Hello lovelies, I hope you all have had a glorious weekend, doing what makes you happy. It is now the third day of Spring here and we have gone from freezing to beautiful sunshine and warm temps almost (from the Ist of Sept) over night, I have a window open and I can smell fresh cut grass and sweet scented flowers. I LOVE Spring.
I am well over my nasty flu and back to my happy self, couldn’t believe how depressed it made me feel, that’s well and truly behind me now.
A very sweet person by the name of Ella, just reminded me that I need to do another blog post, luckily I had taken a couple of photos of the little doll before I handed her over yesterday. Sorry the first one is blurry (should have put my glasses on)
I think she is about 10 cm tall under the dress, so tiny so you can imagine how small the bonnet and shoes are. This precious little person was in amongst the lovely things in the Jar of Love Swap with Amanda Look at the little shoes, not quite 1cm long, TINY!! Someone had a lot of patience knitting them. My granddaughter was so happy to take her home. In the Jar I also received a bar of Natural Raspberry soap, which smells divine, Anabelle kept taking in great big sniffs of it and kept saying ‘I can’t stop smelling this’ so I cut some off and gave it to her to take home too.
Amanda also awarded me thisThank you Amanda, I am one of the people who cannot decide between all the gorgeous blogs I read and follow, who to pick, so I pick you all, so who ever would like the award please take it with my love.
I think I have to tell you some things about me you don’t know, but I am pretty sure you know most things about me and I really can’t think of anything at the moment.
I have a rare day off work, 5 days in a row, a mini holiday, as I am working on Friday instead, I am blessed to have beautiful sunshine I will be going out to sit in it soon with a magazine. In fact I have two magazines to keep me happy.
It was Father’s Day here yesterday and it was also my dads 87th birthday, he is such a lovely unassuming man. I had the family up and had a roast lamb lunch with a chocolate cake and strawberries for desert, I, as usual, didn’t take any photos but my daughter in law did, so will ask her to send them to me. He is great for his age, his eyes are the only thing that hold him back, he has macular disease so cannot see very well, but it doesn’t stop him too much. He was happy telling us stories of his youth, we had lots of laughs through the day. Anabelle loves listening to him and laughs and tells us that ‘Great pop is so funny’ They are off to visit my brother who lives up in the tropics of Australia in a place called Townsville, they will have a relaxing time which is good.
I am just on the end few rows of his blanket before I start the edge. I am crocheting it in Red and Cream and a random pattern and I am quite happy with it. Red and Cream are his football team colors, they were based here in Melbourne and were called South Melbourne Swans, then they went up to Sydney (New South Wales, we are in Victoria) and were renamed Sydney Swans, dad has followed them for 80 years now so I wanted the blanket to be a little extra special so I went onto ebay and was able to buy some original 1970’s sew on badges when they were Sth Melbourne Swans so will sew one into the corner.
My daughter in law made some Choc Chip cookies for dad, Anabelle took one and started to eat it and said ‘I am just taste testing it’ and then said when she had finished ‘My mum is the bestest cook in the whole world’ she makes me laugh so much with the things she says. My son left his phone on the bench when they were leaving and Anabelle saw it and picked it up and hid it behind her back, then when they got out to the car she said to Paul ‘Dad where is your phone’ and then broke into a fit of giggles and then handed it over to him whilst attempting to tell him she had hidden it behind her back, she thought it the best joke.
I have knitted some little baby shoes, pants and a hat in soft cream cotton for my friend and was in such a rush I forgot to take a photo of them…..so these are pictures out of the book
I threaded the pink and white gingham ribbon through the band. Next time I knit these I think I will do a little lace crochet around the legs, just for something different. Such a beautiful book full of gorgeous baby things, I have knitted a lot from this book.
Well this has been a big post, and it is almost lunch time here, the morning has flown, so I must away and get some cleaning up done and perhaps some crochet before tonights work.
Have a lovely week everyone, I hope Autumn is a balmy one for you.