Saturday, July 28, 2012

An empty house....

There has been a lot of playing in this house...  and not much of this sitting quietly for a picture


these two little boys kept me very happily busy

Nana - nap was redefined..... who is the nap for anyway?

the swing chair was the best nana investment EVER....


Today the house is very quiet and empty.... 

This is a finish I have had for a little while to share for One Christmas Item per month at Narelles - there is heaps of inspiration on her page HERE 

This is a block by Lynette Anderson - it was part of a larger quilt and I was gifted this block which I have made into a candle-mat.... I started it some time ago so it is also a finished UFO.... 



I think I managed to crochet the edge of one fusion blanket square over the last 5 days... good going with a full house

Righto - Gotto Go... space to clean so I can get my sewing things out again!! 
(I have to fill my empty nest syndrome with something?)



30 comments:

Tanya said...

How lovely to have your house filled with little ones for a few days. Hopefully you can get to visit them in Carins.
Hugs Tanya

Bobbie B said...

yes the house does feel empty and very quiet when they all leave ... but then normality seems to return after a short while and life begins all over again ... but still there is always something missing ... the sweet sounds of little people ...

i miss mine terribly ... big hugs for you xxx

Christine M said...

Your angel block is lovely Fiona. Enjoy your peace and quiet!

Susan said...

Such precious little boys. Isn't napping with a baby the best way? Enjoy your peace, I'm sure they will be back for more of their Nanna.

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely photo on the swing, did Nana nap too?

Narelle said...

There's nothing like a nap on Nana's lap :)
Beautiful candle mat and love the pink binding.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

that is just the perfect place to nap :o)

Sunnybec said...

Love your angel block. I hate the first week when people have left, the house seems so empty, but then I get use to the peace again and start looking forward to the next visit..... Hugs

Karen said...

I love seeing these photos. What a wonderful time! So many great cuddles.
Your candle mat looks lovely!

Jennifer said...

Back to peace and quiet again......until next time!

marina said...

they are such gorgeous little boys. Hope you had lots of lovey time with them.
Your candle mat finish looks great! well done.

Sheila said...

Your grandchildren are simply precious and I know you enjoyed having them there . Your little candle mat is sweet , great finish!hugs Sheila

Maria said...

Your wee grandsons are so gorgeous...
I know how you feel when they go. I always feel sad and get very busy cleaning etc..
Your little candle mat is sweet.

Cyndi said...

I am sure there is nothing better than a house full of grandies....so worth having to put all of your sewing things away, right? Both of the boys are just as cute as can be and I'm so happy that you had those few days with them (which I'm sure passed all too quickly!).

Love the little candle block...that is precious!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Bonnie said...

I love the photo on the swing. What a precious moment!

katherine macwin said...

What a gorgeous candle mat. I am also looking forward to a reasonable quiet week for a change lol. No one home sick and not such a busy week with work to do other than stitching lol.

Deb R said...

Aww looks like you had a wonderful time!! Your grandsons look soo happy!! Countdown to the next visit!!

Too many eggs said...

how cute are the little ones.....
love your Angel quilt.....just gorgeous

Cheryll said...

Lovely pic of the two of you!
I bet the house gets quiet once they are gone... but we are still here waiting to see what creativeness you show us! :)

Mistea said...

Hope your sewing space is back in action - it helps fill the quietness left when the children leave.
The block is perfect as a candlemat.
Enjoy sewing or hooking up a storm.

Allie said...

Would you look at those precious faces - Fiona they are darling!!! Your candle mat turned out very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Oh Fiona what beautiful little munchins you have there,love the one of you on the garden swing,enjoy those precious bundles of joy my friend.xx

Joy McD said...

awww such sweeties :) And love your candle mat too!
lv,
Joy

Michelle Ridgway said...

What cuties Fiona. I love the photo in the swing. I bet you are missing them. Lovely sewing as well.

Talin's Corner said...

Great job on finishing your UFO. You seemed to have had your hands full. THey are precious.

Elyte said...

Oh my, you have been busy keeping up with the little ones. A very pretty candle mat, it has a lovely peaceful look about it.

Love Bears All Things said...

Lovely quilting on the mat...was that all free hand or did you stencil it....I think I'd have been better off doing the free motion quilting on my latest project as it has some puckers and uneven stitches and I'm ever so disappointed in it....
Nice to have visiting wee ones but having the quiet house is a blessing too once they're gone. You're lucky to have wee ones to cuddle...
Mama Bear

Ivory Spring said...

Cute pictures of the little ones, and your blanket looks beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Charlie and Wendy said...

That is such a cute photo of you with your grandson, aren't babies so cute when they are asleep! Love your little Christmas quilt too.

Sisbabestitches said...

The candle mat is so so gorgeous!

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