Saturday, 6 March 2010

Been away too long...


Quilts stitched by Nana


Am drawing a line and starting again.


Too much has happened since I last blogged, I wouldn't know where to begin. From discovering a pain in the back of my knee was actually a blood clot which travelled to my lung (scary), and then having to live with being on anti-coagulants whilst hundreds of questions whirl through my head (a bit like The Night Before Christmas' descripton of "while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads") only mine were more sombre. It's something I have to live with now, but not something I want hanging over my every movement. I'm still on Warfarin but not sure for how long so I am leaning on the Beloved and rejoicing that I am still here!

Anyway...we have fallen in love with two new places. Southwold in Suffolk and Coverack in Cornwall. Both holiday destinations last year and we have already booked to go back. I could move to Southwold, and it's not just because they have a shop that sells Cath Kidston (but of course, that helps). There is just a feel to the place which speaks Home to me. Coverack is the same, but too far to have a holiday home (if we could afford one!). The view from our rented house was sublime - I just have to see it again!

I have been doing a fair bit of sewing, and have finally learnt to Crochet, thanks to Miss Moss Stitch who patiently reversed all her crochet so that I could learn (I'm left-handed). I just need to master the famous Granny Square. I have knitted a gorgeous baby hat for a friend, some fingerless gloves and sewn lots of little presents for friends. My next crochet is a few tops for me which I will share when I've actually cut the pattern out!

We have five more additions to the family - three more hens and two bunnies. Together with our three other hens and hamster, we now have a little menagerie. If only I could persuade Mr Cupcake to get a dog. Maybe one day!