Treats: I asked Mark to bring me some Rose Pouchong tea back from London for me to try. It must have been a good day business wise as I also got some Assam tea, a box of pink champagne truffles and a tea for one F&M teapot, cup and saucer. Lucky me!
: My Dad's sister and her husband came to visit. They're both in their late 80's and still going strong. It's ironic really, as my Aunt was the eldest of 4 children and all 3 of her siblings have passed away. Her brother was in his 20's and her sister and my Dad were in their 40's. We spent a lovely couple of hours chatting over tea and cakes and discussing their favourite subject - their ailments and all the doctor and hospital appointments they've been to. Bless them.
: New Tins. Thought they might be useful for my knitting, crochet and sewing bits and at £1.69 for the set they were a bargain.
Bury: A new swimming costume with tummy control. I still haven't lost that bag of potatoes that seemed so do-able all those weeks ago, so I've gone for the cheats option. Plus a pack of canvases and some embroidery thread for another project I have in mind.
Henna: The Elephant in the Room! Drawn freehand by a student under the watchful eye of a tutor. Cost £4. Rather sweet actually. Thank you for all your comments about this :)
Moving On: From tattoos to eye make-up. It's becoming obvious Amy is ready to leave school with all its rules and regulations and get to college where there's more freedom with clothes and make-up.
Knitting: Purple hat.
Lidl: Tulips, daffodils and these cute little bundt cake moulds.
Tea Drinking: Rose Pouchong has a delicious hint of Turkish Delight to it. Personally, I'd prefer more of that flavour than the rose petal that comes through but it's still a lovely tea. It's an acquired taste but one that I've taken to quickly.: I bought all this embroidery thread for £1 and thought I'd try sewing onto canvas. I painted the 4 mini canvases I bought from The Works and set to. I wanted the finished product to look like string art.
It was easy enough to do but the needle left quite big holes, so I bought some map pins and pushed them through just to neaten it up and to give it that finished string craft look. Because there's no thickness to the canvas the pins aren't secured in any way, they just sit there.
It's not a problem as even stood up they stay in place. I have 2 more to do. One will be a flower, the other a hot air balloon. Just in case you're wondering, these are a boat and the sun. My 'theme' is Summer and they're for my shelf when I next change it over.
It's quite therapeutic making patterns and I can see I'll have to control myself with this craft.