Friday 4 March 2011

sofa bound

 I hope you are all experiencing some blue skies
today like I am.
However I can only revel in the blue I can see
from my sofa view.
Because I am sofa bound
as I'm trying to make a baby again
(and I don't mean the old school way!)
I've never really felt comfortable sharing such personal info
here on my blog.
This is the last year of trying
in my 8 year battle with my fertility,
so I don't mind sharing a little of what has taken over
my life,
along with the patchwork and the crochet of course!!
So this is my current view
from our lounge in the dining room.
Yep still relocated here, hopefully the sanding of floors 
will commence in the next couple of weeks.
Great timing heh?!
Anyway I love being able to look through into our kitchen from the outside!
 So my friend recently re-gifted me a basket which I truthfully speaking
wanted to keep when I gave it to her!
Sometimes you can't push your likes (wicker)
onto someone else.
Being sofa bound doesn't stop me from making
a big old fabric mess!
 So it's ideal that I have this basket
to keep me and my mess in check!
My goal is to fill it with
patchwork hexagons...bliss.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for your interest in my last post.
I'm thrilled that some of you are joining in 
and hopefully realising how much joy can be had by spending very little.

My husband has banned me from using my lap top for these 
two weeks!
So shh! Don't spill the beans.

So if I'm absent from your blogs don't worry
 I will be back!
I have some good reading fodder to tide me over...
...but aahhh I've not yet sown any seeds!!


Anonymous said...

We'll keep quiet about the laptop business eh?! Sending happy and heartfelt thoughts your way Clare. xxxxxx :)

Juliab said...

Keep yourself firmly planted to that sofa and enjoy the patchwork - that's an order! The very best of luck to you, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. xxx

Diane said...

Sending you lots of love and hope and fingers crossed and saluting magpies and everything!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Simone said...

I hope this is your year Clare.x I too have a wicker basket like that and now you have given me an idea on where to store all my hexagons!!! I can't stop making hexagons at the moment. I am making them whilst the dinner is on, when I have a spare moment to myself etc. I just can't stop! Have a lovely weekend. Lets see who can make the most hexagons!!!x

Sal said...

I do hope that it all turns out right for you,Clare!!
Have a great weekend xxx

NewbieCampervanner said...

I did actually like the basket so you weren't forcing your likes on me! I just realised it had sat on the table (for a year or two!, wasn't being used and had never found it's place! I just have no space here and have far too much rubbish....I need to have a big clear out! Keeping everything crossed ;0) xx

Jennifer said...

Take care of yourself and enjoy your time to sit and read and work on projects.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Sending my very best wishes Clare, with everything crossed for you!
You just enjoy lying there and doing nothing but reading, crocheting, doing patchwork and thinking postive thoughts. :)
I won't tell your husband, the less husbands know the better! ;)
Vivienne x

two bones and a bagle said...

Hhope all works out well sending you and yours lots of positive thoughts. How strange that I have posted a very similar photo of myself this afternoon and also a photo of my new hexie basket.

Theodora quilts said...

I am really hoping and praying for you, just relax and do all of the things you love to do sitting down and all will be well, I love your fussy cutting your choice of fabrics look so pretty together tutorial I will try it one day,xoxo theodora

Vintage Tea Time said...

Fingers crossed for you. Look after yourself. Lots of love, Abby XX

Anonymous said...

I hope there is a little gift for you planted in your living garden, yes, yes we will pray that for you !
You must keep hopeful !!!!

Dawn said...

Good luck - keeping everything crossed for you.

Little stitch and me said...

Best wishes I do hope the baby making works out for you. Its strange but yesterday I also dug out one of my favourite wicker baskets to store my crochet in. I love wicker baskets and would probably fill the house with them given half a chance, so useful and rustic.

Helen Philipps said...

Wishing you well, and the best possible outcome to all your waiting..Doing patchwork is a great way to keep occupied when you have to stay on the sofa for a while!
Helen x

Tina said...

Good luck with hexagons and the baby-making. Enjoy the couch time!


Unknown said...

love and light and bestest of luck to you Clare :)

now, turn off the laptop !!

Gilly Tee said...

I'm thinking positive thoughts your way. So good luck

Simone said...

You win!!! I have only done half of that !!!

{Love, Love, Love} said...

I was thinking of you both on Wednesday. I know how torturous the next couple of weeks are going to be for you and I hope you find plenty to distract you.
Hannah xxx (New blog name incase you are trying to work out who the hell I am x)!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the very best of luck - hope it's a positive outcome - keep on resting... Shell x

{Love, Love, Love} said...

Hi Clare,
Thanks for the lovely comment and for your support. I am doing well thanks but the nasal spray really sucks! Can't wait for the bullets!!! Hope that you are doing OK today and are having a nice relaxing Sunday xxxxx

{Love, Love, Love} said...

PS - I forgot to ask if the picture on the top right hand side is look very foxy xxxx

Hoola Tallulah said...

Hoping this is your year! Keep those feet up and enjoy the stitching, sending you lots of wonderful, happy thoughts <3

{Love, Love, Love} said...

Yes they certainly are totally vile (word of the moment for me). You should definintely wear the dress more often since you look so fab in it x

Brazenjane said...

Making hexagons is a great sofa-bound activity, can't wait to see what you come up with.

All the best luck in the world, fingers and toes crossed for you and hubby. x

ahomespunyear said...

Enjoy having your feet up for a while - I'm sure the wicker basket will soon be filled with patchwork!
I've got a basket just like that permanently attached to the's full of felt ready for any time a feel like a spot of hand sewing.

Anonymous said...

Hey a little hexagon pass a long , I was reading a book where a woman found an old 1930s box full of hexagons and the papers were still in them. As she read them she discovered the hexies were made with a love letter paper.. So I thought we could do the same thing today, we can write our favorite pizza delivery number on them, our daily journals or fav poems , tv programs etc, sorta leave a little history behind..Yes or even a love letter to someone on the back of hexy papers..Just a thought...

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Clare

I wish you well and understand that it is not easy emotionally when you want to have children but have fertility problems.I had similar problems and took years but one day when I least expected it, I fell pregnant with Miss P. I will wish and paray hard for you and your husband. xx