Sorry it has been a bit quiet around here. I haven't felt much like writing. I think I have been talking too much in real-life. It's been busy around here, or should I say busier than usual.
We bought a house, yes, you read that correctly! We have bought the house where C was raised. It is in our farm-yard, and his Mother lives there now. She is building an annex onto her other son's house, which is underway. The house really needs gutting, certainly a new roof, new heating, new electrics, blah, blah. It is a major under-taking, and we have no idea when we will be able to afford to renovate it. We will be keeping our own house, as it is also part of the farm. We will live here until we get the other house suitably renovated. It is a very old house, almost certainly from the 1800's. We would love to renovate it sympathetically.
So after a stressful day of signing papers, to buy the house, we were feeling fairly tired of it all. I got a text early the following morning to say that a friend's husband had been killed in a car accident. So for the last couple of weeks my mind has been taken up with thoughts of her and her family, a 9 yr old and a 1 yr old. Not to mention going to the funeral, most certainly one of the saddest ever. What do you say....she is not Irish, they moved here from Eastern Europe for a better life. Nothing I can ever do feels like enough. Thankfully her Mother was here at the time.
We have also made the decision that M will not be making her First Communion along with the rest of her school year. It was a hard decision, but we feel it is the correct one. We may arrange it for when she is older, or not. We will decide later. There are too many reasons to list here, but it just wasn't right for us, right now. So there will be no white dress, for now anyway. M will go on the day of the Communion, and she will wear the navy and white dress that I made as a trial dress. Thank you to everyone who shared your stories of your own white dresses, I enjoyed reading them all.
Anyhow...on to lighter things....if you are still with me that is!
This is what I've been up to...T got a Sketchbook shirt and a Huck Finn cap
The girls got new-ish tops
I got a new tunic
M got new skinny jeans
And a skirt
And my Mother got a new Skirt too
I think that sewing may possibly help me when I'm feeling overwhelmed....what do ya think!!!?
Click on the photos to find out what pattern I used for any of the clothes, it should be in the description. As Colm's great Aunt would say..."I've enough talking done!"