Thursday, 5 February 2009
Snow and (little bit of ) crafting and snow ;-)
We have had a ball. Yes, it's been frustrating not being able to do as much work as I need to, but I'm so not going to sit in my rocking chair when I'm 95 bemoaning that fact. But I will remember the fun we've had. And so will the little Laces. Aside from anything, it's been so pretty. Just look at what was tipping off our patio doors and how gorgeous the garden looked...
Even Mr Lace, desperately trying to work from home, decided to take time out to build a sled. This story is one of those life coincidences I find so heartwarming. We unearthed the pallet in our garage - which we've set ourselves the task of clearing by the end of March. Haha. This has been in there since we moved in some 10 years ago, left by the previous owners, and we didn't know it was there. That's how bad our garage is.
Anyway, we dragged it out just before Christmas, saying we must get rid. And now, for the first time ever, we found we needed a sled... and there it was! The universe works in mysterious ways. I find coincidences like this happen all the time.
It was great fun. And I mean GREAT FUN!!!!
Yes, I had a go! (But not in the pictures, LOL).
Another benefit of children at home, is discovering that they can tidy up!
I was so pleased, looking at something in this picture. I've been lucky enough to sort out my duvet problem lately with the immense kindness of two lovely members of the Shabbychic forum. More about this in a later post! I don't know how I'd do without this forum now, but the kindness of people to go out of their way that is shown on there is wonderful to experience. Anyway, my middle daughter was desperate for her own pretty duvet, as she's getting too old for the ones she has. I couldn't find her something at the right price, and was beginning to feel incredibly bad about it. However, this links to what I mentioned about things happening at the right time in a quite incredible way. I walked into a charity shop last week, and found this Laura Ashley duvet cover and pillowcase, hardly used. She adores it. The same person had obviously had a clear out and I got an equally yummy one for my son. Each cheap as chips. So that's sorted.
Of course, if I'm honest, my first thought was to cut it up for my fabric craving. But dd really did come first! I do have some scruples...!
Of course, the snowpeople got bigger and bigger...
I've taken another look at my lovely Zakka sewing book, though the results aren't too brilliant. But it was fun...
Still amazed at the sheer depth of snow.
And the fluffiness.
And best of all, we had two wonderful evening meals with people who are rather special in my life but who I see too little of. At one, we even played Christmas music...it was magical.