Saturday, August 21, 2010

Last bits of Kate!

I haven't been near the computer for the last ten days or so, only a quick few minutes occaisonally to see who has been doing 'what' as Kate has been here. It is always such precious time when overseas family come to stay and always so hard to say good-bye. I try to remember my son saying to his boys as they headed back from NZ to Perth where they live with their mother, 'When you say good-bye, just remember it gets closer every day to saying 'hello' again'.
So Kate has gone, home to her beautiful new room, here and I have my memory 'bits' around me!

The wool she has left for me to take over to NZ next time I go...for A jumper for Archie from wool bought on 'special' in our little country town.

a lonely  towel in the empty bedroom!

I'm not sure whether this was really left for me but I can't waste it AND it is delicious, and I am sure makes me feel better!

Some beautiful paper for origami, my first ever paper crane and the gorgeous wool Kate gave me to crochet a scarf.

AND the wedding! The whole reason for her trip! It was very cold, the little 'fur' stoles the girls wore were a wonderful idea and looked so pretty. Grandson no 6, aged 7 1/2, after watching the bride walking down the aisle with her father returned to his seat said to his mother,'That was awesome!' I think we all felt the same thing!
We had a lovely few days together and I am now returning to some sort of normality. If only Kate had been here for a few more days maybe we might have worked in the garden!!!!!!! No, I think it is just up to me!!


  1. It makes me feel a little sad when I see those little bits lying around. I had such a lovely time with you Mum, my soul feels refreshed. I thought it was just me that looks at the things you leave behind at my house. Luckily we will see each other again in a few weeks! Love Kate xxooxxooxx.

  2. Hello Aubrey, Your blog is lovely. I am visiting via Kate's blog ... I am presently knitting a cardigan with the very same Sublime wool (except mine is green) Isn't it wonderful to work with? Certainly lives up to its name. I hope you are fine and will keep visiting your blog, Barbara
    ps Chocolate solves everything!(or most things anyway)

  3. Hello dear Aubrey. I've been trying not to do this but I just couldn't resist leaving a note to say...What a lovely Mum you are. It must be hard for you and Kate to part. I do hope it won't be long before you see her again. Lots of love and a big hug to you, Amanda xxx

  4. Hi Aubrey. I just had to stop by to say hello. I always enjoy Kate's blog and look forward to visiting you again soon.