Monday, 20 September 2010
Empty nest crisis approaching!
Just a simple log cabin but I quilted it with embroidery silks to make it a bit more special.
Alison is a pretty, fragrant girl so I have made her a cushion to match!
Now on to my real children, who are all leaving me!!
Jacob, my 18 years old, moved out 6 weeks ago to flatshare just as we moved house, and now Felix, my 20 year old, is going travelling to the Far East for 10 months! He is leaving tomorrow!
I am sure lots of you have already been here and know exactly how I feel (I know Dolores at DeeRoo had to say goodbye to her Maria a few weeks back), but I just wasn't expecting to feel this bad. And I know he will come back and maybe one or the other will live with us again one day, but basically my life as a mum with everything revolving round my 2 boys is over. I guess I will just have to wait for the grandchildren now...
Anyway enough moaning, some people have real problems. Like a friend of Lizzie's from A house in the Country blog. Lizzie's dear old quilting friend, Sue, is terminally ill and Lizzie is organising a quilt for her. Lizzie says that Sue has made hundreds of quilts but she doesn't think that anyone has ever made a quilt for Sue. Lizzie suggested that we all might have 'orphan blocks' lying around from abandoned projects and that these could be joined together to make a quilt. Marg of Adventures in Quilting and Sailing has offered to send any UK blocks to Lizzie with the ones she is making.
Lizzie and Marg's blog for more info. And both are having a giveaway for anyone who signs up to the project!
So tonight we are having a last family dinner (Jacob is coming home too) and then this time tomorrow I will already have said my goodbyes and he will be off (on his way to Delhi with his girlfriend Emma, who, thankfully, is going with him).
Feel free to deluge me with messages of support, I think I am going to need them.