Steps

So, I am now seven weeks post op and the cast is finally off…it came off just over a week ago and it has been a mixed blessing really. It is way more comfortable to sleep at night now…I just lose my eyes and off I drift. This is luxury in the extreme and I…

Timing

This poem is about how things can twist and change so easily and wondering what would happen if we could ‘backdate’ an encounter Sometimes when I am sitting Drinking coffee Dreaming of you I imagine what it would be like If we could turn back the clocks To when we were not pitted and scarred…

Revamp

It's October, the air is crispier and so is my life. Stitch Towers is under new management (mine) and life is both challenging and stimulating. I am middle aged, I admit it, but I have never had to fend for myself until now. It's not a barrel of laughs but I'm not drowning quite yet….

Now

I have a confession to make, I have another love in my life. I have been working on another venture and this weekend it took flight. I am now the founder of an arts space here in Stitchopolis. Can you believe it??  Check it out here.  Hope you like!

Wave

Today has been one of those days when you hope/know you have made a memory that will lodge itself into the unconscious memory of your children forever. Abandon on the beach. Body boarding, surf, crashing waves, laughter, light, sand, friends, sandy sandwiches, ice cream, love. Oh, an your mother screeching because she got stung by…

Think

I thought I would share an idea that I had for a friends birthday present. Now this is a very special friend and so I had to pull out the stops… And is what I came up with.   Granted it doesn’t look like much but when you open it… What’s inside?    Each card is…

Ring

Do you know somebody who gives themselves too much, so much that they end up getting over stressed, accident prone and ultimately, damaging their own relationships because they are so focused on helping others? Yes? I think we all do.  If you are lucky enough to have a friend or family member who consistently puts…

Level

Funny times chez Stitch…shifts in circles, changes in routine, ever growing and developing children, challenges both big and small…so how do you keep an even keel? How do you make sure you are true to yourself? There’s no real answer to that I suppose but things I have learnt this week towards that goal are…

Richter scales

I feel like a property developer, I have so may blogs. So many houses within which to live and write and paint. And I like it that way, I need space, I know that now. So, I’m keeping this blog – I reread this post tonight and it has reminded me why I started all…

Return ticket

I have been away this weekend. Away from home and family, just by myself, being quiet and still. Well, not that still. I managed to go for a long walk yesterday, visit my old home town, do some shopping, learn how to make wire work jewellery (thanks Craftsy), make some earrings, write a couple of…