Sunday, 12 July 2015

A Lot of Nothing Really!

That's what this week has been about, except for the fact that I am nearly at 3000 visitors to this little blog!

I can share the finished photos of the June Mini Mania project


 These all measure 6" x 8"

Then Jo added another one that she had done 

Just waiting to add Sandy's Mini to the collection

And Dee's
 This size finished 11" square

And so onto July"s Challenge
 Come on Over if you're up for a bit of fun!

I did get my two chickens finished (from the willow weaving course)

 And made a batch of Strawberry jam which has gone down well in some households

Little Miss 'O' came on Wednesday to stay for a few days whilst Daddy whisked Mummy away for a last minute trip to Amsterdam. Lucky Mummy!

Auntie 'S' & Uncle 'L' came on Friday afternoon as they don't like to miss out on all the fun.
Saturday morning saw us walk to Stanwick Lakes via the old railway line, which is a distance of about 2.5 miles without traffic, save for a few cyclists and other pedestrians.
Little Miss has a little trike that we are able to push along and she plays at steering and can happily watch everything that is going on.

Uncle L in charge
 This area has been developed extensively over the past few years and is the result of the gravel extraction that has been carried out right along the Nene Valley
 It is lovely to be able to walk in the countryside just minutes
from the front door.
Down the Lane

Along the old railway line

The old railway bridge over the river
We just HAD to peek through ALL of the gaps!
So a round trip walk that should have taken about two and a half hours (including the coffee at the Lakes) took us around FOUR and a half hours!!!

But it was a lovely day and resulted in this

on the two hour journey to deliver this bundle of scrumminess back to her parents.

Today the weather has been changeable with one great downpour of rain which the garden is badly in need of.  Because we have had a couple of weeks away from home the garden was left to tend for itself and some of the plants have been badly affected by the lack of attention

But not the Hollyhocks 

I know he's not a tall man - but they are GIANTS!!
They will have to be sorted out in the autumn, before they take over completely!

My crochet blanket just needs a couple more rows before it's final reveal but I already have plans for the next hooky item.
I am trying to decide between to crochet   patterns 

 Both are to be found here
 I want to buy the yarn when I visit Fibre-East  in a couple of weeks.

I may just toss a coin!!


  1. Goodness if this is 'nothing really' I would hate to see you busy..... The minis are all so different, looking forward to the next one. That little Miss is growing so quickly, make the most of the time with her. The Jam looks delicious and hens delightful......

  2. I love those chickens and the jam has made my mouth water!! Doesn't Stanwick lake look beautiful in the sunshine!!

  3. How different the 'minis' are. I am still amazed how one pattern can come out so differently with different fabrics.

    Love the hollyhocks. I can't seem to grow them very well.

  4. Ack....I need a nap now! mini is 6" square! Never again!!:)