Well #mmmay17 has certainly kicked off with a bang this week for all taking part! As this is my first time, I was keen to ensure I kept to my pledge and also to follow up each week with a ’roundup’ to evaluate what I’ve achieved or learnt from the process. Here is my first weeks instalment.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that not only did I wear ‘me made’ clothes for my pledged three days of the first week, but also managed to post a bonus day:
I suppose my blog posts are currently like buses – you don’t see one for a while then three come in a week! Ha ha! Oh well, consistency hasn’t been my strong suit recently, but I’m feeling more in the sewing zone these past couple of weeks – even with the children being off school for their Easter break. Whilst I’ve loved having them home with me and will definitely miss them when they go back to school, I’m looking forward to more guilt free time in ‘bedroom 5’ – aka my sewing room.
At last spring is here for good it seems! Last week was the first week of the Easter holidays for my children and I’m pleased to say the weather has been gorgeous. We have spent the week mostly on family days out, which has been so lovely as it seems such a long time since we’ve done that. I think Christmas was the last time. Now that the weather is more favourable and the early evenings lighter, we will do more together as it helps us to connect and feel more grounded in our busy lives.
In a bid to gain more vitamin D, we are tackling our overgrown garden this weekend as it’s going to be very warm indeed. Hoping to get it ship shape for the coming spring/summer months so we can enjoy our outdoor space together too. However, before I don my garden gloves and attire, I thought it was about time I did a blog post – sorry for the delay!
Currently sitting in a hospital room with my poorly eldest daughter, in limbo, awaiting the hospitals next move, I thought I would do an impromptu blog post whilst all is calm and A is resting. It’s strange how we find ourselves in unusual situations, doing unexpected things isn’t it?
Obviously my mind is focused on A, but whilst she rests and to distract me from my worry, I’ve caught up on my blog post reading (limited however, as some blogs I access via Instagram and the hospital wifi seems to not like this particular social media platform!!)
One blog I read was from my newly found sewing friend Emma, from Emmaandhermachine. I do enjoy her posts as they are lighthearted but also very insightful in to her very new sewing journey. I am amazed at the amount of sewing she has done and her many amazing outfit achievements. It’s truely inspiring and she definitely inspires me. Continue reading “Partying hard at the #monetaparty! “→
Well hello there! How are you all today and what have you all been up to these past few weeks? I know, I know, I’ve neglected my blog recently and not done my weekly post’s for a while, but I’m back! Yay or maybe nay I hear you say?!?! Very poetic, but hopefully `yay’ is the general consensus on my return.
After a run of health related issues in my lovely little clan of five, some still continuing for two of us, we are slowly getting back on our feet. With that comes the energy and enthusiasm to finally start completing some of my WIP’s (‘work in progress’ for all you newbie’s to the crafty lingo and certainly not what you may have originally been thinking!). One WIP in particular has come together very nicely whilst having a very housebound February half term. For those of you who follow me on social media, you will know that I announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, that I had completed my free style knitting project last week. Continue reading “Preparation for Spring – Poncho Style!”→
How cold was last week? I am definitely not cut out for the UK winters’. Damp, cold and miserable. Very envious of anyone who lives in warmer climates or those lucky enough to be on holiday in the warm. Any chance you could send some sun and an increase in temperature over here please?! The weather has certainly affected my sewing mo-jo, as my sewing room, positioned at the back of the house, has more external walls than internal. Even with a radiator and electric heater, it is very cold indeed! Cold hands – less sewing. Perhaps I need to invest in some finger-less gloves for times such as these, or knit myself a pair for next year? Cold weather calls for a lovely hand-kitted jumper and handmade fluffy wool coat and I have just the garments!