Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How I spent my holidays


Using my lovely sewing machine to complete an owl applique wall hanging I got for my birthday and to make clothes for a Baby Born boy. All very well but given my limited ability to sew and the lack of a pattern it was all a little challenging and something I wish Santa had thought long and hard about before delivering the aforementioned to our house.


knitting


Supervising and controlling, badly my four children.



and when it all got too much lying in my hammock hoping they would all simply go away

18 comments:

Willow said...

I heard (years later) that my older children tied my youngest to a chair and put her in a closet to keep her from running out the front door. I figure they all lived.

LizzieJane said...

It looks like you deserved that long lie in the hammock!
x

Tracy said...

Yes, well-deserved lounging in the hammock! Loved seeing your creations. :o) Happy Day, Ally ((HUGS))

Kitty said...

Oh I like the look of the parcel tape round the body and legs. I might try that ;-)

I'm sure your makes will be wonderful - can we see the wallhanging when it's finished? I think Baby Born looks fabulous.

x

Channon said...

I can look forward to putting our hammock back out... The Knight and his brother (as adults)still employ packing tape in their "playtime" together. Boys never really grow up...

knitalittle said...

Looks normal to me. I can remember in my childhood somethings we did that would have made my mum shake her head. Now as a mum my kids have done somethings that make me shake my head. Kids will be kids. What I want is a hammock to take a nap. Hummmmm mothers day isn't too far away. Have a great day!

Wool Winder said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a lovely holiday! Happy New Year.

Adrienne said...

If you close your eyes really tight it helps you not hear them.

Must try the tape ...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your hammock looks like the perfect place to relax! Glad your 2009 has got off to a creative start.

Jemm said...

I haven't heard "Father's Eyes" in years. Thank you.

Thimbleanna said...

Aw, hang in there Mrs. Born. The more you sew, the better you'll get. That doll outfit looks great to me!

Lin said...

Maybe you could tie the kids into the hammock!! The knitting looks good, I look forward to seeing it finished.

Marcia said...

Oh my goodness! We did that kind of stuff as kids. My mom just shakes her head when mention of crazy things of that nature are brought up again. The jammies turned out really well - good job. Not sure I could manage something like that. Sewing is not my strong point.

t does wool said...

oh,so much fun with that new machine!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Packing tape and kids = FUN! Wish I could join in! Beautiful knitting!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

The owl wall hanging looks amazing! You ARE a wonderful sewer :)

That hammock looks very inviting....

Indigo Blue said...

Oh Gosh, how I desparately need one of those hammocks!
Happy New Year.