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Hello girls.  :)

Before I get cracking with this post, I will show you a few piccies of the gorgeous cardi that Ann kindly sent to me…

Isn’t it lovely, I love floral clothing, so feminine and oldfashioned.



I just love this cardi, and I felt so girly wearing it yesterday. Also, ann kindly sent me a lovely brooch with the cardi which I adore…

Thank you Ann, you are so kind. :)

Ok, well, you remember the crochet I showed you in the last post? well, I got a bit tired of doing that, so I took the squares I had already made, and decided to pretty the toilet (yes, the toilet, lol) up with them  :)

And I think they add that extra bit of cosiness, prettiness and homliness to our bathroom. I still have not been to the wool shop yet to buy the wool to finish off my summer shrug, so instead of starting on something which I have to follow a pattern too, I have instead been making granny squares to turn into a retro blanket for our settee, and the thing with granny squares is, that you can pick them up and put them down whenever you like, the perfect inbetween projects filler. :)

I finished reading Miss Clare Remembers a few days ago, and started on the next book in the Fairacre series…

which I am loving, I find myself permanently smiling when I am reading a Miss Read book, lol.

Last Thursday, John painted our bedroom in the nice warm roasted red colour, and it looks lovely. You may have guessed that we like warm colours in our home, what with our sitting room been newly decorated in primrose, our bedroom painted in red, our kitchen will be painted in lemon pie and our dining room will be   painted in putting green (ok, green is not a warm colour, but we still love this shade :) ). Anyway, with our bedroom been newly painted, I got to put our new bedding on, which I had kept put away until this time, and what follows is rather a few piccies of our bed, and if you get sick of looking at them, I do apologise, but I must explain, I am now in love with our bed, the patchwork rose quilt which lays on top of our duvet, well, I just can not stop looking at it, lol. Whenever I am in the bedroom, I stop, sit on the bed, and admire our quilt, I have been after a quilt like this for years now, so I am so so happy that we have finally got one. Do you think it strange that a quilt can make someone so happy? :)

Over the headboard, I have draped an embroidered, vintage tablecloth, as I think it looks much better than the black metal headboard.

Ohhhhh, how I love our bed now, I look forward to bedtime every night now, lol. My bedside cabinet that I was going to crochet a cloth for, well, I have decided to run one up on my sewing machine instead, with white fabric, and add some crochet edging to it, you see, I like to have a drink by my side when I am in bed, incase I wake up thirsty during the night, and if I use a crochet cloth for my bedside table, well, it will be bumpy, making my glass wobbly, which means it may fall and spill, so I have decided to make a fabric cloth instead, so it will be nice and flat, and oh dear me, my bedside cabinet certainly does need a cloth over it, as it is looking rather worn and tired now.


Today, John is going to hang this rather lovely plate up in our bedroom…

I have had this plate for years and years, I bought it with my pocket money, from the little shop inside our church, when I was in primary school, and my dad hung it above my bed for me, now that I have my own home, it will be hung above the bed that my darling husband and I share. :)

Over the weekend, inbetween crocheting, reading Miss Read, watching The Darling Buds Of May, and making  our bedroom and toilet look pretty (lol), I have added a few more cushions to the sitting room….

This one I made myself a while ago….

And this one I got for free with our new quilt. I love the little finishing touches in a home, they make all the difference, they can make your room look instantly cosy, loved and lived in, and make a house a home.

Okey dokey, I am going to do the housework now, then tackle this…

pile of ironing, have a lovely bath using my favourite vintagey products…..

Then read, crochet and watch buds of may, until it is time for the first night of Britains Got Talent finals to start, when hubby and I will be getting settled together, with a nice cup of tea, and scrummy eats, to enjoy watching the rich variety of acts on this entertaining show.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and for leaving comments. :)

Bye for now everyone, take care. xxx :) :) :)

Born And Bred

Hello Everyone.  :)

The reason for the title of this post is because for weeks now, I have been scouring the internet, trying to find a reasonably priced box set of the tv series, Born And Bred, but most of the ones I have found, start from about £99 and go up in the hundreds! I did not see this series when it was on tv, though I really wish I had, and now, I am so wanting to see it, as it is set in one of my favourite era’s, the 1950′s, in a small Lancashire village, and I have watched clips of it on Youtube, which has just made me want see it even more.

Which brings me to this. :) Please may I ask you a favour? If any of you have this series, please please please could I borrow it from you? Or if you kow of anywhere I can buy this series at a reasonable price, please let me know. I am really itching to watch this wonderful series, so any help would be greatly appriciated, thank you. :)

Ok, now about my week. :) Well, on Tuesday, I had to get John out of work early as we had to take our darling cat, Jack, to an emergency vets appointment. He was lethargic, vomitting, and there was blood in his wee, we were so so worried. The vet gave him a good looking over, took his temperature, which was sky high, and announced he has a viral infection, so, the vet gave him two injections, and gave us a bottle of penicillan tablets to give to him daily, and told us he will be fine, and he is, thank God, he is back to his normal mischevious, happy, loving self. :)

On Wednesday, John and I went for a lovely stroll, and when we came home I made this for tea…

A nice cheese, onion and tattie pie. I love making pastry, this pastry turned out quite good as I made it the day before and left it in the fridge to chill all night.

I have been still working my way through the Miss Read books, and am now onto this one…

I just love the covers of the Miss Read books, they are so pretty, cosy and homely, love them.

Yesterday, John painted the bedroom, so today, I am going to pretty it up, and put our new bedding and patchwork quilt on the bed, at long last, lol. :) For our bedside tables, I thought I would make some pretty, cosy, crochet cloths to drape over them, so for the past two nights, I have been working on this…

I love the lace like feel it has, it is so pretty and delicate looking. I will starch it before putting it on the bedside table.

Can you remember a few posts a go, I was telling you about that lovely floral cardigan that I had seen on a few peoples blogs, from Primark, but our Primark did not have them in, well, Ann kindly took pity on me, went out and bought me one, sent it to me and it arrived on Tuesday, and I absolutely love it. Ann also kindly sent me a lovely china floral brooch aswell, so kind, but I have forgot to take piccies, but I will for the next post, thank you so much Ann. :)

Right, I had better get cracking, the house wont clean itself, lol. :)

Thank you so much for reading my blog and leaving your lovely comments.

Bye for now, take care everyone. xxxxxx