thoughts on allsorts!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A mixed bag!

I love autumn - even the gales and rain (especially when tucked up indoors!) But these are my favourite mornings - a beautiful frosty morning, when the sun is shining and there's a chill in the air!

Its that time of year when i start putting out hay for the horses - definitely not a chore on a sunny morning - they have started getting their winter coats especially Iona - she ends up looking like a woolly bear!
I love this photo as you can see my shadow whilst taking it!!! Not sure Io's too impressed!

As soon as it gets colder i feel the urge to knit - so at the moment i have three projects on the go, one is a christmas present, one a sock i've been knitting for ages, and lastly, making up my own pattern, a snood - they seem to be the thing at the moment although i've been making my own version for a while now - they are brilliant when riding as you don't have to worry about ends getting caught up in bushes/trees!

I love snuggling under my blanket, knitting - woodburner blazing and a cuppa, of course!

And lastly, but by no means least, i had a parcel to open on Saturday! The lovely Jenny and i decided to do a swap and i received the most gorgeous gooodies!There was a beautiful doll dressed in the most amazing costume - a ball of yarn- some gorgeous fabric- and chocolate!! Thank you sooo much Jenny for a brilliant swap!

Well better get on, jobs to do in the paddocks - although at the moment there is a huge swan wandering around in one of them - it doesn't look injured, just a bit confused! So i will keep an eye on it and hope it can fly off soon!!!


Friday, 15 October 2010

Little rascals!

What a difference a week makes - these little bundles of fluff are now getting about - mind you its more like staggering - not quite sorted out what goes where yet!! This one, a girl we think, is going to be Dan's - still no names yet! They had just been trying out a little kitty food when we arrived and judging by the little fat tummies they thoroughly enjoyed it - this little one was soo fat i thought we should call her 'pudding'!!

This little chap is going to be Emily's - i think the name at the moment is Dukes, or little D, but it could all change!
After a short play, its bedtime - life is just sooo exhausting!

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Ta-daa and sneaky peaks!

At last!!!! Em's quilt is finished - i started this last year when she went off to uni and managed to finish it in time for her 21st!
I was going to hang it on the line to take a picture but it was too windy so have drapped it over the sofa - am quite pleased with how it turned out and Em loves it. Next big project is to put together my Around the World Quilt - i have sewn all the blocks together so the top is done, next is to sandwich it and quilt it, which i think may take a while but that's fine as i want to do justice to all the lovely blocks that were made for me.
I've been doing a lot of cutting and sewing this week - i have two swaps on the go, one is a little one between two of us, and the other is a big swap organised by Chookyblue which i am thrilled to be doing!
So here is a sneaky peak of two of my projects -

am not going to say anymore!!
As you may know, we are getting two new additions to our family - and here is one of them at three weeks old!

Have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Bloggy Meet Up

I had the most amazing day on Sunday - i met up with my lovely bloggy friend Joy (I can't seem to get the link right at the mo so check out her site on my sidebar). Joy and her family had come over from Australia to visit with her daughter who lives in London and were holidaying for about 4 weeks - so we were hoping we could fit in some time together, and we did!!!

It was a brilliant day! It started with me picking up my fabulous friend Trash and going to my favourite city, Bath! Joy was coming down from Surrey and gave us a ring when they had arrived in Bath. Meeting up was just great as it felt like we had known each other forever - Joy's hubby and daughter were just lovely. Trash acted as tour guide and we took them round some touristy sites, and also, ahem, did a spot of shopping!!

Here is a pic of them outside Bath Abbey.

and, my favourite, of Joy in Cath Kidston - a shop she loves!!

The time, of course, went way too fast and before long we had to say our goodbyes. I have to say it was the loveliest day and they are a very special family!

On a completely different note, I was a very lucky girl last week as this was in the post for me, which was a fantastic surprise

It was a PIF gift from Gina

Some of the chocolate is missing - i wonder why, as it was being nibbled whilst looking at my gorgeous gifts - a lovely pincushion, which was put to use straightaway - and some of Gina's amazing cards. Thank you soo much Gina for a smashing surprise gift!

Well thats all for the moment, better get back to the dreaded housework - although i think i could be sidetracked into a bit of quilting! (a gift in the process of being made for a swap - (cannot , at this time, name any names!!!)). Have a good week.