Friday, July 29, 2011

Hello peeps

Just a quick note to say I have been away and also been having a few personal problems at home which has kept me away from blogging. Hoping to get back to you with a goodish post soon. I haven't forgot you all!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Last weekend...

I was pretty gobsmacked by all your lovely comments on my last post and it has taken me this long to write a new post! I was amazed at how many of us suffer from the same paranoia and low self esteem feelings. When I reread the post back, I think I came across as pretty negative so on the next post I'll try and be more positive!

Last weekend, hubby was away and so I decided to have a stay home weekend. We didn't do a lot so I decided to go round and take a few snaps of the little things. I didn't use my usual camera so I apologise now for the poor quality of the pics. I just thought it would be nice to have some snippets and snaps of ordinary life to look back on and remember. Here's some of what we did:

Lie ins were had on both days:

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Brews were made and many of them. I love this Easter mug:

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Crochet dens were made and played in and picnicked in too:

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Cakes were baked - all by the kids themselves:

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And Mummy had to try one of course:

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I gazed over at my mess and thought I really need to tidy it up - still haven't :(

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We watched telly:

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We watched the rain:

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We lounged on the couch whilst snuggling new but yet unfinished blanket:

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We painted magic pictures:


Lunch was had - in my case was Tuna salad:

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I got some lovely things through over the last few weeks. This came from Ann from Beadlework blog who had seen it on my wishlist and wondered if I would like to give it a new home. Are you kidding??? I love it. Thanks so much Ann.

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Tina gave me these lovely charts and ribbons as a belated birthday gift! Love them.

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Patti also sent me the first edition of Molly Makes magazine which I am thrilled with as I couldn't get hold of the of the first copy so thank you so much Patti!

I also started a rainbow rectangle granny blanket for my brother and this is where I am up to with it:


The problem is that I have ran out of a colour nearly at the end of a row but I carried on with other colours just stopping at the same point but I don't want to get into a huge tangle with it so I had better stop till I can get more wool. That'll be next month now. You may think it is rather bright for a boy and might be wondering why I haven't chosen blues or browns. The reason in that my brother is mentally and physically disabled and so I think bright colours will be a bit of therapy for him. I will post some pics when I get round to finishing it. It is his birthday next month and I am hoping to get some pics of him with it - hopefully smiling!

Well, that's all from me for now. I have finished a couple of Christmas ornies - I am starting early this year but one is for an exchange and one I just haven't got round to taking pictures yet. More will be revealed next time. Getting ready for the start of the Summer holidays.. yippeeeee!!!!!