jolly cold in this room I can tell you. I am sitting here with a cuppa, hot water bottle and blanket on, but my hands are freezing cold.
So I'm afraid you've got me for a while longer! I might not comment as often as I used to (although that was never the best) and I won't blog as often, but I'm still here. Does that sound OK? Hope I haven't sounded too whingy. Please forgive me if I have. Until next time xx
P.S. There have been a few sad emails in my inbox from unhappy apron swappers this week. Please contact your swap partner if you haven't sent an apron yet. You agreed to this swap and now you need to make sure that you follow through with it. It's not fair to accept a lovingly made apron and not return the favour. Come on ladies! And please show photos of it when it arrives. The sender wants to know that you like it.