Friday, 15 April 2016

Shopping, Sewing and Knitting

I got a bit of a spurt on this morning and cleaned the bedroom, changed the bedding, swept all the floors upstairs and down, cleaned all the mirrors, put a load of washing in and pegged a load out.

Then I went into Middleton with Mum where we spent 3 hours shopping and gassing over coffee. I told her she reminded me of a tortoise today. She might only walk slow but when I'm not looking she wanders off and can be half way down the mall before I know it. 

Family news of the week was my brother has bought 2 bantam chickens. One is named Millie and the other Hennypennie. I'm sure Little L will be in her element going out to collect the eggs. 

I bought a lot of boring stuff like cleaning products, but this was my favourite buy. A pretty box to keep the patchwork in. 
I've knitted some more 'squares that aren't squares', sewn the front side to the sleeve and crocheted around it. I think this experiment will probably work out so I'll carry on with it.
I've also started one of my books but I just can't get into the story so will start another tonight. In a few weeks I'll go back to it and it'll turn out to be a really good read. Sometimes you just have to be in the right frame of mind for a certain book. 

And that's been my Friday. First week of school has gone well, especially for Thomas which is a real blessing. Tomorrow there may be another holiday home recce on the cards. If not, it'll be a weekend spent at home pottering around gardening, sewing, knitting and reading. It doesn't get much better than that really. 

xx











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  1. It all sounds like my perfect idea of bliss! Love the little cardigan. You are v clever! X

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    1. It doesn't get much better than knitting and sewing really does it Rachel. Throw in a bit of tea drinking and what more could we ask for. xx

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  2. spot on with book thought. Sometimes you have to leave it and go back later.

    I've just written something very similar to your post here. That I've had a week of cleaning and school had gone well! If Violet's week goes well, then so does mine. Such a huge relief.

    Love your box. Ooh, another thought. I bought Mollie Makes magazine today, they have some patchwork squares on the front. Picked it up thinking 'ooh, I can use those' and then instantly thought of you! The little bundle looks quite good, and the right size for hexys.

    aw, chickens are lovely to keep. Nothing like a freshly laid Happy egg. Just lovely.

    I'm off to my bed. Worn out. For a short week it's certainly been a long one.
    xxxx

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    1. Know exactly where you're coming from Sadie. If the kids are happy so are the Mums! Glad Violet had a good week at school.

      I'll have a look out for Mollie Makes. They do a few fabrics in The Works and some little squares but I'll have to try and get my colour co-ordination sorted out. I'm not always that good at putting colours together.

      Shame my brother doesn't live nearer or I'd be putting my order in for eggs. Never mind.

      Will be catching up with bloggy news tomorrow. Hope you've all enjoyed your Saturday. xx

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  3. You've had a very productive day! Glad that the first week of school went well. I like the sayings on your new box - so very true!

    That cardigan is coming along very nicely! It'll look very cute when it is completed.

    Sounds like you've a lovely weekend ahead. Enjoy it!

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    1. It was productive, but believe me not every day is like that. I just make the most of it when I have a spurt of energy. Yes, I'm very grateful Thomas' first week went well, it could so easily have gone the other way. The cardigan is a really easy knit and perfect to pick up and do a section of colour at a time. Hope you're enjoying your weekend and have managed to get some sleep. xx

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  4. Exciting news about the chickens, I've always fancied keeping them but I don't want the hassle of cleaning them out. We've had so many caged animals over the years, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and though I loved the little critters, I hated the cleaning out. What a great idea for the cardigan. I love knitting but I hate sewing it up so I want to have a go at one of those little cardigans which are knitted in one piece. I usually carry on with a book even if I'm struggling with it, which is silly really, much more sensible to put it down and come back to it when you're in the right frame of mind. I've just started The Ice Twins, I've heard mixed reviews of it so I'm looking forward to seeing what I think of it myself. Enjoy the weekend, it sounds like you've got some good things planned.

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    1. I'm the same Jo. I like the idea of chickens but don't actually fancy the mess of them so I'll leave that to my brother and enjoy them when we visit. After Thomas' hamster died I said no more little furry friends, two dogs is more than enough. I enjoyed the Ice Twins and The Apple of My Eye that I've just finished was a really good read as well. xx

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  5. You must've got up at the crack of dawn, girl, or not even gone to bed to get all that done before you went out with your Mum! Mind you, it's spring. We often get that feeling of get-up-and-go at this time of the year!
    Margaret P

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    1. Sometimes I wake up with loads of energy and can set to with gusto. Other times it can be lunchtime before I can gather myself. I just make the most of the good days haha. Have to agree the lighter mornings and slightly warmer weather makes me want to get out of bed rather than turn over and snuggle back down. xx

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  6. Busy day. The crochet is lovely. We had chickens some years ago, three of them, hugely entertaining and the eggs were so tasty. Ever seen a chicken react to snow for the first time - hysterical!

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    1. Thank you MMC. I think he's only had them for a week but he's told Mum they're a couple of little characters. Mum reads a few blogs where people keep chickens and she says they seem to become part of the family as much as the usual pets like cats and dogs. xx

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  7. I could do with a spurt of energy like that. I get one occasionally then that's it for about a week or two. Love the box for your patchwork. I've just started another 'woolly' project so the patchwork idea will be on the back burner for now. I can't manage more than one project at a time. X

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