Friday, 4 April 2014

hello again

Oh dear, long time no blog post.  Did you think I'd given up?  No, I'd hate to stop blogging completely, I've been missing it loads, but there hasnt been the right combination of time and energy.

I dont want this blog to become a baby-centred blog, but obviously your first child is a big part of anyones life, and with my life there doesnt appear to be much room for anything else!  So, there will be sewing, but there will be baby stuff too; after all, this was never meant to be a sewing only blog in the first place.

Molly turned 3 months old this week.  Weird.  Already its hard to believe that she was ever so tiny, she is growing so fast.  And as for remembering a time without her....  Was there ever?  Really?  Nah.... dont believe you.

She smiles now, pretty much on demand too which is fun.  Grampa gets most of them, but then he's a funny guy.  She is no longer screaming all the time either.  Phew.  But she is a bossy wee lass.  She is wonderfully well behaved most of the time, and so unbelievably adorable when she smiles, but yes, when she has had enough of anything she lets you know in no uncertain terms and you'd better bloody fix it fast mummy.  Unfortunately mummy is mostly clueless as to what particular thing little moo is tired of, and never fast enough at fixing things...  Just as well granny is here!

In other news, Miss Ellie had us all worried with 2 weeks of puking.  Most expensive hairball ever.  Huge relief all round that it was just a hairball.  I say hairball, but it was actually more like a 4", solid hair turd.  Gross.

The biggest news though is that I got to sew some this week!  Massive amount of help and encouragement and Molly watching from granny, and I am finally up to date with my bee commitments.  Although  I feel so bad for Fiona who will be receiving 3 months in one go...  So sorry!

Sneak peeks only I'm afraid.  It was so good to sew again though.  A little frustrating to have such limited supplies with me mind you.  God knows what I was thinking when I packed the fabric I brought.  Well, I guess its safe to say I probably wasnt thinking much at all, about anything, at the time.  As much as I love being at mum and dads, I'm not enjoying being separated from my stash, not at all.  A limb is missing...  Is it too unreasonable to consider spending £300 odd on a return flight and taxis just to spend an hour in my cupboard again?  (and come away with a 30kg suitcase full?)...

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Moo first

Today a very special group of wifies are meeting up for the weekend, and I cant be with them.  Again.  I've had my little sob and my little footstamping "snot fair".  Now I just want to tell them how much I miss them and how much I wish me and Moo could be with them.

I am of course talking about my Brit Bee chums.

I have another reason for this post though, and that is to thank them.  Little Molly Moo received her very own brit bee quilt!
Isnt it absolutely gorgeous?

And so very perfect, every last detail.  I LOVE the block.  The fabrics are all beeeeeautiful.  The quilting is gorgeous loopy lovehearts.  And I love a stripey binding.  

And the backing just couldnt be better.  It says everything.


See how excited she is?!  Unfortunately she's still a month or two away from photogenic smiles or holding herself up or still....But hey, awake, no bottle and not screaming!   We'll get there though, and this quilt will be with her all her life, so there will be plenty more pics to come. 

Thank you ladies, sending MASSIVE Moo cuddles to you all.  

Monday, 24 February 2014

Cupboard love

Well.  Me, man, Molly moo and MissEllie made the big journey south (still very north...) successfully!

Funny how it only takes a minute to take over when there's a moo involved...

But we're settling in nicely.  


Narcoleptic's Baby in a Cupboard!

Pretty cool changing station, no?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Well chums, my little Molly is five weeks old now, and it has been a rough ride!
I've not been very well - thank you so much for all the lovely comments on the last post - but I'm getting better now.

And Molly... Well, she is fighting fit. Fighting being the key word...  my goodness she has a strong set of lungs on her and a steely determination NOT to sleep.  She screams, she grunts and strains and whines and groans and, well, there's no "ooooh" "aaahh" or "coooo".  Nope.  Frankly she sounds more like a constipated angry parrot.  All the time.  Even when she's (eventually) sleeping....  She has an enormous appetite and is growing really fast.

I havent done any sewing to tell you about.  I havent done anything at all other than change nappies, do laundry, make feeds up, stick bottles in her mouth, cuddle, rock, walk, and play with her, and cry and tear my hair out every day and night about what on earth my wee miss is so angry about!!!  I've had the all clear that there is absolutely nothing wrong, its apparently just a phase she will grow out of eventually.  Cheery thought.....

I do have a wee bit of news though.  Me and my wee family (Molly moo and Miss Elliecat) are going to live with Granny and Grampa for a wee while, since daddy will be going back to sea shortly.  Seriously cannot wait!!!  Fingers crossed our travel arrangements (two ferries) dont get messed up with all this stormy weather.  You never know, with granny and grampas help I might even get to sew again one day!

Off to get some earplugs and more headache pills, hope no one reading has been too affected by the rain.