Sunday, June 21, 2009


I'm not sure if it's the time of year, or just me, but my posts are a little few and far between at the moment, so sorry for that.

I have been busy, both work wise and also craft wise and this weekend I went back to sewing. This is something that I have been half heartedly thinking about and playing with for a while now, but yesterday I got a little serious with it and today I am going to actually half finish it, or finish it. Rob wants me to make him a meditation cushion, but that will be the only interruption I have. Oh, that and a bike ride we have planned for later on!

Other news. Last weekend we went to a wedding in Oxfordshire. It was the most beautiful and most English wedding I have ever been to, in a National Trust derelict barn, with pale pink peonies and blue delphiniums, with Morris dancers and a welly wanging competition, and letting off night lanterns in the dark. This was a view from where I was sitting in the barn.

Yesterday I went to a work bbq. The theme was Abba. Here's me and my lovely friend Lorraine before we went

check out Flossie getting in that picture!!!!
ok, I know I look like a shire horse in that outfit, (it didn't hide anything....)but we had a fab time, singing along to Mamma Mia!!!

Father's Day in the UK today, so I shall leave Rob and Lily to bond and get on with some sewing and being outside.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Holiday Hexagons

I'm back!!!
We had an amazing time in France and I did loads of my hexagon in a mo!
It was lovely just to sunbathe, read, eat and relax and be with my sisters and family.

I did, of course, make some great purchases....
firstly, a beautiful bag from a shop in Eymet

Front and back views.
I love it, and if you like it, have a look on their website here
They had so many beautiful bags, it was really hard to choose one.

So I bought two!!!

Here's the other one.

I found a FAB use for it....

Ta da!!!! My Babette is perfect for it!

Also in Eymet, I saw an older man sitting there in the market knitting!!!! Not just plain kitting, but cable. So I made Lily stand behind him so I could take a photo. If you are the man, and you're reading this, I hope you don't mind being on my blog!!!!

ok, here's one of me in action with the hexagon

And here it is so far..

On other fronts, I am surprised to tell you that all my holiday washing and ironing is done and put away! While we were on holiday, there was a tennis court at the Chateau and we all decided we wanted to be better at playing. I for one play with my eyes closed and I am totally hopeless.
So we found a tennis coach here, Ben (very handsome and young) and today Rob and I had our first lesson. I don't think Ben believed me when I told him how rubbish I was, but by the end of the lesson, he knew!!!!!! I'll be at Wimbledon before you know it, though at this rate!!!!!! (What's the age limit???)
This afternoon we went to Strawberry Fair in Cambridge to have a wander round and it was great!!! Just a mass of stuff to see. And a chocolate crepe. Well, rude not to.
Tomorrow, having knackered my arms today playing tennis, I am off back to spinning to knacker my legs.
At least I will be symmetrically in pain!!
Have a good weekend.