ScrapHappy October

It’s ScrapHappy Day again !!! A day for showing something made from scraps.

And another month here and we are still in lockdown !!!! We are all getting Lockdown Weary now … enough is enough I say … but it’s in the hands of the powers that be 😏

My sewing room at the moment… actually since the start of the Pandemic has been my pool table … my youngest daughter has been working from home and as she’s on the phone all day dealing with customers I can’t be anywhere near … she is using my quilting workspace upstairs…. so it’s the pool table for me now …

I’ve been sewing away very happily everyday .. a few projects in process at the moment and a fair few completed.

I made a blanket for my eldest in Grey as that’s going to be the predominant colour scheme. Left over fabric gave me enough to make a stuffed cushion 😍

Ever since I’ve started quilting I’ve made a list of birthdays and anniversaries in my calendar and marked off who will enjoy handmade gifts. My next picture shows you a Bowl Cosy and a matching Table Runner I have made for a friend. I’m planning a picnic lunch with her at the park as we still can’t visit each other at home due to lockdown… ( all made from scraps of course )

And last but not least a Scrappy Table runner for Christmas 🎄 as my sis wanted something for her house as well

Here’s to the next month of ScrapHappiness 😍

Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera (me!)

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Happy Birthday to my Hubster♥️

It’s not what we have in our life but who we have in our life that matters…

As the years roll by and we get older we appreciate almost everything that happens in our lives. Life is full of ups and downs and that’s the way we keep our balance in this universe.

Family IS life for us and during this time of lockdown we have celebrated all our birthdays in Iso … it’s just been us and the kids and their partners … as that’s all that we are allowed.

But it couldn’t have been better … I have cooked and baked and prepared desserts same as every year but this year I’ve paid attention to the young adults in my family….

Anyone knowing me knows I love people and love entertaining… but somewhere along the line with all the people around and all the entertaining I’ve never had the time to sit with the kids and eat dinner on their birthdays as I’m setting stuff up in the kitchen and seeing to everyone else….. and as they kids are grown up they can take care of themselves…

Well this year has taught me otherwise… I have a dining table that seats 8…. and the table is complete with J, myself, our 3 kids & their partners. Each birthday this year I have prepared dinner for us same as I have done for the past 27 years but this time we have sat around the table … said Grace & eaten together… a feeling of contentment as I look around and count my blessings.

My birthday starts the celebrations in the year in June and J’s brings it to a close in October with the three kids birthdays in between… I like to read things and events in sequences and this is the circle ⭕️ of life for me.

Yesterday we celebrated my hubby’s birthday and I cooked and took pictures and we cut cake and laughed and shared stories of the kids antics as they were growing up and as I walked up the stairs to go to bed they were still sitting chatting and laughing at the dining table and standing on the stairs I listened to them interact. My three have always been close and as they have gotten older they have become friends who look out for each other without being in each other’s face … now they have partners and all three partners get along well with each other as well. My family has grown & I’m very blessed to be able to enjoy this phase of our lives …

Family

Where life begins and love never ends !