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Monday, 4 May 2015

Giveaway Winner

Hello,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Not a lot of crafting going on but quite a bit of celebrating and lots of fun. But first let me announce a winner of my giveaway ...

Eldest Daughter wanted to pick .....



And my eldest selected Christine from www.preferablyprim.blogspot.co.uk

Well done, will send you a direct message for your contact details so the goodies can be sent to you.

This weekend has been mostly about enjoying my family time and partying in celebration of my mother in law's 60th birthday.


A really good time had by all, great party, great company :)

 This weekend has been spent with a bit of a shopping splurge too, so thought I would share our new things to brighten up our living space.


Some candles and lavender sachet's


New chairs and light shades



New cushion covers and clocks

Any way lovelies have a wonderful week wherever you are xxxxxxxxxx Leah xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Giveaway Alert , last day to enter

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Please enter on my giveaway post. Last day to enter is today!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Giveaway Alert!

Hi dear readers,

Please check my previous post to enter my giveaway, it finishes this Sunday xxxxx



Today I am sneaking in a bit of knitting. I am knitting up Azure Skies by Lucinda Ganderton. My first lace affair. It gives instructions in a chart or as normal instructions. I have to say I am  not following the chart as I don't want to confuse myself. I am using metal needles which I really do not like using, give me bamboo sticks any day but I don't have anything in the size I want and I need to refrain from spending.

Here is my progress.

The blue is lovely but it won't suit me so I am knitting this as a birthday present for my sister, which will be perfect for her. It is taking an age to knit so it is lucky that my sisters birthday is not until November.

I just have to share this tweedy wool I have bought. I can not wait to start knitting with it. I have mentioned before that I want to get started on my Ravelry que stuff, so I am starting with my very top item Milo. I have purchased the pattern too. It is a little tank style top that I think is adorably cute. I am going to make this for my youngest darling daughter, for a four year old. As although she is only two by the time I finish this little number she will be four :)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/milo-3

It is bank holiday weekend this weekend! Yeah! So looking forward to a bit of a break from work. We will be visiting my husbands family and tonight I am going to my mother in laws 60th birthday celebration meal. I have bought a blouse to wear, what do you think?

Take care dear readers and remember to enter my giveaway xxxxxxxxx Leah xxxxxx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Giveaway


Good morning dear readers,

 Today I thought I would do a Giveaway. I have been meaning to for quite some time but never quite got to do one. So here it is. If you would like to win the items below just leave me a comment and be a follower and I will add you in the hat. I will pick a winner next Sunday folks so get entering.

The giveaway includes a crochet kit, a hand embroidered scarf, some vintage buttons, knitting needles and a ball of eskimo drops wool, I will also add one or two surprises.

I received two crochet flower frame kits as a gift so have included the extra in the giveaway


I also received this summer cherry brooch which I will be keeping for me, looks fun to do.

I have a finished Ta daaaah dear readers. At long last I have finished my socks that was a knitalong in the begginers knitting group on Ravelry.


What do you think? Do you like them? Admittedly one sock is slightly bigger than the other but you live and learn and I shall definately love wearing them.

I thought I would spring clean my ravelry que, projects and make a start on long forgotton things. So this afternoon I am casting on to find the right needles by doing a gauge. I will be making short cable socks. It is an eskimo drops wool in a lovely red colour. They remind me of christmas time and will be saved to wear over tights to keep my feet exta warm this winter time.



What do you think? Do you like the colour?

Moving on to lovely gifts I have received. I long to learn quilting, I follow a few blogs on the quilting front and just love, love, love all the inspiring things. I received this book and when I have a few spare pennies I am going to have a go. Here is what is inspiring me










Rather a lot to go at there, but they are so stunning.

Just thought I would share my latest read with you, it is a funny read looking at different characters within village life.

And lastly I thought I would leave you with some flower photo's. They really did leave my living room with the most delicious scent.





Take care dear readers and have a lovely week and thank you for reading xxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Happy Sunday

Hello lovelies,

How are you today? Today I am grabbing snatches of knitting my second sock. I shall complete these one day lol ☺

And I am reading my latest book. I will be glad to finish this as it is one that has not totally engrossed me. It is your classic chic lit book. However as always I never judge until I have finished as a book can actually come together in the end.

I also want to show you a rose gift which is for my mother in law as popping over for a visit today. Lovely are't they?




Also thought I would share some future knitting projects. The first is a lace knitting kit. I have never done lace before so looking forward to giving it a go.

I shall wear it as a neck piece I think.

And I really want to knit up this character for my youngest daughter. Delightful don't you think?


Have a lovely Sunday dear readers. I am off for some lunch xxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Birthday Treats

Hello,

It has been a lovely week with a birthday treat. It was my beautiful mums birthday on Monday and on Tuesday we took her out to The Grapes in Croston. We had a lovely afternoon tea.


Mum also received this little pretty plant.


Georgeous.

Whilst visiting my sisters this made me smile.

And this made me think I would like this vase in my window too.

I treated my eldest to this lovely hand broidered scarf. Loving the colour.

And I decided to buy myself these lovely roses.



And I have finished one sock I am very happy to say and will be casting on the next.




Bye for now dear readers and hope you have a lovely week too xxxxxxxx