Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Packing and Goodbyes.

These are just some of the books we are taking down to the south island. A lot of books are consumed by our family in a very short amount of time. The thought of running out is terrifying.
Hugo's vest already to be have tails tucked in and be pressed.
Sorting through some family buttons to finish a picture.

Archie in his finished jumper and refusing to be photographed with a smile.
And me in my new red shoes, absorbing the sunshine.
Today is the big packing day as we are leaving for our south island road trip tomorrow. The bags are all bulging and the house will soon be gleaming, ready for our house-sitters. But as excited as I am about leaving early in the morning, like so many people out there, I am feeling completely sideswiped by the passing of Elspeth Thompson.
I won't write too much about it now but just that as an admirer of all her work and a fellow sufferer of depression, I feel so much for what she must have been going through and devastated for her grieving family.
Today in our house the sun is shining and I am so grateful to it for warming our hearts and souls and I will keep packing and I will keep cleaning and I will think of how lucky we are to be taking a family holiday together.
Take care everyone and we will take the computer with us and so will be able to do the odd post. XXOOXXOOXX.


  1. 100 Cupboards! Don't start it, or you will not do anything else for the remainder of your trip! It's captivating! LOVE the jumpers you make!

  2. Happy Trails! I wish you a wonderful holiday.

  3. Fabulous woolies and I love that you pack up on the books :) Have a great break. K

  4. great vest!
    I see The Birth House on the stack.
    Enjoy it. I loved it too.
    Have a happy holiday.
    xx Amy

  5. Have a great trip. Love the knitwear!

  6. Love the new shoes, and socks Kate! Archie's jumper, and Hugo's stripy vest are just wonderful pieces of design and inspiration, they don't know how fortunate they are having you make those wonderful pieces for them, do they! Have the most wonderful time on your holiday, and so glad you won't be completely out of touch. A well deserved break, isn't it? Love Vanessa xxx

  7. Hoping you have a fabulous time away kate, We are off to the sea on Friday and I can't wait.
    Lots of love and hugs to you
    ps still feeling very :o( about Elspeth, doesn't it make you want to hug your family to bits? xx

  8. Where do I START.. First the books...love them, then the jumper and vest...droooled over my keyboard and of course the RED shoes are delicious and as for the "blues" you and I have a lot more in common than I realized. I was pissed off when I heard we lost another creative spirit to depression. WHEN WILL IT STOP!! Have a fantastic holiday with the fam...Mwah xx

  9. I just LOVE this jumper!!! and all the colourful stripes you knit!! they´re great!! :)
    claudia, from Brazil

  10. Love your knitting! The colours are great x



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