Thursday, 30 June 2011

New Sofa.

The new sofa has arrived, Im very pleased with it. Very comfy and very long, nice!

Another baby blanket.

My nephews baby boy has been diagnosed with a complex heart condition and has had his first operation. While he was in hospital, one of the blankets I made for him got lost in the laundry. So, I set to and made this little rug. It was quite tedious sewing all of the ends in but it was worth it, I hope his Mammy likes it!

Friday, 24 June 2011

I have eventually got rid of my old leather chesterfield suite. It has lasted well as I had it for 20years and was reluctant to let it go. However, I felt that the room needed something bright and fresh. So I have ordered a nice big four seater lime green sofa. Today I went back to the place I bought my other rugs from and saw this lovely rug.
I didn't take me long to make my mind up, just waiting for the sofa now. Impatiently!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Cheerful crochet.

I have started this blanket from a crochet book I got for my birthday. I'm using different colours than the book shows but think it will be quite cheerful when finished. There will be millions of ends to sew in so I thinks its going to take some time to complete.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A couple o years ago I got this "memory box" from a friend for my birthday. I really couldn't think of what I wanted to do with it. So the other day when I was looking through my tins of buttons etc I pulled out a few old things. I have made a start, I'm going to try and collect some old sewing items and display them in the box. I am now on the lookout for more junk as some would say!

Crochet Blankets.

In the winter months I enjoy doing a bit of crocheting. These are a couple of rugs I did for my Nephews baby boy.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

I came across these denim look serviettes in the "pound shop" a while ago (£1.00 for four). I also bought a pack of ribbon and a pack of felt. So I customised the serviettes and made a set of place mats for £3.00. Another bargain!

Orphan chicks.

A couple of weeks ago we had a broody hen sitting on some eggs. They were due to hatch within a couple of days when I found that mother hen had been taken by a fox.

With a bit of quick thinking we managed to get the eggs into an incubator. We thought that the eggs may have gone cold and we wouldn't be able to save the chicks. How wrong we were as eight healthy chicks survived. It was lovely for Jasmine to get to feed them while she was here.

We have put them into the stable until they are big enough to let out into the open. But with a fox still at large we will be careful as he has been back since and tried a turkey for supper!

More Junk!

Jasmine and I had a visit to the nearby junk shop the other day. We spotted this old Lloyd Loom style bedroom cabinet, another bargain as we got him down to £7.00.

Its ideal for keeping Jasmines books in, as it has a little cupboard with a door. We can store them safely away as I'm a little worried about mice and the damage they can do.

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Jasmine and I set off in search of Blaze!

Here she is wondering what we have for her.

She's looking great after the long hard winter.

I'm waiting for the blacksmith returning from Appleby Fair so we can get a set of shoes on. Then we will get her out into the trap on these fine evenings.
All of the hard work pays off when you see her looking so good. This is due to the help I get from my Dad. He feeds her on the days I am at work which is a huge help. He also guides me and advises me when i come across something new be it in the stable or in the garden.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Bike Ride.

Whitby is a little hilly for kids on bikes so I took Jasmine for a bike ride along the Derwent Walk.
She was enjoying making her voice echo under the bridge.
I love this house, even though it is said to be haunted. In 1911 on a cloudy moonless night, after the the passengers from the last train 10.45 alighted,  the station master was shot. The motive for the murder was said to be robbery.
The place looks quite neglected now and has done for years. I have always dreamed of living here, tidying the platform, opening up the garden and serving teas etc to passing walkers and cyclist. I don't think I could ever persuade my husband to live in such a lonely place. So I will dream on!