Saturday, 17 October 2009

Getting sorted!! (well thinking about it anyway)

Hello. Seems ages since I have written a post. You know when life just seems to get in the way?

I found this photo of me about 8 years ago. How I miss that way of life, of hands smelling of sheep poo, spending my life in rigger boots or wellies all day. I know some people will think yuck, but I loved it so much.

Still, on with the here and now! I have finally finished Josie's horse quilt. She says I started it when she was 10, I know it was a long time ago but I can't believe it was really that long ago. But now it is finished. That's one thing off my to do list! The other thing I have finished I can't blog about as it is a Christmas present but I have washed it, blocked it (as best as I can) So that makes 2 things off the list! (she says feeling rather smug)

I guess the pheasant feeder in a competition run by Pomona

I now have a very sweet lavender pouch and some handmade soap. Thank you so much. It was lovely as it was wrapped in material done up with green ribbon. Jose has use the ribbon in her art.
As you can see, progress on the Hug is hampered by Socks. Sorry Ash!

But I have had a lovely visit by a very special man.......
My Grandad - Dooks. I love his pirate flag on this scooter. I made him a fleece blanket with skull and cross bones on it for his Birthday. (whis is the red thing he is sitting on!!)

The front garden is under a change (again!) I'll keep you posted.

I seem to have company what ever I do or where ever I am when I am at home. I guess that isn't a bad thing.

I also am the proud owner of this from Noelle. They would make such lovely Christmas presents.

I hope you have a really lovely weekend. I'm working tomorrow, but I don't mind - because I love it!!!!!!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

A hand made Poppy Cottage


I have a slight case of the missing camera. I shall tidy and raid the J's bedrooms in the hope of finding the said missing camera.

I haven't blogged for a while, my head seems to have been in a weird place lately. I have enjoyed reading other blogs, but been a bit stumped on mine,

I love, I mean really LOVE my new job. I get paid to chat away to old folk, go for walks with then, drink LOADS of coffee, chat a bit more and if I work an early I get my dinner and if I work a late I get my tea!!!! It is lovely. I know I am spoilt as this residential home promotes that the residents stay as independent for as long as is possible. All I can say is I would have no qualms about either my Grandad or my parents ending up living there. So that goes to say a lot doesn't it.

I have just boxed up a load of things I have made to sell at a friends craft fair. Although I actually found myself not enjoying making stuff (people say it is a mojo thing!). I don't really know why. I am going to share the stall I have booked at the Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening in Bridport with friends who make wooden items. This way I won't need to worry about having to fill a whole stall. I just can't see that on top of all my Christmas presents I have to make I am going to get much done. I want to spend some time sorting out the gardens and moving the veg garden around a bit, especially whilst the weather is fine. I also have a hug blanket to finish, Josie's quilt to hem and the induction to care to work through as quickly as I can because there might be a chance I could join a few who are going to be doing their NVQ2 in care soon.

Poppy cottage is a tip. I wish it looked like this. Noelle from St Ives makes the most wonderful Houses. I asked it when she had time could she make me one. And as you can see she has!! I know just where it is going to go. By my front door there is a little window. that is where it is going to live. Hint..... they would make really nice Christmas presents for people who have everything, personal (as you can see by the Lily looking out of the window!!) Contact Noelle via her blog. £13.50 plus p&p, you only have to look at the work that goes into them. Let me know if you decide ask her to make one. I can't wait until mine arrives.

A friend took this photo of Lily and I today. This is her hang out and watch the world go by' place in the front garden. It is OK until she decides to see if she can get out.
Oh well. I am off to bed as it is getting late. I have a whole load of things planned for tomorrow as I am not working until tomorrow evening. I wonder just how many of those things I will actually get done!!
I thought, after reading this post that actually, although Jasper's Dad wasn't there to watch him on board the ship, he does take Jasper and watch Jasper at Rugby. (I am not allowed to go by Jasper as he is so embarrassed by me, especially if I take that knitting stuff!) I guess what I meant was I would have liked him to see him on parade.
Take care and have a good week.
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