Thursday, 29 December 2011

Highs and Lows

The Highs...

Well how exciting.... the lovely (with a capital L!!) Louise from Tea at Weasel's has nominated me for a blog award. I definitely Eeped with delight when I got this. Thank you so much Louise. I absolutely love reading her blog and am in awe of how much she gets done while having 5, yes you read it right 5, boys!! And you have been the most encouraging and welcoming person, I might have given up before now had it not been for you. So I think you really deserved to get the award from the lovely Julie at A Tale From Toadstool House

 If I am correct (being a bit of a novice to this blogging malarky) I believe I have to nominate 5 blogs, who have less than 200 followers, that I love to read. It's been tough because most of the people I follow have got more than 200 followers. So I have to confess I am about to break the rules slightly, as  I can't find a 5th blogger who has less than 200 followers and I'm under time pressure (you'll see why as you read on) I am only going to name 4 blogs. Alternatively I could name someone who has more than 200 followers and I don't know if the blog police would come after me so I'm not going to, I hope you can forgive me? 

So blogs I love to read include...
Sandi Art
One Pink Plum
Patchwork and Lace 
Moo Baa Cluck

 The Lows..

I go back to work tomorrow after a year off on maternity leave with my little ray of sunshine. I don't have time to write much but I'm in quite a fragile state. I'm going to miss my little Baby R so very much and that will be the hardest thing I have ever done, harder than labour and bringing him into the world. I hope I can still find the time to keep going on the blog front and the craft front. I just want to thank all the lovely people who have read my blog and those who have commented. 

And finally I will get round to contacting the people I have nominated for the blog award but I might just have to get the trauma of leaving my baby boy over me first.

Take care all you lovely folk.

Helen xx


  1. Hi Helen,
    Thank you so much for nominating me for a bloggy award!! Hope your return is smoother than anticipated. I see you were recently gifted one of my favourite favourite japanese crochet books, isn't it amazing? Hope you enjoy and share what you make (shout out if you need any help getting started). Anna

  2. Helen thank you so much for voting for me and leaving a lovely comment on my blog. you made my day yesterday as it wasn't a particularly good one!I really hope your first day back at work wasn't as awful as you feared. It can't have been easy x Gabs

  3. Oh Helen, thank you so much for the award, you are very sweet. I hope you had a good day back at work, despite the fact that you had to leave little R behind, and I hope the days since have been easier for you. Before you know it you will be in a routine and it will get easier.
    xx Sandi

  4. Dear Helen,

    Now I am back from my travels I simply wanted to wish you all the joy, peace and harmony a new year can bring. I ready your words about your return to work with empathy for I too am a real mother hen. A child brings so much to us as parents that it can be hard letting go. Your little boy will be all the more joyful when you return home every day. Have faith.

    Warmest wishes from France,


  5. Thank you all for your very kind comments. I made it through the first week. Just taking each day as it comes, baby steps!

  6. Oh Helen!...thank you so much for such kind words in this post, it's been lovely to welcome a fellow crafty blogger just as everyone welcomed and encouraged me not that long ago!
    I will look forward to your posts when you have time. I find it difficult to balance the whole blog/craft/family thing as many do but adding work to the equation too must make it even harder. I do hope that your return to work isn't too difficult for you. I know how much you bust be missing your little man but I'm sure he will be relishing the time you do have together as you will... Big hugs to you this week! :)

    Thank you also for your encouraging comments on my makes... I beam from ear to ear when people like the things I knit/sew/crochet... it means alot!
    Oh and the piccy of the boys at Christmas was edited on a website called 'Picnik' I love the effects it creates... you should give it a try, most of it is free anyhoo :D

    take care...xx