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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

A chick leaves the nest

Gemma moved out on the weekend back into the house she grew up in.......it has been a hectic, stressful few days as the tenant that moved out left it in quite a state but we wouldn't go there for fear of my blood pressure rising again.
I have lots of emotions running around inside of me at the moment........ my baby has moved out........she is 22 I left home when I was 16 and have never moved back but I really enjoy Gemma's company so I expect I will miss her heaps.....she hasn't moved that far away but it still seems strange.

The "L" team that would be Lucas & Leanne went into action

Painting G's room

and painted Gemma's room in readiness for all my sewing stuff to move in - Lucas is really helpful but he has an ulterior motive for this.... if I move into Gemma's room I am moving out of his back area and apparently my sewing stuff is very untidy Huh.

Before the move I did manage to finish this present for a friends baby....Miss Milly from "The Gift" I was pleased with how she turned out.

A present for Emily

A present for Emily


25 comments:

Teresa said...

I am sure you will miss Gemma - but how fun to be getting your own room for your sewing. Cute bunny - I just love the outfit you made for her.

Cicero Sings said...

That's a cheerful colour you have picked for your sewing room ... you'll want to be in there all the time!

Your dolly is also very cute. You sure can pump out the projects ... and such cute ones too. I'm not so dedicated. I did a bit of sewing today but it is a finicky project and I had enough of it by noon. I will work on it again tomorrow.

paddysmum said...

Miss Milly looks lovely Leanne...a whole sewing room to yourself how wonerful...at least Gemma didnt move to far away...Julie

Jacquie said...

she's flying on her own now. my oldest is on his own now too. i miss him, but i'm happy for him too.

Linda said...

It's so hard on the mum's when our kids spread their wings, but how nice that she's not too far awy. Love the bunny, what fabric did you use for her body?

Janellybelly said...

You've done a beautiful job creating Miss Milly - she is on my to do list! Look forward to seeing your new sewing studio.
Janelle ;-)

Lorraine said...

can't believe you have been making Lucas' area look untidy!! like the colour of the wall!......and Miss Milly is just too cute.....I bought some of that lovely linen when I was in Hettie's the other day....!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope that Gemma enjoys her independence! Can't wait to see your new sewing space. Miss Milly is really sweet.

Alison Boon said...

It's always a bit sad when they leave home but they usually pop back so often it's like they haven't moved out any way. I've given you an award. Pop over and see.

nicolette said...

Kids moving out means a new decade. My brother’s oldest girl moved out last week. She is going to study and moved into a students’ appartment. The whole family has to adjust.
I hope Gemma loves her ‘independence’ and loves to come back home to hug her family.

Great bright white walls in your new sewing space! The yellow tricks the eye, but when you look at the paint roller and the taped windows you can see it’s going to be white!

Miss Milly is a cutie!

Sarah said...

OH Miss Milly s beautiful - lucky baby.

Oh I so dread when my children grow up and leave home - at least I have a long time till it happens.

On a good note - your OWN SEWING ROOM - ye haw : )

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It will be really strange having a Gemma-less house but I'm sure you'll still see her loads! It's strange but I had never thought that my parents would have missed me when I went away to school for two years and then Uni until my next door neighbours' daughter went to Uni 3 years ago and I saw how much they missed her! As a young adult you are just so unaware of what is going on around you I think!

Can't wait to see your new sewing room!

Lucy x

On my Verandah. said...

Miss Milly looks Lovely....Great Colours.
cheers
maree

Bimbimbie said...

... looks like the decorators aren't wasting anytime in getting you re-arranged lol ... bet you'll probably have more special get-to-gethers now that your daughter has move out*!*

Stina said...

Glad to see that you are occupied with a new sewing room!!! I´m just sitting today and getting nothing all done when I´m longing for my daughter... :o) we have to get used to this don´t we...
I love your Tilly rabbit...she´s gorgeous!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

how lucky are you to have a sewing room! but i guess it's a little bittersweet. hope you and gemma still get to catch up lots!
l
x

periwinkle said...

It will be nice for you to have your own room even if something sad happened for you to get it. Miss Milly is so cute. I thought of you today when I was trying to take some pics of cormorants ( unsuccessfully)
lisa x

Kris said...

It's sad and wonderful all at the same time when they move out. It's something I never spent any time contemplating because I thought it would be so heart breaking, but I have had two leave (although one went overseas and will be back next year!) and have found it a positive experience. I wasn't glad to see them go as such, but was glad that they were happy and doing something they wanted to do! Love your Milly!

Helz said...

One Very Cute Miss Milly...& Lucky You...Own Sewing Room plus DD nice & close still 'tis All Good !!!

teodo said...

Leanne you won't miss Gemma she is always in your heart and in your mind...........and she will come to visit you very often.

I think that your sewing room will be wonderful like MISS MILLY.
ciao ciao

liz said...

Hi Leanne,
I feel for you as I am going through the same as well. My son has been at Uni - 4 hours away for the 3rd year and I still find it hard. I have a daughter 16 still at home and I am dreading when she goes. I feel sort of lost and like what am I supposed to do now after spending the last 20 years raising them. I'm so grateful to have my craft to keep me busy as well as working.
Your Milly doll is lovely and I have my copy of 'Gift' now and can't wait to make some things from it.
Keep us posted with photos of your new sewing room love to see it when it is finished.
Kind regards from Liz

mellyandrosie said...

Oh, poor you!!! I am struggling enough with the thought of my kiddies starting school and being away that much let alone moving out!!!!! I hope you will be OK and that there will be so much contact between you that she will not feel too far away! And yay about the sewing room!!! That is a plus! Adore your Miss Milly, she is beautiful!!!

quiltygal said...

Hi Leanne this moving thing must be in the air still at least Gemma is only local not in another country!! love the bunny I brought ausrose the book before she went on hols nice things in there where did you get the pattern for the tilda snail ? in a book? I just got the pattern

em's scrapbag said...

The bunny is adorable. Congrats on your own sewing room. Sorry you had to let your baby go to get it.

Christine said...

Miss Millie is adorable. I've got the book but only drooled over the pictures so far.