January 2, 2009

Away... and back again!

I hadn't intended to take a blog-break, but with the onslaught of Christmas I felt pulled apart. All I wanted for Christmas was to stay at home, nose stuck in a book.

I knew a break was coming, and when it finally did, I pulled in my horns, tucked the sheet up over my head, popped the 'Back in 5' sign on the door, and hibernated. (There's four metaphors for you. Want some more? No? OK.)

Lime baked cheesecake, mangoes and sparkling rose.

So, we've had quiet days and a stack of books. Shortbread came... and went. A similar fate met the cheesecake. I spent a day with my best friend, and we scored booty on the side of the road in the form of an abandoned armchair. We went fabric shopping. I sewed, sketched, slept in, sorted out, dusted (my goodness), and slept some more. It's all very ordinary, but sometimes it's quiet everyday home life that you need.

Baby grow for the nephew whose arrival is anticipated any moment now.
Red fabric fused to light interfacing; satin-stitched to the grow. My drawing.

Here's a little something I made today, and I'll be back around the traps with comments and posts. I couldn't leave my little part of Blogland - but it's been nice to be away -- at home -- for a while.

toodle pip, back anon.



CurlyPops said...

Mmm that cheesecake looks divine. It sounds like you had a lovely little break to refresh yourself!

Nikki said...

mmmmmm.....I could dive into that cheesecake!

Glad you had a lovely break. Have a wonderful 2009.

Tinniegirl said...

It sounds like a wonderful break. I am planning to make the most of the last 2 days of mine.

Ellieboo said...

Sounds like a good break - the simple things are what we need to recharge I reckon. Welcome back

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Happy new year - welcome back! (Its good to recharge those batteries.) I love the fabulous applique dog on the baby grow - your new nephew is going to look very cute (when he arrives).