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Normal life has resumed

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

I almost think I’ve got it sussed. Things are just about back to normal. The two of my children who are still in school are back in school (the third is chilling before university starts next month), I’m steadfastly sticking to my 3 days a week and no more at work, the house and garden are at an acceptable level of semi-chaos and I’ve actually had a bit of sewing time.

Last weekend I knuckled down to get some bee projects done and sent off:

For European Siblings Together, this for Betty…


and these for Nicolette…


and these two little beauties for Jennifer for Stitch Tease...


All very different and I had fun making them.

I also have a plan for tomorrow, when I have a day off…..

I’m having a me day. I haven’t had one for a while, but I’m planning to listen to books on tape, work on UFOs and just generally potter and see where I end up.

Now how good does that sound?Ā (This is where I confess that I almost can’t see straight I’m so excited!)

I’ll tell you how I get on!


12 Responses to “Normal life has resumed”

  1. CarlaHR Says:

    Good for you Helen be sure that you stick to your resolve and be sure to savour your “me” day tomorrow.
    All of the blocks are lovely!

  2. Catherine Says:

    Enjoy your day off!

  3. Katy Says:

    Huh, I’m not sure I want to spend a weekend with someone that’s ‘normal’ šŸ˜‰ Enjoy your day off!

  4. Julie Says:

    The blocks are so pretty, and I’m so happy you’re taking time for yourself, Helen! xoxo

  5. Steph Says:

    Another fortnight until la rentree here but that will fly by, like the rest of the hols. Then we’ll be back at term time muddle status, rather than holiday muddle!
    Have a lovely day to yourself x

  6. Betty van Os Says:

    Hi Helen, all of your blocks looks great!
    Happy life has returned to some kind of normality šŸ™‚

  7. MelD Says:

    LOL as you settle in to some kind of normality, I am having to readjust to a husband being at home more and all kinds of busy duties – where did my me-time go?!! Hardly a knit stitche done in 3 wks… šŸ˜®

  8. mrsgoodneedle Says:

    Good for you, Helen, the blocks are all wonderful and “pottering” sounds blissful!

  9. Elisabeth Says:

    Good to hear everything is going well for you and that you have a day to yourself. I’m in the middle of chaos at the moment and can’t wait until I can unpack all my sewing things. Silly me even packed my EPP so I have nothing to do….
    Love the bee blocks, btw. I still have to do Nicolette’s.

  10. Elaine Says:

    Fabulous! Enjoy your well-deserved day off! šŸ™‚

  11. Kathy E. Says:

    So glad things have settled down, and you are getting some “me” time. Enjoy your day!

  12. diane stanley Says:

    the bee blocks are lovely and YEAH for a ME day!