Friday, 11 January 2013


Hibernating as much as possible: evenings by the fire to warm us and lift our hearts

Listening to Cat Power's 'Sun' over and over (and over)

Holding poorly children   all    day    long

Thinking about rainbows and spectrums

Eating 'Grand Mange' sarnies with salami and spinach

Feeling the endlessly grey January sky weigh too heavily

Reading and enjoying 'Surface Detail' by Iain M. Banks

I've been AWOL for a while, sorry! All the girls have been poorly; Tula being the worst and still no cessation of snot in sight. It's been a real struggle these past few weeks: this is my worst time of year when I find it hard to be a human being let alone a mum to three little ones or a wife or housekeeper. I don't like writing negative posts, but this is just how it is.

Jess is in France with Granny and Grandad, having a fine old time I'm sure. I miss her dreadfully, especially as when she returns she'll be straight back to school.

Trying to stop myself from plunging into any new projects until I've finished something first... I'm itching to start another quilt but can't stand the thought of having yet another pile of fabric hanging around for ever. I just don't have enough hands. So, I'm determined to finish the knitted blanket hopefully in time for Granny's birthday this year. So only a year late.

Not much left to do, but then I still have to sew it all together and knit the border too:

I bought this lovely patchwork skirt in a charity shop before Christmas and then caught it on a cupboard handle, so I'm hoping to add this new piece of silk (second pic) to cover the rip, though I have to say I'm struggling already with it, silk is near impossible to keep still!

And sticking to just dreaming about future quilt projects for now...

Here's to spring on it's way!


  1. Chin up. Take a rest and take care of yourself so that you have the strength to take care of the little ones. Spring will be here before we know it, and those little flower heads poking through the soil will cheer you up. Just watch for them. :)

    By the way,I love your photos and your variegated yarn is lovely!


  2. Cheers m'dear! I did spot some daffs poking up the other day; early, but most welcome!

  3. aha!! there you are! I've phones you a couple of times over the last few days and checking your blog...I thought you might have gone away. Sorry to hear that the kids are ill. Its a terrible time of year for lurgy...its everywhere! I'm happy to have a bash at mending the skirt...I should have replaced some of the panels last time as I could see tey were well worn and I have also torn so many clothes on door handles!! damn it! I also tore a hole through my jeans the other day on the corner of my computer table..wah! I'll catch up with you next week xxx take care...sunlight, spring (and snow) are on the way! xx

  4. Ηallo Dear Chloe!Glad you are fine,i was worred about you all these weeks!My wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family!I realy love your shanges on your blog!!Hope your little one are much better now!!Take care and have a good rest,i love your crafts!!Have a lovely weekend!!

  5. Thanks Dimi, you are sweet! Happy New Year to you too wishing you all the best for 2013 xx :-)

    Lisa, I think if I'd left the skirt with you to fix every bit that might have torn I might never have seen it again!! I think it just is going to be an ongoing thing I'll have to do... and OH I can't wait for the sun to appear - let's hope we have a better summer than last year x

  6. Hi Chloe

    I am so glad to see you blogging
    I missed you a lot.

    I love your new blog design but am sorry to hear that the chilren have been ill.
    It's difficult trying to do everything on your own but hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

    I love your photos especially Miss cutie!!!

    Have a good weekend my friend

    Fiona x

  7. Aw, thanks Fiona, it's good to be back! :-) xx


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