It's been a year! Can you believe that? A whole year since I have blogged. I'm not sure anyone is even reading any more. And it certainly doesn't seem like a year. Time has flown by in the blink of an eye.
So, what have I been doing? Well, most of it is pretty much what you'd
expect - working, looking after my 3 (not-so) smallies, trying to keep
on top of exercising regularly, cleaning the house, cooking dinners -
all the usual mum stuff. There's been lots and lots of homework and
music practice (them)......and a little bit of reading (me)...
Seriously, I don't know why I had the deluded notion that as the kids
got older, I would get more time back to myself. The exact opposite is
true. The older they get, the more homework they get, the more
activities they are involved in, the more money they need and the more
time commitment is required. Time and money....quilting is an expensive
hobby in both of these terms and sadly, I never appear to have enough
of either to spare on quilting these days.
It's been a really busy year though - there's been lots of
redecorating and essential upgrading in our house after 10 years of
living here, a First Comunion and a couple of 40th birthdays (sob sob).
Lots of my friends turned 40 too - there were handmade gifts.
I had my first quilt exhibition with the Modern Irish Quilters...which was really unbelievably fabulous and quite emotional.
I finally finished some long over due projects....some Christmas carol singers....
And decorating Miss R's room with long planned hoops....
And Miss E's cheerio quilt (yes, I did back it and quilt it - with dimple minky - but I forgot to take a photo).
I also finally made up this pattern I wrote which had been turning over and over in my head for about 18 months. (just need to finish quilting it)
I made some tablet covers...one for an iPad....
and one for a Lumia tablet
Finally, I became an auntie to twins about 6 weeks ago. Such an exciting time for my brother and his wife.
Of course, it was the best excuse ever to make some cute baby gifts. Scrappy diamonds for my nephew, little baby C....
And scrappy circles for my niece, little baby A.....
I still haven't met my nephew
and niece - they arrived quite early, and we have had to cancel 2
visits due to my kids and myself being sick but I have everything
crossed for next week. The extra time allowed for some more crafting...little handknit cardis.
Anyway...its been nice catching up....hopefully as nice for you as for me. I'll try not to leave it as long next time!