Monday, January 18, 2010

Taking time out, and enjoying new things...

The last week has seen me avoiding the computer as much as possible. It's only a matter of days now until the new school year begins and that will mean our relaxed days will come to an end...and that made me want to soak in every moment I could with Mr Elefantz and Blossom.
Mr Elefantz has been working on his bike, repairing things around the house, and going for long cross-country sunset walks with me each evening. Blossom has been working on a secret project (and it's gorgeous!) while we spend our afternoons watching DVDs of Miss Marple, Rosemary & Thyme, and a bit of tennis.
For myself, I have played around with a couple of new things. I'll show you more tomorrow, but I thought I'd let you have a sneak peek at a baby quilt I've just designed and sewn over the last few days...

It's for Blossom's Hope Chest.
How are you going with the Tea Towel Challenge for January? I  have something cute to make tomorrow with a tea towel, but I'll wait till then to tell you what it is.



zetor said...

Savour your last few days of holiday!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

That baby quilt looks divine!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Joy said...

Jen that quilt is SO cute :o)!!!
Enjoy the relaxed days while you still have them ... my quiet time comes when Bear is back to school .... I think I'll miss her!!!
Love n Hugs,
Joy :o)

Catherine said...

I`m glad you had a wonderful school break with your husband and daughter. I always loved the time our school vacation gave me with my son.

You baby quilt is lovely. I don`t get a chance to read your blog often. My visits here are a relaxing time of the day.


Jane said...

Jenny that baby quilt looks absolutely gorgeous, I am sure Blossom will treasure it. Enjoy your last few days of peace and quiet, before the school rush. Time spent with loved ones is precious. Hugs xxx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Jenny! Ooooohh!! Your sneaky peek of your new baby quilt looks FABULOUS! Can't wait to see it revealed. And I've decided you and I must have similar taste in some of our DVD watching - I don't have Miss Marple or Rosemary & Thyme on DVD (though the second is on the wish list!) but I enjoy them both and I tend to stitch in front of Midsomer Murders DVD's. Gotta love a good whodunnit while you stitch! :0) Enjoy the rest of your pre-school-goes-back time. Bear Hugs! KRIS

KaHolly said...

You've got the right idea! Time passes much too quickly, so savor every moment. Love the little snail. Can't wait to see more.

Maria said...

Great idea spending some time with family.
Love you little snail on the baby quilt.
Can't wiat to see what Blossom is up to.
I see you nearly have 700 followers. WOW!!

Orcsmom said...

I love the Snail Trails quilt. I too have made 2 baby quilts for my son, 1 for a girl, 1 for a boy. My grandmother did the same for me, back in 1981. I wouldn't trade them in the world for anything!! Enjoy the time with hubby and Blossom. They go so fast!!


Sue G said...

So lovely to read your blog tonight,what a lovely way to spend time with Mr Elefantz and Blossom. Time spent with family is so very precious....enjoy.

The baby quilt looks so cute.....looking forward to seeing more tomorrow and also Blossom's project.
Take care,

Maggey and Jim said...

How cute, and hasn't the time passed so quickly?? I love Rosemary and Thyme, it used to be on our PBS but haven't seen it for a long time. Did you ever watch As Time Goes By?? That was a good show too.. The quilt is adorable and love the little snail,, does he have a name??

Anonymous said...

LOVE the snail!!! Cute quilt.

Dolores said...

What a cute little snail. Lucky Blossom. I knew there must have been a very good reason why you have been absent from the blog. Enjoy!

Allie said...

I've missed you dear one, but I understand perfectly - I'm glad you're enjoying these days with your family. I love the sneak peek of your baby quilt! Everything you do is golden.

FlourishingPalms said...

You're such a thoughtful mom to be making things for Blossom's hope chest. That looks like a very pretty baby quilt. What a lucky daughter she is.

B J Elder said...

The quilt is wonderful! What a great gift.
I love the Miss Marple and Rosemary and Thyme shows too. Great ones to have on while quilting!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Jenny,

Love the sneak peek of the baby quilt.
Sounds like you've been having a wonderful few days...sunset cross country walks...ahhh

Hugs, Sharon

Lurline said...

Your baby quilt is just gorgeous, Jenny - for one day - it will be lovely!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Annie Bee said...

Can't wait to see the whole baby quilt. Enjoy the last few days together as before you know it they have finished school and moved out.

Deb said...

Jenny, so good that you have managed to take time to relax and so important for us to spend time with our families isn't it. Enjoy every minute of it.
Loving the wee baby quilt - you're keen making it for Blossoms Hope Chest, my DD will laugh at me and tell me "not to go there".
hugs to you and Blos.

SewAmy said...

the baby quilt looks soooo cute.