I enjoyed a very lovely surprise this weekend.I “met” Moments of Peace Mama
through Yarn Along, and was lucky enough to win one of her giveaways. Saturday morning I am contending with the usual 6 things at once, when the postman delivers a parcel for me.
And this is what was inside
A wonderful wall hanging kit
And oh gosh how gorgeous the fabric is!
What a wonderful project to start the New Year with. Thank you so much.
Time for some home town InSpiration
St Joseph’s Catholic Church Pickering
For more information on this relatively new church look here
Linking in with Inspired Sunday
I ate a M&S Wensleydale and carrot chutney sandwich and within one bite I KNEW I just had to make some carrot chutney- Yes it was that good!
Good old internet- I found another blogger who had also decided to make carrot chutney having eaten a M&S sandwich.
Check out Crafty Garden Hoe for this deliciousness.
Here come the pics!
On bread with Wensleydale cheese for my lunch time pack up. Oh BOY is it goooooood!!!!
After the car had it’s service it needed an MOT the next day- so another chance for me to explore the side of town I don’t visit so much. Camera in hand of course.
Quite a nice field through this fence.
How about over the gate?
Is this where you would build over a 100 hundred houses for the elderly? With restaurant, shops etc? Maybe not? The nearby residents have taken up the “Not in my back yard” stance, but where can elderly people live?
My father in law is losing his sight and recently took the decision to go to a care home. My own Dad is getting very frail, but at least lives near me and has friends. My Mum on the other hand moved to Wales 40 years ago, and is now getting forgetful, confused, sad and lonely. The friends and neighbours she had have either gone into care or died, and the incomers are all out to work every day. It is a worry which we as a family are trying to resolve.
Older people need somewhere to live where they feel safe, have company and yet keep independence, a purpose built place is ideal. But here in this field where the lumps and bumps tend to suggest it has been farmed along a medieval strip system at sometime, yet now is used only for sheep occasionally.
The house I live in was once a green field- less than 100 years ago- as are the homes of the people who live near this field.
Sad though it is I am on the side of building good accommodation here for the elderly, what do you think?
Linking with Fridays Fences
This year I made a big push to use all my carefully kept craft materials to make some Christmas cards- 20 Christmas cards in fact. Carefully kept? Well mostly recycled Christmas cards, scraps of unused Christmas wrapping paper- you know the odd bits you are always left with which are too small for anything, treasures from packaging, craft materials gifted by crafty friends etc. Here’s what I mean.
These are all made from old cards with bits added to some. You may need to click on the picture to see them better.
The papers on these are the scraps from previous years wrapping paper. Father Christmas came from a last years card.
The two snowmen on here are from old cards too- the orange bow was from packaging of something or other.
The urge to get covered in glue and glitter stems ,I am sure , from my happy days working with pre- schoolers.
We tried to go to a Christmas market on Saturday- nightmare- the streets were rammed with people and the market stalls when we got there, were 6-8 people deep.We gave up. Popped into a few of likely looking shops- advertising they were Vintage and Handmade. Handmade they may have been- but Vintage style is what they were. Most disappointing. I’ll stick with my homemade Christmas decorations,which probably do qualify as Vintage now!
It seems sad to me that there is such a market for commercial Vintage style- when the real thing can be made with love at home.
Linking with Handmade Harbour today- some lovely handmade treasures there!
I’ve not been able to blog for a couple of days on account of the glitter and glue- all tidied up now, and on with the knitting…
Love to know what everyone else is making for their handmade Christmas.
The car needed a service- it takes an hour and a half, whilst I waited I went a walk with my camera and found a footpath I didn’t know about.Here ‘s the fence I found…
I waited ages but that horse just kept eating and would not turn round- heigh ho, or should that be Neigh No! or Hay ho?
Joining with Life according to Jan and Jer for Friday’s Fences- and is there a spooky one to see there!
As always at this time of year I realize I probably don’t have time to make everything I’d like to by Christmas day- but I’ll have jolly good try.
Here’s what I am knitting now
Now is that not the cutest softest most cuddly rabbit ever. I am making this one for Little Miss F, the main colour is turquoise with white for the inner arms, legs and ears. The wool is Sirdar Snowflake and is so soft and gorgeous.
The strange thing is that the purl side, being the fluffiest side is the right side and it is very hard to tell the right from the wrong side, hence the coloured wool at the start of the first purl row to help. Body, head and arms completed, legs and ears to go!
I’m still reading Huckleberry Finn which is under the pile of knitting but is invisible in this photo.Bad Photographer Nana C!
Joining with Ginny for Yarn Along