Long Absence

October 16, 2013  |  Featured Posts


Staying away for such a long time was unintentional – I really don’t know why creating a new post has taken me so long.
I think one of the reasons is that I haven’t stitched at all for months.

Instead I’ve been doing this…………

I’m sorry the photo is not good quality but the light is awful. It’s getting dark so early today as it’s raining.

I’ve been doing a little knitting instead of stitching but even so I’ve not got much to show for the last couple of months. I think that taking care of my mum sometimes takes more of my time than I realise.
Added to that I’ve been settling my son into college life. He’s very fortunate to be able to study at a local Rural College where he is doing a course in Horticulture and Garden Design.
Here he is with his dad and Brandy……….

My Three Boys


We went to Wales and The Lakes in early August and although the weather wasn’t perfect it was okay and lovely to get away for a break.





I’m hoping that I feel inclined to stitch sometime soon – I’ve still been popping into stitcher’s blogs but not quite as often as usual. I’m keep thinking that all your lovely work might inspire me to pick up a needle again – this is the longest break I’ve ever had and I suppose I’m worried that I may never go back to it.

I’ll leave you today with the girls relaxing – they still continue to wreak havoc with anything remotely crafty and entertain us on a daily basis. Take care.


10 Comments


  1. It’s lovely to see your post Ann! I love the begonia – I’m trying my hand at overwintering my begonia this year. We shall see how that turns out.

    I love that little wee bunny. Very sweet. It’s nice to see your travel photos too. And that last one of the girls, I’m amazed at the differences in colour between them. For some reason, I had it in my head from their kitten days that their colours were the same!

    Hope to see you back here soon!

  2. Glad to hear from you and that all is well. Our oldest is attending University now too. And we are also so very glad he is living at home with us.=)

  3. Such beautiful scenery!

    Your knitted rabbit is so cute, as are your girls. It is so sweet that they like to snuggle up!

  4. Good to see a post from you! Love your knitted bunny — so cute! It’s funny, I’ve been feeling like my shoulders are starting to ache from Knitting! Very strange, and the opposite problem from you. Love the scenery from your trip. Good luck to your son at college, and hope that your mom is doing ok.

  5. Good to see a post from you Ann! I love your little knitted bunny. I think that caretaking really takes it out of a person. I am lucky if I have the desire to stitch. Most nights, I just want to lie down and watch a bit of tv before it all starts over again. I am sure your stitching mojo will return soon. The girls are so cute! I love their coloring and how they snuggle with each other.

  6. Ann, it sounds as though you have a lot on your plate as it is. I enjoyed the photos of your holiday and your sweet girls. I hope school goes well for your son.

  7. Lovely to see a little note here Ann.

    Your little bunny is really cute, I love her! Good luck to your son with his studies. This time of the year a lot of stitchers seem to feel the need for needles and wool, its probably the onset of the cooler and darker evenings.

  8. Nice to see you post, and to catch up on your news. I hope your stitching mojo comes back 🙂

  9. Lovely to hear from you Ann, I hope life calms down for you.
    Your bunny is very cute

  10. Your little knitted bunny is such a darling. A really nice substitute for the lost stitching mojo. But maybe the mojo will soon be back.
    Great pictures from your vacation. And all the best to your son on college.

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