Sunday, 15 January 2012

happy new year!

I have neglected my blog for a few months.....a mixture of apathy and self pity I think, but have decided to come back (thanks to a nudge from a wonderful cyber pal Diane) and just post whatever comes to mind, either creative stuff or about our lives as empty nesters here in the small town.

Don't get me wrong, its not half as bad as anticipated living in a child free house, Herb and I get on just fine, better than that in fact. We enjoy each others company and yet we give each other space and please ourselves , me with my sewing and stuff......him with running golf etc etc. The house is cleaner, tidier, cheaper to run but  we do miss them!! Anyhow to the end of all that negativity and onward.

Christmas was fab! the girls were home and we enjoyed our usual indulgent day; bucks fizz with breakfast, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels for 2 and bacon sandwiches for 2.......roast beef et al......a family movie, girls kept there onesies on(those all in one things from a certain cheap shop here in the UK)....purrrfect.... next 2 days reserved for family stuff, all good this year.

I made quilts for pressies.......4 in all,and a couple of cushions so I guess that kept me busy in the latter part of the year. All well received especially the Grinch quilt by youngest.

this for eldest

this for friends(well a version of as I forgot to take snap!)

 this for youngest

cushions for friends

 this for niece

 loved it much more pleasurable than shopping!

 also i have a new toy......

the old phone died on me annoyingly a couple of days before Christmas so egged on by youngest I got one of these......welcome to the 21st century said my pals......wasn't sure at first, but am hooked. Got flickr, blogger and pinterest  apps. let me know of any other really useful ones.....

be back very soon x


  1. Hurray - your back!!! Glad that you are all OK and doing well. Your quilts look lovely - where did you get the fabrics from? Can't wait to see what you do next. xxxxx

  2. nice to see you back, your quilts are amazing. glad you had a good Christmas.

  3. Hi there, it's so nice to have you back! I love your posts because you're living almost the same life as me. My nest is empty too. Just like you we're enjoying the peace and quiet, the tidy house, and it is so much cheaper!!!! Your sewing is so lovely!
    Good luck with the phone ... I'm still firmly in last century with mine.

  4. A onesie Christmas what a great idea!

  5. Welcome back!
    What lovely Christmas sewing! re empty nests - our eldest has now graduated and returned home!! still trying to find work!!

  6. Good girl!Lets keep each other motivated....
    IPhone a good choice!

  7. Welcome back ! Your quilts are gorgeous - no wonder you've been away from Blogging - so busy making those lovely presents !
    When hubby & Jess were away the house was so tidy ! Everyone is home now & I nag them to keep tidy. Joe doesn't see the point of making the beds. I told him it keeps me happy.

    Hubby & Jess have IPhones & hers got dropped over board & is now "sleeping wiv da fishes!" A big discussion at Vodafone took place but they eventually replaced it on her insurance.