Wednesday, 12 November 2014

finished the tie backs for my curtains

it's time to make cakes for Christmas

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Back from a long long break ....

Made some curtains, but not the patchwork

grew some bulbs in spring

garden survived a hailstorm!

managed to keep an orchid alive for a year and grow new flowers!

Sad ;( finished brownies, and the unit closed none else wanted to run it.

Francesca's installation at college

made a gift for a friend

a paper gardenia I made

Ellies birthday cake


Two special birthdays for the girls this year

Ellie on her birthday with grandpa

a party to mark the occasions

Baddesley Clinton very near to us, Ian and I spent our wedding anniversary visiting.

Francesca's off to university


a room with a view in wales

first homemade soup of the year

a felt rose made into a brooch

sunset over our garden

first patchwork this year!

looking after Pedro for the day, went a walk in the rain!

Friday, 31 May 2013

Celebrating a wedding







My friend Cathyrn married Kevin from California last Sunday, the sun shone and the day was perfect, lots of happiness around.
 After cleaning out our shed, which is intergrated into the side of the house, we used the old bookcase from the spare room, (v.old and wobbly) to store the pots etc.., pleased with the end result!
Still busy knitting, but paused to make a project bag for my aunts birthday, with yarn and needles inside for her to try her first pair of socks.


Finally went into Birmingham on Tuesday with Francesca to purchase these... fantastic colour!



Thursday, 7 February 2013

A happy Day!






The first pictures are of  my finished yet not sewen up gloves, not that happy with them,but don't know why.

The second couple are of our spare room, it is mostly filled with books, and most of those belong to my husband. The picture below is how it used to be decorated, with Beatrix Potter characters, and after 15 years I finally took the plunge and have started to paint!  My husband hates change, and has refused to help as he isn't bothered how things look so long as they work satisfactory. I have had enough of the old look and yet it is a mammoth task to remove the books and then put them back, this is why... 

It 's a mammoth task, but a happy day for me because I have started!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

In one week




This week I have planted spring bulbs, only cooked one pudding,(much to my husbands dismay) and finished one glove, plus the second started. Thoses that are wondering, yes they are from Debbie Bliss' ''A Knitter Year'' but in DK rather than 4ply because I couldn't get the yarn colours in 4 ply!  The card is my rather poor first attempt at cut work, which my husband will appreciate, but I have to practice it, with a finer and sharper knife.
Weather here is fine and windy,  the snow  has all gone.
Not sure if I have mentioned that I am singing again, a different choir, one linked to our Church, not so committing and very few in numbers, but it means I sing for an hour a week with others, and I am enjoying it.