Thursday, 8 January 2009

Looking forward to a better year.

Sorry for not being around since xmas but my last guest left on Sunday that was my sister, it was her birthday on Saturday, she came to stay on New years day. Well i was hoping to writitng this in a good mood, but on Monday the inevitable happened my son and son-in-law where given redendency notice, my son has a little girl of 1 1/2 years and my son-in-law has 2 boys of 5 and 8 and little Maisy who is 5 months old, my daughter is now cutting her maternity leave short and going back to in the middle of February instead of the beginning of July, so that means i will resume looking after them 4 days a week so my crafting hours will be cut short to the weekend. Well enough said about that we had a lovely family christmas plenty to eat and drink and lots of laughter. My son and his wife and little Joshua came to stay with us xmas eve, we put some reindeer food on our doorstep for them to eat here is a photo of him doing this and then when we had left a mince pie for santa and a carrot for rudalph he went to bed with great ease. Here is a photo of my lovely daughter-in-law hayley on the right and on the left is my wonderful 14 year old daughter Lauren, they get on really well, well we all do. We had a great day and on boxing day morning they were ready to leave us at 6:30 Am, so that Hayley got to work on time as she is a community nurse and was at work that day, i do love her to bits, she regulary phones me up for a chat or advice which is very lovely to know she respects what i have to say.
Before bed we cut out some templates of footprints and sprinkled glitter over, it looked like santa had walked to Joshuas presents out of the fire place, his face on christmas morning was a picture.
My cousin and her husband come from France, my daughter Louise came up with her little family and brought my 70 year old aunt with them my other daughter and family came and my son dean came with his partner and little jessica a fun time was had by us all.
On new years eve we stayed in with a buffet and drinks and played on bowling on the Wii all those with children joined us and we saw the new year in watching local fireworks. Well with christmas over and the decorations down it was time to go shopping. At our local garden centre i found these lovely picture frames in their natural state just waiting for me to do something lovey to them what a bargin for £5.00 each. I will show you again when they have been hopefully transformed well i think that i have bored you enough and i will sign off hope its not too long before i blog again,
God bless,
Pat .
P.s i have been reading all your blogs over christmas, i can not resist seeing what you are up to.


The Whispering Poppies said...

Wow! It sounds like you have one BIG happy family! And you had such a busy and wonderful holiday season (and a trip to NYC to boot)! Thank you for your note on my blog - hubby and I really adore watching those older BBC series. I hope your son and son in law are able to be working again... the situation over there sounds just like it is over here sadly.

Rubyred said...

Hi Pat
Thanks for popping by my blog.The Embroidered Treasures book is lovely.I've just been reading your blog,you are one clever lady! I love the coats you have made for your grandchildren,just beautiful!I hope to go to New York in 4 years when my friend is 50,we've started to save for it now!Sorry to hear the bad news about your family with their jobs,worrying times at the moment,I hope things get better for them.
Rachel x

The sewing room said...

Hi there thanks for stopping by its nice to meet you I have just been looking at your shop you are very clever and very busy well as arnie says I will be back
by for now Pat

Tatty Mum said...

Hello Pat, thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog is so lovely to know people visit.
It sounds like you had a full family Christmas, it must be lovely that you all get on so well.
Sorry about the lost of jobs, it really isn't a good time for many people at the moment is it. Hope it's not to long before they find new jobs.

Joanne xx

Little Knitter Gem said...

Hi Pat

Many thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely encouraging message!! It's always nice to meet fellow crafty ladies! :) Best of luck to you and your family for this new year - I am sure that things will work out just fine.

P.S - The place in Goldthorpe you go to - is it an unassuming little fabric shop on the main road through the village? If it is, I love that place!! I used to spend hours in there as a student when I did medieval reenactment, looking at all the fabrics and clambering over them all in the upstairs fabric room. Pure bliss!! And his wools are excellent value. I remember a dove grey wool I bought from him that was made into a kirtle (medieval dress). I LOVED that dress!! :)

Gemma x x

missliz said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the picture frames. Don't you just love a blank canvas!?

Thecraftytrundler said...

Those picture frames are fantastic bargains!! I have never seen any like those before, they're lovely!
Like your blog, you are one very busy person.
I hope your boys soon find work, and I wish you all the best. My boyfriend Dave works with the building trade, and it is very quiet at present. Let's hope things pick up soon.

Take care

Sharon x