Friday, 14 November 2008

Clearing out

I had a good old sort through my bits and pieces the other day and found a couple of UFOs that have been lurking at the bottom of a drawer for ages. When I saw this little chap I thought how sad he looked so I decided that I'd try and finish him before I start on anything else. He's been too long tucked away out of sight.

I can't remember when I first started stitching on this but it must have been a few years ago. He shouldn't take long to finish, it's just the outside window frame that's going to be boring but at least with one colour it should be quick.

Another sunny day today but still a bit too cold to venture far. Hope that it keeps fine for tomorrow, there's still a lot of clearing to do in the garden which needs to be done before the frosts hit.

There's Christmas cards to make too so that should keep me out of mischief for a couple of days at least.

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Well, it's a wet miserable day here in Derbyshire, not helped by the fact that the cat woke me three times in the night, I think the wind must have scared him. If it ever stops raining I need to get out in the garden and see if the fish in the pond are still alive as there's leaves everywhere

There's plenty to do if I can't get out, like all the washing and ironing and there's still the bathroom to finish off properly. We started it last Christmas when we had a new suite in but it's never been finished off so maybe todays the day to do it. The only problem is finding a time when no one's in there, it seems to be permanently occupied.

I finished my biscornu and I'm quite proud of my first effort.

It should now be winging it's way over to Canada for Sally.

I think before I do anything else I'll pop the kettle on and then do a bit of baking, nothing like the smell of homemade bread and cakes to cheer the house up......

Thursday, 6 November 2008

I'm so glad today's over

I shouldn't really moan, but today has been one of those days where you want to scream at anything and everything but you know that even if you did it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference.

As much as I love having Rachel and her daughter Lily living with us, I'm finding it hard to get a little bit of space for just me; it can't last for ever though can it?
This is what the little monster was up to earlier.

She was supposed to be kissing her grandad goodnight, but the door shut on her so she thought that she'd do it through the glass.

Is it any wonder that I'm always cleaning on the days that I don't look after her?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Sharon's news

I almost forgot to write about the best news that I've had for weeks; my daughter Sharon and her partner Carl are expecting their first baby in May so me and Tony are going to be grandparents again. They live near to Chester so it's a good two hours drive away for us and we always get stuck in a traffic jam going to Chester zoo, but I'm sure the travelling will be worth it if it means we shall get to hold our latest addition to the family, I'm definitely going to have to get the knitting needles out now

French exchange

This is what I stitched for my friend Helene in France, it was made up into oven gloves which she had requested, I think she liked them.

I have finished my biscornu and it is all ready to send to my partner in the Threads of Friendship Exchange for the December 1st opening. I'll post a picture later as my camera seems to have died on me, too many photos of Lily I suspect.

Talking of babies I have become a great aunt again to Ruby Louise, the daughter of my nephew Carl and his wife Jess. I am also waiting for another arrival due this week, that of the son of my nephew Marc and his partner Kate, so a busy week for babies. Might have to get the knitting needles out again.