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I have four days to go and I'm hanging on by the fingernails. Today, I boycotted a concert. J was singing 2 songs with his whole year, it was a 3 hour extravaganza. I decided to cut my losses.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2014 on (81) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Just think of the opportunities - when you are cross with the offspring or M you can tell them to talk to the hand.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on (65)2014 - hand - at {quilt} while you're ahead
Oh dear. Not so tasty. But the bag is pretty enough to take your mind off it!
The routine seems to have hit me full force post-Easter. Life, eh? Loving your placemats.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2014 on (60) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Hang in there Lily - though it is a tough thing for her to go through (and you, mama) if she is being well supported at school she has every chance of coming out of the other side a wiser and stronger individual. Hard to bear that in mind when, if you are anything like, me the mother lion in you just wants to rip the bullies to shreds.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on Romper at Tree Fall
Now I feel really ashamed. Like the evil fairy at the wedding. But I'm not - I hope they will be blissfully happy and they will know they have a dear friend who truly cares about them.
You go, dress girl!
These teenager things ARE a bit scary (but don't tell them I said so)! I'm not sure how ready I am to see the man within - there is still work to do!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2014 on (44) 2013 - 13 - at {quilt} while you're ahead
I like that you write in your cookbooks - mine are all annotated too! And Tessa Kiros' Banana Bread is my favourite (it's in Apples for Jam) - I love that she doesn't turn baking into some multi ingredient trauma.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2014 on (41) 2014 - cakes - at {quilt} while you're ahead
You know the best place? Gray Line Linen - okay, it is in New York, but needs must! And I'd just like to mention that I'd be more than happy to carry any bags and am undaunted in even the scariest of fabric shops...
Very elegant - Thimbleanna's comment made me snort with laughter in an unladylike fashion though.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2014 on (38) 2014 - pjs - at {quilt} while you're ahead
With a shawl that beautiful you can embrace your inner granny and wear it however you please (though backwards is popular with the young hipsters methinks)! And isn't it amazing how different a little sunshine makes us feel?
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2014 on definitely spring at Little Cotton Rabbits
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We ate lunch on the hoof, but it's roast pork for dinner - smelling good already! I too have a jar of marshmallow fluff in the cupboard - mine was purchased for whoopee pie filling. It is ludicrously sweet, but seems irresistible to children. M's Lisa Congdon homework looks much better than mine (not surprising).
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2014 on (36) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I keep telling you life is too short to clean a rugby boot. Or football, or hockey, or cross country trainer…..
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2014 on (33) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Oh the trauma. When ours broke, I had washing in various locations round the village with different friends. You could gauge the depth of our friendship by what I'd put in your machine - best mate got the undies. Slightly uppity neighbour, only work shirts.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2014 on Painting (not laundry) at kirstencan
I told both of mine that if they agreed to go in goal for Hockey that I would break their legs to avoid them having to play there. By the looks on their faces, I was convincing. Spa? Bliss. I wish.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2014 on (21) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Oh my word - that is really the most beautiful boxed pouch ever. You need something extremely precious and worthy to put inside.
Woo hoo - very exciting (and you are looking mighty lovely too). Roll on the publicity for your growing business.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2014 on Not publicity shy....for once! at French Knots
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Clever old you - and I love the variegated thread.
Ack - review time stirs everything up, doesn't it? Hope you've managed to keep your equilibrium (not easy when you are dealing with your own health issues too). My Dad's family is glaucoma-ridden, so I always get those odd air puff tests, but I have no useful first hand info to pass on to you. However, doctor mandated 'no strenuous exercise' sounds like an unexpected side benefit to me! All the more reason to sit and knit. And Amy has really crossed over the divide from child to young woman hasn't she? Your photos capture it so beautifully.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2014 on january at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Look at your amaryllis and breathe (well, in the moments when you aren't ferrying or standing in a field). I am luxuriating in my injured sportsman state - cannot believe how much more relaxed life is. But I'm sure your chickens will be grateful one day!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2014 on (14) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I know what you mean about blogs changing as children grow and pleased to see you striding forth under your own name!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2014 on refresh at tiny happy
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Pretty - and done! Well completed, you.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2014 on (11) 2014 - mittenS - at {quilt} while you're ahead
These offspring are the cause of many a grey hair. Little devils. One stitch at a time eh? Onwards!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2014 on (7) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I could use a pot of this - the kitchen still smells of the curry I cooked yesterday...
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Neighbor Gifts 2013 at kirstencan