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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Sunday, 13 July 2008

'Hook, Hook, here's the Hook!'

Although I haven't seen this movie for a long time, I remember really enjoying it at the movies when I first saw it. I very rarely go to the movies because I am a migraine sufferer. There's nothing worse for my head than a dark room with bright flashing lights! But for some reason I went to see this with a 3 year old, a 2 year old and a newborn. Perhaps I just really needed to get out! I was late to pick my 5 and 7 year olds up from school too because it was such a long movie. I loved the grown up Peter Pan. I loved his efforts to fly. He had to think his 'happy thought' in order to fly. It turned out to be his children and he flew. Maybe that appealed to me (as my life was very full of my children at the time!). Ever since I have considered what my 'happy thought' is in different contexts of my life.

My 'happy thought' in life is Bradley and my children and now I guess it includes my grandchildren too, but I also think about it in the context of just being happy. On Thursday as I sewed nappy covers I felt so happy. I really haven't done much sewing of late and was surprised just how much my spirits were lifted by sewing. I love sewing. Really love it. It is my happy thought. It can change the way I am feeling and change my outlook on life. If I could bottle what sewing does for me I could make a million! I just have to sew more often!!!

I decided to make a wall pouch from Tone Finnanger's book 'Sew Pretty Homestyle'. I decided to embroider a rose on it too. I learnt bullion embroidery in hospital when I was pregnant with Miss 11. I had high blood pressure and was hospitalised until she was born. The Women's and Children's hospital had a craft room and it really broke the boredom for me. I chose to make some things I had never done before. I made a teddy bear from fur fabric (which I had never sewn with before) and decorated a bib with bullion embroidery. They had volunteers in the craft room who helped me learn those new skills. When Mrs 23 had her baby we walked past the craft room several times and it was never open. It made me feel really sad.

I am also working on a cushion at the moment too. I love pink and green together. Just so pretty! Hopefully this week holds lots of sewing. I want to be happy!!!


picklesticks said...

I am glad to know I am part of your happy thoughts. I love the things you are sewing. So pretty!

Minou said...

Just catching up on my blog reading...you've been busy, my friend!

I love the cloth diapers...my daughter E is using clothing and disposibles. I had a hard time finding the cloth here in Utah. Where did Mrs 24 find a pattern?

Love the girls hair play day...very creative!


Lorraine said...

.....sewing is fabulous.....should be more of it...LOL....

joeyp said...

best childhood movie ever!!!