Thank you to Rachael of The Floral Suitcase who hosted Sunday Stash last week.
Next week Lisa in Port Hope will be hosting.
The Sunnyside of the Matter
The past six months have been difficult for me. My near ten year old son Duncan has Aperger's Syndrome. He was diagnosed 4 years ago. He finds it hard to socialise, coordinate his body in sports and he asks a lot of strange and unrelated questions of people.
Until this year he has been oblivious to the fact that he is different from his peers. But he is certainly aware of it now. Being deliberately left out of play by his own soccer team, realising that even the new boys in his class are accepted into the group even when he still isn't, not being invited to parties or over to other people's houses to play have all taken their toll. We 've had a few tear-filled talks these past two weeks.
As a parent it has been so heartbreaking to watch. I feel broken myself because few of the parents have been willing to include him either. They are my peers. They have made me feel stupid for even getting upset about it. I hate the injustice of it all.
So here is my attempt to lighten my heart. With a little of Kate Spain's Sunnyside line in four mini charm packs.
Out of all of her lines, this is the one that is most ME. I love the designs and the colour scheme - orange, dark blue, grey and blue/grey - in particular.
Thank goodness that fabric can be such a ray of sunshine.
Linky Party below.