My life in Ipswich - incorporating One Step at a Time, my account of how I am slowly changing my life

Thursday, 30 December 2010

My Beautiful flowers

I was a very lucky mummy just before Christmas when the flowers you see above, arrived at my door with a note ' Thank you for everything over the last few months. I couldn't ask for a better role model as a mum. Your help and support means the world to me. Love Sian xxx'
Isn't that lovely?

Haven't the past two weeks flown by...... but in that time I've seen all my children, step-children, grandchildren, my mum and my sister so it has been a real family time. Just need Sian to give birth to my first granddaughter and it will be perfect.

Haven't been that productive sewing wise except for making Sian 4 of these lavender bags for the babies drawers: and making her a mei tai baby sling/carrier [ it's so large with all the straps etc I can't photograph it ]

Hope you all had a good Christmas and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year

Friday, 17 December 2010

The start of the Christmas holidays

At long last, the Christmas holidays begin. I feel so much more relaxed already. Tonight I've been sewing two Christmas stockings for Sian and Ian, and have made 3 stollens that are in the oven at the moment. Have some parcels to wrap tonight but will do that later. Finally some time to be creative and be 'myself' once again.
Tomorrow, weather being okay, we are off to see Sam in Norfolk, picking up Sian, Ian and my ex on the way. Let's hope the snow keeps away. Then on Sunday Joe and Emma are coming to stay. Some fun times ahead....

Thursday, 16 December 2010

I day to go..........

Only one day to go and then 17 days [including weekends] off work. The house look likes a bomb has hit it and I've got lots of sewing that needs doing - so there's plenty to do...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

2 days to go......and paper chain fum!!

The school holidays are getting nearer and nearer. Today I have been making paper chains but stupid me left one of the made chains on the floor and stood on it. I've managed to straighten it out a bit but am still feeling really annoyed with myself. After all they aren't cheap.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

3 days to go.......

Isn't it terrible wishing your life away? But somehow I can't help but wish it was Friday at 3.30pm.

Not much in terms of Christmas preparations completed today - one present handed out and that's it. Tomorrow I must try to do more - as school reports often say ' could do better!'

Monday, 13 December 2010

4 days to go..........

After a very difficult term there are only four more days to teach before the Christmas holidays begin. I have so much planned, that only a fraction will probably be achieved. One thing I am determined to do is relax. My batteries certainly need re-charging and a few days reading, crafting, spending time with Harry are just what the doctor ordered.

But before the weekend, there are presents to wrap, cards to write, stockings to make, a couple of stollens to bake and between all that I must teach classes of pupils, whose only thoughts are of having fun and Christmas. Good job, I am planning a Christmas Quiz and have a tin of chocolates to share around - hopefully that will keep them all happy on Thursday and Friday.