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Spring Fever is in the air! Look around and you can see signs of it everywhere! I just love to see birds coupling up, and seeing their courting rituals! The pigeons that come into our garden are so sweet! They’ll hop along the fence, the male chasing the female, showing off to her, and eventually she’ll give in, stay still for him, and they’ll snuggle and cuddle, and groom one another, so sweet! And on Thursday night, we had two surprise visitors to our garden, two ducks! We live close to a beautiful park, a field with a little stream going through it, and another park with a man made lake in it, so these ducks could of came from any of these places, I think these two ducks are definitely a couple.

They arrived when Julia was in bed, just as we put her to bed actually, so unfortunately she did not get to see our little feathered visitors. John and I went out to feed them some bread, and it was so sweet as the male duck was letting the female have the majority, and you could see how alert he was, watching out for his companion. After they fed, they settled in the grass, had a snooze, then about an hour and a half later, they went. But, they returned the next night ( last night ), the same two ducks, at almost exactly the same time, just as we put Julia to bed! Again, they fed on bread, rested, snoozed, then about an hour and a half later, flew off! I wonder if they’ll return again tonight, I do hope so!

John baked another delicious cake! This was a vanilla and chocolate cake, which was just divine!

 

It was vanilla sponge on the bottom, then a layer of chocolate butter icing, then a chocolate sponge, topped with vanilla butter icing and chocolate shavings, yum!

 

I finished knitting Julia’s teddy bear cardigan, and I am so pleased with it! I really, really enjoyed knitting this :)

The teddy bear buttons I got a really good deal on from ebay, I won auction for 48 of these buttons ( 24 brown, 24 white ) for just over £1.00, bargain! The flower on the cardigan I crocheted,

 

Our beautiful girl! She would not keep her glasses on though, lol :)

My new Susan Crawford  knitting book arrived a few days a go, I love it!

I am definitely going to try my hand at knitting the Christmas jumper, hopefully for this Christmas

And I love this cardigan which I am going to knit for Julia..

 

I love this little knitting book!

More buttons, another ebay buy…

At the moment I am knitting Julia this cardigan…

It is done all in one piece to the armholes, then divided for shaping, at the moment I am knitting in the little Westie Doggies :)

Well, that’s it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you all have a lovely weekend, bye for now :) xxx


6 Responses

  1. Sorry it has taken me a while to leave a comment, I am pulled my back & now Kitty & Sidney have a stomach bug.
    I love the look of your new book & especially like the little cardigan you are knitting. The teddy cardigan is so cute & Julia so precious.
    I am really enjoying Home Fires, lots of knitting & dress making idea’s.
    Fondly Michelle

  2. #2
    admin 

    I am sorry to hear you have pulled your back, and that Kitty and Sidney have a stomach bug! I hope you all feel much better soon.
    Thank you, I am enjoying knitting the new cardigan for Julia :-)
    Yes, it is a lovely little book, I love the Christmas jumper from it.
    Home Fires is wonderful isn’t it! I love the clothing in it.
    Thank you for your lovely comment,
    Take care
    Melanie x

  3. #3
    Pom Pom 

    Good knitting!
    Oh my goodness! I want a piece of that beautiful cake! :)

  4. #4
    admin 

    Thank you Pom Pom :-)
    The cake was good! X

  5. #5
    Faye Henry 

    Hello.. I just came over from Michelle’s blog where she had you on her sideboard.. I am from Canada and love anything UK and your blog is indeed cozy.. So glad I found you and love your books, crafts and what a great baker your husband is.. I am your newest follower and will put you on my blog list..
    Blessings from across the pond.. xo

  6. #6
    admin 

    Hi Faye,
    I am so pleased you like my blog! I do like my reading and crafting, and yip, John is a great baker :-)
    Thank you for putting me on your blog list,
    I hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Take care,
    Melanie x

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