Monday, 28 April 2014

A Mixed Bag...A Bit Like Our Weather!

The weekend was a bit of a wash-out weather wise, bit of sunshine and some quite heavy downpours at times, but the changing weather seems to have helped my Hostas along, they have shot up over the last couple of weeks.
I have two huge tubs with these in, this is the mixed one

And you can get a sense of how big they are when Oliver is alongside them!

He had great fun running up and down the garden in his Gruffalo Wellies, what is it with children and wellies?  The first thing he went to the cupboard for on Sunday morning when he got up was his wellies!

It's always a pleasure to look after this little fella, he is so entertaining, but busy, so busy, he never stops still for a minute!  Nanna and grandad are worn out when he goes home, but we don't mind, it keeps us on our toes, lol

Once his momma and dadda had collected him yesterday I sat myself down on the sofa with the intention of doing nothing, well, nothing but stitch :-)  It seems ages since I did any stitching and I'd had my eye on a free needle case chart for a few weeks so I pulled some fabric and threads together and made a start.

I can't remember who's blog I found this on but I didn't seem to have a key for the colours, so chose what to me looked like a close match.  I'm not good at putting colour together but I think it will look ok, It'll be bright at least!

Last week evenings were spent making granny squares again and I have now got another little pile. I think I'm up to around 30 or so now.  I did make a bit of a change though, Mark said he thought there was too much white so I've taken one row off, (he doesn't usually give too much of an opinion on what I'm doing so when he does I tend to take notice and have a think), and in this instance I think he may be right :-)

I should start sewing the ends in soon I suppose, can you see them all hiding at the back?  That I suspect, is going to be a project all of it's own!

Thanks to those who stop by, have a great week


Melissa said...

What a cutie that Oliver is! I can sense that energy just looking at him!

Your stitching is looking lovely as are the crochet squares. Good thing we have so much to keep us busy!

cucki said...

Aww cute..hello Oliver from Africa :)
Very pretty stitching..and the crochet is looking so lovely too..
Hugs x

Julie said...

LOL Isabelle was here yesterday in her 'Hello Kitty' willies, she's a wellie and garden girl too. Oliver looks adorable and such a cheeky chap.
Great new stitchy start.

Ali said...

What a wee sweetie your grandson is and those wellies are such fun.
Wow your hostas look great and huge! We have too many slugs in our garden so can't grow hostas : (

Clare-Aimetu said...

Oliver is such a cheerful chappie - great crochet Maggie

Anonymous said...

Wellies mean you are going outside to have some FUN!

Love your cross stitch project. Those are HAPPY colors!

Chris said...

Lovely update! Oliver is getting so big!
Lovely stitching and grannies :)

Tammy said...

Love those grannies! What an adorable little boy-he is precious!