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Saturday, 16 April 2016

A finished Tadahhhh!

Hello lovelies,

Just a quick pop in today to show you my finished make, baby uggs for my niece Lottie.





What do you think? Do you like them?

Also had an adventure into Lancaster on Monday. We went to visit mum. I wanted to take eldest around the galleries bit I think Mondays are a no go day as they were shut.

However we did find some Roman Baths ruins on our exploration and some lovely wild flowers along our route.









And this morning dear folks I am back on with this deralict project a blooming flower cushion. I have ordered my cushion pad now so I know how big to go. My youngest has also requested one so I am going to do one for her in totally different colours.



Righto I am off. Have a lovely sunny week everyone. Leah xxxxxxxxx

Monday, 28 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone,

Well I have a Tadahhhh to show you guy's. Yes I have finished these socks for my mum. So very very pleased with how they have turned out actually :). And it has given me practise in knitting to the correct size. What do you think?




I just could not resist it and have bought some more yarn to make more socks of course. This is getting to be quite an addiction, lol.

This is my new yarn waiting. However I have a request in to make booties for a 6 to 12 month old little baby girl, my beautiful niece. So this is next on my needles. What are your latest projects? Shall have a blog catch up after xx

Scrummy colours xx

I love this time of year and the springy colours around. Do you like my new Tulip's. Lovely aren't they?





I got my two girls gardening and the eldest was well away. Looking forward to the new life that will grow from the pots she has planted.


And I have tried to rescue these. I don't know what they are, do you? They were sprouting from  around my Rodedendrum plant and just don't look like weeds but hey ho I may be caring for weeds :)

And lastly I thought I would share with you my latest book. Loving and Giving by Molly Keane.

In 1914, when Nicandra is eight, all is well at Deer Forest, her family's grand Irish home. Maman is beautiful and adored. Dada, silent and small, mooches contentedly around the stables. Aunt Tossie, of the giant heart and bosom, is widowed but looks splendid in weeds. The butler, the groom, the land-steward, the maids, the men - each has a place and knows it.

Then, astonishingly, the perfect surface is shattered when Maman does something to dreadful ever to be spoken of ....

Looking forward to reading this x

That's my catch up folks... Have a lovely week Leah xxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Humble and Kind

I love this song and is the message I give my to my own children one day, when they will understand.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Colour Explosion

Hello dear friends,

Happy Mother's day to those that celebrate on this day. I know that other countries celebrate on another day but I can't recall when. However here in the UK we are celebrating on the 6th March this year.

I have received some glorious flowers from my girls and treated myself to a lovely bunch too.

Thank you once again to Tesco for these. I got these for me. I did not realise that they were £10.00. I never ever buy a bunch of flowers for this price but I used my voucher for £5.00 from Tesco Orchard so they only cost me £5.00. And here they are.




Gorgeous!! I must admit I was shocked the other day when they drank all the water I gave them so wilted slightly, but I came to the rescue. They have lasted so well, I bought them over a week ago and they are still going strong.

My girls bought me these flowers for mothers day. They are beautiful! So my home is a riot of colour today :)



Today we visited a local garden centre and I could not resist these primroses and crocuses. I feel that spring is in the air at long last and that new life is awakening.



And now they are all potted up in their new homes.



I had a mini crisis as could not find a trowel any where so sent husband out and he came back with these. They were almost too nice to use they are so pretty.


I have finished my book Tennison by Lyda la plant. It was an excellent story about Jane Tennison as a probationer before she trained as CID.Very gripping exciting story line, just what you want if you like this sort of thing. I can not remember watching Prime Suspect but may be watching the first episode of the box set tonight as will be a great follow on after reading the book.

I have now started this book The Unseen by Katherine Webb.

It is set in 1911 and 2011. This is what one review says about it 'Occult happenings, romantic passion and murder disrupt the peace of a Berkshire village in 1911 in this hauntingly good novel from the author of The legacy' by Marie Claire.

Looks a good read, hope it lives up to expectations.

My knitting progression has been rather slow I am afraid. I have started the second sock though. They were going to be given to my mum today for mother's day but just could not get them done in time, maybe in a week or two.


I think my next project will be a couple of bookmarks as if you notice I am using a bit of scrap paper at the moment. Looking forward to having a good hunt on Ravelry.

We have also been making Banana bread, well my eldest did and how delishous. It was lovely to have a slice warmed with a spread of butter oozing on top. I think we will make more next week :)


Righto that's my snippet of news, I am off to carry on with the mundane bits of life. Have a lovely week ahead and thank you for reading. Leah xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

February

Hello dear readers,

Well here we are in February and I can not believe that a whole month has gone by already.

Here is a snippet of what I have been up to.

I bought this for my eldest for christmas. A loom knitting kit. I have taught myself and my eldest how to use it and my daughter has her first project on the go. She is knitting a cowl.


It's been fun learning something and doing something together although I think she is starting to get a little shy of photo's.

I have had this little visitor. Isn't she gorgeous.


My sister and my little neice and my eldest with my little neice.

Lovely smiles all round.

I have finished one sock but won't be able to get them done in time for my mums birthday so these will be saved for mothers day which is on 6th March in the UK.


And other plans for me are reading my book and knitting magazine, oh and lots of knitting and cups of tea. Can't you tell it's half term :)



See you soon lovlies and have a good week xxxxxxxxx Leah