Tuesday, 31 May 2011

finally some sewing!

I have been busy the past few weeks with school. However I am very pleased that it is half term, I have caught up with several things which need to be done. I have finished Stephanie's scarf, I have completed the hexie quilt and tonight I have sewn 2 summer dresses for Stephanie. Take a peek-

She loves them both!

This is the first of the dresses I made her this evening. I have not yet photographed the second dress, maybe I'll get that tomorrow. I'm so pleased I have finished some of the projects. I now need to get started on some more;
1. more summer dresses for Stephanie
2. curtains for all of our bedrooms
3. hat to go with the scarf- I have just cast this on so need to get on with it.
4. Winnie the pooh quilt

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I'm not Lost!

Ooh just realised that I hadn't posted here since the 6th May- that was week ago. So it got me thinking, just what have I been doing? Well I have been on placement, spent a little time at the allotment.
The home growing is getting very exciting Stephanie and I shared the first peas of the year in the garden the other day, there are almost ripe raspberries on the bush and the apples/pears are beginning to form on the trees.

Why haven't I managed to blog I keep thinking I'll take a photograph of something interesting and then post about it but I keep forgetting my camera. I am going to make more of an effort to remember it.

so look forward to a real blog post sometime in the future!

Friday, 6 May 2011

this moment

In Amanda's words: A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Pop over to Soulemama for lots more 'moments'.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

time is a ticking!

WOW where is time going? We celebrated the much awaited 5th birthday party for Stephanie. The party went fantastically, I made the cake, the pinata and the party bags myself. The children loved them all. The pinata was a pul string one, which didn't work but the children found it hilarious that my sister ended up covered in glitter breaking the trap door for them :-)

I missed a weeks worth of work on the allotment meanign that the lovely hot weather we have been enjoying has meant the cay soil is rock hard! I spent this evening clearing weeds.
I managed to clear almost all of this patch. I now need to finish clearing it and dig over so that I can get my carrots and onion sets in.

look we have LIFE! this is one of our pea plants. I have pea plants popping up where we planted them the other week. As well as a few unwanted plants popping up in the form of weeds. And I definately want to gloss over the fact that I am unsure which are weeds and which are plants on the potato patch..........

On the plus side obe thing I definately know- I have finished the hand peiced section of this hexie quilt I began what feels like forever ago but what is actually nearly a year ago. I know I had intended to complete it in time for Stephanie's birthday, so by the time it is quilted properly it will be about a fortnight ago but we can gloss over that right??!

Next on my list to complete are the curtains for our bedrooms, right after I have mended Stephanie's Tangled dressing up dress.