31 July 2008
Well, when I returned home a little red card was waiting for me saying I had 2 packets that couldn't fit through my door, so I have to pick them up tomorrow- WHAT!!!!OH NO!!! He had been at 1.25 and I left home at 1.15!!!!!
JUST MY LUCK!!!!!!!!
30 July 2008
Those of you that know me well, know that I go to Cornwall EVERY year without fail with my family. We stay in a village called Porthtowan on the North coast near to St. Agnes. We are spending two weeks there and I just hope the weather is good to us, I want to get on that beautiful beach.
One of our favourite places to visit is St. Ives and we have a meal booked for the Thursday night at a restaurant called Alba which is situated on the harbour. We always pass it when we visit so thought we might as well eat there this year.
The worst part is getting there - a 330 mile drive, leaving at 3am - yikes! Well at least it misses the traffic. I wish i was there now rather than sitting at my desk at work LOL!
29 July 2008
It is still in the beta stage which means that it is still under development, but it looks like it could be promising.
I'm going to keep an eye on it to see how it develops as a site and then who knows????
28 July 2008
I added a little pattern to the bottom of her dress, but it needs an iron as it keeps curling up at the edges. I think she turned out quite well - well ok for a first attempt.
27 July 2008
I had to post these photos of Leah sitting at the bottom of the stairs, which I managed to take without her knowing!
She was trying to put both her shoes and coat on at the same time! (sorry about her skirt being tucked in her knickers, it's the only way she can get about as the dress is too long for her to crawl, and she ends up doing a strange walk come crawl on her hands and feet!).
I think she has spotted me LOL!
26 July 2008
25 July 2008
That was great for me as I have been trying to design my own toys to sell but am not having much luck. i find it easier to adapt patterns for clothes etc. rather than designing my own toys. You should see my attempt at a rabbit - not what I hoped for, but leah liked it nonetheless!!
So I may try to get something sold in Etsy, just watch this spac
She made us some lovely fried rice - much better than mine ever is. We joked saying she'll have to give me Thai cookery lessons - yum, yum, yum :o)
When I got back I saw that the postman had been with my package, but as I was out he didn't leave it so I have to collect from the post office tomorrow - hmmph! I know what it is, but it still doesn't stop me being impatient. I always get like that when I am waiting for something to arrive.
Mum e-mailed me this photo of Leah from yesterday trying to eat an oyster shell (well at least it kept her quiet) so I thought I would share it. What a shame you can't see her face!
Off now to drink my tea - what would I do without it?
24 July 2008
Here is another of Leah's cardigans I made that I thought I would post. I made it in May and as its a short cardigan it didn't take too long. I made it with Sirdar Snuggly (such a soft yarn and it's great as I can put it in the washing machine too!) in a shade called clover. I really like to make patterned things. It's strange to think that I self taught myself all the fiddly bits about 3 or 4 years ago after having the basic knowledge already. my Nana taught me to knit as a child and I remember going to the wool shops to buy the wool I needed to make the toys I used to knit.
I also taught myself to crochet as a child too! I don't do as much crochet as knitting, but I did manage to make William a blanket in two evenings which I was impressed with.
As there are still a few hours left of the evening before I go to bed I think I will try to get my socks finished whilst watching 'The Hotel Inspector' and enjoying a glass of wine :o)
Leah and I have just got back from being at the beach with my parents, for a little picnic lunch. Leah had her usual avocado, ham sandwich and strawberries (although not altogether!) Us adults had egg sandwiches courtesy of the hens :o)
The weather is glorious so we decided to take the 5 minute walk to the beach and were there for about 1.5 hours altogether. We had a blanket, chairs and of course a bucket and spade for Leah. She tried to build a sandcastle but it wasn't that successful - well at least she tried.
23 July 2008
22 July 2008
The other one I am toying with is this one which is made from alpaca by ARTESANO which looks lovely too. I have never used Alpaca yarn before. i will probably get both but they are a little pricy so we'll have to see. Not like my usual sock yarns!
Talking of which I bought some beautiful rainbow coloured yarn by Regia at the weekend which I can't wait to get started on!
21 July 2008
20 July 2008
Yesterday Mum and dad held their annual barbeque that they hold on their back garden along with next door neighbours. The whole street was invited along with other friends and family. Leah was a good girl and stayed up until 10.30pm when we left. Actually she was supposed to have gone to sleep but there was too much excitement and she didn't want to give in. We had changed her into her pyjamas so at least it was easy to put her straight to bed when we got home.
We had been into Southend earlier in the day to get a few things - sheets for the Moses basket for Anna, new trainers for Richard, some ribbon for the cardigan I am currently knitting and NEW SHOES for Leah!! We got two pairs and one she is wearing in the photo. She looks so grown up! I think she likes them too - although as the fastenings are velcro she has great pleasure in undoing them at every opportunity LOL!
This week I got to see William properly, as Anna and him were discharged from hospital on Thursday. They are both doing really well at home and Anna is managing to feed him without too much trouble so far. I had a lovely cuddle on Friday when I dropped some dinner off for Will and Anna as its not easy to cook with a two day old baby demanding all your attention. They ate it all which is a good sign LOL!
Leah wanted to get close but doesn't quite understand that he is so tiny and can't play yet. She even offered her dummy - bless her!! I don't think William was impressed though!
16 July 2008
I was just thinking of what websites I had added as my favourites, and I forgot about the two dutch stores. I haven't visited for a while, but when I did I bought a job lot of liquorice! i can't remember the brand off the top of my head, but it was a mixed bag of salt, sweet, honey and other kinds - yummy!
When I was in the lake district last year i bought some tasty belgian salt liquorice..mmmmmm...... I think the last piece has gone now. i'll just have to keep hunting for some shops round here that sell it. Wish me luck...
15 July 2008
14 July 2008
This is the latest pair of socks I am making (on the needles - OTNs). It's the first pair I have made with a pattern on them and I am pleased so far. I just have to finish the second one off and then they'll be done! I don't know whether to keep them or give them to my Mum!!
13 July 2008
I've been horseriding this morning and the horse I rode was really hard work today. For some reason she didn't want to trot to catch the horse in front, so I used all my energy trying to get her moving. We did have some good canters, but she wasn't as forward going as she has been before. I think she's getting bored LOL!
In this picture she looks as good as gold :o)
She is still one of my favourites, just a bit more challenging now. Hopefully she'll be better the next time I ride her, although I still had a good time today, especially as the sun was shining.
I'm still tired from yesterday as we went to bed a bit later as Mum and Dad stayed over, and I've been awake since 6.30 am when Leah woke up. I'm tempted to have a nap whilst she is asleep although I ought to write some letters..........my eyes feel very heavy..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
12 July 2008
Today I took part in my first fishing match for about 15 years, and, with a little help from Richard I caught 8lb 8oz. Here is me and my catch.
A closer look at my fish - aren't they beauties! After this they went back in the lake.
10 July 2008
Sadly, one of my parents' chickend died yesterday. She was my favourite we named 'Gertie'. We think she had got egg bound as they are all new to laying. I know you can't grow attached in two weeks to chickens, but it is still a shame. She looked like the hen above.
RIP Gertie!! x
09 July 2008
This was the second part of the same swap, Cute Disney Characters. Aren't they great??
This pair was from a yarn I bought from eBay called 'Yummy Yarn'. I didn't know how the pattern would come out, and I was pleased with the result.
These were also made on 4 DPNs using Opal rainforest 6ply yarn. I think it was Flamingo colour! I prefer the fairisle yarns, but still liked these. I have the yarn in Tiger too :o)
This was the first pair of socks I made and my first time using 4 needles at once. I finished them off in a caravan in Hastings on Bonfire night last year. The yarn was Sirdar Town & Country which I really liked, but unfortunately they don't do it any more.