Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A new start, a birthday and a foggy Tuesday

Hello all, and a very wam welcome to my new followers it's lovely to have some new friends. It's been a really damp day so much different to how it was last week when the sun was shining and I was out in the garden every spare minute that I had even though it was so hot.

Yesterday was my middle daughter Kims birthday, those 31 years have gone by so quickly. I went into labour on the 29th which just happened to be the day that Prince Charles married Princess Diana. I made my way through the wedding ceromony on the tv, went to see my Mum and then decided that I'd better get to the hospital.

Everywhere was decorated with bunting and balloons so it was a lovely calming feeling. I didn't have Kim until the early hours of the 30th as I was booked in for a c-section and here we are 31 years later and I feel so blessed.

I have made a new start in my stitching; it's the La-D-Da Bushel and a Peck that I picked out months ago to start. It's an easy stitch with only four colours so it's good for me to ease my way back into stitching again.

         and I've already picked out something else to stitch so my stitching bug must be coming back home.

As for the foggy bit.......that is my head. I've been on my new pills for about ten days now and my head is so fuzzy, I wish the sensation would go away.

I'll leave you with one last pic, this is Gizmo enjoying himself rolling on the lawn in last weeks sun.

Love as always,

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New Beginnings

Walking down the garden the other evening I nearly tripped over a tiny hedgehog taking an evening stroll in the veg plot and it wasn't long before we spied another two joining in the fun. I wish they'd been out a few weeks ago to catch the slugs that have stripped my dahlias bare. 

Since then I've noticed them lying out in the sunshine in the afternoon which is odd as I always thought that hedgehogs were nocturnal. We have a large slate trough in the garden and they must live under there as that's where they seem to scurry to if they hear the cats about.

The garden is looking lovely at the moment.
The roses are blooming though a lot of them have been damaged by the rain.

and the clematis that we cut down and moved has had its best year yet.

I've had a couple of little finishes and have started on a new stitch, it's been lovely getting back into the swing of things.

and now for the meaning of the blog title

Just like the lily in our garden pond, I feel that I am starting out in a new chapter of my life. Some things have been happening lately that have made me change my outlook on things.

I've realised that family and friends need more of me than I've been giving; I had a wake up call a couple of weeks ago that really shook me and since then I've tried to make sense of what a really matters. I've always been a believer in God and there have been quite a few long talks going on so I hope He's been listening.

I'm sure He has.

Sue x