Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Valid excuses

Good lovely sunny morning

I haven't written a personal blog post for a long time, so this one is long overdue.
You might have noticed I've been a bit absent for a month or so, but I've got some very good excuses :-)
Real life has caught up with me and I am being forced to step back and take a bit of social networking sabbatical.
There are several reasons and they are all very exciting and very happy.

1 - My son is getting married to his long term partner.
They've been together for over 5 years and finally decided to tie the knot, so I have lots of proud mummy stuff to do.

2 - Those of you who remember NDS will know that Daisy is my number 2 daughter She moved to Exmoor with us and we worked together at NDS for 4 years.
Well I'm really proud to announce that Daisy is pregnant, her baby is due at the end of the summer, its a bit daunting to think I'm going to be a Grandma, but I am so happy for her and her man and so excited to meet the little bean who is actually turnip size at the moment.
I'm very lucky she lives just around the corner as I get to spend lots of mummy time with her and support & experience every panic and milestone as baby bean grows.
As the summer progresses I will spend more time with her, especially when she goes on maternity leave in June.

3 - Is the biggest excuse (physically)
We are moving again, just around the corner and up the hill a little way, but this move is going to be a big one. We're moving to a house that needs redecorating and has a big garden that is completely overgrown. I haven't had a garden for over 7 years, and due to NDS didn't have any time for one for the previous 4 years. Gardening has always been my second best thing to crochet, I didn't realise how much I missed it until I started pruning my new front garden.
I'm going to be spending my summer discovering hidden plants and turning it into something beautiful, its already started. When I finished pruning the giant fuchsia which took up the whole front garden I discovered 2 roses and a honeysuckle.
One of the best things is that the other Grandparents live in the house next door and the other Grandma is a very keen gardener, so we'll be spending lots of time together.
Plus I have to decorate the whole house almost single handed, which leads me onto excuse number 4

4 - Again if you remember NDS you will know that Phil is my husband who also worked with me at NDS. After years of working at a proper job he has decided to throw all his cards in the air, giving it up to follow his dream of becoming a chef. This means that he is working 6 days a week and doesn't have much time to do anything else.
Even though it makes life a bit tricky financially  I feel his happiness is more important, and so I am really excited for him.

BUT don't worry I'm still crocheting, for me crocheting is like breathing I can't not do it and have quite a few projects on the go at the moment, sadly due to all the above excuses most of them are secret. So I don't have much to show and share with you,
I'm aiming to do a couple of Instagram & Facebook posts a week and blog when I get a spare moment, I will share the secret projects with you as soon as I can, but for now all I can share are a few wips.

Wip 1

Wip 2

Wip 3

And finally the not secret wip, its going to be a third Kissing Circle design, I was working on it at Edinburgh. I'm not completely happy with it, so need to do a bit of a re-think when I've finished some of the wips.