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Busy

Hello Everyone :) I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the weather whatever you are getting at the moment, here it is quite sunny and mild today which is lovely, I can see soon I’ll be hanging the washing on the line to dry again instead of drying it in the tumble, I do like line dried washing. I have been quite busy of late, let me tell you what I have been busy doing :)

Busy looking after this little beauty :) I had her booked in to get her fringe trimmed to stop it going in her eyes, but had to cancel the appointment as something came up, so I’ll have to make another, she will not leave bobbles or slides in her hair while at home, so her fringe is constantly falling into her eyes!

I finished crocheting Julia’s basket weave jumper but it was too small ( even though I followed the pattern for Julia’s age ) so Julia’s teddy bear now has a lovely new jumper :) I’m now crocheting Julia another jumper, hopefully this one will fit! I have also just finished crocheting this teddy bear…

 

to give to Julia on Valentines Day, I shall wrap it up and she can open it Valentines Day morning, it is such a soft, squidgy cuddly teddy bear, I think she will enjoy snuggling this one :)

I have been busy baking all kinds, I made bread

cheese and tomato pinwheels

 

ginger shortbread with ginger icing made from a National Trust recipe book

and more bread, and a ginger cake with ginger icing for Sunday tea :)

I’ve been reading my Miss Read books again, I love Miss Read, she is definitely my favourite author! And I’ve been browsing some of my crochet books and looking at the stunning photographs in my English Cottage book, and watching the wonderful My Uncle Silas

I’ve also been watching the wonderful BBC series Wartime Kitchen and Garden with Ruth Mott and Harry Dodson on Youtube and really enjoying it! The full series is on Youtube.

Julia’s bedtime stories of late have been Beatrix Potter, we are both really enjoying reading these together, the books were mine when I was a little girl, the little books my dear grandad gave me when I was very young, maybe about 6 years old, and the larger book of complete tales my grandad gave to me when I was a little older, I treasure these books and am finding it wonderful that Julia is enjoying them too. We read the little books first and are now making our way through the bigger book

Well, that’s about it for now, thank you so much for reading, take care, bye for now :) x

Catch Up

Hello everyone :) I hope you are all feeling well on this fine Summers day :) This is a catch up post, I have lots to share with you :)

Do you like the floral arrangement above? Myself, and a few others made it in this months Women’s Guild meeting :) We were all shown, by our lovely Chairwoman, how to arrange flowers, as she is an expert and is a member of a flower club, then, 4 people, including me, were selected to be heads of a team, and we 4 had to then go and choose another 4 members to be in our team, once we did that, the heads of the team were given a bunch of flowers each, and what we had to do was, each member of the team took something from the bunch, and placed it in the wet oasis that was set out on a table infront of us, thus creating a floral arrangement :) It was fun, and I enjoyed it, and my team kindly voted for me to take the floral arrangement home, which I did, and I love it :)

It was a great night at the Guild, the Chairwoman kindly brought in some old copies of the Guilds magazine for me to bring home with me, and I have read them all already, and they are great magazines…

and with the Country celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee this month, and with the Guild been very big on the Royals ( The Queen was once a Patron for the Guild, and now Princess Ann is, and at the end of each meeting, God Save The Queen is sung ), we were all given a present in honour of the Jubilee! How lovely is that! All the members in our Guild were given a tin of Ringtons Tea, I do not know what the members of the other Guilds up and down the Country got, but I know that the members in our local Guild, including myself, were very happy with their Jubilee presents :) Here is the tin of tea…

and even the packet inside the tin, containing the teabags, is a special Jubilee packet :)

And whilst on the subject of the Jubilee, my kind dad and Pam kindly bought John and I a Jubilee pressie too, a tin of biccies :) So we can drink Royal Tea, whilst eating Royal biccies, lol :) ..

I really enjoyed all the Jubilee celebrations, and watched all the coverage on TV, it was wonderful :) And I really enjoyed this months Guild meeting :)

I thought I would share with you all a book I have recently bought…

 

I love the Country Diary series, and someone on Ravelry told me about this book, and how it has crochet patterns in it, so I just had to get it! The photos in this book are delightful!…

I can not wait to make a start on some of the patterns in this book :) And speaking of patterns, would you like to see my latest crochet? Well, remember in the last post, I showed you the Venetian 1914 Opera Bag I was crocheting, as a possible contender for one of the County Shows I am entering this year? Well, I have finished it, and love it! I love it so much, that this is the bag I am going to enter, but I am re-crocheting it in white thread, which is better quality, and will line it in a pink, or blue satin like material, and that will be my bag entry for the Show :) But here it is, my trial run version of the bag :)

And some detail shots of this bag :)

So that is the bag I am currently re-crocheting, ready for entering into the Seaburn Show :) I had crocheted 2 bags, and chose between the two which to re-do and enter, here is a photo of the two bags together…

So the little one, is the other bag I was thinking of entering..

But I think I have made the right decision in deciding to re-do and enter the Venetian bag, out of the two :)

I have also just finished crocheting an entry for the other County Show I am entering in September :) This entry is for the craft section, under the category ‘Something to commemorate the Jubilee’, so I have crocheted a filet doily, to commemorate the Jubilee :) Here it is blocking….

And once it is blocked, I will mount it, and then put it away until September, to then enter into the Show :) So the Show where this doily is getting entered, I only have one more thing to crochet for this particular show, as I am only entering 2 pieces of crochet into this one, the doily above, and a small dressed doll, as stated in the schedule, so I will crochet an outfit for my favourite childhood doll, my Tiny Tears doll, and enter that too :) The other Show I am entering, where I will be entering the bag, I still have that bag to finish, and also a flower corsage, a hat with a side decoration, and perhaps a Christmas tree skirt to crochet too :)

And another thing I have crocheted, which was just for fun, for a Garden Themed CAL/KAL I started in one of my groups on Ravelry, is this….

A cute little fairy :) The CAL/KAL was to make anything you associate with a garden, and just for fun, I crocheted a flower fairy :)

Speaking of Ravelry, I am also having a Lark Rise To Candleford Read Along, and Watch Along, in the LRTC group, so if you are on Ravelry, please feel free to join, and to also join in with the CAL and KAL that are going on in the Thriftiness group :)

I think I have caught up now, on all my latest bloggy news, lol :) I am actually unwell right now, I have caught this flu that is going around, so am feeling quite under the weather :)

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, thank you for leaving your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)