A tea cosy for a friend who loves a good old cuppa...........
Some WIP pics.......... 'i's still need to be dotted
Bright colours and polka dots were the order of the day.
The red and green together make me happy, there's something about them that makes me smile and reminds me of................... Summer !!
The other side still needs some work.
A little bit of stitchy decoration on the teapot and cups just to lift them and add a bit more interest.
My creative mojo has been lost while I was on hols.
A reward is offered if anyone can find it.
The tea cosy is an order that has been on the back burner.
I thought I should crack on with it while waiting for the return of my mojo.........
Talking about hols, I managed a bloggy catchup with some lovely bloggers........
Tanya from Suburban Jubilee hosted the get together at Resurekt the wonderful shop she spends two days playing in.
I say playing as it can't be work when you are surrounded by wonderful, creative products made using recycled items and between customers you get to whip up items to sell in the shop.
Sounds like a dream job to me...........
We were also joined by Lee from Killiecrankie Farm and wee Herman who was feeling under the weather but was so well behaved .
We spent a couple of lovely hours getting to know each other better and discussing all sorts of subjects.
It was so much fun meeting these ladies face to face.
If you ever get the chance for a bloggy catchup go for it.
Lee spoilt me with some handmade gifts, the 'apple cosy' above which I have actually put on a mandarin as no apples were available for the pic. I love the bright colour and the gorgeous button. I have secretly admired these on her blog, so I was very happy to unwrap it.
I also received some wonderful birds Lee whipped up.
I wonder how she knew red and pale blue are one of my fave colour combos?
Ooh, I would love to look out the window and see some of these beauties in the garden.
I have just realised I forgot to upload a pic of the beautiful card Lee painted for me.
A fab picture of the Rotunda in The Gorge, Launceston...........next time.
Some people have so much talent.........
Tanya had put out a blog call out to any other bloggers in the area who would like to join us and Chris from Chrisartist dropped by, a lovely surprise.
Funny thing is, Chris has met my son and hubby. She is one of the organisers of the Tamar Valley Folk Festival which No. 1 has played at for the last two years.
Small world isn't it?
You may remember back in December one of my chooks hatched 3 chicks, 2 of which turned out to be roosters..........
Well, as they grew it became apparent that they were not going to be best buddies (something I knew, but fingers crossed there wouldn't be any problems........tell her she's dreaming!!)
A decision had to be made about which to keep and which to rehome.
Noddy above is now King of the Castle and the other rooster who was very handsome has gone to live at the home of a work colleague.
I am yet to hear how he is going, I hope he has settled in............
Noddy needs a wing clipped as he likes to escape from the run and come over to the house and let me know it's time for their breakfast.
Guess, he's just doing his job and looking after the girls.
Sheesh, can't anyone have a little sleep in?!!
I secretly, suspect he's checking out the flight path..........over the fence and into the paddock.
Or just surveying his domain.
Before our trip away, we had a family dinner here.
It was a double birthday celebration for hubby and I as we both celebrated significant birthdays.................
I wanted to show what you can do with some milk cartons cut in half and a tealight candle.
No. 1 and I ran around in the late afternoon setting them up in the 'wild wood' and lighting them.
The light shining at the base of the Silver Birches was very effective.
They looked beautiful in the gathering dusk and when the daylight had completely disappeared it was absolutely magical.
A little bit of effort and the effect was stunning.
I had told my family to arrive at 6 sharpish as unbeknowns to them I had some 'entertainment ' organised and didn't want to give the game away.
Sister no. 2 decided to come out early to see if I needed a hand.
She rocked up at 5.30pm thereby missing out on the light show........... I had to insist that she stay inside as we lit the candles and then come out to have a look.
Not quite the same but hey.........
At 6.30pm my 'visitor' turned up (no pics sorry) and No. 1 had been primed to look after him.
At the appointed time I asked my guests to don coats and we all went out to the verandah.
With oil lamps providing light along the dam wall a piper played 3 tunes I had chosen
Scotland the Brave
Mull of Kintyre
In the beautiful starry night, the sound carried across the valley, this was my birthday treat to myself.
I had wanted to do this for ages and it was beautiful until the lamps went out and he was standing there in the darkness of the night, hehehe...............
I love the bagpipes, I know they are either love 'em or hate 'em instrument.
Anyway, it was a night to remember and I'm so glad I did it............
Well, here we are at the end of June.
One month of Winter over, two more to go...........
I'm still enjoying it and looking forward to many more hot chocolates, wood fires, rugging up, warming soups and all those things I love doing in the cold weather.
But it's back to work on Monday which means getting up at 5am, in the dark and cold, euughhhh.
Oh well, that's the way it goes...........holidays and then back to work to help pay off the bill.
I hope you are enjoying the season wherever you are.
Thanks for dropping by and for leaving a comment, I love reading them and finding out where you are visiting from.
Til next time, take care,