Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coming up for air...

Well it has been a record for me in terms of blog absences. I seemed to blink and suddenly almost two months have passed. In fairness though it has been two months of big stuff. Big family stuff. Busy stuff. Nothing terrible. Just difficulties, busyness, illness - lots of 'out of the ordinary' things to deal with. As Pip so eloquently put it on her own blog - "a bit of a rough trot".


But I am being cautiously optimistic that we are coming to the end of our spate of high hurdles. Still not ready to reopen the ol' Etsy shop, or pay daily visits to the sewing machine again. But hopeful that I can at least start to rebuild the relationship with the Janome sometime soon :)

And what exactly do a pair of frilly undies have to do with all this, you may rightly ask? Well not much, except that these are pretty much the last thing I sewed before things came to a screeching halt. I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for Benita's (from Bettsy Kingston) adult frilly knickers pattern. You may already know that Benita makes the most breathtakingly beautiful ruffle bloomers for babies (so lovely I was actually sad when Kate toilet trained and no longer required nappy covers!!!!). So needless to say I jumped at this opportunity. And I was really happy with them - so totally burlesque I must say. So keep an eye out for Benita's MYO store for when she releases the pattern. They really were so fun to make (and fun to wear, but I'm certainly not going into that here..*cough cough*)!!!!

So that's it from me. Just felt the need to finally visit my blog and dip my toe in the waters again I guess. Still not ready to promise anything like regular blogging yet. Right now I'm dead keen on exercising my head off, making fresh juices, and listening to lots of new music (totally loving La Roux and Midnight Juggernauts at the moment). And playing with the kids. And smoochin' my lovely husband. And making homemade sushi and drinking green tea. All the good nurturing stuff. Stuff that's good to do after a bit of a rough trot!!

Hope you have all been taking care of yourselves too.

XXX
Bec

23 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I just used my Beckybean bag the other day and it made me wonder where you'd been....it seemed so long.
I'm super glad that you're back and I really hope that the rough trot is well and truly behind you.

Cindy said...

Breathing is always recommended and I think that there is not enough of it these days. Sounds like there are lots of good things around to make sure the trot is a pleasant stroll from now on

bubbachenille said...

See you soon in blogland, dipping your toes in is the start !

Veronica Darling... said...

Oh hi there! Great to see you back here, all the best for the next few weeks, hope you're feeling better.

I have always loved those frilly knickers, and wanted adult pairs... do post when they're online! I'll make a few pairs!

Car said...

Welcome back to blogland, I do miss reading your regular blogging ;)

Hope the rough trot has ended and it's all smooth sailing from here-on-in.

Jetta's Nest said...

Welcome back Bec. Sorry to hear about your rough trotting and hope your trotting is much smoother from here on in :)

Take care

Sam

vanessa.e. said...

so glad to have you back! missed your updates, but glad you are well. hope things continue to get better for ya! xo

Little Mary Moo said...

Nice to see you around again Bec. Wishing you peaceful times ahead.

Thea said...

I've miss you too Bec. We're happy to have you back in Blogland whenever you feel up to visiting.

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

I'm glad to hear that things are settling/settled. Hope you and the sewing machine are joined at the hip again real soon too.

One Flew Over said...

Bec! Your back!! Sad to hear that you hav ebeen having a bit of a rough trot but happy to hear that things are on the up and up. God damn those knickers are cute!!

Jade said...

Aww you're making me feel like I should start again too... baby steps I think. At least I'm 'thinking' about it again, that's a start right??? :p

Hot Fudge said...

It's so good to see you back, Bec. Eyeing off those doozy little knickers, I can see that the rough trot will soon turn into a fox trot ... or maybe a tango.

Mr Fudge and I met up with our two daughters for lunch in Sydney yesterday and what was one sporting? Her favourite Beckybean coffee sack bag.

PottyMouthMama said...

I was just thinking of you the other day, wondering how things were. I was slicing into a delicious piece of vintage sheeting for a cushion, it happened to be one of the squares you gave me, and I was wondering how you could ever part with it.

I hope you're on the up and up, and if you're having grey days, I hope there's some sunshine on your back, to help warm things up.

xxx

Twinkle Star Art said...

I hope you're over your rough trot now Bec. Good on you for putting your 'real' life before your 'cyber' one. Oh and the exercise, fresh juice and new music sounds super for the soul. I might try that myself... although I might just buy the sushi.

I'm surprised you didn't model those knickers, you usually model your bags don't you? ;D

Selina said...

I hope you are feeling better! Great to see you back in blogland!

anniescupboards said...

Totally love your blog! XO

AnastasiaC said...

oh i can relate - i dont know if Im coming or going somedays haha
we all need to find time to just 'be'...but then there's commitments and family and work and blah blah
hope you're well anyway!!
hugs!

Sandrine said...

HI Bec, Have not heard from your lovely part of the worlsd for a while, hope you are ok?
Sandrine xx

Net said...

I'll still be here reading when you come back - take your time.
xx

PS - nice pants!

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