Friday, 25 September 2015

My view this week

 I have taken to my bed with a horrible cold. Thoroughly miserable. This was actually the view later on in the week as for a few days I couldn't even bring myself to knit or crochet. That poorly. All well now though, and knitting once more as you can see!

As I was lying there I realised I hadn't shown my new-old duvet. A dream of a duvet cover, a white linen type fabric that has been with us for an age but which had developed a hole. Hexagon patches were just the thing. And then I finally got around to sewing some different buttons along the bottom
All buttons from Great Gran's tin, and happily have survived spins in the washing machine. Simple makes, but they are making me smile!

Friday, 11 September 2015

A summertime wedding

The wedding of the two dearest friends... it was a delight. The most giggly wedding the registrar had ever attended we were told, and most lillyworthy. (A new word discovered during the wedding celebrations, a marker to measure one's successes in the hope of achieving the ultimate of being lillyworthy. Obviously now used to grade absolutely everything).

And so I had just the perfect reason for some makes. Which seemed to mean making enough bunting to decorate a tent - as dear friends camping in our garden - but ended in me making enough bunting to decorate the entire garden. Somehow after completing the ten meters of bias binding purchased for this makes I decided it looked nowhere near enough so unearthed another many metres of white bias binding from a drawer and continued. There just wasn't enough space in the tent to hang it all. And I got bunting injuries too - horrible blisters from the pinking shears. Totally worth it though to see it looking so pretty
Fabrics were mainly gathered from scraps including recent makes, a dress my Mum made me when I was little, leftovers from making a lampshade,  and a few new bits from a rummage in the scrap baskets at Fabric Rehab
I also made the happy couple some new pillowcases for their celebratory camp
Seen here with packages of rocky road, just like a smart hotel. We made a fruit basket for the tent too. Though I think possibly P ate most of both of these things when he went in to join Linda and Ems early the next morning.

It really was a dreamy wedding - flip flops, bubbles, the sweetest chief photographer and ring bearer (P!), yum wedding breakfast in a favourite cafe, a swim in the sea, cream tea in another favourite cafe and home for burgers and chips with champagne. With so much laughter and so many smiles. A truly happy day. Congratulations dearest Linda and Ems

Monday, 7 September 2015

Happy September

Do hope everyone has had happy holidays. I realised that the last time I was here was the beginning of the holidays, which now sounds like we have been desperately busy. Not at all, just enjoying the gentle days with a little busyness too... meeting friends, favouritist people getting married, a holiday to the Netherlands to spend time with my sister and her family, and then on to Denmark. It has been truly lovely. And time for some making too. Not that there are any photographs of things made, so please be patient for a little longer. I shall leave you with some photographs of our summer!