Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sickness, snow, more sickness......

Yes that has been my life over the last couple of weeks *sigh*

First off the little lady threw up at nursery a week past Tuesday and so was excluded from nursery for 48 hours (Tuesday-Thursday  are my working days) and because J was away with work I had to take time off/work in the evenings so not much sewing last week at all.

Then there was snow last Sunday night which meant school was closed on Monday and Tuesday (not very impressed about the Tuesday - for the second year the wee chap's school was virtually the only one who couldn't get their act together and was closed a second day).  So much snowman building and sledging and hence a worn out me!

And then on Thursday the wee chap was poorly and I was up half the night with him.  I'm hoping that is it for a while but who can tell!

I did manage to get a little bit of sewing done (squeezed in to the odd little gap).  I have been pattern testing for Kirsty of Quiet Play - her new Just My Type alphabet is great and she asked for words for a charity quilt and I was assigned

It is the most complicated paper piecing I've done but it came together really easily and I already have a plan for another project using the patterns.  I'll also be looking forward to see what the final quilt looks like.

My only other sewing this week has been decidedly out of my comfort zone.  It was the wee chap's turn to have Patch, the class bear, over the weekend and since we were going to get the kids new shoes Patch came too and had his feet measured (with obligatory photo - and our thanks to the Clarks assistant who played along!).  But then of course the wee chap wanted Patch to have shoes too so I had to cobble (forgive the pun) something together.  Luckily after a couple of false starts I came up with something not too horrendous!

At least the wee chap was happy!

And finally to my giveaway - sorry it has taken me so long to pick a winner!

Despite my best efforts I cannot get the box to show but the winner was number 3

Emily of strawberry patch

A slightly intimidating result as Emily makes wonderful pouches of her own but hopefully she will find a use for her prize!

As for my blog name - in the 6 months before I started the blog the wee chap was obsessed with Mr Men books and in one of them (I think it is Mr Silly or Mr Nonsense) is the line 'You Silly Banana' and that became his favourite phrase to say to me or J if he thought we had done something funny.  So when I started this blog it was a phrase that came to mind.

No one guessed exactly by Amy of Amy's Crafty Shenanigans came pretty close so there will be a little something winging her way too.

Hopefully I will have more sewing to report soon.
Bye for now


  1. Since when is snow a reason not to go to school? and don't you get payed sick leave when your child is sick?

    That snowman is cool! Mind if I add it to my snowman collection?

    [I ususally do a screen shot of Mr. Random]

  2. sorry to hear about your poorly wee ones - I hope they are both on the mend. Great booties.

  3. Hope you are all on the mend now, Mr Patch looks very smart in his new boots!