Sunday, 30 March 2014

Oh Happy Days :-)

Second post in 2 weeks, I might just be getting back into this blogging thingy :-)

So today is Mothering Sunday here in the UK, and what a lovely day it was for it too, the sunshine has been beautiful and very welcome after all the wintery rain we've had.
My lovely daughters always buy beautiful gifts on such occasions, and today was no exception, I was really spoilt this Mother's Day with all these lovely goodies

I even got some of my favourite chocolates and flowers off the little dude :-)  And as if all this wasn't enough I was treated to a lovely afternoon tea at a local Bakery.  

I guess I can kiss goodbye to loosing any weight at this weeks 
weigh-in, lol but it was worth it, everything was delicious :-)

I've had some crafty goodness going on this week too, In my bid to clear out in preparation for our move I found a couple of things waiting to be made up which I will be trying to get done over the next few weeks, first to be tackled though was this lovely angel.

On knitting needles I found a slipover that I started for Oliver

I had only knit the back before abandoning it in favour of something else, (I imagine, though can't remember what!), luckily it was a size that will still fit him.

And just so that I will have something else to carry on with I started another sweater for him

It's an easy knit and something I can do and watch TV at the same time :-)  The yarn is Sirdar Baby Crofter and is oh so lovely work with, produces lovely even stitches and gives a mock fair isle effect (it's a great cheat, because I don't think I would ever be a good enough knitter to attempt a real fair isle pattern).

I've had one more stitchy start this week, Needlecraft Haven forum have a monthly ornament challenge, I've yet to finish one and this month is no different, but at least I made a start :-)

It's a free design you can find here 
I didn't take much notice of the size and number of stitches so mine will be too large for an ornament so I need ideas for finishing please!

That's about all for this week except for one more bit of news, well, big news really.

DD#2, Joanne, got engaged!
Gavin proposed last week when they went on a trip to Dublin

She had no idea it was coming but we did as Gavin had phoned Mark a few days before to ask his permission, bless him, he is such a lovely lad, I hope that they will always be this happy.

Until next time


cucki said...

Aww truly so sweet..
Yummy fun day
Beautiful picture of your dd...
Big hugs x

Barb said...

Looks like a great week with celebrations and some super stitching! Congrats to your daughter and future SIL.

Ali said...

Congratulations to you all on your daughters engagement, exciting times ahead! What lovely gifts your children gave you for Mothers Day the flowers are beautiful and your afternoon tea looks scrummy mmmm!

Kay said...

Love that little angel. Good luck with the move. xx

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finished angel & great new start on the ornament challenge!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Oh all that cake :-) and what lovely flowers. Your knit will be gorgeous and huge congratulations to your DD

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day ( a little late, but just as heartfelt ).

Congratulations to your daughter. I'm so happy that your family will be growing again. They look like a lovely couple.

Melanie said...

Congrats on their engagement!!! That's awesome. :)
And Happy Mother's Day to you. Those cupcakes look HEAVENLY. (I don't have any bakeries around where I live - thankfully - because I wouldn't be able to resist such treats!)
You've been super busy with the projects! Baby knits are just the best thing ever - so cute and so QUICK to knit up. :)

Mylene said...

Lovely gifts from your daughters as well as the treat...yummy!

That's a cute ornament finish and goodluck with the knitting for Oliver.
Congrats to your daughter, beautiful picture of them both!

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Julie said...

Huge congrats to the happy couple, what a lovely surprise for her.
Yummy .... that tea looks delicious, did you have just the 1 cake lol.
I love the crofter wool, its like some of the sock wool I have knitted with.
Super little angel ornament, well done.
Lovely mothers day gifts, I'm so behind on blog reading, but catching up this afternoon.

MysteryKnitter said...

Huge congrats to the happy couple!