Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Just not enough time.....

...to get everything done!!

Am making a flag book and bag for Luke's teacher (the Jelly roll one..how can I bear to part..) and a couple of other things for other assistants at school. Am helping with junior sportsday, going to infants sports day, a picnic, and open afternoon, helping in school, getting the moon on a stick...the list is endless and the time is not and I am no Anthea Turner!

And yesterday the flippin garage door broke and I had to get a man out and I think £170 for 20 mins work is not half bad...am off to retrain! Oh and then the cupboard door fell off. Well, I twas hanging off and the nice man next door came to look and it fell off so he put it back on.

Hey...it must be the end of term!

But Luke had the most fantastic school report and has had a brilliant year. his reading astounds me...seriously does and in every other subject he was practically glowing as well. So Dan took him on a school trip to Alton Towers and he had a fab time :D

But it matters not how manic it gets here because fabric is on its way...the Material Emergency Pack is winging its way to me as I speak and I feel another Sherbert bag coming on...MUST UPLOAD THE LAST.

Well, I had better away instead of gassing.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

oooooh, I am in a gallery!!!

...over on the Buttonberry website. The girls, Emma and Lisa, are so friendly and helpful and this is what I made from a jelly roll. Take a peek round the site...I dare you not to be tempted ;)

And check out the gorgeous site of fabric fluttering on my washing line...

Monday, July 09, 2007

So much has happened....

that I could never possibly write it all here...besides, I would probably bore myself to death. I never seem to get around to updating this and then I forget my password and log in and have to try to sort it all out again :(

To summarise...

We moved house...HIP HIP HOORAY!!! There were times when I thought it wouldn't happen but I know God wanted us here and I was being taught patience. I would rather have learnt a different way but the reward (if indeed I am more patient now) is that we have the most beautiful house and we are very thankful for it. The boys have their won room and a playroom (although toys still manage to turn up everywhere else)! Daniel has his own office and I have my own craft room :D

As a result of this...

I have realised that I have obscene amount of paper and 'stuff' and I just never get around to using it.

Nana died. I know it was a relief in the end but it does not make it any less painful. She was such a huge and positive part of my life and now something is missing. She had declined so much in the last 6 years or so that, in reality, she left us a long time ago, I am so privileged to have had her for my Nana, and in my eyes, was the best that there ever could be. She isn't suffering anymore.

And because of this......

I love material again and have rediscovered my passion for making things. Nana really encouraged me to sew and knit. She even managed to make me a sewing basket when she was very ill with shingles and I still use it...it must be over 25 years old but it was made with love and it still in perfect condition :)

I may be working a bit next academic year. Not sure how I feel about this but it was me who volunteered and the extra cash would be very useful. Just a couple of hours supply as my old school (Luke's now) so a safe way back in.

Ben has been nursery visiting :D He has been at Colleges for an hour or so most mornings last week, with me, and he absolutely loves it. I cold have left him there and he would have been fine. Definitely ready to be a 'nursery boy' now..and as he keep reminding me 'I am NOT a baby!'

We spend 3 hours at A&E with Luke after he had a trowel hit him on the head at school. It wasn't done with malice but it did highlight some issues. He was practically hysterical when it happened and more so when he saw the blood. And boy, did it bleed. But they glued him back iogether, gave him an injection and off home we went. He has a scar now in the same place on his head as I do. I fell and banged my head on the corner of the gas fire when I was small. I had to have proper stitches though. Glue seems much more civizised to me.

And now the end of term looms. Another fab year for Luke who has loved this teacher even more than his last. He is reading chapter books and doing so well at school. Daniel has had a busy year too. This new job is much more work, largely because no-one seems to know what Key Stage Managers should do and they have ridiculous amounts of worked dumped on them. For instance, the other night he spent 2 hours (and it would have been more if I had not helped too) correcting spellings and grammer in school reports!!! Why can't teachers proof read their own...what an outrgeous aste of time and energy...makes me mad!

Anyway...back later to upload photos.....