Tuesday, 28 July 2009

All Dressed Up ....

.... but we had somewhere to go!!

I tend to focus on my crafting/sewing on my blog, but thought perhaps it was time to add in a little bit of personal/family stuff.

If you've been dying to see me (ha ha!) - here is a photo - but please excuse the funny looking others in it!

It was taken just a few weeks ago when we went to a family wedding. The clan consists of me, DH (Z), DS (emoboy) & DD (dancing-girl).

Z and I met when we both worked for the same company, but bizarelly only got together as a couple when we were both about to leave it. That was in Jan. 2000. He proposed on my birthday that year whilst we were sitting beside a pool in Tunisia. I valiantly put him off until Nov 2001 when we tied the knot. He is the Managing Director of a Plastics & Rubber Consultancy company - and as we like to tease him, he's "big in rubber" - in more ways than one!!

Emoboy has just turned 16 and is awaiting his GCSE results next month. He has taken: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Divinity, French, Design & Technology, History and Geography. He is hoping to start studying for his A'levels in September and ultimately (after University) discover a drug to cure the world of Cancer and AIDS.

Dancing-girl will be 5 in September and will be starting Primary School (Reception) full time then. She was a much wanted baby who couldn't wait to be born as she popped out onto the bathroom floor whilst Z was on the phone to the Ambulance Service!! And she seems to have been in a rush ever since. She is on the go for 12 hours a day - but luckily has always been a good sleeper at night (she takes after her dad) so we get a bit of a break from her chaos. She sings and dances all the time and has a great imagination.

And then there's me! What can I say? I'm the oldest of 3 sisters. As a teenager I wanted to be a vet - but was never a high enough achiever academically for that to be a real option. I have indulged my passion for horses over the years by working as a groom and also on a Thoroughbred Horse Stud. It was great following the foals from conception (in some cases) through to their first outing on the racetrack.

I started sewing at school - as I was of the generation where the girls were taught Needlework and Cookery, whilst the boys studied Woodwork and Metalwork - the lucky beggers. Throughout the years I've done some dressmaking (including the dress for my first wedding) and made basic items such as curtains and duvet sets.

It's only been since I've been at home with Dancing-girl that I've dusted off my sewing machine and started sewing again. I love being part of the Blogging community and find Flick a daily inspiration.

Well best get back to it - I have a couple of swaps to work on (but more of them another time)

See you all soon
Leah xx

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