My goodness, it’s easy to get out of routine in this Summer holiday time, or maybe it’s that it’s hard to get back into routine!
Did you have a lovely Christmas and New Year? We did. Ma Kettle came and stayed for 2 and a half weeks and I’m just back from staying with her for a few days. While Mum was here we had visits to and from various rellies; watched some tv I’d taped for her – The Great British Bake Off and the movie “Hidden Figures”; went to the movies and saw “Goodbye Christopher Robin” which we both enjoyed; went shopping and helped the economy along and had some r and r too.
Our Poppet came over (with her parents) on the Saturday before Christmas to help us decorate the tree. Her face was a picture of delight when we turned the lights on and she’s now demanding that their tree have lights next year! She was our entertainment on Christmas Day arriving dressed as a fairy, wings and all, relishing all the attention and flummoxing us with her knowledge of antonyms and synonyms (at not yet 4 years old!).
We visited them too and Poppet treated us to a trampoline display, a dress up parade, a ballet concert and educated us on PK Masks (she’s Owlet and has the costume – a Christmas present – to prove it); who knew??
I gardened, tidying up and weeding, and picking more hydrangeasand started reading my Christmas books. I also tried my hand at baking gluten free bread rolls for Mum and had great success with this brandWe visited Carol at Sewn and Quilted as she was having a sale, including some items from her Mum, so we were able to purchase some wool, the blue for socks for me and the dark pink for a cardi for MumUp at Mum’s it was SO hot, culminating in a 45 degree day last Saturday during which we hibernated under the air conditioner and watched DVD’s all dayThat evening we both felt the need to go for a walk; it was still very hot and a north wind was blowing, but we walked around her village admiring the gardens of the other residents – thought you might like a look too. The flowers are somewhat weather beaten after the heat, but pretty nonetheless. We also shopped while I was there, me for some clothes in the Summer Sales and Mum picked up this pretty glass Water Lilly which is perfect for the Dresden Plate mat she was kindly given by one of my students, Cheryl.There were quite a few chores to do for Mum, both business and around her home so I just may have visited Honeysuckle Patchwork as a reward to myself!Love the template set from Jen Kingwell (could become one of my “new” in 6and6), a bit of Kaffe and Zen Chic (Brigitte Heitland) never goes astray and I can’t find the name on the bees, but they’re very cute.
I made some more rolls for Mum too and we found a packet of muffin mix from the same people which Mum is going to have a go with.
So it’s already been an eventful time! I’ll be back tomorrow with the beginnings of my basket quilt, “Pannier”. Until then lovelies……