Happy New Year! Wishing you all much fun and joy this new year. I saw this on Apples and Cheese and thought it would be fantastic to come up with some of my own Craftolutions for 2013. So here goes: 1. Keep a vanilla sock on the go at all times. I often have found [...]
Archive for December, 2012
We thought we were safe to put the glass balls on the tree this year. I guess we were wrong. Sirius was soon in on the act. Tamyra is trying to look all coy and innocent. Butter wouldn’t melt and all that..
I was in the Sewing Shop admiring the treasures within when I spotted some lovely tote bags hanging up so I bought a bit of fabric to have a go myself as I figured it was all straight lines Thanks to Louise’s tuition, I understood the bag construction a lot better so got our sewing [...]
Every year for the past few years, pao has gone to fetch his grandmother from her house to have lunch at ours on Boxing Day. He has usually been gone quite a lot longer than it would normally take and it was the first year that I got to see the huntsmen in Wingham which [...]
Louise will be well-acquainted with our little helper cat, Sirius. On Christmas Day, I thought I’d put together a few bits of greenery from the garden to make a pretty centrepiece for the table. It didn’t take long before Santa’s little helper arrived to ‘help’. Thankfully, he left it alone after it was made!
Oh dear, oh dear. Not much knitting occurred in 2012. Just a small few things that can be counted on both hands so here are some photos and reminders of finished objects from this year. Black Rose Cardigan Snowflake shawl Matchy match socks More stripey matchy socks Ravellenics Shawl Dr Who Shawlette Osk Boot Socks [...]
I totally forgot to post about these socks. I started them when Jeanne and Michael were here and finished them when Louise and Bob arrived! They are mainly based on the vanilla knitting pattern with some repeats out of the Charlene Schurch book. In non-knitting news, I was in awe of this lady who was [...]
It is traditional for pao and I to go to Leeds Castle on Christmas Eve to inspect the Christmas decorations. We were amused to find a peacock on duty upon our arrival – no doubt waiting to see Michael again. We took a quick walk to the castle as we were pretty hungry and the [...]
There is a lovely man who decorates his house and his neighbours with the most amazing display of Christmas lights that it is a wonder to behold. He even does the back garden, plays Christmas music and has a snow machine.
I made this wreath for Sirius’s other human mummy. I hope she likes it. I had this little photo of young Arthur lurking on my computer. It is from last month but doesn’t he look handsome? I haven’t been past his lair for a while so no new photos of him or his squirrelly friends.