Back in the olden days (pre children) I did a lot of cross stitch. I haven't done it in years, though I did try a couple of years ago. I found that my brain, post babies, didn't see to work the way it did pre babies. I'm sure it's only a temporary problem, I'm sure when I don't have little people around so often, interrupting the flow of thought , I will be able to get the brain back into gear for that sort of work.
With my luck, by that time my eyesight will have gone! Ah, the joys of motherhood/growing older/ not enough time!
Once again, it's an Ipod photo so apologies. Normal, lovely photos will resume once the children are back at school (seven days and counting).
Again, back in the olden days, I used to do a lot of cross stitch and a lot of it was the cutesey - angely type as shown above. My tastes have changed a lot since then, and I'm not sure that I want all the cutesy stuff on show anymore. But this one I think is sweet, it is tucked away in a quiet corner and it's just the right thing for the right spot.
I did the framing/frill thing all by myself which I'm pretty pleased about. I can see a couple of mistakes I made (not giving enough gathering over the bottom corners) but I can live with that.
How are your weeks going? Can you believe it's nearly the end of January? Already? Ridiculous. I've got a couple of big events (birthday party for one daughter, shopping for the return of school) and then hopefully I shall be back in the swing of my home life. Currently things are EVERYWHERE. The girls have played so wonderfully all holidays, it makes my heart warm. But, my lordy, they have made such a disaster area of the house with various cubbies and clothes out for dress ups and toys and games and legos...... I'm letting it all go (either that, or go berserk every minute at them and that's no fun) but once school gets back, I'm all set for a big, big clean up. Don't get me wrong though, I have loved having them home, loved hearing their little voices as they play imaginative games. I'll miss them when they go back to school. We've all been sleeping in, eating late, no schedules - and that's just lovely.
I've also been preserving/stewing/jam making with all the various stone fruits that we have been blessed enough to have at present. But the timing is always so hectic. Christmas, School Holidays, Summer Fruit all seems to go together and it's difficult to try and fit it all in. And everything- EVERYTHING- is sticky.
So soon, counting down, things shall be back to order.