Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So, first things first. Yes, I am having another baby. And it will be a boy from all acounts...I have seen it on the ultra sound, and it all seemed clear to me that it is a little boy. We are VERY pleased to be adding to our little family. We love having one, so two should be really interesting, especially being a boy. Lucky for us. Elsie will be 2 in about a week. She is very busy, running and talking her head off.
And on other fronts, as you may have read on a previous post, a friend of mine passed away in August. That has been really sad for me. When you have a little one running around, it's hard to stay in a sad mood for very long, because you don't want to confuse or scare them, so often when I'm on my own or at night when I'm trying to get to sleep, I just get this wave of sadness. I get surprised at myself, I didn't realise how much I would miss Kate, until now. I expect I just thought she would be around, like my own Mum. When I found out she was ill, I just thought that there would be time. Selfishly I thought that she might be ill for a long time, but that was not the case. And really, I expect that was a blessing. Hilary and I were asked to 'finish' off a tapestry left on the loom at Kate's place last week, what a privilage, and how strange.

1 comment:

Debbie Herd said...

Hi Rachel,It is sad to loose a friend and mentor, Kate was very supportive and I am sure that it was a very emotional experience to finish her tapestry, but nice to be asked as well. Sue Walker has been asked to write a tribute to Kate for the next issue of the American Tapestry Alliance Newsletter. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Debbie.