Saltburn

•June 24, 2010 • 1 Comment

Recently I accompanied Betty’s class to Saltburn where we played in the water, rode a mini train, drank coffee and milkshakes respectively and had an all round good time.

We had a blast. I’m still working on a scarf that I started a couple of weeks ago. It’s a simple feather and fan lace. I shall take some pics soon.

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Lap blankets

•June 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This is a lap blanket that I made in a recent bid to rid my house of clutter. I’ve used a lot of different yarns that have been just hanging around for ages.

Here’s a bit of detail. Unfortunately it hasn’t picked up the sparkly bits.

I haven’t finished this one, but here’s the work in progress…

See, I really am making things.

What’s a happenin’, Hot Stuff?

•June 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Well, hasn’t it been a really long time since my last post? I’m not sure how to start off. Not a whole lot has happened….just life. Except, of course, that I’m now working full-time. That takes up a lot of my energy, although all I’m doing is sitting down all day answering insurance calls.¬†To be honest, it’s a lot more than just that. It consumes all my energy in a day listening to everyone’s insurance claims. Oh, and Betty is in full-time school. And Graeme has a new job title… something like the Quality Assurance Manager for the whole of the NorthEast of England. I’m so proud of him. I called my sister yesterday for a catch-up . She’s a VERY busy stay-at-home mom of four who still finds time to volunteer as an Ob/Gyn. How she has the energy I’ll never know. I’m worn out just thinkin’ about it. I really mean it…

What else? Well, we are now official pet-owners. We have two guinea pigs named Gubbles and Speedy.

We have a new sofa suite and are finally decorating the house…as in this week. We’re having the hallway and stairs wallpapered and painted. Next month will be the flooring. But I’ll take a picture once it’s finished.

Projects…. I’ve started and frogged too many to describe.

Betty wore my shirt today, see? It used to look this.

Dad and Debbie have been over while now. I’m trying to get them to commit to Christmas already. But I might be pushing it. Betty attended her first school birthday party. She boogied with the best of them…. Any way. I suppose that’s all I can get away with at the moment. I need to get the kids ready for bed.

More homemade stuff

•June 1, 2009 • 2 Comments

I really have been making…

•May 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I know it’s been awhile, but I wanted to show you a few of the things I’ve been making recently. Hope you like them!

more to come…

Grrr

•April 24, 2009 • 1 Comment

a glimpse of adolescence

•March 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So Jackson disappeared underneath my chair and came out with an old broken telephone handset. He immediately called a boy in his class… the naughtiest boy. I hesitate to point out that Jackson runs a close second. Anyway, as Jackson’s chatting away, Betty says she wants to call her friend. Jackson immediately switches to:

JacksonHey Sara. No, Betty isn’t here.
Betty – Jaaaoooooeeecckk!
Me Jackson! That’s not nice. Let Betty speak to Sara.
JacksonShe’s gone on an airplane.
Me – Jack!
JacksonI’m just pretending!
Me – Pretend Sara wants to speak to Betty!
Jackson OK. OK. She’s still not here, but she’ll be back. She went to the doctor to have her butt looked at because her butt is broken and he has to fix her butt.
Betty – Aaaaaaaaoooooooooowwwwwwww!!!! Mom!
Me – Jackson, give me the phone.

We’re just off to see Gran. Jackson’s in his Scooby Dooby Poopie¬† costume, riding with Betty on Alex’s back. I can see this ending in tears.