Tuesday, 31 July 2007

The sun has got his hat on....

Well all seems right in my little world. The rhythm of summer is settling in and the children are finally getting the fresh air they so love, no beach trip yet, but that might be put right soon if the sun stays out. SO the house got left behind and out we went. The garden needs lots of attention after the torrential rain we have had, all that hard work pre rain needs to be redone, well I am on my way. The grass is cut, the children's play table is painted, a new sand pit has been purchased...the play tent climbing frame needs some serious cleaning, hot and wet...EW!!! Still it has not stopped the children playing in it. So far this morning I have cleaned the patio and put the cushions out and the the sun umbrella up...Ahhh it looks like summer again.
So with all this out door work and play the knitting came outside with me, those mice are breeding, I am getting better with each one and playing with the design and adding and taking away from the pattern so it will become my own little pattern. The little one is the latest one, with most of the changes, I love him but the kids still like the big clumsy ones!!!
Yesterday I went to collect my sewing machine, I took it in for a service last week, man how I have missed it, it turned out to need a full service with comments like 'You like your machine don't you' YOU BET I DO!!! Its not even a year old and I needed a new cutter on it...oops. Did you know Dunelm Mill are now doing patterns...here are my latest purchases, now with the sun shining I am less likely to sit in front of my machine in the day, as for the evening you can not beat a cooling glass of wine watching the sun go down when the babes are asleep, so they might take a while to get made up.
As for goodies in the post, I have wanted to show you these for a while, but I have been waiting untill I could show you them all together. They need no introduction if your an avid participant in blogland. They are from the very talented Tree Fall Designs, I know we all love her work and rightly so. It started off with the pear, I have a thing for pears, I used to use the design all the time in my paper craft days. I treated myself on my birthday and even bought the matching picture, I got some birthday money so I paid out to give the picture the full service it deserved and had it mounted and framed. Well the results speak for themselves. As a beach hut lover, when I spy ed Manda had made this cushion it was a must for my little collection. Did I mention the sun was shining? I need to away and tidy up the spare room and make the beds up as my friend (my knitting partner) is coming for a visit, bringing with her three little play mates for my children...her kids. Well two children and one babe, I have not seen the babe yet (this is the little poppet I did the baby knits for a few months ago). So I am looking forward to the company and the cuddles with the babe. First though we are off to a picnic in the park. Some of the School Gate Moms are meeting up in a local park for the children to play...Ah now that sounds more like summer...Long may it continue!!!

Have a good day now. Get out and enjoy it put don't forget your sun cream!!! Do I sound HAPPY???

10 comments:

Jane Weston said...

Isn't it nice to finally get some sun. I just about fell off my seat this morning when the girl on the BBC said the rest of the week was going to be dry and bright!!

Lucy Locket said...

I LOVE those mice - where did you get the pattern?? They could almost make me want to knit again! The clouds are clearing here and we are off to the allotment later. I need to stop wandering around blogland and get on with things!! Lucy

Alison said...

The sun makes all the difference doesn't it!
Alison x

sarah said...

I'm glad the sun has finally come out and allowed you to have some summer fun. I'm ready for fall already! This heat is too much for me. And wow! Those mice are multiplying!

capello said...

thanks. thanks a lot suzie. i think i shorted out my keyboard FROM ALL THE DROOL.

Thimbleanna said...

Yay, so happy you have sun. Even the cute little mice look to be enjoying it!

est said...

i'm not a mouse person but yr little mice are so cute to look at!

Queen of the froggers said...

The mice are cute. Enjoy the sun!

Isobel said...

Yes, you sound very happy. I think we all in this country are happy with the sun finally out. ;)
x

Felicia said...

Cute little mice :)