... this blog as a way to chronical the sewing I was doing and as a to link to my daughter who had just then moved to Australia. It was meant for just me and her .... HOWEVER, to my astonishment, it became like Topsy.. and other people began to read it .. and comment and like it .. and it became a community for us and for others as well, some family.. (they always get in on the act!! lol) .... and also new friends who came along for the ride xx
In the last few months I have been AWOL.. I am sure you noticed xx
The reason for this is that my mum was diagnosed with ... and has been having treatment for ....bowel cancer. At times it has been hard for all concerned, at times it has been stressful and there have been tears and tantrums and SHOUTING... lots of shouting!
At times there has been laughter and side splitting gallows humour that I am sure some people have been shocked by xx BUT it helped get us through .. so who cares what "others" think xx !
Now at last ... as with all things ...it has been "got through" x The treatment is done and while there are still some "after effects" that we are dealing with in the main it is over with (we hope!!) and EVERYONE has survived xxx
I do not know when .. if ever I will get back to full blogging ... but I am still here x Thank you for the messages that were sent .. it means a lot x
There have been times when I have sewn .. and times when I haven't, at the moment I have the time ... but not the inclination or even the concentrated brain power required !! So I having a break ... despite part completed projects that are sat looking forlorn and abandoned x lol x
Knitting is easier as it seems to be more automatic and doesn't need a brain for long stretches of time xx lol x
SO because a blog with no pictures is boring ... here goes x....
It has been a glorious summer here (so far!! don't want to jinx it !) PARTS of my garden look like this..
...and PARTS of my garden look like this...
(mmm have to get round to them xx lol x)
Some of my knitting ended like this ....
.. and some ended like this ....
....it was THERAPUTIC to rip out and think about starting again xx
I hope all is well in whatever part of the world you are reading this and that you can find something that makes you LAUGH today x