I have completed Lucys cardigan at last,and I am quite pleased with the results.I dont think I would have quite got so in to this if I had not had such terrible back pain recently as I am still a seamstress girly by nature but i have actually really enjoyed cozying up at night with a good film and my knitting needles,its defiantly a winter hobby.
Lucy actually hated the cardigan and I had to bribe her to wear it for me so I could take some photos.!! Just typical!!
She did wear it though when we went out later that day to have a little brows round the last of the sale bargains.......I just about cleared out Jarrold store of their joules sale items I cant resist I got a dress for Lucy reduced from £32.00 to £ 8.00 now that's a result!!
Anyway here is the finished cardigan
When we were out today I went to visit a new store that has opened called Hobby Craft and I just know i am going to be a regular there it was 2 floors of everything craft and I was like a kid in a candy store,in fact Andrew had to about drag me out of there .
You can try out all the stuff as well in the craft corner so you get to see how things work
I came away with some new wool to knit Daniel a hat..........watch this space I may get it finished before winter is out
When you have spent ages strategically placing you soldiers in prime spots to commence battle then how could they possibly be moved so that army Sergeant Daniel can do some piano practice!!!
A clever tactic on Daniels behalf and as you may tell his new years resolution is not to concentrate on scales and chords.
I knew this piano would give us hours of enjoyment for all the family
I have also made no resolution this year either as mostly mine are to get fit and lose weight and that may last a few days at most.........although this year I really am going to get fit and lose weight!!!!
I have decided that its come to a time when Andrew and I need to make extra special time together,we are always so busy with the children that we sometimes neglect our relationship,I can count on one hand the times we have made a date with each other and gone out with no children and this year that will all change and we have decided that we are going to make that extra effort to get out together rather than one of us staying in to babysit while the other one goes out and I'm looking forward to my first date of 20011 already.
We are already back in to the swing of routine here and Christmas is almost a distant memory although I did find a couple of photos from the end of 2010
Chrismas morning ( I actually forgot I had taken these as it was some enearthly hour in the morning)
During the christmas period I have little time to do what needs to be done let alone any posts,top that off with siatica pain on every movement,dosed up the eyeballs on pain killers and maybe you can understand my lack of cheery christmas posts....bahhh humbug!!!
I worked through it though and had a wonderful christmas time with a big focus on friends as well as family this year and it made christmas extra special to spend some time with great friends.
I was spoilt christmas day by rebecca who cooked a fantastic meal for us all,even though she put the oven on grill for the first 3 hours,the turkey was fine and cooked to perfection,maybe grilling is the way to go!!!
I was amazed at Lucys understanding of the whole christmas thing,she was very in to it all (my party girl) right down to choosing her own outfit and shoes for christmas day,she has style!!
I sadly didnt take pictures this year as I could barely lift myself up let alone a camera so I am afraid this year I will just have my memory of events and those I will cherish! My back is not good right now and so I have not been very creative either although have taken up some knitting,project cardigan!!
One thing that has brought me great joy this holiday season is how well lucy has come on with her speech,its truly amazing and very understandable
Last night she rattled this big sentence off as I was putting her to bed
Me "Time to go bed now Lucy"
Lucy "Ok,Me go in my bed,Gaga (her name for Daniel) go his own bed,he naughty,mummy go bed,daddy go bed,megeg go bed,everybody go to bed.
she then lay in bed chatting to her doll asking dolly if she had missed her and that she needed to put her covers on
It was so sweet and its great now to hear her opinions and her humor is amazing,she is very funny and cheeky and now she can use words to express her personality,im loving this independance its giving her and she loves it too,she is soaking up these words and putting them in to context.
Also just to document another first,this time for my big boy Daniel,he has lost his first baby tooth,and guess what ................the tooth fairy came to our house last night.