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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Half Term Catching Up

Where did October go? Time is definitely getting away from us at the moment and last weeks half term went by in a finger snap.

It was my mum's birthday on Sunday so we wanted to do something special, even more so after the horrendous year my parents have had. It was half term last week so it seemed a good opportunity for Imogen to go and spend a few days with her grandparents, perhaps help her granny out a bit as well as spending time with them (Imogen adores her granny and wishes so much that they lived closer to us). Adam and his family took Imogen down at the beginning of the holiday, we were supposed to go as well, but I was full of a nasty cold and as my dad is waiting for heart surgery he mustn't get ill. My mum was able to spend some good quality time with her great grandson as they stayed over and had a lovely time with Imogen too. Andrew and I went down at the end of the week to pick her up (I tried to keep my distance from dad so he wouldn't catch any germs from me) and had a lovely afternoon and good catch up.

I need to establish a routine that fits our new little charge in and still gives me some crafting time as well as everything else that needs doing. How easily one forgets how much time little ones gobble up, though worth every minute, just look how sweet Zack is in his little Gruffalo jumper.




I've managed to spend a bit more time on the cross stitching for Zack's stocking. Last timeI showed you



it's starting to take a bit more shape now. Still a long way to go, but you can see the snowman beginning to appear with the little penguin on his hat.



I've also been doing some crochet on a jumper for Imogen. Last time on here I showed you the rib with the marble yarn



I've done the front design now so it's on track for Christmas.



I haven't spent any time in my craft room for a couple of weeks, so I'm hoping I may have an evening there soon. I have so many ideas of things I want to make and do, just in need of more time. It hasn't helped having a nasty cold and wow, hasn't the temperature dropped all of a sudden!

Here's another photo of our beautiful grandson having fun with his nanny and grandpops.




Take care
xxx

35 comments:

  1. I think I've said it before but I'll say it again. I wish I lived near you, I would love you to teach me to crochet you are do skilled. Love the snowman and jumper.

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  2. I don't know where the time's going either, it doesn't seem two minutes since last Christmas and yet this Christmas is nearly upon us already. Zack is so cute and he looks so cosy in his Gruffalo jumper.

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    1. This year seems to have gone even quicker than usual x

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  3. What adorable photo's of Zack, he is just so huggable!

    Your two pieces are coming along well, and I'm sure will be ready for Christmas.

    It really is getting chilly now isn't it, we were scraping ice off of the car windscreen the other morning. Not fun!!!

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I do seem to spend a great deal of time kissing and cuddling him x

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  4. Gorgeous Grandson, won't be 5 minutes till he's dashing about and causing chaos!

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    1. Thank you, yes I’m making the most of him being stationary x

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  5. Such a cute photo of Zack! : )
    Good progress on the cross stitch and jumper.

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  6. There can never be too many photographs of gorgeous Zack. He's adorable. I hope your cold has gone or is at least swiftly on it's way. X

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    1. Definitely on its way out now, luckily I didn’t infect anyone else x

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  7. Lovely. Hope your Dad gets through.

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    1. Thank you, hopefully it’ll be done in December x

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  8. Lovely photos! Make the most - they grow up so fast! Your cross stitch is coming along beautifully.

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  9. Awwwwwwwww...little Zack couldn't be any cuter. And, the crafts will wait. As they say ......babies don't keep. So, enjoy his baby time while you can.

    He looks like such a sweet little boy.

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    1. Thank you, I know, it doesn’t seem 5 minutes since his dad was a babe in arms x

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  10. He's so cute. I hope you feel better soon. That jumper is really coming along nicely! Pretty color.

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  11. Little Zack is just adorable Cheryl. Gosh I don't know how you manage looking after him 3 days a week as I have just had my youngest grandson for the day & I am shattered. And the place looks like a bomb site!!! I just don't have the energy I used to have for some reason !!

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    1. I’m sure we’ll feel like that when he starts running about x

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  12. Such a little darling - precious as can be! Yes, the time just keeps running away from us, but babies grow so fast. Lovely stitches - hope your Dad's surgery goes well. xx K

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  13. Time really is flying by isn't it?
    It has also gone very cold. Today here is cold and very damp so I have just put the heating on....and it's only just lunchtime.
    The cross stitch is looking gorgeous....and that jumper....WOW is all I can say about that.
    Hope you find more crafting time.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you, I’m hoping to get some time at the weekend x

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  14. Oh my, a sweet heart.
    xx oo
    2017 is just going by so fast. I am in shock that our Thanksgiving will be here!!
    I do like your sewing.

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  15. They do grow up so fast, so you have to enjoy these precious times, I know you love your crafting so I hope you can manage to do all the things you want to. xx

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  16. Lovely photos of Zack, they grow up so quickly, where does the time go!
    Great progress on Zack's Christmas stocking and Imogen's jumper too, finding time to do any sort of crafting is hard when there is a baby to look after.
    Have a good weekend. x

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  17. Your little Zack is so sweet. Isn't he growing quickly. Love his smile. His stocking you are stitching is lovely.

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  18. Zack looks so sweet in his jumper, and at the end making a silly face. I just had a grandbaby, and I am filled with joy. She is precious, and her name is Francesca. Zack's stocking is coming along nicely. You are doing a fine job. I'm sorry you had a nasty cold. Guess what? I had a bad cold and sore throat, and it is now an awful cough. I finally took some garlic tablets and feeling better. I haven't been sick in such a long time, but I guess all the running around lately caught up with me. I hope you are feeling better too, Cheryl. Your posts always make me smile. : )

    ~Sheri

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  19. How lovely that your mum and dad got to spend time with Imogen and Zack too.
    My daughter would love the skull jumper you are making, she has a real thing for them too.
    Hope you find some crafting time.
    Lisa x

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  20. So nice of you all to treat your mum on her birthday and get to spend some fun family time. And that Zach! Adorable!
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. Little ones are so precious at this age, they grow so quickly and you blink and miss another milestone.
    Lovely crochet and great progress on the stocking.

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