Crocus Time

March 31, 2014  |  Featured Posts

I was determined to fit in a post before March reached an end – this month has been a bit of a blur for me as I’ve spent most of it going backwards and forwards to hospital to visit my mum.
She fell at the start of the month and has been in hospital for four weeks. She’s getting home today so things should hopefully get back to being a bit more normal.

Stitching progress has been virtually non existent………….

…….and knitting progress, not much better…………….

I’m sorry I’ve not been visiting or commenting on blogs either and I must say I’ve missed it.
I mentioned in my last post about a sampler I had ordered from Australia. I tried to take a photo of the chart cover but it’s not a good image so I took a close up of part of it instead.
I’m not planning on stitching the whole thing, just parts of it.

I’ll keep this short today as I have to rush off to collect my mum from hospital. I’ll leave you with a few photos of Poppy as well as a ladybird which I had great difficulty in photographing.

…….after so much naughtiness, I need to relax…….

Thanks for stopping by and take care wherever you are.


  1. I am so very sorry about your mum. I am praying for her.
    What lovely projects in the works.
    Your flower photos are fantastic!

  2. Beautiful photos as always! I hope your life turns around for you soon so you can enjoy the Spring season!

  3. I hope your mother continues to recover – all the best. Lovely stitching and knitting, and gorgeous pictures (love the ladybird in particular, always enjoy seeing those)

  4. Ann, it’s lovely to see your post! I’m sorry to hear that your mom has been in the hospital all this time. I’m glad to hear she is recovering.

    It’s good to see that you’ve kept stitching and knitting. I like that new chart you bought! Gigi has some nice and different samplers.

    That Poppy is such a pretty girl, even if naughty! That ladybird pic turned out well.

  5. So sorry to hear about your mother Ann but happy for you that she comes home today. Hope she is feeling much better.
    Lovely photos ,stitching and Knitting take care.

  6. I hope your Mum is feeling much better. I bet she is looking forward to getting home.

    Your new sampler looks pretty impressive. I’ll be interested to see which bits you decide to stitch in the future.

    Aah cats. They can never resist a box! My cat Giggsy who passed away last year would get into everything, boxes (even small ones), the laundry basket, the bath and even the fruit bowl!

    Have a great week.

  7. So sorry to hear about your mom’s fall but I am glad she is able to go home today. I hope she continues to feel better. Love your L*K piece. It’s hard to stitch when life is busy! Love the photos! Poppy is so cute!

  8. I’m so glad your mom is doing better and is on her way home. Hope her recovery is complete. Love the pics of Poppy — so cute! I like seeing your stitching and knitting too. It’s fun to see the knitting before it’s assembled into an animal!

  9. We’ve had a cardboard box in our family room for a month now. Each evening Parvati retreats inside the box for a bit of Quiet Time. I hope your mother is happy to be home once again.

  10. margaret stedman

    I do hope your Mum is doing well. I sympathise with you in the way “elder-care” eats into hobby time! I have enjoyed the beautiful photographs – Autumn here but we only get fallen acorns!

  11. Hello Ann!
    I am sorry to hear about your Mom’s fall. I hope that she is improving more each day.
    Lovely in progress projects.
    Sweet Poppy.
    I hope that you get some mild sunny weather this weekend!

  12. Lovely photos 🙂 Sorry to hear your Mum has been in hospital, I hope things quieten down now

  13. Get well wishes for you mother, I hope she is soon feeling much brighter. Now that she is home I hope she can rest and feel better with each passing day.
    Lovely knitting and stitching and such a pretty new chart that arrived with you.
    Aww sweet kitty, they do make you smile with their antics.
    The crocus is so welcome after the long dark winter we have had, you photographed it so well.

  14. So bad to hear about your mother’s fall and long stay at the hospital. I hope that her recovery has continued well after she came back home again

    That sampler that you ordered from Australia looks gorgeous. Have fun stitching it.

  15. Oh Ann, so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she is okay now and recovering well.

    Such lovely photos of your crocuses. That macro lens is really paying off. Gorgeous sampler from Australia. I can’t wait to see the motifs you choose to stitch! Hugs and prayers

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