Sunday, 3 August 2014

A little Bit More Sunshine Each Day

We are slowly rebuilding our lives - the time frame of Naomi's illness feels so surreal - we had a healthy girl one day, the next she was seriously ill, and the next she was gone - that is how it seems. Karah is so strong and brave - I cannot imagine or relate to losing my mother when I was 10years old. She is the one constant in our lives that keeps me getting up each day and making myself get going on the road to emotional recovery.

And I have been so very spoilt by several swap partners over the last few weeks. I won't show you all that I have received in this post - I will string that out over the next couple of weeks, along with what I have made for swap gifts also.

How has your weather been this past week? We have gone from beautiful warm sunny days to below zero nights, heavy frosts and biting winds ( although no snow like there has been in so many places - even places that haven't had snow before!!)
My visit to the post office on Wednesday before Naomi passed away lifted me like nothing else had for months........ because I received this - an exquisite Little Needle Book from my swap partner in the 'Need A Little Needle Book Swap run by the lovely Amy who has a beautiful blog HERE !!
I nearly cried from happiness when I seen it and I did cry when I read the beautiful words in the card from Kim. So beautifully made and I smile each time I look at it. 

Karah found it on my sewing table last week and spent half an hour oohing and aahing over it - she was completely taken in with all the little details. Thank you so much Kym.
I did manage to spend a little time in the yard (not a garden currently as it hasn't had any attention for 4 months and is an overgrown untidy weed patch currently) - I pruned 9 rose bushes while Greg planted another 5 for me. Not a lot but I felt refreshed when I finished - hours later I just feel stiff and sore!!!lol.
That is about it for me this time. Time for me to rest these weary muscles in my bed and get some shut eye!
PS: My apologies to Amy - I have corrected the link now and tested it.


  1. So glad to know that you and Karah are keeping one another strong, and also that the little needlebook swap has made you smile. You will have more happiness as time lets you keep the best memories alive. Sending lots of hugs!

  2. I'm glad to hear that things are looking a little sunnier. My thoughts and prayers remain with you. And what a lovely gift that needle book was!

  3. Sending hugs your way.
    That needle book is incredible.

  4. Awesome needle case and sending big hugs my friend.xx

  5. Karah sounds like an incredible young lady, and you sound like you're very good for each other as you mourn your loss and recover together. The needle case is adorable with so many clever storage spots. Sending hugs and prayers your way. Wendy x

  6. Much love to you and your family

  7. The needle book gift is lovely. I'm waiting for our winter
    to buzz off now. Our days are starting to be a little warm,
    but the nights and mornings are soooo cold!!! lol
    Cheers, Anita.

  8. It was sew nice to see you pop up. I think of you often. Giving Karah and you lots of hugs...
    What a beautiful needle case Kim made for you..can see why Karah was fascinated with it.
    Bet it was nice to get out in the garden again even though you were sore.
    Yes our weather has been exactly like yours...

  9. Hi Kerrie. I'm glad to hear you are all doing okay. The needle book Kim made for you is beautiful. Hopefully it warms up soon so you can spend some time in your garden. Thinking of you. Hugs, Christine xx

  10. It's nice to see you back in blog land. And to hear that you are all coping OK. The needle book is delightful. I know I would have been intrigued with it when I was 10 years old. Enjoy your time in the garden getting it ready for the spring which will be with us before we know it. Hugs to you all.

  11. That is gorgeous!
    And perfect timing too. Hugs xox


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