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Dartmoor Yarn Company- meet ?

I treated myself to one of Bekki’s sheep kits from her Dartmoor Yarn Company  as a Christmas present to myself.

I have spent a couple of afternoons knitting. And now it is time to introduce you to my Dartmoor sheep.

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She has been a total delight. The kit contains everything and I mean everything. Pretty knitting needles, yarn, even the yarn for the facial features, real wool for stuffing ( I loved the faint aroma of sheep in the stuffing) and a needle to stitch your creation together. The kit has been a joy to knit.

Bekki invites you to name your sheep. All the time I was knitting her I thought she was  Ellie Ewe. Now she’s finsished it’s quite clear that she is Selina Sheep.

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But what do you think? Ellie Ewe or Selina Sheep?

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This Week!

Well I knew it was going to be busy and it was! The car had its annual service and MOT, and I had to go shopping in York whilst I waited. Please note the had to, more of that on Wednesday.

My son Mr J flew back from holiday and the lovely Ms M had said YES when he proposed. Youngest son Mr B and partner Ms G have exchanged contracts on their first house. And Mr T has been offered a new job. Not often all three have happy news and all at once.

I have managed a little knitting,

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Pink one is for my new step granddaughter, Miss S who is Ms M’s daughter. And the little one , well that’s for Secret Santa.

I went to Wales to visit my brother and my Mum. I delivered the blanket to Mum’s care home, with very strict washing instructions, Rachel.

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The care home Mum is staying in. Mum has Alzheimer’s. She recognised me but I noticed didn’t use my name. Her memory is very poor now. She knows she grew up in Liverpool and if told of a story she told me before, remembers it and can add details. But she is well looked after and she has lots of company. The day centre she used to attend when still in her own home has closed down now, so goodness knows how she would have been if she had not chosen to go to the care home.

My brother is well. We went out for a lovely pub dinner at the Lamb and Flag near Abergaveny .

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My brother Mr P and his tagliatelle dinner. He couldn’t finish it!

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Mrs L, my SIL. That’s chicken and ribs and she couldn’t finish hers either.

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And that’s my chicken pie and I ate it all UP. YUM.

From Wales I went to see my son Mr T. All are well, and Little Miss F was thrilled with her new blanket. It was very good for hiding treasures under! And for keeping little girls snug. Strict washing instructions given.

Thank you Rachel.

So home again yesterday to view the new sofa which Mr E had to organise whilst I was away. It looks lovely. Pictures next week. And I had mail.

First

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This is a Christmas present for Mrs T. From the Wool Warehouse, an Attic 24 weekend bag kit . The instructions look good and as always it’s nicely presented. My only criticism is it took them ages to get it to me.

AND a present from me to Me.

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Made by our lovely Bekki at The Dartmoor Yarn Company

Well every good Nana deserves a present!

The coming week should be a bit calmer.

Hope you all had a good week and enjoy this one too. And for everyone going through hard times, just remember when you hit rock bottom there’s only one way to go. UP.

 

 

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