I'm in love with ........
When I passed my eleven plus over fifty years ago I was given two things that I remember.
A Singer sewing machine that I have used ever since.
It sews in a straight line forwards and that's it, not even a reverse facility to fasten your threads.
My goodness we have travelled some miles together.
To get some quiet sewing time when my children were little they used to play the controller sitting underneath the table and operating the foot control with their hands as I used to shout "stop" and "go"with a varying degree if success!
The other present was this little brooch. A sweet little deer set with Marcasites.
I never wear it, but I have not forgetten the joy I felt when I opened it.
Well,I have fallen in love with my new sewing machine. It sews forwards, backwards,slow and fast. It has forty eight different settings for stitches. It makes buttonholes . Adjusts tension automatically and even had a self threading facility.
I am in Love!
The appliqué mode is such fun and the perfect way to facilitate my little bib obsession.
My Mum had a kidney transplant in 1994 and it transformed her life.
So, I am loving this little yellow duck.
I have knitted this little duck and am now trying to decide where to leave him.
He carries such a special message. A message trying to raise the awareness of organ donation.
I live nearby the Devon Wildlife Centre.
These hedgehogs help to raise money for such a lovely organisation.
And as always I have had the most wonderful help from my friends on my Charity Knitting thread. I love it when parcels fall on the mat with flat pack hedgies made by these supportive friends.
This is the first time I have been able to take ones knitted with knitting lace.
They are so lovely.
They look almost regal with their lacy spines.
This one was easy to name.
Coming back to the UK is quite hard. Leaving sunshine,blue skies and warm temperatures.
But, you can not help falling in love all over again with the green and pleasant land that is Great Britain.
The garden looks amazing,. It looks like a racehorse in full flight.
And this picture is after the lawn has been cut three times already.
So, I am feeling blessed and adjusted. I am feeling lucky and content. I am feeling grateful and loved.
And now I am just waiting for the icing one the cake.
William has another X-ray this week to see if his cast can come off.
I love my family more than anything and I can not wait to see him standing up, running and playing,swimming and splashing.
And best of all coming to stay here in the summer.
His bed is ready.
And so are we!