Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bouquet of flowers.........


.............how lovely.  My husband bought then for me today


They look pretty in the vase


If ever my husband comes home with a bunch of flowers that he has paid full price for I will worry!  As he says it's the thought that counts. 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

July Scavenger Hunt


 

Reflection
The mirrored doors in the room I use when I go and stay with my dad


Stripe
Stripes of basic embroidery stitches 


Secret
Harry Potter had a chamber of them


Red
The little red spotted lid on the tiny jam jar I keep my knitting stitch markers in


Contrast
The contrasting colours and fabrics being used for my grandson's quilt


Forgotten
The vintage egg collecting basket housing stone flower pots


Soft
Not sure what this shrub is called, but the flower looks soft and fluffy


Cold
Ice lollies in the freezer for pudding


Seat
Our sadly neglected garden seat


My Choice
No one ever believes me this happens........... seagulls sitting on the bird feeder. I wouldn't mind but I took the trouble to grind down the peanuts this morning so the other birds could get a look in........ This seagull physically pushed a pigeon out of the way

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Patience is a Virtue

.......and of course a clever husband who managed to get my blog back for me.  Bit of a performance for nearly a fortnight but he managed it, but don't ask me how, I just hope he remembers how he did it if it goes missing again.    Two Sundays ago it went missing!  Disappeared in front of my very eyes it did!  Oh I could google it and find it but couldn't post on it.  But now I its back - hopefully.  Mind you I haven't done much really whilst I have been away.  


I did find the pieces for my grandson's quilt which I put away a year ago for personal reasons that at the moment I do not want to go into, needless to say I just did not want to craft or do anything for a year.  I helped some lovely little friends and their mummy with needlework but that has been it.  Then all of a sudden I wanted to sew, I wanted to knit and finish the quilt.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Bloomin' Seagulls




No one ever believes me this happens........... seagulls sitting on the bird feeder. I wouldn't mind but I took the trouble to grind down the peanuts this morning so the other birds could get a look in........ This seagull physically pushed a pigeon out of the way

A fellow blogger has the similar trouble from seagulls


Thursday, 30 June 2016

June Scavenger Hunt


Stone
Cobblestones at Bayards Cove Dartmouth


View
Taken through the window on the Dartmouth to Paignton Steam Railway


Sky



Tree
The popular trees that were lopped at the end of last year near to where I live


Water
Boat Float Dartmouth


Dwelling
Dovecot Dunster Somerset


Garden
My garden
(taken a few months back)


Gate
(I was actually photographing the ducks!)



Leaf
The ferns that grow in my garden


My choice
As it is June, the summer solstice  and midsummer, I thought  I would use this photograph taken at the Model Village, Babbacomber near Torquay Devon

Linking with I Live, I Love, I Craft

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Vintage Magazines

Few weeks ago I made the decision to sell my vintage magazines.  

Before anyone asks it was an easy decision to make because I am keeping my favourite ones which are the Needlewoman.  I find them the most interesting I get  more use from them.

The sale of the magazines are here


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Our Holiday........Part 2

This time last week we were coming to the end of our holiday. Despite the weather, rain hail, thunder..... Apart from spending time in Dartmouth, visited Dittisham, a place we know well, we visited Bygones and The Model Village in Babbacombe near Torquay a place I first visited with my grandparents when it first opened in 1963 and we took our boys in the eighties. We also visited the House of Marbles where there is a very large fascinating marble run


The photos are here