Wednesday, 30 June 2010

counting down the days

the countdown has started, we move into our new place this weekend, hooray, i'm not looking forward to the chaos, but i am so looking forward to getting back into a place of our own, 

it's been a busy week, so has helped the time pass quickly, here is a brief catch up

we spent a lovely fathers day here
& this little fella came first in the veteran dogs show! (i think they took pity on him as he only has 3 legs)
little O had her first little girls hair cut (which now matches her mama's do!)
not sure i could get away with the cute little Alice band though!

big G greatly enjoyed his first school sports day
& made me ever so proud!

& in anticipation of getting my sewing machine back i treated my self to a very small amount of this beautiful fabric
brought from here, it's washed & ready to be made into a new summer top for little O, 
i've been slowly getting on with some knitting too, but have been hugely distracted by a few books! i've been reading the twlight saga & oh how smitten am i, i'd stayed away from these books, thinking it was alot of fuss over nothing, but i am now shamelessly speeding my way through them, (just getting towards the end of eclipse) & am stuck in the age old dilemma of being desperate to finish the story but at the same time never wanting it to end!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

hot off the needles

a few days ago i finished off the little cardigan i was knitting for little O & she's been getting as much wear of it as possible (as i knitted it to fit her now!) details can be found here on ravelry
although i don't always agree with her outfit choice, she's such a strong willed little lady i just have to go along with it (although i'm rather glad the too small for her red hat & lime green gardening gloves were abandoned before we made it out the door in this following little number)
no sooner had i finished this cardigan i have cast on for another the same, having agreed to knit one up for a friends daughter (at least it's in a slightly different colour this time)

i also must just share this picture that my other half snapped of big G playing, he likes to think he's a tough boy, but we know he's a softy at heart
just see how each of his action men had 'delightful' flower hats on, a leaf blanket & a little pine cone teddy with which to snuggle up with, 

i'm off to snuggle up in bed with a cuppa & my latest book, after a very lovely & tiring day, i'll try to get back soon to share it all

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

hanging on in there

so many things to share & so little time spent at the computer! 

well the house has gone, we got it empty & clean in plenty of time for it's new owner to make it her own, the past week & half has flown by & so far so good, we are all coping well with the changes life has thrust upon us, that said i am so EXCITED, as we have been so lucky to find a house to rent in the village (i really miss being able to walk to school / work) & a lovely little house it is too! we move in at the beginning of July, i can't wait to get settled in & make it home, even if we only end up being there for 6 months, it will be so lovely to get back a space of our own, 

however we have been making the most of our time at the in-laws, they live in a beautiful part of surrey, down a country lane, so the children love getting out in the fresh air
i'm still really missing my sewing machine but know it won't be long before i'm reunited with it, i've been taking the opportunity to get more knitting done, i've just about finished little O's latest Cardigan, just the ends to sew in & a button to find, 
i love this wool so much, that i've gone & ordered a load more from kemps & found a pattern so i can knit myself something with it (just ignoring all those unfinished projects stashed about the place)
& thanks to this lovely lady for the sale tip, i also had to increase my fabric stash a little with some of the Amy Butler 'love' fabric from here
Amy butler LOVE
no idea of-course what i'm going to make with it yet, but it is ever so pretty to look at

Monday, 7 June 2010

still here - just!

wow, how have i stayed away so long, i've been meaning to post for days, but time has got away from me, last week was pretty hectic, packing, moving ALL our furniture into storage, moving in with the 'in-laws' over the weekend, living out of suitcases & boxes, not really knowing where anything is? cleaning our empty house, ready to handover the keys on wednesday, moving really is so SO stressful, 
i did escape to my folks for a couple of days last week, in an attempt to get myself & the children away from it all, well it was half term! no school - no work & all that, 
& how glad i was that we did, the weather was glorious, & i soaked up as much of that view as i could,
the small people enjoyed feeding the horses,

whilst i enjoyed a little quiet & a paddling pool with the best view ever,

i'm feeling much more positive about the whole thing & know we made the right decision, still i'm rather sad that my sewing machine & fabric stash is packed away for now, as i keep thinking about all the things i want to be making, so for now i'm going to be all about the yarn, as i've kept plenty of that within easy reach!

*& thank you for all your sweet comments about our (lack of) housing situation, you're all right of-course, as i'm sure it will all work out for the best in the end!*