The Home Stretch

*warning – boring pregnancy post ahead!*   I’m finally in the home straight – 38 weeks tomorrow.  I’ve been having some nigglings, and the OB seems to think baby will come sooner, rather than later, which I’m quite excited about.   So I thought I’d best sneak in some belly shots before the belly is no longer!   Taken this morning – 37+6:   And

Catching up…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at our house, so haven’t had a chance to blog much.   First up is the finished baby cocoon:   I love the knobbly texture, it make it look so yummy & cozy, and the colour is even nicer than I thought it would be. Now I just need a baby to put in it! *taps foot impatiently*.

Tagged again!

By Tracey & Esther, to list six things that make me happy.   1) A tiny boy, sleeping peacefully (or not) in his bed (or not). I could watch him sleep for hours, his face is the picture of innocent perfection, and fails to betray the mischief that lies just beneath the surface, awaiting the wakeful hours to be unleashed upon his poor, long-suffering mother.

Something old, something new…

Tutorials borrowed and wool that’s blue!   We went to visit some friends over the weekend, and whilst there, I managed to fit in a trip to Spotlight, where, somehow, unbeknownst to me, a set of knitting looms managed to find their way into my hands, along with two balls of yarn & a crochet hook. Imagined how surprised I was when I got to

Wash the dishes, dry the dishes…

turn the dishes over! I had a little helper this morning as I was trying to get the kitchen tidy. “Mummy, washing?” the plea would come, as a ball, or a car came flying across the bench to land in the sink. “I help washing?” a little voice pleaded. I wanted to get the dishes done, and do something fun, not to mention the piles

Spreading the blog header love.

After my post yesterday for Ruth’s blog header, a few of my other quilting girls have requested I have a play for them, so be prepared to be inundated with blgo headers.   This one is for Tracey. I hope you like it, I won’t be offended if you don’t!   Just click on the image to see it at full size.   Now I’m going

blog header for Ruth

A fellow blogger asked me to have a go at making her a blog header, and it’s just as easy to host it here!   I hope you like it Ruth, no pressure to use it if you don’t like it!  

Sunday Sewing…

I was all inspired to do some sewing on Sunday, so I dug out the fabric I scored at the op-shop a couple of weeks ago, and whipped up a little apron for myself, for crafty things. I often come home from wherever I’ve been, and am reluctant to do five minutes here or there, because I don’t want to get my good clothes dirty,

Climbing the Ladder

The Jacob’s Ladder quilt I have been working on for what seems like ages is finished! A few flaws, but good enough to keep a small boy warm. And what a great good it did of that! The last few nights have been too many degrees below zero for my liking, so this quilt came just in time. I even got to try it last

Life’s certainties

The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death & taxes. Whoever said this obviously had never had a child, and so I would respectfully suggest an alteration:   “The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and newborn poo when out & about!”   When my sister-in-law recently announced she was expecting, my mind went into overdrive trying to think of an appropriate