Monday, 20 June 2016
Facebook told me it's the first day of summer as I logged in this morning. Not that I'm a great lover of facebook but I find it a valuable tool to keep track of my children and their shenanigans. Not that I'm a neglectful mother but all this tagging in photographs is very helpful. Especially with a fourteen year old who was by the river without permission!!!
Back to the first day of summer - it's wet - very wet!
The garden got a long overdue weed yesterday well half of it. Fathers day saw me cook a very nice lunch. I went for the easy option Sea Bass fillets with a savoury butter, jersey royals and asparagus. I think the whole thing took 20 minutes how wonderful we also had wine and profiteroles. Mike was very blessed with new speciality sun glasses for fishing (really there is such a thing!) sweeties, a fishing t-shirt and a fishing jigsaw.
It really is too wet to be in the garden so I have been crafting and getting myself in a right pickle when ordering yarn.
I've signed up for CreativeChaos dishcloth swap - I think it's open until the 24th or 5th. Pop over and take a look.
I was busy perusing for patterns and the yarn to go with it. I was about to place my order and realised I didn't have my debit card with me (I was in work) No matter I thought I shall take a look on Amazon (card details saved on there).
I quickly found the yarn I wanted and placed a very restrained order for three balls of yarn then feeling very pleased with myself continued with my work.
I checked yesterday to see when they would be dispatched and to my horror realised I had ordered three balls of yarn from America. I live in Wales!!!!
I've finished my Hitchhiker scarf, the colours are divine I can assure you but as you know my lack of photographic skills you will have to imagine. It's the pheasant colourway from WYS . I have another ball left in this colourway which I may start a pair of socks with or will do when I find my sock knitting book. I have another three of these scarfs planned for Christmas presents they are exceptionally easy to knit up especially if you don't knit outside in the sun when you're tired and give your own special design feature which I will not zoom in on!
I have a tiny bit left over so I might start a hexi puff for my Beekeeper quilt.
Very exciting times ahead. My sixth quilt block kit has arrived. This means I will be half way through when I have pieced these together and instructions were included to piece the first six months together. There is an add on kit for a larger quilt but Mike help me measure what I have made so far and I think it's big enough. I just hope I have enough glue sticks or I will have to make an emergency order.
Finally I have a pom pom maker and yes I know I could use cardboard but I wanted one of these. I picked it up from Hobbycraft last week along along with some yarn but that really is not my fault as I only have to stick my fingers through the door and they come flying towards me!
Right I've bored you enough I'm off to make a cup of tea - it's neither the time or the weather for Pimms xx