Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
As a little aside, I must tell you that I have to soak up this period in which the children enjoy my singing because at around 18mths they have all turned to me and very theatrically banned me from singing. Remember the Dianne Weist character in Bullets Over Broadway saying 'don't speak'? It's a lot like that :-)
Anyway, I first heard this song in the movie Songcatcher. It's a beautiful film, by the way, have you seen it?
He is also partial to a little Annie Lennox...
And this is the one that my mum, his Oma, sings. She has sung it to all the children and it's something the great-nan used to sing too. It was so lovely to find this on you tube... what a great resource that website can be.
I can't sing that one to the kids because I can never remember the lyrics past the letter D. And I should know it by heart given how often I've heard it!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I don't have many words tonight. My oldest friend's sister had a little boy on May 29th and he passed away today. He has been in the NICU at The Children's Hospital Westmead and in the 11 days he has been there I have come across 2 ways for crafters to help. I'm sharing the links here for anyone else who may be interested.
Her Heart My Hands - 1m square wraps needed for the cardiac unit.
QuiltSewScrap - quilts for the oncology unit.
Donate directly here.
I'll be sewing some wraps this week and, whilst quietly wishing them well, thinking about a young couple who didn't get to take their firstborn home.