Sunday, 15 January 2012

Theme-a-licious update 15th January

I have posted pictures of my progress so far under the Theme-a-licious tab at the top.  So far I have worked on Garden Shed and Roots to grow.  Below are some photos of progress so far.

The bottom design is the final part of the RR that I am participating in on facebook.  The colours are nowhere near how they have photographed.  The fabric is a lovely spring green in real life.  I don't know who the designer is for this one.

Our childminder has stopped minding due to health problems and as far as we can decide is unlikely to start up again, which is a shame.  Luke especially liked going to her as she took the kids to the park every night that wasn't wet.  Luke really needs this to burn off energy after a day at school.  He is a livewire and is rarely still.  Thankfully at the moment work are being good about me finishing early.  It is really hard to know exactly what to do.  At nearly 13 many childcare providers won't take Rachael but with her diabetes we can't just let her come home on her own.  The after school club is mega expensive and we really can't afford it.  To send Luke there every night for a week is about £220 a month if not more and only takes up to 11 years of age.  That leaves us still needing care for Rachael.  Part of me thinks it may just be easier in the long run to see if I can cut my hours and if not just start looking for another job.  It's hard to know what to do for the best.

Both the children were back at school this week.  Rachael was particularly glad to be back.  She had her school report on Wednesday which was excellent as always.  It will be such a shock if we get a bad one from her one day!  She is doing really well in all subjects.


demeter83 said...

They're all looking lovely, I especilaly like your Bothy design.

Hope you manage to work something out with the child care. It's a tough one to sort out.

Linda said...

Great progress. Love the garden shed.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress for Theme-a-licious.
Childcare is a nightmare isn't it? They want everyone to work but there just isn't enough suitable, affordable care available.
Most people here rely on their own parents!

Nicola said...

Theme-a-licious is such a wonderful idea.

Childcare is never easy to organise and is so expensive. I was very grateful to my Mother with the help she gave me when Chris was young.

Lucie said...

Good progress on your projects :)

Meari said...

Stitching looks good.

Good luck with figuring out a childcare solution. Since your kiddos are older, what about finding an older teenager for after school care?

Terry said...

Stitching looks great.

I know what you mean about the childcare. I would work to pay for gas and childcare so I don't work. Is there any way you can work part time from home? I used to work from home and go into the office one day per week but then they decided that they needed me in more and with my son being special needs, most daycares would either charge a lot more or just say they were full.

Hope you get this settled quickly. Have a great week!

geeky Heather said...

Great progress! I can't wait to see Roots to Grow develop.

Sorry you're having issues with childcare. I can only imagine how difficult it is to find a reliable, cost-effective solution!!

Joysze said...

Ooooh, purdy stitching. :D

I'm so sorry to hear about your problems with childcare. I hope something gets worked out.

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I'm glad I found your blog. Thanks for following and commenting on mine! I look forward to seeing your upcoming stitching projects.

I hope that you find a solution to your childcare issue.


Jan said...

I am loving the garden shed especially! So cute. I hope you can sort out childcare. It can be frustrating. I have a 13 yo daughter also so we have that in common.