Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Snow,Snow & more Snow!

 Well for once the weather man actually got the forecast right!And this is the view of our garden from the kitchen window a SNOW BLIZZARD!
Or at least that is what it has seemed like at times as it has snowed on and off all day.
 I reckon in the last few day's we've had between 4" and 5",and I have to say I think perhaps winter or at least the snow is becoming one of my favourite season's,I went for a walk this afternoon up to the main road and there's just something so clean and fresh about it and something quite naked too!
All the tree's bare without there leave's and the crisp clean white coating on everything and then the brilliant bright sunshine and a faint glimmer of a rainbow across the dark grey threatening and distant sky!
 And I just love the view across the flat starkly bare fen's of the telegraph wire's with bird's dotted on them and then I think DAM!I wish I'd brought my camera along for the walk so I could have shared the view with you all.Maybe tomorrow hay?

Monday, 29 November 2010

Let it snow!

 This is a view from our front door this morning,it has been snowing on and off all day and we've had a good few inches.I didn't send Alice to school,thankfully as they sent all the children home early anyway.
 A short break in the snow blizzard,but we are forecast more snowfall tonight and tomorrow.I took Alice and Hamish for a sledge ride earlier in between snow shower's.And Alice and her school chum freddie made snow angel's,and we threw a few snowball's.
 This is what we got up to on saturday Hamish and Alice decided they wanted to do some painting,we used sponge's,and cotton wool bud's and toilet roll's to make pattern's.And they borrowed a couple of daddies old t-shirt's to paint in!
 Alice won a christmas card design competition at school and her prize was a craft kit of pom pom's and ribbon's and sequin's and pipe cleaner's.And here is just a little something she decided to make,she tell's me it's a christmas decoration for the tree!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Thinking of a giveaway!

I am fast approaching my 100th post my my blog and I'm thinking of having a giveaway perhaps with a Cath Kidston theme,how do we all feel about a Cath kidston fabric scraps bag and a couple of fat quarters?
Your thought's on this idea please!Hands up for those of you who fancy getting there hand's on some Cath kidston fabric??This proposed giveaway will be drawn by my lovely assistant Hamish pictured above with his lovely guinea pig nibble's!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Am I too late for FNSI?

Am I too late to post for the friday night sew in?
Better late than never I guess!I had a rather productive evening.Sadly I cannot post picture's of everything as one of them is part  of a secret santa swap for bql,I promise I shall post some picture's after christmas of the swap,which I must say I am rather pleased with (smile!).I finished sewing together Hamish's woolley hat that I'm making him for christmas now all I need to do is make a pom pom for the top and then I shall post a picture of it,watch this space!
Then I made myself a note book cover out of yummy Cath Kidston scrap's it is un-finished but you get the idea and I can't wait to get it done!
I just love and adore her fabric's.Hmmm I might just have to treat myself to some more of those delicious fabric's now I've used up some of those scrap's.
And all of this couldn't have been achieved without a lovely slice of DH's yummy chocolate cake just to keep my strength up!Lol!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Our weekend in brief

 This my/our weekend in brief!Friday afternoon Alice came home from school and decided she wanted to learn how to knit I tried to show her and then DH had a go at teaching her,it's the quietest we've ever known her!
 I did a little sewing on sunday afternoon which I can't show you as it's for my secret santa giveaway!Skip to sunday evening Alice and Hamish having a drink of milk before bedtime!
I hope you all had a good weekend and that you maybe managed a little more stitching than me?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Friday night sew in!

Will you be joining Bobbi and Heidi for November's friday night sew in?I will be I'm not quite sure what I will be stitching maybe Hamish's quilt or perhaps a little crochet handbag for Alice for christmas,she seem's to be handbag crazy at the moment and I must admit she now probably has more bags than me!Shocking I know,maybe I should be making myself another handbag to catch up with the 5 year old fashion addict!Lol!
So come on and join us and follow the link above.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Some baking & a finish!!

 My lovely scrummy deliciously cute assistant Hamish,couldn't you just eat him all up?
 Our lovely bread that didn't even get time to go cold before it was attacked not much chance of any of it making it into the freezer for later in the week!
 And my beautiful bit of spring cheer the crochet spring wreath which may I confess was not my idea it came from lucy at attic24,the only difference is the flowers they are of my own design but the whole concept is Lucy's and isn't it just fab soo vibrant and cheerful.A little bit of spring cheer in the depths of winter!Oh yummy-licious I just love IT!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Wet monday!

What a wet and windy grey start to the week greeted us this morning as I walked Alice to the school bus,I was only out in it for 20 minutes but by the time I got in from the wind I had ear ache!And this afternoon before going to meet her off the bus we dug around in the cupboard for woolly hats,scarves and gloves and my lovely winter coat that is like a big cuddly duvet.I don't buy into the looking good is more important than being warm business of not wrapping up!But just to spread a little end of summer,winter is truly on the it's way cheer here are some picture's of DH's very beautiful dalhia's from the end of the summer one of which I might add is still flowering in november,not for long I fear!
This last one being one of my favourite's!