Thursday, 29 July 2010


We went to Shipley Woods this morning and had a picnic, it was lovely, so quiet and peaceful... we walked for about 2 and a half hours and are very tired now... going to work on my celtic christmas cross stitch later on this evening, can't wait!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Celtic Christmas WIP

I've been doing lots of cross stitching just lately. This is my progress so far... it's quite fiddly sewing all the little stitches in metallic thread, taking a lot longer than with normal cottons but it's getting there.

I'm planning on completing it for this christmas, finger's crossed!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Local Food Festival

Today we are having for dinner game pie in red wine sauce with potatoes, carrots, peas.. the pie came from our local food festival we went to last weekend. Can't wait to try it as it's got rabbit and pigeon in it which we've never tried before.

This afternoon we are going to walk the dinner off by a trip to Carsington Water, love it there, always lots of wildlife to see and clean air to take it!

Ta ta for now!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Evening Stroll

Me and the dogger had a lovely walk tonight in the evening sunshine! It was so beautiful the views over the hills. We are so lucky to live in the country and be able to step out and see this view!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


I'm addicted to bread making! Albeit I cheat by using a breadmaker but I love to wake up in the early hours to the smell of freshly baked bread, it certainly gets me up in the morning and ready for breakfast! I tend to either make honey bread or basic white. Has anybody got any other interesting recipe ideas they are willing to share?

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Den Making

We have been VERY busy today, creating a den for my one and a half year old! She absolutely loves it and has been picking up her toys one at a time and putting them in her snug little nest to make it just so.... really sweet.. it amazes me how fast toddlers pick up on things and start to copy you.. so beautiful!

Friday, 16 July 2010

First Time Quiltmaking...

Above is my first attempt at a quilt top! I love doing it but am a bit apprehensive about sandwiching the batting and back together! The lace doilies are thrifted and I simply love them, the fabric pieces are a mixture of Amy Butler fabrics and Joel Dewberry. I've sized it up to fit a single bed, what do you think?

Monday, 12 July 2010

Woolly Stripes...

A lovely project I've been working on for a while....

Colourful stripes!! I'm using up all my yarn stash to knit a blanket for my little one for the holidays... it's slowly but surely growing and growing...