I made my daughter a set of Celtic Coasters as I wasn’t sure what to make to give her for her birthday and I had a vague memory of promising her some of these coasters in the past. I had intended to make either four or six but when I decided to use all seven… Read More A birthday present!
Over the last few weeks I have been working on a dinosaur for my grandson. First of course I had to look for a pattern. I discovered that there are very few books for knitted or crochet dinosaurs; in fact I only found one of each and reviews on Amazon suggested issues. The dinosaurs pictured… Read More A dinosaur for my grandson
I met up with my eldest and family and had a couple of meals and had fun in an Escape Room. Although this is not my photograph and therefore I do not own the copyright I am sure the Escape Plan guy won’t mind as this can be considered an advert. He was keen on… Read More What was I doing on Saturday?
This year I made two Christmas presents one of which was a womble. When my eldest was young the Wombles were on children’s television and my daughter’s favourite womble was Orinoco. She had a cuddly Orinoco which she loved and so when I was offered a knitting pattern to make a womble that was clearly… Read More A very Welcome Womble
As music is something one hears rather than sees I wasn’t sure at first what to do here but in the end I decided on this. These are a tape and CDs that my son has made for me over the years of him playing the piano. I am very proud of my son because,… Read More Photo Challenge – Music
Maybe I am taking the easy way out ( I still seem so busy and tired!) but here is my offering for ‘above’. It is the cake I made for son on his recent 41st birthday. For those who might be interested it is a coffee and walnut cake with chocolate butter icing decorated with… Read More Photo Challenge – Above
Deep is a relative term but when is deep too deep? Maybe this. Especially when you consider that this Had all too soon become (apologies for the bad photograph but it was taken quickly to capture the moment!) this. I had refused the offer to join them as with the wild waves I feared that… Read More Photo Challenge – Deep
Even though I was the one who sugested this as a prompt, maybe as someone who lives alone this was an unfortunate topic for me to dwell upon. When I reflected on the meaning of the word ‘home’ I realised that what makes a place a ‘home’ is the people who share the space, not… Read More Photo Challenge – Home
The photograph I have chosen for this week is one that I have already used for Monochrome Madness as the photographs that form the montage are all monochrome, though one is tinted. But that is allowed for Monochrome Madness if used sparingly. This photograph is a montage of postcards of the boading school my mother… Read More Photo Challenge – Vintage
I’ve been wanting to have a go at cross stitch for a long time. Some time ago when someone was giving away things they didn’t want I acquired a small cross stitch kit to make a notepad with pretty cover. I thought that it seemed a good place to start, though I was a bit… Read More I can do cross stitch too!