Sunday, 5 July 2015

New shoes.


Hopefully my break from blogging is past now.  I needed the time to move to our new home, as our wee family.  Shame there had to be so much crappy work to do in the house though.  Rotten home report didnt spot a ton of stuff.  Dont get me wrong, the lovely lady we bought from wouldn't have had a clue about any of it either.  But you move in, things expose themselves.  Knackered roofs, rotten floor, packed in central heating, "vintage" boiler, leaky shower, rotten door, the list goes on and on.   Big ol pile of POO.  However, we love the house, love the garden, love the (slightly) better weather, the central location so near by to everything we could want.  Man has had many adventures on his bike.  Moo has been to the beach and paddled in the sea, toddles to duckponds, tea in a castle, drives through forests, as well as going to big shops and big parks.  I've had a visit already, from Aunty Katy!  Man had his cousin visit!  Visitors in Shetland were few and far between... Anyway.  Past 3 months has seen loads of wonderful stuff.



 I have a sewing area set up in the spare room.  God only knows how I had all that stuff squeezed into a bloody cupboard!!!  At the moment sewing time is extremely limited.  Nap time really does have to apply to her AND me.  And by the time she's in bed, well, its only an hour or two until mine!    Every now and again Granny has come to the rescue and given me the space, the time, and a nudge to remind me I'm allowed, and I've done a few bits and pieces.   A few blocks for a long standing WIP (a made up sampler with 30's repro prints) and now the start of a retro flowers top too.  I guess I'm not alone amongst you when I say that a wee bit of sewing just makes me feel, well, human - ME! !




Man is back at sea now, so that means a whole new and equally big adjustment for me and moo (and granny and gampa!).  I need so much help, every day, its a bit sucky.  But its not sucky when its Granny and Gampa.  I'd be so utterly lost without them.  Moo heard Gampa come in this afternoon and leapt off the changing mat and ran to him with one shoe on and her dungarees round her ankles!
Elliecat is settling in too, although there's less activity for her with no stairs, no high window ledges, fewer rooms, etc.  She seems like a much older cat!  But whenever I worry that the kid is too much for her, she actively seeks us out.  If the kid bothered her she wouldnt always need to find her, would she.  There is a wee bitty of a territorial dispute over her bed though...



Well, I've a lot more settling in to do, like a new shoe I've got a whole new situation to break in.  This could be so cool, I just need to get beyond the blisters.  I'm so thankful that I'm not on my own.  When I started this blog I was starting to adapt to life without employment in a remote place where I was living alone often.  Blogging brought me so many friends, both online and in real life.  And I've missed my blog, my mates.  Even if the followers have dropped like flies...  I hope to be able to answer any comments again, but it might take a while.

Big ol' Mwah!




28 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're settling in. Sorry about the house drama.

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  2. Glad to see you and the family are doing well. Even more glad to have you back posting!

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  3. I've missed you too, but not to worry, you can catch me up as you go. I am so glad you are settling in near your parents and that it is all working out. That sewing space looks beautiful, even a few minutes here and there will be a very good thing.

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  4. Grandparents are a godsend! Congrats on the new adventure!:)

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  5. Here is hoping the new shoe become a comfortable snug fit soon πŸ˜€ x

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  6. Here is hoping the new shoe become a comfortable snug fit soon πŸ˜€ x

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  7. Missed you here, glad life is settling down, and new shoes always take time before they are like comfy slippers. Little Moo's change everything, but that all changes too along the way. Enjoy those peaceful moments of sewing bliss xx

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  8. Grandparents really are the best! I spend more time with both sets of parents since having Dan and I'm so grateful. They won't be here forever :( Loving your new sewing space. I think your cupboard must have been some kind of tardis ;) XX

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  9. It's lovely to hear that you're so happy. As I'm sure moo and grannie and grampa! And grab every chance to do some sewing!

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  10. bloody moving house! When I moved into my current place, I discovered that the previous owners had painted around all the furniture. It was simultaneously hilarious and annoying. Can't believe how big Missy Moo is getting! xx

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  11. Your sewing space looks much better than being crammed in that cupboard! I'm surprised you could fit in with all that stuff in it! Hope you settle in soon and all the nasties are put right without a second mortgage and a load more stress!

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  12. Welcome back to blogging! Hope the house stuff is settling down, we moved last August and only had decorating to do but we're still not finished so I can sympathise! Elliecat sounds like she's settling in fine & happy to play with Moo when it suits her lol!!

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  13. Lovely to hear you are settling in well and that you, Moo and man are all content in the new place. I hope the next adjustment isn't too stressful and that you have the help you need each day. How sweet that Moo is loving her visitors! Your sewing space looks beautiful, don't forget to allow yourself a few minutes in it here and there when you can manage.

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  14. Never fear, I know you've got a Cinderella slipper there! And Elliecat's no daft, if she really wanted her space she would have it. And I still plan to visit! Although the summer is disappearing fast, innit? Damn work and family. *g*

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  15. Never fear, I know you've got a Cinderella slipper there! And Elliecat's no daft, if she really wanted her space she would have it. And I still plan to visit! Although the summer is disappearing fast, innit? Damn work and family. *g*

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  16. Love your new sewing corner! It's so nice to be near family with a little one about.... Makes things seem so much more manageable!

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  17. It's lovely to hear from you again :) Your sewing corner looks fab! Glad to hear that you are settling in well xx

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  18. So pleased to hear of all the positives you are getting! It's been a tough year for you guys! Your sewing room looks so inviting! And my how Moo is growing! Yikes! Take all the help you have available to you lovely, and enjoy every minute you are awake! Mwah right back at ya!

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  19. Glad you are settling in and it should get easier from here on I hope! My cats never used the lovely cat bed I bought so Maddie used it as a toy ! Looking forward to seeing your stitching makes and watching moo grow up!

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  20. Good to see you back in the blogging world, and settling into the new place. Your sewing space looks fab, and even if you don't have much time for it, at least it's ready for you as soon as you get a chance.

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  21. Welcome back, pet! Your new sewing area looks wonderful and all that light (and space!) must be a dream after being in a cupboard for so long! It's lovely to hear that you're all settling into your new home, even if all the work came as a surprise/shock - I hope all the big work is behind you now? Big kisses and cuddles to Moo and you xx

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  22. Big 'ol Mwah back to you too! Lookee your fab sewing space! & Moo as Goldilocks in Miss Ellie's bed! Happy days :-)))

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  23. What a pain about the house, thank goodness you still love it! It's fab that mum and dad are so happy to be involved, not all grandparents are! Enjoy sewing when you can! Xxxx

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  24. Gah - that's a big old pain about the things going wrong - but glad that so much else about it is right. Moving house and having a toddler is a big time suck. I think you need to get a second cat bed so they have one each...... And I can assure you if Ellie Cat did not like Moo you would no see her ( our cat mostly refused to even come into the house at all until the children were safely in bed sadly - we ended up keeping a second bed in the garage for her.)

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  25. The only way is up, as they say, even if you do end up with more weirdos visiting ;o)

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  26. I love be reading your posts! I was fortunate to visit Scotland 3 weeks ago and found it to be absolutely amazing. Good luck settling into your new place. 😊

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