Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner
16May

Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 'Girls' Night In' book. I really enjoyed the blog tour and reading about your favourite crafts. I'm a bit late posting this week as it's been non-stop here but I wanted to stop by and have a catch up as well as announce the winner of the giveaway...

I used random.org to pick a winner. Discounting Claire's comment (Claire already has a copy - you can read her review here) the numbers 2-25 were entered and the winner was:

Comment Number 24: Emmasblethers

Congratulations Emma, if you could email me your address I will get it sent out to you :)

Things have been so busy here this week, Lulu's been poorly and I've been trying to squeeze in work and organising K's birthday around her. When K was 9 I asked her what she would like for her birthday and she said: 'a bunch of flowers like you get on yours' - I thought that was the sweetest thing. Every year since then I've given her flowers on her birthday to put up in her bedroom. This year I found one of these mini flowering plants - I'll see how she gets on with it. I'm not very good with houseplants I either forget to water or over water - I'm hoping that's not something I've passed on!

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Last year (after the birthdays were done for the year) I tried to get organised and created a 'birthday box' where I could store my ridiculous collection of paper napkins. I felt quite happy when I remembered it this afternoon!

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I still can't believe I am going to be the mother of a 13 year old. I was 20 when I had K and I remember being so fearful of letting her down. She's taught me so much about myself and motherhood, given me strength, unconditional love and made me determined to be the best I can be. I'm so proud of the woman that she is becoming; loving, kind, smart, thoughtful, funny & loyal (and increasingly camera shy!). My birthday wish for her, as always, is a life of fulfillment, love and good health (and the hope that I will be there to share it with her.)

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Happy 13th Birthday my sweet, sweet girl.

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Speaking of celebrating these two will be following shorty with their 4th and 7th birthdays. It's great to see how they've become such friends. I love this picture; to me it just sums up childhood. I took it with my iPhone on the Bank Holiday, the circus had arrived at a field nearby and they were both desperate to go. I snapped this as we were about to walk home after the show when they were still full of magic.

Anyway, with Lulu's birthday only a few weeks away I've become determined to finish the blanket I started for her a year ago! I've been working on joining the squares most evenings. Sadly for me, I gave up sewing in the ends as I went along so I have a very big 'sewing in' session to look forward to shortly :(

I'm really happy with how it's looking so far and it's so soft - I'm using Rooster Almerino (love). There are several more rows to join and then I'm hoping to add a nice big border. I'm hoping that blogging my progress will help keep me focused (please keep me focused!)

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So that's it for now, hopefully I will have something 'finished' to share soon.

Have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now. Em xx

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