Showing posts from September, 2011

Schools are Open - Hurray!

It's been a long 6 weeks with the kids off school and my shoulder still giving me pain that we didn't do as much as we usually do. However I did manage to get some stitching time in. After finally completing DS2's dragon I decided on a smaller project to do next. DH has been wanting me to stitch this for a while as it's going to be our family motto: Sue Hillis Designs I've also taken part on an Autumn exchange with my stitching group on Facebook. This is a photo of what I received from Carla. I saw the autumn sampler on her FB page and loved it, she designed it herself and send me a copy as part of the exchange. She also crocheted me a bag/holder for my kindle (couldn't cope without a kindle now!) and it's got lots of pockets for me to slide bits in as well.  Can't show you what I've sent to my partner as she hasn't received it yet. Here's my progress so far on my Castles In The Air. I've nearly finished part 2 and am so enjoying

Yummy Mummy? NOT!

After reading an online article on the Times Online I decided that I'm totally not a yummy mummy. If you fancy a read yourself hit the title post and it'll take you to it. Now on a school run day I think I've done great if all the kids leave the house in the correct clothes, with their hair done and with the right I've done great if I manage to drink my coffee hot! After dragging on the first top from the wardrobe with some jeans, attacking my mop of hair with a hairbrush and throwing water on my face I stagger around trying to co-ordinate the kids for a school day and put DH's lunch together, making sure obviously he's got the right shirt as he didn't mention the previous night that he needed one! We arrive at school, parking on the hill (hey it gives the kids a bit of a walk, staying healthy & all that!) where  DS1 who is now in Junior school takes off into the field to meet his friends. DS2's school is next door but he  immediate