❀Ah! forget me nots, oh how I love thee❀
We arrived at the seaside house earlier today. I feel like I've been writing lists and packing for days! The Biggun's are very excited to be here for the first time in 6 months, they have been racing around like lunatics. Climbing up and down the stairs and all over the furniture. The mister was hollering for them to calm down which was met with shrieks of laughter. Honestly they are feral. Now they are sound asleep it's hard to believe they are anything but angels.
The above photograph was taken almost a year ago when we came down to the Seaside House just after we'd bought and renovated it, funny to think that we had no idea then that Mini Cuckoo was going to join our family, seems incomprehensible that he's not been here forever. He's 6 weeks old and has taken to smiling and saying "Ah-goo" brilliantly. He first started smiling about three weeks ago but now he has control. He's a total joy. I'm loving his baby days so much, I had a hard time after my other lovely boys were born so I didn't get to enjoy them so much. I had Post Natal Anxiety the first time, which was very upsetting, my imagination was very cruel. Second time I got 7 months down the road and fell to bits. I was horribly depressed and desperate. Post Natal Depression is pants. But I recovered and I'm optimistic I'll stay well this time. I should do a proper post about this as there's such a stigma attached to depression when there shouldn't be. We all have bleak days, it's when they are very bleak for a long time that it's a problem. I've got off on a tangent!
While we are away I shall be trying to find some time to do some of my "Shawl of Dreams" so there'll be a break from blogging for a spell, or maybe not, I appear to be addicted. The laptop is here so I bet I'll be tapping away at some point. Reckon I need to go to Bloggers Anonymous as well as Crochet Anonymous. Maybe I should set up a Crocheting Blogger Anonymous. "Darling I'm just off to my CBA meeting, won't be long.....Have you seen my yarn bag? What do you MEAN you've HIDDEN it? Why you low level, son of a.......!" Can you picture it? I can, all too clearly, I think I'm beyond saving.
On a web wander a couple of weeks ago, I came across a blog called Crochet Galore. I can't remember how I got there but I'm glad I did as she has been cross stitching on crochet! Yes!
Cross stitch on crochet blankets! And it has got my head spinning with ideas!!!! The possibilities are endless. See this G O R G E O U S strawberry embroidery on this cardigan? Well imagine it as cross stitch creeping up the sides of a blanket. Am I mad? Wouldn't this look great?!!
I rather fancy something like these strawberries upon a jar/tea cozy or on a coat hanger to start with.
Give it a Cath Kidston vibe and I think it could be love. How very handy that Cath has recently brought out a new book called "Stitch", even more handy that it was my Mothers Day gift. Hurrah! How serendipitous ☀
I'm going to have to paw through my new book and see what tickles my fancy but not before thanking Glor for emailing me her crochet cross stitch sheep photos, I was being a computer spanner and couldn't copy her photo straight from her blog or do it with the URL thingy whatsit.
I have far too many projects on the go or in the pipeline to try this yet, but I've added it to the "To Do Wish List" and I know I'll get around to it someday and in the meantime I'll come up with a design plan.
Before I go I must tell you what our neighbours down here call me. Dippy. Dippy! Can you believe it?! Tay let it slip today, she was very sheepish. It's all because I forgot the curtains I'd made when I came down to fit them last year. I drove for almost two hours to put all 8 blinds and 6 pairs of curtains up and then take them down and hem them...and I forgot them! They were in the suitcase I'd packed for myself that contained my wash kit and clothes. I'd filled the car up with all the furniture I'd painted, the kitchen stuff etc. And then I left my suitcase on the landing. What a plonker. Dippy fits perfectly. She said it affectionately so I'm not in the least offended. I drive myself nuts being this dippy though. The other day I put my cereals in my mug. I find things in the strangest places. I'd love to hear your daft stories. Please share and make me feel less foolish.