Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Good to be home

It is so good to be home again but I just need the body clock to stop waking up at 3am each morning!! It is also hard to believe that I was away for just over  a month but looking through all the photos reminds me I was! Over the next few days I will be organising the photos to send to all the tour participants on a DVD…..so watch the letterbox folks! I am sure Helen will also send you all a group photo…sadly the May Morris close-up of mine was blurred because of the settings our young photographer adjusted on my camera but I know Helen has a good one! They will all be on the DVD but for now here is a reminder……..
William Morris Tour 2014 at Oxford University Union Hall

May Morris Tour 2014 at Cliveden House

Once again my heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you who came so far to share in these Morris tours. As you would have read in the last blog post this is the end of my participation but I am sure Helen will continue so watch her website. So what I am up to? Well for the past few days I've cleaned the house (you know….the girl clean!!) and done loads of washing. Today I have been preparing class notes for AQC 2015 which was due while I was away and also typing up all the information for the 10 quilts of mine that will be on display as a part of my obligation winning the recent Rajah award! I've managed far too many nanna naps (hence the 3am alerts), but of course some of the highlights of being home is this………

 Precious little Maisie is simply gorgeous and her big brother Beau just adores her. She is going to need our extra special care because under the other side of that dear little face is a wee ear that didn't quite develop. (medical term is unilateral microtia). She is scheduled for an MRI under anaesthetic in the next few weeks to see if there is in fact any hearing structure inside. Emily and Brett are the most incredible of parents and I am so proud of how they have adjusted to it all. I know intimately what it is like to give birth to a baby that has a little challenge. Sophie our youngest (who is now 30 years old), was born with a very rare aortic defect resulting in heart surgery when she was only a week old. As a mother we feel totally responsible and for this to happen again to our family leaves unanswered questions. Emily and I were both nursing in high risk areas at the time of pregnancy so who knows? But for now we are all blessed and we know for Maisie it could have been so much worse. She is indeed a little treasure and I am glad I am home to support her and the family…….

 Beau is the dearest and after lots of cuddles he has made himself quite at home once again. I am sure he thought I was flying around in an aeroplane for 4 weeks but no more of that now dearest Beau!
As I sit at the computer I can see through the window that Spring is almost upon us. The birds have been singing and a pair of wattle birds and finches have been nesting nearby……..actually I think this might be a honeyeater!

In the coming months I will be doing some more step by step tutorials on the blog with the first one being how to make one of these…………
But for now family wins…..it is so very good to be home amongst those that are so precious…..


  1. Welcome back Michele, and thanks for all the blogging that you do, which I know is very time consuming.

  2. Has it really been a month, it doesn't seem like it. Looking forward to seeing a tutorial, no hurry though as I know you have a lot of things on your plate :)

  3. Beautiful baby and hope all goes well for her, loved following your trip and are on our trip now

  4. Your generosity and commitment to sharing your tour each day has been amazing. We miss our morning tour blog with such beautiful images-certainly something to talk about at breakfast. The blog will continue to be followed albeit with no overseas images, and will always be interesting; an insight in to a creative world I do not have time or talent to enter myself. It is such a buzz to see what others create and share. Maisie is just beautiful and very special and Beau so adorable-so many reasons to stay at home, as you say; there is no place like home!
    Lots of love Nydia&Ken

  5. God bless and best wishes to you all. And yes " home is always best". Enjoy !


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