Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Scavenger Hunt 2017


Smoke
The smoke trails from the Red Arrows


Twilight
The view from my backdoor at twilight


Something beginning with "F"
The bird Feeder invasion


Circle
Embroidery in a circle

Sign
Coal truck at West Somerset Railway


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


Something beginning with "J"
Jam Tarts


Birds
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...................





Saturday, 21 January 2017

Week three..........

We went to Taunton, just to get a couple of bits we couldn't get where we live.


We had our granddaughter's 3rd Birthday.  
This comes exactly one week after her brother  birthday  

Also this week something strange but nice happened.  We saw the post come flying  through the letterbox, usual things bills and other rubbish the postman seems to deliver these days


Followed by this box, both husband and I looked at one and other and exclaimed.........!

Well as every mystery has a story I took photos


Flat packed flowers


Sorry not a clear picture but this is them after I put them in a vase





The Lily had broken off in transit but I thought I am not going to throw it away.  The last three pictures were taken yesterday.  I did not know who they were from until yesterday.  It was quite a mystery as the card said the sender did not leave their name, but I have since found out the sender.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Half-way through............

We are half-way through week two of the year. 


We had our grandson's 6th Birthday yesterday


Still working on my project, but not sure I like the Carnations......... they seem to be missing something.......... advice please. The embroidery is on cream fabric and I know you can get two tone Carnations

I want to pick up some knitting but I don't want too many projects on the go.

And already have taken four bags of stuff to the charity shop

And made


Bread and Butter Pudding 
Can I call it that........?  I didn't butter the bread/cake
It is made with Italian Pannetone

Sunday, 1 January 2017

................2017.................

............... A mystery as to what is ahead...........


My motto for the past few years!

January, Carnations and Snowdrops
An embroidery project I started at Christmas.  
Now I have shown the world I hope I finish the project I have planned.  I will need encouragement now...........

Back in 'January 2016' I added an extra box to my council boxes (Food Bin, Card & Paper Boxes).  I use this box for items going to the charity shop..........I have to report this box works very well and every month and sometimes weekly I take a bag to the charity shop who are very pleased with said donations so a win win!