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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Not long now..

Rather embarrassingly, the hubby returned home from work just at the point I'd figured out how to use the self timer on my camera and was mid way through attempting to take these awkwardly posed pictures of myself wearing my newly finished scarf. Oops!

I've had a dream of a day. There is no denying that. After a few weeks of frantic `nesting' since moving into the new house, I now have nothing much to fill my diary beyond setting myself daily tasks such as `buy some sunglasses' (tick) whilst waiting for baby to arrive.

I am lucky enough to be feeling good. Really good. Today was a sunny day, and I decided to wear my polka dot frock just for the heck of it, and that definitely enhanced my good mood. I love love love the swishy swish of the silk as I glide/waddle about the place. And, I detect a certain amusement for those around me as they marvel at the ridiculous side profile the polka dot tent gives the bump and congratulate me on managing to stand up. I am bringing smiles to people's faces with my gravity defying bump.

I'm so excited about the prospect of meeting the baby. Maybe more so than the previous pregnancies... not that I'd admit that in front of the girls, of course. I'm enjoying getting plenty of sleep and having loads of time to myself whilst the littlest girl is at pre school.

Smug? Possibly, but I know my time will come soon enough. There is a good reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture, and when it hits, these big sunglasses will come in handy.

After a relaxing morning, I was unexpectedly treated to an equally relaxing afternoon. The littlest girl and I had lunch together, and then she took herself off to bed!

Knowing I'd pay for it later at bedtime (I did), I decided to let her sleep - and then made myself a cup of tea and took it to bed and put the radio on. I could be giving birth any day now, so I should conserve my energy, right?!

I did a spot of crocheting, and then, not remotely sleepy, took myself off downstairs and made this silk scarf. I used the same pattern and instructions as my birdie scarf - only, being lazy, I just traced the dimensions from the original scarf, so it was a lot quicker to make.

As you can see, I've used the leftover material from the frock, and coupled it with some tangerine coloured satin I bought with the scarf in mind.

A top tip (from my mum) if you do decide to make your own silk scarf is to use a nice fine ball point needle. Avoids all tension headaches, even if the material is still a slippery customer to work with.

Anyway, that's about it from me for now. I'm off to bed, wondering whether tonight it going to be the night baby decides to make an appearance...


  1. Stunning scarf!! Keep up the resting my love. :-)
    Can't wait to hear your news that little one has arrived. Exciting! Hope you found your card & bunting package in with the china, I totally forgot to say it was in there; happy house warming / baby arrival :-) big love xxx

    1. Will do. And yes, I found all the lovely goodies - big thank you. Xxx

  2. Great scarf but a truly beautiful bump!