Thursday, January 26, 2012


It wasn't my intention to take January off, but it seems to have happened.
Hello bloggy friends!!!
Wow 2012 arrived, and we hit the ground running .... so many things to do, prepare and plan for - yes, life is busy, busy, busy right now.
So let me bring you up to speed ....
I am spending most of my free time doing this at the moment ...

Scrapbooking .... Boy Child bridges to Boy Scouts next month (for anyone familiar with the Scouting program, this is a big deal, marked by a banquet). We get to do a table display of our sons journey through Cub Scouts. Now you know why every waking moment is being spent with photos and adhesive in hand ..... 5 years of Cub Scouting needs to be scrapbooked in 2 months!!!!

I also made a decision at the beginning of 2012, that we needed to pay better attention to leading a more healthy lifestyle (if you're a girl, you know that means that "D" word ..... I have chosen not to use it, as it dooms me to failure every single time:-) As part of this Boy Child and I decided we'd run/walk a 5km race each month .... that's our aim anyway. So last Saturday saw us fulifilling January's goal ....

I walked 99% of it, and ran 1%. Boy Child left me in his dirt, but was waiting with a big smile on his face, and a Well Done Mom hug, at the finish line. He did it in 35 mins, while I did it in 55 mins ............It was in under an hour, and that was my goal!!!!

I've made a few little things too ....

I'm busy making some jammie pants for my wiggly little nephew ..... my sister is tired of struggling to do the poppers up on his baby gro's, so this should solve that problem. So tiny, and so cute:-)

Who doesn't love a little piggy!!!! This is my January ornament for YOE III. The pattern was a freebie on Wee Wonderfuls, and ever so fun and easy to make.

The Blooming Flower Cushion continues to grow slowly ..... it is still proving a joy to make.
I have a creative list a mile long, of projects I'm wanting to do ..... I just need to get through February, and then things will return to a more normal pace ....


  1. WOW! what a year you have planned! You ought to join in the Make it Monthly...with Jill and I (on my blog)
    Love your scrapbooking. I haven't done a book since 2005! egads!
    As for the piggie, she is adorable. I used the same pattern (great minds think alike!)
    I'm not much of a runner, but I do walk about an hour each night with hubby.......!

  2. You have been busy! Congrats on completing your first 5K, that's exciting! It's nice that you're doing it together. I need to get on the exercise bandwagon myself.
    The scrapbook pages are lovely and will be a wonderful keepsake. And the piggie is adorable!
    By the way I'm glad you're back, I've been wondering how you are!