Monday, 6 October 2014

can we just not talk about it


I haven't been at work for a couple of weeks and the return to full time mummyhood is pretty hard. I usually only work about one day a week but for me it's like a holiday. A glorious day spent with fabric, talking to customers, cutting, tidying and generally basking in the love of quilting. I can't wait to get back in the shop! Not that I don't love being at home, being the one to take and collect the kids from school and having the chance to spend the day with the little one, I am so fortunate. Sometimes it just feels a bit like ground hog day, I hate moaning so I will stop and show you this beautiful poem, written by Jodi that I embroidered.


I love it. It reminds me of what's important and the value of motherhood.

I haven't decided whether to keep it in the hoop as it or frame it, I suspect I will frame it when I find one that fits.

I just wrote the poem on the fabric with a biro (that's probably breaking lots of rules but I don't care, it works!) and it's stitched using one strand of embroidery thread.


That's the final check from this quarter's FAL list and I really just did crap this time around. I think maybe I need to not be so ambitious with my list next quarter, though where's the fun in that?! A lot of big projects need finishing so maybe I just keep rolling over until they're done but getting sick of writing the same list!! I need a big kick up the bum next time, feel free to shout at me if I show finishes that aren't on the list please!



16 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous poem. Now that my youngest has gone to school I've started thinking about me and what to do, like you I know that I'm lucky to be there for the kids whenever they need me, but sometimes I wish I could escape to somewhere where it isn't just about maths/reading/feeding!!!!

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  2. Such a beautiful poem which says it all Lucy. It's a wonderful time when the children are young and a privilege to be with them, but we still need time to enjoy a little separate time to enjoy the work we love and the company it brings! Beautiful embroidery!
    Alison xx

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  3. Nice finish. I won't scare you with the upcoming holidays, right :) You'll do great in Q4! :)

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  4. when I started back to work many years ago it was 10 hours a fortnight in a library, and I was like a pig in clover.
    26 years on I still like it (mostly)

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  5. Love the poem. And your stitching is fabulous! Great job.

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  6. I like it in the hoop because it's a reminder of what you love to do when you're not being a mummy...if that makes sense.

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  7. beautiful poem, and I love that it is in your ordinary handwriting. Makes it even more special.

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  8. Oh I needed to read that again today. Thank you! Might need to make one myself. I just love the back ground you choose. Just enough texture. :)

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  9. Working in a fabric shop surely is a holiday! I am needing to go back to work soon and that would be my dream job. x

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  10. Absolutely love this poem!!

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  11. Congrats on the finish, and love all the yummy goodness you've been teasing us with for the last week!

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  12. Yup! The poem and your post just about sums it up. Thank you for the reminder that it's not just me that feels like this and that I 'am' doing a good job :-) xx

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  13. This is a beautiful poem. I honestly think being a mummy is the hardest job in the world! We are also so lucky that we have such a wonderful, creative hobby as an outlet. It really is what gets me through sometimes.

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  14. Oh I need this on my wall to help me get through the day sometimes too! It's a lovely poem and I'm not surprised Jodi wrote it. I don't know what a biro pen is but I usually just use pencil, which is probably worse. In fact I just embroidered something you would LOVE and going to write a post called "idiot sewing" because I was -- seriously -- trying to separate strands on craft yarn thinking it was embroidery thread. See I've only embroidered something once, with no "formal" lessons so I'm just making it up as I go along, kind of like when I learned to use a sewing machine:). Just wish I had caught the embroidery bug before quilting because floss is WAY cheaper than fabric!!!!

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  15. Gorgeous poem - and you have such neat handwriting! I am purposely avoiding FAL's - they're soul destroying given the number of unfinished projects I have accumulated!!

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  16. When my kids were still younger than school age I used to say that work was easier than home too. It was a nice sanity break from the things that would annoy me. Now that my youngest is five and nearly been at school a whole year, I look back and wonder what the rush was to get them to school. It makes me a bit sad sometimes. Then I had him home on Wednesday coz he'd coughed all night and he whinged the whole day about wanting me to take him to the shops and buy him something, I want, I want, I want. Now I remember what it was REALLY like!

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