As the post heading says 'life is full of twists and turns' and my life has taken another turn recently! I haven't posted for awhile and I guess I have been trying to make decisions about what to do whether to carry on or to give up completely writing the blog and also my embroidery!
My husband and I have just recently taken on the huge responsibility of home educating our seven year old son and eventually our younger child too. The school our son attend really let him down and we feel it is in his best interests to be taught in a way where we can see his development and educate him with a more child led approach which is centred around his interests and also ability. It's a big step and I have had my head in countless websites looking at the pros and cons of elected home education but we feel it is the right one! Our son is happier and that is all that matters!
I have changed my header graphic to my blog to reflect that my kids come first (not that they never didn't!) and that embroidery and everything else I do come after that, I'm still going to write the blog and carry on with all the things I love doing like cooking, knitting and of course embroidery and I will still be creating things for my etsy shop ArtyThreads. However these things will be done when school is done for the day and at the weekends when my husband takes our son to his clubs. I guess embroidery is now my hobby like knitting and cooking and I am happy about that as for the last year I feel I have been running after something or part of a huge race and I don't have to do that now and that is definitely a good thing!
I guess my blog is going to change a bit and I hope those of you that drop in and read it will stick with me as here will be a mix of family, home ed, embroidery, cooking and knitting and everything else in between lol. It would be great to hear from other parents who are home educating their children too as I would love to hear your experiences!
Cheerio for now!