Our family sure are praying that February will bring an end to the constant struggles we've been facing over December and January.
Today my 18yo baby boy accompanied me on an unplanned rush trip to Townsville, and whilst there he took me out to Sizzler for an early birthday lunch (the big day is not till February 21st). We don't get a lot of talk time alone together anymore, just the occasional pre-dawn hushed chatter while Mr E and Blossom sleep - we're both early risers you see.
Having him to myself for almost the entire day was a precious gift, and I once again marvelled at how these last 18 yearswith him could have passed us by so quickly. My baby is a man now....and yet, I remember his birth as though it were yesterday.
Years ago I would walk, or cook, or eat, in times of stress. Now I sew or declutter. This last week I've done a bit of both! I started with one of my bookcases, and now have all my craft books in the one place. In time I will paint it white, but for now I love that it is ordered...
I have also been finishing some new and revamped designs. Enjoy the parade...
...and these two below I can only show peeks of because they have been submitted to a US magazine and I won't know if they've been accepted for another week or so. :-)
I love the linen in the design below...
A wonderful find last week! I found all these vintage buttons on a trip to the op-shop to forage for more linen. Each card cost me just 15 - 35c each!
And last but not least, isn't she growing beautifully?
PS: I'll announce the random winner of the January Apron Challenge prize later this week. You have about 5 hours left to send me your entry photos. :-)