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Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Craft | 7 comments

Why so quiet…

Why so quiet…

I feel I owe an explanation for how quiet I’ve been this week. Since we cut way back on naps (none most days and a maximum of 30 minutes on the days he sleeps), Little Man has been sound asleep by 8pm each evening. After the past couple of months of later and later bedtimes, it’s a wonderful novelty.

But surely that must leave lots of extra time for blogging you might ask? Well yes…it would do…

Except…remember our craft table? It’s allowed me to rediscover the crafts I used to love, before finger painting and papier mΓ’chΓ© took over! This week I’ve been remembering just how much I love to cross-stitch. I dug out a Christmas decoration kit that I bought a few years ago, and only ever managed to make one decoration from, and I’ve started stitching one of the patterns. I figure by starting in August, I have some hope of finishing it by Christmas!




  1. Ah the memories πŸ™‚ I haven’t done any cross stitch in ages. I’ve been putting my crafty time into knitting for the last year or so and remembering just how much I enjoy it.

    • Yup – all my knitting supplies are just sitting there right now – ignored. Maybe once I finish the Christmas decoration…

  2. Good for you! I’m afraid to start digging my stuff out….because I think all I would do is look at it! πŸ˜‰
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    • Well that’s all I did for about a month after we organised the craft table Ellie. I couldn’t decide what to start with!

  3. I keep promising myself that when the fall comes, I’ll get back to crafting too.

    I have bins full of wool, cross-stitch supplies, card-making supplies, and stained glass supplies. Lots of interests, just no time to do much, it feels.

    Good for you for getting started again! I know from personal experience just how beautiful those cross-stitch ornaments are. πŸ™‚


    • It’s so hard to find the time Tammy. I totally understand. What I’ve had to realise is that I can’t find time every evening – just once or twice a week. So once I resigned myself to the fact that a project is going to take FOREVER, it was a bit easier to get started.

  4. That’s a good attitude. My poor sewing machine is gathering dust as are the books of cute baby clothes/toys. Because I don’t have the motivation to drag it out and just start something at least! Like you I just need to realise that i can only do things in fits and starts and won’t get big projects done in a weekend.

    The loss of nap is a sad time indeed.
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