Saturday, 30 October 2021
A beautiful day in October
Friday, 29 October 2021
Autumn leaves and afternoon teas
I don't have my Monday outings with Bonnie now because she has started school, but this week has been half term so we had a day out together yesterday. She is such good company and no trouble at all.
We went to feed the ducks first, because of being in isolation and then straight back into everything whats going on with mum, It feels like forever since I've been out and about so it was lovely to walk in the fresh air and see all the lovely Autumn colours.
The weather is still really mild, still not cold enough for a coat but It was rather windy, hence Bonnie is wearing one of Nanny's hat knits :-)
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Dandelion cardigan, finished
It's been well over a year in the making, but at last it's finished!
Lady Mademoiselle Dandelion Cardigan by Along Avec Anna
Knitted using Drops Nord in the colour number 07
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Isolation, almost over
My ten day isolation is almost up, they tell you to count from the fist day you felt unwell but as I didn't feel too bad I started counting from when my positive result came back as that was the day that I thought it was a cold, which means that my last day is tomorrow.
I must admit that I've not missed going out at all, I could easily become a hermit I think, lol
Jenny and Stevie did the food shop for me last week and Mark has gone this morning, I've saved a fortune as people only bring whats on a list, and I haven't missed shopping in the least, it's not my favourite thing to do at the best of times.
I still feel very stuffy, especially when I first get up but that clears as the day goes on, my cough is still there, not too bad but from what I've read it can hang around a while. NHS test and trace have called me every couple of days, (very nice of them, ha, ha) and apparently you only have to carry on isolating after the ten days if you are sneezing, have a runny nose or diarrhea, I have none of these so normal life for me can resume from Monday. Although, I still plan on wearing a mask when I'm around mum and at Jenny's when I pick Oliver up, just to be on the safe side.
It's been like having a bad cold, I did have a funny head a few day's, not a headache more like a vertigo feeling, paracetamol usually took that off . I started to paint the kitchen just before all this happened and I've managed to finish that by doing a bit each day so you can tell that I got it mild, thank goodness. I didn't loose my sense of taste or smell until last weekend, It was Sunday when I noticed it. It really is the weirdest thing, I can't smell anything at all and all food tastes the same, it is really peculiar.
The girls sent me a couple of care packages. I love Tea Pigs tea so will be saving that until my taste and smell return. I haven't started the book yet but it sounds good, I let you know.
Friday, 8 October 2021
A Friday finish
Autumn Dream by Cottage Garden Samplings
The Songbird's Garden Series # 11
Stitched on 36 count Vintage Country Mocha using the called for Weeks Dye threads
I found the frame in a charity shop early in the Summer, It's not very often you come across square frames and I knew it would be the perfect size for this piece. Although, I would like opinions on the colour, it's brighter than I first thought, do you think it's too bright? should I paint it and distress it? If I paint it, what colour would you suggest?
At the moment the stitching is just pinned, not laced so that If I do need to paint the frame It won't be a problem. Here's a close shot of the frame, I'd love to know what you think.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
It's never too early to start
Christmas goodies have been arriving in the shops for a good few weeks now but this past week I have seen a lot more added.
I think it's a British thing, but we do like our tubs of chocolates come Christmas. I've bought three, Celebrations, Roses and Quality Street, I do put them out for anyone who comes to help themselves so like to have a good supply. I buy Oliver and Arty a tub of Haribo to share as they prefer sweets over chocolate.
When the girls were small they used to open the 'Christmas biscuits' on Christmas morning to have while they were opening their presents, I still buy a box of biscuits out of tradition more than anything else really.
The box of Lindor and Dairy Milk will be to put with two of my Son-in-Law's presents, I have to get one more of something similar for Darren but needed to check with Stevie first to make sure what he liked.
Sunday, 3 October 2021
The almost done's
As we are fast approaching Christmas and the end of the year I want to try and get as many of those 'Almost Done' things crossed off my list.
My Dandelion cardigan is now cast off and all that remains to be knit are the button bands. I knit the sleeves flat so I have those to sew up as well, but the end is in sight. I've tried it on and i'm pleased to say that it fits! Can't wait to start wearing it.