Monday, 21 April 2014

Pretty spring colours for place mats.

I posted pics of these fabrics a week or so ago and now I have ....
 
..........8 of these.  They all have the sunflower fabric in the middle and then all the other colours surrounding it in different orders,  so they are all different.  Like a log cabin design but some extra side pieces to make them rectangular rather than square.
 
And they have been used already, we had DH's son and family on Saturday and as it was a glorious sunshiny day we sat outside and used these on our patio tables.
 
Sunday we were inside with my daughter and her family and had the tradition lamb roast dinner for Easter Sunday. Pud was a rhubarb and strawberry crumble with home made ice cream. My two grandsons ate well as they are now the size of young men and tower over me, but still not too big for a hug from Grandma.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.
We had two very happy and busy days, so now we are relaxing in the quiet of our own home!
I think my food plan went a little ' skewiff '  
Ah well, tomorrow is another day!
x
 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Down to the bluebell woods

 Hello beautiful day and our dusty shoes walking along the path.
 

Hello woods where the bluebells flower, just a short distance from where we live.
Hello me with
smiling fat cheeks!
(I have lost 7 pounds but where from???)
 
Hello bluebells where ever you look
 
 
Hello Nell who loved it all
 
 
Happy Easter all
x
 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

I like to be busy!

I have loads to do as we have visitors all over Easter weekend so what am I doing??
Making cushions!
I had this fabric, just 4 fat quarters that I bought from Chelmsford market last summer.
There was just enough to do these two.
These are our kitchen chairs and needed new cushions.
These wooden chairs are hard!
 
And in my stash I have these fabrics, some beautiful spring colours.
I have already started some place mats for us to use over Easter so no time to waste.
 
Happy and Blessed Easter all.. do hope we'll have some sun shiny weather!
 
 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Our annual trip to my home.

We have had a very pleasant long weekend in Porthcawl, the town where I was born and grew up.
This view is of the main prom, which has little cafes that sells the most delish Italian ice cream and coffee.
 
 
But we stay here, in the little village of Newton just a mile from the town.

The beach is dog friendly so Nell was in heaven.
We had some beautiful sunshiny days although there was a sea breeze as well, so quite chilly in the shade.
But we enjoyed the whole time we were away.
I met up with my friend that I have known since we were 8 so a long, long time and my cousin.
Home again now but we shall be back there next year, just to tend the graves and leave flowers for my mother, grand parents and aunts.
Always a bit of sadness when I see my mother's name on the grave. I was two and a half when she died, so I have a limited memory of her, just vague scene of someone in a bed.
x
 
 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

When somebody loves you!

When my DD popped in to see me yesterday she brought me these beautiful roses.
And she was good enough to take the rest of the Victoria sponge we made  home, so I would not be tempted to eat it! It was so lush I could have eaten the half that was left later with a cuppa easily!!
 
 
And this beautiful orchid came from my friend Jenny, who is a whiz with all sorts of plants, orchids
especially. But if you look closely behind the roses on the window sill, there  are two of my own orchids, flowering for the second time!
 
 
These have the most beautiful scent too as well as looking so grand.
 
Not such a nice day today but I am happily stitching.

Happy day to all..
x
 
 

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