Posts here have been non-existent since I told you at the end of 2018 that we were awaiting the arrival of a new grandson. So, I am pleased to be able to tell you that our gorgeous new grandson finally arrived on Christmas Day!!
Sadly, the joy of seeing a new life begin was overtaken at the beginning of the year when my Mum was rushed to hospital for a serious operation which unfortunately proved to be unsuccessful. Sewing and blogging made way for twice daily trips to hospital. Just as we were coming to terms with the imminent passing of my Mum, my Dad was rushed to the same hospital with what turned out to be severe pneumonia. In the end they passed away within days of each other.
They were married for just over 64 years and, I am sure, if given the choice would not have wanted either of them to be left for any length of time without the other, but it was a tough time for the family they left behind.
I have my Mum to thank for my love of all things crafty although her particular expertise in knitting is yet to manifest itself in me, and my Dad to thank for my love of crosswords although, again, his capacity for unravelling cryptic clues remains beyond me.
I am sure you will understand why my New to Me link party has yet to appear this year, but, hopefully normal service will resume next month.