Thursday, 21 June 2012

This and that

 My friend Rosie, who owns Bridport's Wool shop, Yarn, invited me for supper a couple of weeks
ago.  Next to where I was sitting was this......

I was itching to make something with the colours.  It is carpet yarn, which although it is not very soft has the most beautiful colours.  So I asked to borrow a hook...
 And a 'Lucy' bag was born
 See, very earthy colours, just my thing.
The other thing I have going on in my head is Tim is making Shepherd Huts and is displaying one or two at the Melplash Show, it is our local Agricultural show, held down West Bay at the end of August (yes it nearly always rains)

So I am helping Tim kit out his hut.  I though about putting some cushions in the hut that are made out of either Local or British Sheep breed wool.  I really want to use some of the Shetland wool I have got from my friends Ellen and Adam Simon.  Anyhow I made a start.  But I have a pair of socks to produce for Jasper as part of his prom get up.
 Here he is trying on his suit, and trying to decide what shoes to have.  Boy I thought girls were fussy when it came to proms!!
Tim and I have away days out walking in Devon, we tend to head for places with rivers as a)Lily loves water but more importantly b)she has a tendency to over heat, her internal thermometer is a bit faulty, well we can all be perfect.
Lily is enjoying spending time at Tim's house as well. (she has him wrapped around her little paw)
 Mind you, who wouldn't.  In the middle of no where, no neighbours, mains or internet.

If all keeps one going as well as it is, the plan is I move in next Spring and rent out Poppy Cottage. Life is short and we don't get second chances.  Anyone interested in renting a lovely little cottage in the Market town on Bridport?

No internet or phone line?? Think how many hours a day I would day I would save... 
The J's seem to be ok with this idea.  And after all that is paramount.
(What is going on with our weather?)
 This man even cooks for me!!
 Romantic candles are actually a necessity unless you want to put the generator on.  It takes three to give off enough light to be able to knit prom socks.

 Fresh caught Mackeral, tea, fresh bread, salad.....
Think I'm in heaven!!

Jose is home for the summer on Sunday.  I am really looking forward to spending a bit of time with her.  Mind you ask me that in four months time!!


  1. You sound so deservedly happy. I'm really, really happy for you. :-) That market bag is gorgeous! What a lovely way to use some very pretty carpet yarn. x

  2. Those pictures look delightful.

    Im really impressed with the colours of the rug wool bag. Bright, yet muted. And sort of rustic. Lovely


  3. Hi - lovely blog and thank you for joining my blog and thank you for visiting me and buying some things at the town hall, not the best of craft fairs, fairly disappointing in fact but never mind theres always another!

    The lace spools were purchased from rikyandnina, ebay shop and are called kraft spool, they are not a die, just the brown card then I covered them with paper. Seem to have jumped in price since I bought mine.

    I am next at hopefully Dorchester Vintage Market 8th July and St Marys Bridport 28th July, dont know if I will be doing the town hall again. But will list dates on my blog Iam at. Julie xxx

  4. Hi there! I'm doing a blog catch up. Wow this is a lovely post, that cottage is beautiful and a man that cooks for you is deffinately a keeper. You sound very happy and I'm chuffed to bits for you xxx


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