Apologies for the radio silence here at p and c but I was struck down with my Winter Nemesis – Mr Laryngitis – and while I don’t need to “talk” to you with my voice, I was extremely tired and spent the time blobbing on the couch and in bed. Much better now, back at class and some activities, so I’d better catch up……
Miss Poppet came for another day with her Auntie MJ and brought along her new playmate. Please meet Cinders the dragon
On my meeting Cinder, I was informed that she was very cold and please Auntie MJ could she have a hat to keep her head warm. Of course, said I, thinking how on earth do you knit a hat to fit this head??
After a little bit of start, undo and start again Cinders had her hat, complete with a pom-pom made by Poppet
While I was knitting the hat, Poppet asked if she could knit Cinders a scarf, so in between hat rounds I was reminding Poppet of how to knit and helping pick up stitches. It all became Too Hard Auntie MJ so we turned the start of the scarf into a bag (perfect Auntie MJ!) and I crocheted a handle and Poppet added a ladybird
In the interim, Poppet decided Cinders needed a tail warmer
so here’s Cinders thus far
It turned out to be one of those amazing sunny and mild Winter days and the pull of the outdoors was too much by this stage. Armed with a basket Poppet wanted to “garden” so we picked lemons, flowers and “some greenery please Auntie MJ”
We both “cooked” with the lemons, me making Lemon Curd and Poppet making three different “Lemon Drinks” (one pure lemon and sugar, one lemon, sugar and water, and one just lemon and water), oh and a “spread” of lemon and sugar which Poppet put on a piece of bread – eeeuuuurrrrgh!!
I made our lunch and Poppet set out our places on the outside table
and we enjoyed frittata
and Poppet ate that sugar/lemon/bread concoction (shudder!!!)
After lunch I finished a little button scarf for Cinders, Poppet pondering studiously over which precious button to choose, and Poppet also decorated Cinders’ hat – and here she is in all her glory. (“Oh, Auntie MJ, she’s just adorable”!!)
I showed Poppet how to hand stitch a little basket using 5″ squares and she played with another piece with a find from the button tin and one of the earlier picked flowers
Too soon her Dad arrived to take her home and while LittleBigBrother and I were talking out the front, Poppet was doing cartwheels along the naturestrip and running and jumping. I apologised for not wearing her out enough, but he sent me a photo later of her fast asleep in her carseat – her aunt felt the same way!
and I had a lovely little bunch of flowers (and the occasional weed) to remind me of another lovely day with my gorgeous niece.