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!!!!!



Poppypatchwork said...

What a perfect weekend, I remember the fun we had staying at home doing nothing when our daughters were young. Loverd your blanket for your brother.

Annaboo's House said...

Lovely, family photos. Always great to get a peek at what someone else is up to - actually, I think I'm just nosey.
Great crochet projects, old and new, too.

Stitchabilities said...

Lots of lovely pics, My hubby is working this weekend. So I may just have a stay in day too!! LOL
I hope you counted the syns on those cakes, before having one.
Love that rectangle blanket( is there any links on how to?) Hope you manage to get your wool soon!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You're more than welcome Hazel. I hope the weather improves for the school holidays. We've had quite a good week up here.

The mum of all trades said...

I love lazy days like that! those beautiful blankets would make me want to snuggle up.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Loved the photos. Your crocheting is gorgeous.

jane said...

sounds like a lovely weekend. Your crochet blankets look so snuggly and cosy

Nancy said...

What a perfect weekend! Love all your blankets!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Cozy weekends are the best kind of all :) Here's hoping for a repeat this weekend!

Margaret said...

Sounds like a lovely, relaxing weekend! Love all the pics. The blanket looks nice -- too bad you have to wait to get more yarn.

gracie said...

Your weekend sounds very nice...and than you for sharing the pictures....can't wait to see the granny blanket and your brother's smile!

Margaret said...

What a great weekend. This is what wonderful memories are made of. Your kids will remember it forever.

Anonymous said...

Love all your crochet treasures! Beautiful! and the idea of a rectangle granny is very clever :)
Have a nice we!

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, The rectangular granny is gorgeous

Catherine said...

I love stay at home weekends. Might just have one of those this weekend myself! Looks like you had a perfectly relaxing time!

Catherine said...

I love stay at home weekends. Might just have one of those this weekend myself! Looks like you had a perfectly relaxing time!

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a lovely relaxing weekend Hazel :)

KarenV said...

Lovely photos Hazel, sounds like your weekend was very cosy :)

sara said...

Those lazy days spent with the little ones are the best, I really miss them now mine are almost grown up.......such lovely crochet makes to snuggle under........enjoy the weekend, the mess can be sorted on another day.

lily x

Carol said...

I love days spent like that, Hazel--I think they should be required at least monthly :) The tent with your beautifully crocheted blankets sure brought back wonderful memories of doing the same thing when I was a child...

I love the brightly colored blanket you're making for your brother--I'm sure it will make him smile :)

Julie said...

A lovely post to read Hazel

What a great way to spend a weekend with your children, such fun. Love the crochet blanket den, i want tea in there!!

The blanket for your brother is going to be so lovely, it'll certainly bring a smile to his face and be so useful too

Maggie O said...

Well done Hazel. Taking it upon yourself to brighten things up has done the same for all of us. The blanket for your borther certainly brings a smile to my face it is so colourful. he will love it. Much thought has gone into what you are doing and what a great way to spend the weekend...just doing whatever comes along. Isn't that what we are all supposed to be doing. Life is way too busy.

Karen said...

Looks like it was a great weekend with your kids! Your crochet projects are beautiful! I love the pillow on your bed. Very nice gifts from your friends as well.

staci said...

Looks like the perfect hang-out-at-home kind of weekend!!!

Giovanna said...

I love your colourful blankets! And that Forest chart has been on my to-do list for ever so long... enjoy!

Elisa said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend was had by all xx

Louise said...

Hi Hazel! You are such a good Mum to your children! Looks like they had lots of fun. I did all those things too when my children were little. I miss those days greatly! The blanket for your brother is absolutely perfect, I love the way it is coming along. I worked with handicapped children in the elementary school where I live, the greatest joys of my life! They are always so happy and always smiling. I am sure your brother will love the blanket..and yes, I agree, the bright colors are perfect!
Thinking of you today,

Nicole said...

It sounds like you had the perfect weekend to me! With horrible weather like we had all you want to do is stay home, make things and bake cakes :-) Bravo!

my4lilgirls said...

Looks like my kind of weekend :)
Karen x

Siobhán said...

What a fun weekend! I loved the photos. It's a great way to capture what really goes on in your house--little things that you might forget in years to come. Your crochet projects, old and new, are wonderful!

Kathy A. said...

Oh that sounds like a perfect weekend. I love the tent. I remember doing that with my boys when they were small.
Sometimes a staycation is the best!!

Crochet Dude(Rob) said...

nice weekend I love the granny blanket the colours are bright and warm.

Anonymous said...

what a cute coffee mug!