Tuesday, 6 May 2008

On a roll...

I am on a roll, the sun is shinning, the grass is green, the sky is blue, bird song fills the air...Oh it really feels like the grey damp weather of the past five months are behind us now and whilst it was not a harsh winter it was so grey and damp that it felt like walking around with your own personal rain cloud. As you may be aware I am a summer girl, its MY season, I adore the way Spring fills us with so much promise, but for me its the long lazy days with the feel of the warm air on my skin...

So its no big surprise that with our fist warm weekend, and a bank holiday one at that, I made the the most of this amazing weather. On the first day of the three days I did the chores and went on a little shopping trip with my children, which involved a visit to the local yarn and patchwork shop, so some new stuff got purchased which is always a delight and it was nice to catch up with people. The children and I love thrifting together so we spent a little time peeking around the goods on offer, just mooching through the charity shops and we scored some great stuff.
We pulled together some yummy delights to eat and had a little picnic in the garden before we got down to some serious garden maintenance...I power washed the patio (with a little helper who really did not help, although the sounds of giggles made it all worth while), I cut back some trees and even managed to put down huge amounts of top soil in a very bare area of my lawn and seed it all...
A short break was required when our neighbours children wanted to show my children the frog they had caught, so an impromptu stop with a shared glass of cold crisp white wine before we all got back to our gardening duties...At the end of the day we sat and enjoyed the satisfaction of looking at our hard work before we all headed off for a jolly good wash...Gardening is dirty work you know!
The Sunday brought rain (just what the seedling needed) so any outdoor plans got scarped, instead we had a big Sunday roast and cuddled up on the sofas for some reading, playing and a little bit of sewing and knitting. When the next day arrived the sky was clear, we packed up our bag and headed off for the beach...
Oh to feel the sand between our toes and dip them into the cold sea...what a joy...When the sun started to set we thought we had better head home, I arrived home with two very sleepy children who needed carrying to their beds dusting the sand off their feet before I snuggled them up under their sheets for a night of contented sleep...

Pictures...1) Knitting...Finished!

2 &3) Tissue holders...Finished!
4) Linen birds...Finished!
5)Buttons...Thrifted £1.00 per pot...Happy me!!!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great weekend - and so glad that the knitting is finished! I agree with you wholeheartedly about the summer - i'm just so happy today coz it's sunny - my daughter is playing in the sand in her sun hat and nothing else - so cute!!!
Caroline
xx

driftwood said...

what a gorgeous weekend, and your sewing is lovely!

lucykate crafts... said...

love those birds and what a stash of buttons, lucky you!

April said...

What a lovely weekend you have had.

I love those linen birds

April xx

Tracy said...

Delicious post! Your weekend sounded perfect...and so is all your sewing--love those tissue holders! Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

quiltdude said...

Don't you just feel so much happier when the sun shines? I know I do. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.
XClare

julia said...

Sounds like a very productive and happy few days.
Love the birds, and I'm eyeing up those buttons with just a mere glint of envy!
Julia x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a great button bargain! Your weekend sounds perfect! We had lots of fun at our allotment this weekend - so pleased to see the sunshine! Lucy x

Queen of the froggers said...

Oh look, they are my fabrics!! You have done a fab job making those. Isn't the weather grand, it puts such a spring in our steps!

Sarah said...

Love these things and your tale of a lovely weekend.

Great pile of books in your last post

OliverandOlivia.com said...

I love your new banner picture!

Of course the first great weather weekend in the UK is the weekend I move back to America!

Charlie P said...

What a perfect weekend! I love the tissue holders, the colours are beautiful :)

sarah said...

Sounds like a great weekend indeed!

Lesley said...

What a lovely weekend :)

Your photos are beautiful - so bright and summery. You have been so busy too, with all that sewing and knitting!

xxxx

Kitty said...

Love the new blog header Suzie - really nice.

Gorgeous makes too - doesn't your tiddler look fabulous in his new jumper?

Hope you are all well. x

Erna said...

that sounds like the best weekend ever!! and also you managed to finish a lot..those tissue cosy's look so bright and cheerful! thank you for visiting my blog :)

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I am a summer person too, and feel so much happier when the sun is shining, I think most people do. How lovely to have a little pair accompanying you thrifting, I wish I had someone to go with? A mix of weather for you over the weekend but you definitely found a suitable pastime for each day. You have been very busy with the crafts, and I can see you were in need of more stock! x

mellyandrosie said...

Love your blog! lucky you with summer on the way! We are sitting here in the cold autumn weather - yuck! The linen birds are delicious!

carolyn said...

You are lucky that the children enjoy thrifting mine hate it!

dottycookie said...

Hasn't it been a wonderful weekend? The sun makes such a huge difference to how much we get done here, and it looks it it helps you out there too!

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

You are on a roll! Everything looks great. What a sweetie in the first pic, a little camera shy?