Friday, 24 March 2017

March Scavenger Hunt 2017

The flowers and jug on this cushion have been hand appliqued by me a few years ago.  I didn't have a pattern. I created it from a photo-copy from a cover of a vintage magazine

Recipe can be found here

This book contains 13 short stories, just right for bedtime!

Need I say more.......

Favourite Colour
When I see bright yellow daffodils, Spring is on the way!

The candles on a birthday cake when my eldest grand-daughter was two, she will be eight this year!  Where do the years go?

Hat knitting pattern from 1930

This was once the prettiest road to walk down in the town where I live, even in the rain.  This photo was taken six years ago, since then the council have chopped these trees down at ground level/

Favourite Mug or Cup
Sorry I don't have one,  These are new mugs recently bought to replace the old chipped and faded ones.

My own
My latest grand-daughter.  two months old this weekend, cousin of the little girl above

The picture I copied from

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


The meteorological calendar Spring starts 1st March.  

The astronomical calendar Spring start 20 March.

You can read about it here

To Spring
Happy Harmonies 1936

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Who was Valentine?  
St. Valentine of Terni a Roman Saint

You can read more about him here 


I should have done this daily, but misread the post by I live, I love, I craft, hope Kate forgives me for getting it wrong........?

Here are my "heart shape" Valentine pictures................

In nature with a leaf

For Safety

A broken heart in the sky

Cross stitching hearts

Biscuit cutters that belonged to my mum


Pretty button

Heart shaped strawberry

Lavender heart I made

Brooch I made

Hearts on the TY Beanies?
Who collected these?

The little wicker heart on my basket of plants

The little brass trinket box with mother of pearl in-lay

This pretty plaque a friend gave me after I retired!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Week Six

Sunday 5th February, our youngest's 31st birthday.
I say it every year, where do the years go.........

Monday we went to meet this little person.

Tuesday was a fun day we don't think!   

We went out to buy some milk.  It turned out to be a very expensive bottle of milk!  
We got to Lidl's carpark to find we had a flat tyre caused by a rogue nail in the road.  The spare tyre was locked in under the car, so we called the AA to put the spare on for us.  We all looked at the spare tyre and said that's not good for long motorway journeys, we have been doing a lot of those lately.  So off to our local tyre shop to have the puncture repaired, purchase a new tyre and have the tyres swapped round the car to replace the spare.  So what was a thirty minute trip to buy milk ended up as nearly two hours!  We're just thankful it didn't happen on the motorway.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Week Five

 First of all please say hello to our beautiful grand-daughter born to our eldest son Michael and lovely daughter-in-law Liz on 26th January

Her name is Abigail

She is wearing a little cardigan I knitted thirty-five years ago for her daddy.

The cardigan, is it classed as vintage yet........?

(last showing I promise)

The last of my pretty flowers  
The post about them is here

And re-potted the plants from here.  Think we have lost one plant on the left front of the basket, and the poinsettia isn't going to survive much longer, The was a rose as well but that is now in a pot in the garden.  You can read about this here

Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Scavenger Hunt 2017

The smoke trails from the Red Arrows

The view from my backdoor at twilight

Something beginning with "F"
The bird Feeder invasion

Embroidery in a circle

Coal truck at West Somerset Railway

Glass blowing at the "House of Marbles" 
Bovey Tracy Devon

Something beginning with "J"
Jam Tarts

Seagulls at Hove Brighton

In flower now
Christmas Cactus

My Choice
My first piece of knitting-in-the-round.
It is called "Birthday Pi" the pattern can be found on the knitting site Ravelry
knitted in 4ply

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Week Four...................

I was hoping to write a happy post today. 
A very happy post indeed, but the post will have to wait a bit as I need to wait for some more info..........

I can give you a clue though...................