Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter



A much belated post, I am sorry, but I've been so taken up with mum and stuff I haven't felt like sitting down and faffing with blog posts. That sounds awful doesn't it? When I really enjoy blogging. And I haven't been busy-busy, just tired with lots of hospital visits and driving. I have managed lots of lovely musical treats and seeing friends, but the effort of taking photos and putting the post together has been a bit beyond me.


However, I would like to thanks everyone for the lovely comments you've left - I guess quite a few of us have been in a similar position, I have been really touched by the kind thoughts. And outside of blogland too, family and friends, and facebook friends from all over the Globe, just that contact, you know?

Mum is improving in her mobility after the hip replacement but her wound has been leaking a lot which has knocked her back, and she gets confused - but she knows she's confused - we have some great and hilarious conversations at times!


So I have done a bit of sewing, and here to prove it - I have actually finished and bound the Sunflower Farm Quilt! Hurrah! How long has that been hanging around??? All ready for Norfolk Open Studios next month. EEEeeeek! Already!




And finished the final One Bird cushion cover with help from Stitch and Bitch friends as I could not work out how to fold and cut the back to make the opening for the cushion, being somewhat spatially challenged! I made the buttons from stiff card and felted wool.





So I hope the Easter break is a happy one in your home, and you are enjoying the holiday. I meant to blog earlier and entreat you all to boycott Nestlé Easter eggs but I've left it too late - that is a post for another day perhaps.

Again, thanks for your lovely kind thoughts, and have a brilliant holiday, whatever you are doing!



28 comments:

  1. We've missed you Lynne but understand where you're coming from. Life does get in the way at times. So glad your mum is on the mend and I'm sure she's feeling better because she knows she's got you there right behind her. You need to take care of yourself too though and I'm sure your music is something that helps you relax as well as your sewing. Have a wonderful Easter and catch up again soon.
    Patricia x

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    1. Bless you Patricia, nice to know. The music is a huge part of what keeps me sane! Lxx

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  2. Happy Easter to you as well. You should only blog when you truly feel like Lynn and it sounds like you have quite a lot on your plate at present. I am a follower and will see new pots as they appear . Lovely flowers!

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    1. I'd be saying exactly the same as yo, to someone else! But you do get kind of bothered that you have let so much time go by without posting, or even reading other posts. But yes, there's a lot happening just now. The lilies were a gift from my almost-daughter-in-law Vicki and they have lasted and lasted and filled the air with delightful perfume, and a beautiful sight. I have enjoyed them enormously! Lxx

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  3. Travelling to and from hospital is an enervating experience, that is without going round in circles looking for a parking space. Then the time spent inside breathing stale air doesn't help at all. I had my fill of that several years ago. Take time out for you when you need to, I am sure that we will all be there with you in spirit. The cushion is lovely and making buttons as you did is inspirational, I can never find buttons the right size and colour for my makes, I will have to save this idea for after my move. Take care. Pam x

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    1. Hi Pam, yes, it is the grindingly repetitious nature of visiting, and the fact that it takes out a whole afternoon - every afternoon! And it makes meal planning awkward - when shall have our main meal....etc etc. The one good thing about Swaffham is there is no parking fee! And the care is good.
      The buttons are so easy to make- just ensure you dig two holes where you sew the button on, in the card before you cover it! And thanks for your lovely comment, it really does mean a lot.Lx

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  4. PS. Look forward to reading about the Easter Eggs, I never eat them, the chocolate tastes funny to me. Pam

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    1. Yes, that is a rant for another day!!

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  5. Hi Lynne, wishing you a peaceful and happy Easter. I hope things improve with mum, I guess these things take time, glad you manage the occasional giggle with her though! Take care of yourself and I always look forward to reading your posts whenever they pop up.

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    1. Hi Jay, we are getting there with mum - we just don't know yet where 'there' is yet!! And likewise with the posts - I do hope you managed to grit your teeth and stick to your guns - but I suspect not....... Lxx

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  6. Lovely flowers and stunning quilting, its so nice to get a long standing project finished isnt it . I hope your Mum continues to improve and makes a good recovery. Keep laughing and playing your music, its so good for the soul. Have a lovely Easter. Karen xx

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    1. Hi KAren, yes, I blush to admit how long that quilt has been languishing unfinished! I jsy hate doing the binding, but once it's on I love the hand hemming. And you have a great Easter too, and thankyou for posting Lxx

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  7. Lynne I love your blog and this post especially. It is great that you have your hobbies and creative pursuits to take your mind off things and have some time to yourself. I hope your Mum recovers swiftly. She is doing so well. Take care and just write when you feel up to it.

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    1. Thanks Ali, and lovely to "meet" you! I can't quite get the hang of this 'circles' business, but left you a comment, hope you got it! Visiting mum in half an hour, need to go and get ready now! xx

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  8. Blimey, no wonder you are tired, travelling to Swaffham. It might not be that far to drive per se but accumulatively, it all adds up. How will we know when to visit your Open Studio?, if you are still opening of course. Sending you a virtual hug as someone who has been there previously, but no longer.

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    1. Hi Dc, yes, it's about a 32-35 mile round trip, but all in all it is a whole afternoon, and you do feel you are never off the road. Open Studio runs from Sat 24th May until Sat 7th June, so 2 weeks including weekends. I will make sure to herald it loud and clear on here; it is at my S&B friend Yvonne's so I won't be there every day, but again, we should have worked out more or less how we are going to run it - barring hospital/mum etc so can let you know.
      Virtual hugs gratefully received! You can never have too many! Lx

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  9. well i think a sense of humour is very important when you have an ageing parent - i know we had plenty of laughs with my dad until he got so bad he didn't know who we were!! that's a different and very sad time then of course ....... we have just returned from a flying visit to my son and his family "up north" and after unpacking and putting a wash load on i am ashamed to say i devoured my cadbury's swirl easter egg - i did try to boycott cadbury's when they left the uk to start production in poland BUT i am weak willed in the chocolate department!! looking forward to the rant about nestle - i do like a good rant!! i agree with everyone else please do not worry about being awol sometimes - you need to have "chill" time and blogland still goes on revolving - i love all your projects but especially your sweet little button have a great easter and take care xxxx

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    1. Hi Lynne, yes, so many of us have "been there", and it is so good to have that support, just knowing people are thinking about you.

      The 'Boycott Nestlé' i will go into in more depth, it is more serious, I think, even than Cadbury's sell-out. But never feel guilty about having a chocolate habit! Lxx

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    1. Thanks Janey - you too! (Though it is nearly over for those if us without children at home!)

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  11. Hello Lynne, I am your newest follower. I discovered your lovely blog through Fiber Rainbow blog. Your blog is awesome. You are a very talented lady. I am also a retired nurse for 2 years. Your garden is beautiful. Hugs Judy

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    1. Hello Judy, thanks so much! I've been across to see your lovely blog also. Isn't it great to meet other bloggers through the bloggers we follow? Happy ester to you!

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  12. That quilt is looking fabulous! Some things are worth the long haul effort and it's certainly one of them!

    I do hope your Mum continues to improve and that you got to relax a little over Easter. I know how you feel about putting blog posts together at times of stress, for me it's the images that are the killer, if I've not had time to do much then I don't have much to photograph.

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    1. Hi Annie, yes, Easter has been fine, good weather in the main, and 2 days off visits, being covered by Jim and brother-in-law, so i have had a good 'chill-out'! Looking forward to seeing your new look blog too! Lxx

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  13. Hope you had a lovely Easter, seems so long ago now! The quilt is amazing, and best of luck for your Open Studio event.x

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    1. Hi Felicity, yes it does, and here we are nearly at May Bank Holiday! I must crack on with the next post! Lxx

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  14. great blog I will be back with more time and a cup of tea to enjoy it .hx

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    1. Hello Bodkin, lovely to hear from you, and I do like your lovely blog as well. Your workshops sound "Such Fun"!!! Lxx

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