This is a bit of a mixed post as there are so many things I want to write about that I am going to combine a couple of things that are totally unrelated into one post. So apologies in advance...
Firstly I want to share my progress on the granny a day business....I knew I had no intention of doing a granny a day when I started this as I am so not disciplined enough to do anything every day, (other than personal care of course!) So for me it's more of a 'six granny's in one day and then none for a week or so'
Here is where I'm at....
I made this one up too, I like the way the middle section looks
|Taken from http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=125626|
I love the little heart square and tried hard to follow the pattern by Champygirl but I am so much more of a visual person and I got myself all confused so I ended up winging it. I think 'wing it' should be my middle name!
Do you have any links or patterns for the Granny a Day project? If you happen to visit and are also hanging out with grannys, please leave a comment so I can come on over and check out your grannys too!
And now on the topic of my new appreciation for Mothers.....
I have been busy looking after my niece for a few days and man alive do I now have a new appreciation for Mothers. I only had her for four nights and she sleeps through the night but I realise how time consuming another human being who relies on you for every single thing is. I absolutely loved having her and every little smile just melted my heart and I loved spending time with her and learning about her; she's at the stage where she's communicating with this funny little noise she makes at the back of her throat and does it to get attention, from people and from the dog. Too cute!
I certainly realised how easy I have it! If I want to hop in the car and go to the shop, I can. If I want to do a spot of gardening then off I go and get on with it. I can use both my hands to hang out washing and I don't have to wait for windows of opportunity to have a shower. How on earth do Moms out there do anything, and I mean anything? I'm sure if I had my own baby I'd have a system and things would work just fine but I was totally exhausted when I took her home. SO hats off to every single Mom out there who manages it all, you all have my utmost respect!
One of the things I really enjoyed doing was showing her round the garden; she totally loves plants and gets so excited, kicking her little legs and holding her hands out.
I'll be back very soon as I have a received a sunshine award and want to pass it on to five other bloggers that bring a bit of sunshine to my day.
Hope you're enjoying your day