For the first time in months I have done NOwork on any of my projects. Those two sick little grand daughters have sabotaged all my plans. I had forgotton how little ones have to be nursed and held. Their noses need wiping all the time and those temperatures just don't allow me to sew.
BUT I can read about sewing. Or rather look at the pictures as all the script is in Japanese. I had a new book, I don't know the name because I can't read Japanese but it is byYumiko Higuchi and there are lots of great small embroideries to stitch.
She has a link to Amazon on her blog for this book but how do you get Amazon Japan to deliver outside of Japan? I know they do because my daughter-in-law orders the books for me (and all my friends) but I just can't seem to work it out myself. (Yumiko also has some nice images of her stitching on her blog as well.)
I spent the whole weekend teaching and then on the Monday morning at 5am I got a call. "Mum the baby is sick can you come and help? We both have to leave the house by 7am."
It is a 40 minute drive out to my son's home and I was out of petrol. So one great rush to get ready, get some petrol in the car and get out there. Poor baby Jasmine, who is 2 years old, has a terrible cold. So terrible that she only wants to lie in bed. That means that she is really sick. Usually you can't keep her down.
So I spent yesterday baby sitting one sick baby and her older sister. Who when she was told Grandma was coming over refused to go to day care. Every time I do this I wonder how I worked full time with three children and no one to help me when they got sick. My husband and I had a roster as to who would have to take time off work and then there was the guilt at having to leave a sick child.
Hence tomorrow I have a 5am start to get over there. This time I am taking activities, which includes Moniques first sewing basket, food and treats for the kids. But the cost is going to be my embroidery time.
Three year old , who can now swim, asks: "Why do you sew all the time Grandma?" I'm still considering that answer.