Sunday, 18 May 2014

Yarn bombing my garden.A start...

                          I thought I would share with you what I have made this week.I had a busy,busy week but managed to fit in a bit of knitting.It is amazing the patterns you can find on Ravelry.
This is Mr Owl.I think I might make a few more of these-different colours and sizes.
                                         Two cute ladybirds.
                                          A couple of butterflies.
                                          I think I need more baby hedgehogs.This pattern is
                                          from Little Cotton Rabbits.
                                          Hopefully more to share with you soon.A much quieter week ahead.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Our little Ruby has got scarlet fever!

We should have been spending today with our daughter and family but we had a phone call to say Ruby(6) has got scarlet fever.She has to be in quarantine for 24 hours and on antibiotics for ten days.We hope Emily doesn't get it but also Sarah our daughter who is Type 1 diabetic doesn't get it.My OH has no spleen so he has to keep away too.
We survived our busy week but I was very tired!I did manage to take some photos of some of the azaleas and rhodedendrons in our front garden.The photos don't really do them justice.They are gorgeous this year.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

I love being busy.The week coming up.

I do like to be busy and every so often we get a week that is packed full like the one coming up.
Social History Group meeting.The subject is Industrial Archaeology by Fiona Gale a local archaeologist in our area of North Wales.
In the afternoon meet my Welsh speaking friend for a cup of tea in town and a catch up.(Must walk and not be tempted to jump in the car.)
TUESDAY.9.10 am appointment at the doctor's.I have throbbing noises in my ear and the pharmacist told me to get it checked out.I also have sciatica and eczema which nothing can be done about.I have had the ear problem for weeks but have had to wait two weeks for an apptmnt.Typical it is not as bad as it was.
P.M.Final planning meeting for Weds Science conference where I am involved with the catering.
Be at the conference early as I am doing tea and coffee for 80.Two speakers.Amazing Space followed by an Audince with Charles Darwin.Conference finishes at 1pm.
45 minute drive to pick up Emily and Ruby from school,give them tea and take them to gymnastics.
THURSDAY.My Reading Group in the morning.The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard(must finish the last 100 pages before then but am quite bored with it.)
6.30pm.Eleven of us are going to the local Chinese restaurant.In before 7pm get a special deal.It is always a good night out with this group of friends-5 couples plus a widower.Lots of laughter.
FRIDAY.Tea and a toasted teacake with my best friend and knitting soulmate.
P.M.May need a sleep this afternoon before Quiz Night at 7.30pm.
Need to find some knitting time in between to do more for yarn bombing our garde.I have aleady made two hedgehogs,two ladybirds and a butterfly and half way through an owl
Pictures next time.
So for those of you who thought retirement was not for you I hope a glance at my week will show you it is anything but.
Enjoy your week.Barbarax

Monday, 5 May 2014

Yarn bombing.What do you think?

 This is what we saw when we visited Anglesey Abbey just outside Cambridge a month ago.It seems covert crafters created these as a prelude to the Tour de France cycling race which is going to go through Cambridge this year.Knitters are being asked to make miniature jerseys which will adorn the city.

 My two grandsons,Finlay and Angus,by the tree house.(That's not our pushchair!)
 This is the front view of Anglesey Abbey.I am afraid Grandma and Grandpa were too tired to go round the house having walked ,what seemed like miles,to the Discovery Area with the boys!
 This last weekend we had a few days up in the Lake District.On the way we stopped at Sizergh Castle near Kendal.Yarn bombing again on The Knoll.This is a community project involving schools,groups and individuals.This was a pretty convincing owl.
 How about this bullfinch?(We have a resident pair of bullfinches in our garden).Yarn bombing here included knitting ,crochet and felting'
                                          Sizergh Castle garden.Beautiful.So what do you think about yarn bombing.?I think it is a bit of fun that brightens things up.I am thinking of doing it in my garden.The grandchildren would love it.Giant ladybirds,owls,butterflies,flowers.My mind is buzzing.Any other suggestions welcome.Will the neighbours think it is a bit of fun or will they think I have lost the plot!!