A low key half term for us, bit of baking, park visiting, some crafting and dvd watching. Naturally we had to buy HSM three and watch it several times, we also bought Sky High which was really entertaining. In fact My Little Helper would have done nothing but watch it all week! Throw in a growth scan ( all well, just the size it should be for 29 weeks) and the week off was gone in a laid back and pottering flash!
I finished sewing my little squares together, I'm glad it is a pram blanket and not a king size - some of the seams will not take close inspection!
A friend kindly showed me how to crochet an edging, now I have the crochet bug and see some granny squares in the near future.
The robot was eventually stuffed, (once the bag of stuffing had been unearthed - the sewing room is undergoing a transformation into a new bedroom and smaller sewing room so everything is goodness knows where ) and sent off along with a couple of kind contributions from friends too. Whilst I know giving money is probably the most practical way to help it feels good to send tangible evidence of our concern.
Hope your week has got off to a good start, the children were surprisingly keen to get into school this morning, must have had enough of my company!
The world is such a small place, connecting with people half way round the world via our blogs has made it smaller still. The horrifying news about the bushfires in Australia,all the people affected are in our thoughts. I looked at my children and imagined for a moment how they would fare without their beloved cuddlies.
If enough of us send a small bit of love perhaps it will help a little.
Some squares in different stitches, mainly the same size..ish! Need to read up on finishing techniques so I can make my little blanket. Cotton cashmere has not been a joy to knit with, very splitty, so I foresee the need for more chocolate ahead as I try to crochet a border.
You can tell from the glow behind the curtains that the magical snowfall has turned the world white. I love the way it illuminates the sky and paints the landscape fresh and bright. The children were out in the garden before school making the most of it, we only have a few inches here but certainly enough to enjoy.
The morning chorus of children passing on their way to school had a different sound to it, giggles and laughter as a selection of brightly coloured woolly hats made their way past the window. Snowballs whizzed across the playground and there was a holiday atmosphere as the children enjoyed the novelty of proper snow.
Yes it makes driving hazardous and slows the world down, seemingly to halt in some parts of the country, but I love it. Soft, powdery and new.