Thursday, 31 December 2009

2009 has been wonderful

I can't believe this is the end of 2009 already... our first year with C. She is a little ray of sunshine and makes everyone around her smile. K. has turned into such a wonderful character, she is brimming with life, dancing around and brings a touch of magic to our days. The girls can be be hard work, don't get me wrong but every night I go to bed and my heart is full of love for them and I can't wait to see what they will come up with the next day. I thought having one child was brilliant, but seeing the two together and how they start to interact and play together is just the best, there isn't a dull moment in our house.

This has been my first year sewing. I can't believe it took me three months to finally get the sewing machine out of the box, just to discover that it wasn't working, after that was sorted and after I discovered the first crafting blogs I couldn't be stopped. When I look back, I can't believe what I have achieved this year:
- 2 quilts
- loads of clothes for the girls
- loads and loads of bags
- aprons, chef's hats and oven gloves

- hats
- stockings
- a frog
and my pride and joy a Waldorf style doll for C.
pretty good going for the first year.

I even managed to inspire some more friends to start sewing, which is really nice because you can chat about new ideas and order fabric together.

My lovely husband has been very patient and helpful ( especially when I had to finish some projects and he had to look after the children, or last week, when C. looked like she had swallowed a pin and he rushed her to A and E to have her checked (thankfully they couldn't find anything)). He is the love of my life and I can't believe we have only been married for 5 years. it was nice to spend some time in Rome just the two of us. Even though we only had a couple of days, it felt like a mini second honeymoon. Thank you for being you and for putting up with my crazes, with me falling asleep as soon as I hit the sofa and with my mad moments. I love you forever and ever.

2009 has been very good to us and I hope that 2010 will continue in that way. I am sure the girls will bring a lot of joy to our days and we will make lots of new discoveries together (the biggest will be K starting school, but I don't want to think about that yet).