Sunday, 29 July 2007

And the rain just kept on raining!!!

Well what can I add to the mass of comments about our lovely British summer. All our usual summer activities are on hold for when the sun does shine! Instead of photos and chat about beach days and never ending evenings with the smell of coconut suncream and long lazy meals outside, we are all wearing wellies and rain coats, running in out of buildings, still enjoying Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows. Its just not right. Although I am so glad to report that we are not actually flooded out here, I am in a part of the country particularly used to rain. I just had to share this picture with you as it really captures the mood of the moment. It was taken between showers, a picnic packed, which of course was eaten in the car, we got wet, OH so wet, we walked and played and found a few animals, as we started to feel wet and cold and getting to the miserable stage we had the blessing of a beautiful rainbow sky.
So if you can not escape the rain, why not go with the flow, so to speak!
The kids had a great time splashing, swimming and sailing in a Lake, here is my youngest taking his first steps in to the cold water, just before the heavens opened and the rain came down, yet again, Hey who cares when your this wet already...OK I got a bit fed up on the bank, wish I could have gone in with them.
Keeping with the thought of the sky, this is a safe sky, hopefully no rain here (although you never know) this is one of my children's bedrooms. Its a surf dude/pirate room and I painted the sky myself when I was rather pregnant, I remember standing on a chair and painting on the clouds literally not looking as I was trying to keep my balance with my big BUMP, it worked out just fine. With my love of Gingham and thinking of summer time fun, I made the bunting, this is so simple. If your thinking of buying some as its so popular at present...try and make it yourself its so easy and quick!!!
Another little trip this week, we headed off to the moors and the mills, I was after some wool, yes well I needed to top up my stash! Look what we came across, how cool is this, an original cotton mill spinner, sorry I do not know its proper name. The children had such fun asking lots of questions and playing with the bobbins etc. Rather sadly someone had put some dirty nappies in one of the baskets, I know they are a little worn, but why people do this kind of thing is beyond me!!!
SO what wool did I buy? Mmmmmm lots!!! A huge bag full, I got some beautiful cashmerino super chunky at a fantastic price, I wanted this in the Autumn but felt it was to expensive. I also got some beautiful silk in brown and green to make the top that I showed the pattern of a few postings ago. All the wool was Debbie Bliss, I am a bit of a fan of her yarn. Oh and this little fellow, Pinkie the mouse, well first there was one and now.....well lets just say they are quick, easy and fun to make so for a quick fix of knitting whilst the children are around they are multiplying. SO I bought a couple of balls of different wool to play about with. They are not very professional looking at the moment but I am working on that, but they are a heap of fun....

I have noticed how quite blog land is at the moment, I to am not able to get to blog daily myself, I guess everyone is busy with the summer holidays and it will all pick up again in the Fall. I do still intend to blog a few times each week so until the next time we get together for a chat and a cuppa I wish you good health and lots of fun...With or without rain!!!

11 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful rainbow sky. We're lucky not to have been flooded too. Will this greyness ever go, we did manage to get an hour's worth of playing on the beach yesterday and a quick paddle in very cold water, so I guess it's a question of making the best of whatever we can get
Kim x

Alison said...

What a lovely sky and such a cute mouse.
I said that I wasn't going to blog till September but I just couldn't resist so I am blogging as and when I have the time:-)
Alison x

She'sSewPretty said...

I've been enjoying reading your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and giving me the opportunity to check out yours.

French Knots said...

We have finally had some sun today - hope you have too. The rainbow photo is lovely. Hope we get some dry days over the long holidays as it seems a shame to miss out all the summer fun, though the sailing looks great!

sarah said...

The picture with the rainbow is just lovely! And I think your youngest looks like he is having quite the time!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

The first photos is stunning-it should be a postcard or something!! Just wanted to say thanks so much for that lovely comment on my blog, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!!It's nice to know someone appreciates me waffling on!!
I always enjoy reading your blog too-hope you are having a lovely (probably busy!) weekend! x

Blair said...

suzie, that little mouse is soooo cute. I made a grey one once that I hid around the house for my kids to find.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

at least you have a good attitude about the weather. I love those banners and sky. Love the blues and reds together.
sorry I don't stop by as often as I would like. My computer time is usually taken with the Creative Blog beast. Good thing it's fun. :)

Soo said...

what a beautiful pictures of the sky!!!

Queen of the froggers said...

It is hard to find time to do anything, let alone blogging in the school holidays I find! The sun is out and beautiful here this morning.

Thimbleanna said...

I love your ceiling -- boy, what a job to do when you're PG. Cute little pinkie too!