Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I. Am. So. Tired.  Despite the mess on my desk, it is not this that has kept me awake for the last 48 hours but the slightly early arrival of my 2nd Great Nephew within 4 weeks.  I was fortunate enough to be with my niece for the birth in the early hours of this morning and I'm really not sure who was supporting who when push came to shove!  It got a little urgent rather suddenly and my sister in law and I stood in the corner holding hands and shaking and willing the little guy to be okay, and he is, he is just very very little, 4lbs 9oz of pixielicious preciousness.  

Today I am supposed to be preparing for a crop at the weekend but I have been trying, and failing, to sleep, so I will try to prepare tomorrow when I can actually properly identify colours and shapes!  I will of course be using my wonderful new bag at the weekend too.

There are 2 projects going on on my desk, Learn Something New Everyday and a little gift for a talented friend.  I wouldn't say either of them were going well but obviously today is not the day to analyse that too closely.

I am going to get back to normal very soon as both children are back at school and pre-school.  This is the pair of them yesterday morning, raring to get back to their friends.

Cheeky or what?!  

Here's hoping I manage to get around a few desks before I fall asleep, with the best blog hop in town over at the Queen of Snoop, Julia.

Bye for now


  1. Ah bless! So sweet I couldn't get my two together so they are photographed individually.

    Amazing experience for you, not one I'd want to do though!


  2. Hi there Lisa Jane, I am so glad all went well in the end and love the work going on at your desk! and yes sleep will restore the brain and concentration! thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #48

  3. There's plenty of time to get some shut-eye, but only one chance to witness that little boy being born. What an amazing experience it must have been, witnessing the arrival of another life.
    Crafting can wait..for once :)
    Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

  4. Oh wow, Lisa, how amazing to actually be there at the birth. He's a tiny chappie by the sounds of it but I bet he'll soon make up for it.
    Your two are so cute, what a lovely photo, hope you scrap it. My little girl started big school yesterday, not so little now!!!
    Enjoy your crop and get some sleep!!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #105

  5. Adorable snapshot. And I'm glad you are tired for happy reasons. Take care, rest up, craft happy.

  6. Congratulations Auntie!

    Desk looks great. I need to start on my LSNED album, so far all I have done is jot down my lessons.

  7. thats quite an experience, how lovely that you were able to be glad to hear the little guy is doing well. Enjoy your crop at the weekend x

  8. Bless your children x What an adorable shot of them :o) How amazing to be there with your niece. Not sure I'd want to be at the business end myself, but an incredible thing to be part of.

  9. Whoa ! What a week ! Surprised you are on with LSNED - I'm struggling just to read the daily emails !! Hope the wee baby goes on well ! Ali #57

  10. Wait? You're tired too? Let's declare it nap time! I am so putting a pillow over hubby's face and pushing down on it if he insists on sniffling and snorting again tonight. Geez, this is why modern medicine was invented!!!!

    Great photo of the kiddos!

  11. Wow, what a drama, how exhilarating. No wonder you are wired. Hope you are nodding now, as I should be!

    How adorable are those poppets :D

  12. Congratulations great-aunt Lisa, by the way that sounds very, very old, lol!!

    Get some sleep and then go off and enjoy a great crop.

    ** Kate **

  13. Hi Lisa - so sorry you have had sleepless nights and how lovely to see that little one arrive safely. Now - about this "dumfing" - it is a made up word - my sister and I needle felt with an embellishing machine - it makes a dumf dumf noise as it meshes the wool/fibres together - hence dumfing. If you want to find out more follow this link..

    and if you check out our blog shop too - you will see lots of pictures we have dumfed!

    x Jo

  14. What a wonderful experience you have been part of. Love the pic of the kiddies. Mine are Teens and can't be in the same room!
    Sandra @144

  15. That's so exciting! I bet you were a wonderful support. Congratulations all round!

  16. That's so exciting! I bet you were a wonderful support. Congratulations all round!

  17. get some rest! Have fun at the crop and congrats on the new babies! Happy woyww-Lindsay #10

  18. Glad the littly is doing OK.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun on your desk this week.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

  19. Lisa Jane, back again - thanks so much for popping over and trust you weekend went well Shaz in Oz.x

  20. Hi Lisa, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment about my canvas. Have a lovely week.


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