Sunday, 18 September 2016

whats wrong with two weeks in Spain ?

Youngest is on route to Bali for a two week holiday.......shes been in the air for 13 hours with at least 3 more to go......I'm tetchy and can't concentrate on anything till she gets there......its not just a fly and flop.....they are going trekking, white water rafting and other things that just set my heart racing.....was I this stressed when she went travelling aged 18?.....I keep reminding myself she's 24 and living the life....but I also keep thinking, whats wrong with 2 weeks in spain??

Friday, 15 July 2016

Last night.....

Last night......

was spent with friends oohing and ahhing at pictures of french property for their coming retirement, hurried home to watch the recorded tour de France and all its drama, when all the while a terrible crime was being committed on a day of celebration......what is the world becoming? makes me despair....its yet another dark day

Sunday, 26 June 2016

What have they done?

A fantastic holiday in France and Spain....we have met such lovely people along the way, fellow Europeans who treated us with such kindness (at our lack of language skills) and showed interest in our lives here in the UK......and now this decision by a little over half the vote feels like we have turned our backs on all those people and indeed sent a strong message that all the people who have come here are no longer welcome. But more that the divisive nature of this vote, its the young people who are the real losers in this. The last dagger blow from the baby boomer generation on their future. I feel incredibly sad and angry.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Quilt top finish

This has taken me just got in the way lately with work and family stuff......and it's only the top done!

I'm not happy about where the new 'beast' is the main kitchen -living room area. I though it would be good not to tuck myself away upstairs but now I'm not sure. At least then I could just close the door on it instead of putting everything away when we want supper or just because other people living here(husband) don't really want the ironing board in plain sight.


Or I should stop making excuses and get on with it! ( posted by new app on ipad so see how this goes)


Quilt top finish

At last this quilt top is done. Life just seems to have got in the way of finishing this or was it the heat......just trying out the blogsy app on ipad so see how it goes


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bit late to the party......

but the tour came through our small town on its last leg in the UK and it was AMAZING! All the schools were shut and even though it was a Monday, I think most people must have had the day off.......the crowds were enormous.

A year off from blogging for no particular reason. I regret it a bit because its a nice diary of events but hey ho!

Christmas came and made and given.

One child started her dream job in the corporate world (scares the hell out of me!) and the other just finished uni and is job hunting.....not an easy task at the minute.Where have those 3 years gone!

bit of embroidery...well a lot

still playing with fabric .....I took the plunge and bought my very first sewing machine....up to now its been a 25 year old Brother, belonging to Sis.
Its a Janome 8900...I call it the beast and we're still getting to know one another.

a bit of hand sewing  for a  quilt along I'm taking part in on Facebook with Brigitte Giblin.

 and that's the spot where most of the hand sewing takes place.... when the english summer allows that is.

I've enjoyed reading all the blogs I like as always, ........its a great community  x