Thursday, 16 August 2012


Yesterday started out as another grey day, with just a patch of sun over the tree tops. It eventually turned into glorious sunshine, until I had walked up to my friends allotment to help out with weeding,(in exchange for some more sweet peas) then the heavens opened.
I have done a lot of knitting this week, so the mittens are finished and F is thrilled. They are now ready for her as she cycles to sixth form next term.
I have also bought a very pretty tray, in TK MAX, I just love it!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Busy Day

Yesterday we went on a road trip to pick up my mother in law and take her shopping. She is 83 years old and doesn't get out  much anymore. We had a wonderful day. She bought shoes and a scarf, whilst the girls encouraged her into shops she wouldn't normally step inside. They enjoyed each others company immensely. Perfect for everyone. I bought Rowan yarn in the sales and some fabric for a quilt for a 21st birthday.
Today I have made the Lemon Blueberry scones  found on Debs blog. They smell delicious and I can't wait to taste them later. Off to cut the lawn.

Monday, 13 August 2012

It's been great, but now it's all over!

The Olympics have finished. Didin't we do well! London 2012 was good.All the sceptics are silent now.
Back to normal life. Hubby is going to work today, after a long illness.
I am off on leave and taking the girls on a road trip to pick up my 83 year old mother in law and take her shopping for shoes at a very specific shoe shop!
I have finished knitting a pair of socks, so started these mittens  with this yarn.  It's okay, but splits easily and will pile quickly too I fear.
My garden is tidier because I have spent the last few days in it, first time after all that rain.
My friend Catherine called with the sweet peas from her allotment. They smell delicious!

Friday, 10 August 2012

16 today!

Today my youngest daughter celebrated her 16th birthday. At present she is into all things vintage, so I made her card in colours she liked, added a sewing machine charm, and an old diamante brooch .
We also sewed a new dress out of new fabric, but using an old Style pattern from 1980s, it had to to be taken in alot because sizes then were larger than sizes now, but the finished result looks good. The buttons are from a selection I aquired from an eldery aunt, the label said 1/4d old money!

She has recently had lessons in cupcake decoration and made these little beauties. I am one very proud mum!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012