Sunday, April 07, 2013

A whole new world

I can't believe how long it has been since I last wrote. 

There have been lots of changes in my life in the last couple of years. In March 2012 I became a grandmother to a beautiful little girl who is a totally wonderful light in all our lives. 
My two younger daughters finally left home and for the first time in our married life my hubby and I were on our own with just the dog for company. I have to admit that it was wonderful while it lasted. A month ago our youngest daughter came back home with boyfriend in tow as his mum was down sizing and there wasn't enough room for all of them. Next week our middle daughter comes back home after being away for over a year. Her lease is up on her flat and she has changed jobs so is coming home to take stock and decide where she is going to go from here. I have also left my job as the stress was getting to me and I needed to recharge the batteries a little.
Fortunately for me my husband is very understanding and has helped me to clear out the spare room and create a space that is just for me. I can go in there and hide when the chaos around me is getting too much. I love my room and love creating in there. I do feel guilty sometimes about spending too much time in there. My passion at the moment is quilting and sewing in general. At the beginning of the year I signed up for a beginners patchwork and quilting class and loved it. To date I have made and completed one lap quilt, a Christmas table centrepiece and am almost finished with another lap quilt.