I don't even know where the last week (more than a week??) has gone. A high powered whirlwind of stress at work, not feeling so great, organising Max's birthday party, wrapping presents, baking numerous cakes for numerous birthday celebrations, shopping, catering, cleaning. And in amongst all that, a wee little bit of going-to-the-post-office.
I'm in awe that my child has made it to 3 intact, and is growing up to be a fine example of a good human being. His laughter and jokes are beautiful, his smile is warming and pure, and his love of trains unerving from day to day. Spurred on by Kelly's suggestions a while ago (before christmas, I think), I tracked down a supplier for Automoblox cars and bought Max a couple of them - they are so cool it hurts. They make up for the fact I have failed miserably as a mother and have not finished Max's qilt despite there being enough time, and it nearly being finished to the point you'd laugh how close I am. But I do have a damn good excuse why it still lies unfinished, but that's for another post where I actually do finish it and explain what happened in the interim. I cn tell you it's had something to do with heat and sweaty fingers not being condusive to hand sashiko quilting the worlds largest single bed quilt.
And I enabled myself with more hand dyed sock yarn from Claudia who I recently did a write up for on Whip Up. She has a beautiful intense and rich sense of colour and depth to her dying, and I'm just itching to wind these and see how they look as balls, and then knit them up. What has added to this wool is how I found it - going through my blog stats I found someone was reading my blog from Lichtenstein, and curious, I went over to peek 9I am intensely curious about who reads my blog. those who read in Turkey are next on my hit list). I found a beautiful blogger in Suzanne, who incidently has some amazing looking baked goods on her recent post.
This week I've been devoid of anything inspirational to say, but I hope I'll get back on track soon and show some projects. They're piling up, believe me.