Good Morning, afternoon or evening. 🙂 Long time no see? Many apologies, but I intend to address my cyberspace absence in this post.
Have you ever noticed…those of you with children, and those of you without…..how the days just seem to roll into one during the summer? I started this project ready to dedicate myself to making or contributing to a make, everyday for a year. The pace of things seem to have slowed down over the past few weeks, although despite my absence from posting, the makes have continued even if it is only sewing a patch on the mega patchwork.
I am guilty of lots of things over the past few weeks these being……
- spending time with my children and neglecting my makes
- starting new child friendly project everyday with not a hint of guilt about ignoring my crafty ones
- forgetting to write my blog, even though I have taken hundreds of photographs to show
- Having lots of new inspiring experiences, but not sharing them with anyone on the blog
Am I to be court martialed for being absent without leave from the blog, because I am enjoying time with the little people in my life?
To answer that I have to think about the priorities in my life. What is most important? As this is my blog, therefore it makes me judge and jury. How do I feel about not blogging everyday?
Personally, selfishly, I have missed it; but as a mother, do I put my electronic child before my organic ones? Definitely not! The time that I have spent with the monsters is precious and only happens once. How can I justify spending time at the laptop and sewing machine when there are adventures to be had? I’m glad you agree!
So what have we been up to? Have a look at these………
Home grown potatoes ready for the pot…..
Beetroot coming on nicely!
Potatoes ready for roasting with rosemary.
We then had a little visitor. Mr ED!
Now I have not had a hamster since I was 13 years old and I had forgotton what a racket they make at night! He is really a cute little fellow..just noisy. We got to 1.30am when DH could stand it no longer and had to remove the wheel form the ‘hamster palace’, the sound of which was reverberating through the floor to our room from the sitting room. (We have put it back in again this morning though Mrs H!) Eddie didn’t seem to mind though, he just spent the rest of the night running through his tube and up and down his stairs. I’m sure we will get used to it though. It occured to me why are we spending so much on wind farms when we could have hamster farms with wheels attached to the national grid? It’s a win win situation….they get exercise and fun, we get light!
Unfortunately the monsters now want a hamster!
Back to the garden………..
More rhubarb and ginger jam to replace the diminished store!
And a visit to the latest Sheffield tourist spot…………
Then we had visitors to our road. Roo was loving seeing all the monster trucks come and go. He sat on the garden wall inspecting what was going on for nearly a week.
We had to drive up and down the road a bit to check it out….just like Lightening McQueen.
After all of that Moo decided to have a go a baking……….
Gorgeous cakes…..shame about the state of the kitchen when she had finished!
An eventful two weeks so far I think you’ll agree. I’ll be back tomorrow to show what craft I have been up to.
See you then.