Monday, 29 September 2008

A change is in the air...

A change is in the air, the weekend did its magic.  It lived up to expectation and indeed even exceeded it.  Time spent on the beach, chilling out, watching the sun set with its warm amber rays that you only get at this time of year, running around in open fields and just spending time in the fold of my own little family... The weekend could have only been made better if I could have gone in to the water, sadly until the dressing from my minor surgery 'gone wrong' is removed I am unable to swim, swimming is my sanctuary so I feel a little lost not been able to join the children in the pool or the sea. However the time was filled up knitting socks (my usual beach knit) cricket on the beach, sandcastle building and of course the tradition of burying someone up to the shoulders in sand! So now I am feeling more in control of my life the creative vibe is flowing again and I am even surprising myself at the speed in which things are getting done around the 'Suzie Sews household',  I am busy making a special little girl a knitted dress, quite an undertaking for me as whilst I knit all the time I have yet to tackle cable or lace, so this little number using a very basic lace pattern is proving to be a real treat, I am so enjoying the process, despite a little unpicking of an inch or two when I missed one yarn over!  
The booties are all finished and sitting prettily in there adorable baby-ness on my work table, fluffed up with pink tissue paper awaiting a matching pair to be made in blue so when the baby they are intended for is born I will have the right colour!!!  Knitted on size 2.25 needles they are a lovely small project with the cutest of results...As  with these things though they might never get worn by the baby, it was suggested by someone at my knitting night that hung with ribbon on the nursery door was an effective way to display them...nice idea, I like that, maybe a gingham ribbon to match the gingham button.
Now I am so close to finishing this bag.  The problem is I am so enjoying my Autumn bag that I have not taken the time to complete it, I only have the sides to sew up and the handle to finish, maybe later on today I might finally get round to completing it. Its design and pattern are from the lovely Melly and Me, they need no introduction, I joined the Fat Quarters, Melly and Me monthly club, six months worth of projects for Christmas gifts...you know I think I might find that hard to do, I want them all for ME!!!  As for this months project, it arrived on Friday and its as cute as you could imagine.
So another week begins and it holds many things, more trips to the hospital for this silly 'hole' in my leg, my car is away being serviced today so the housework is getting attended to, my visit to my Moms is this week in an attempt to put the last couple of weeks behind us (if only it was that easy).  Also a couple of airport runs as my best buddy is flying in and then out again on her return to Australia.  In with all this will be the usual day to day things, food shopping, a bake in planned as my freezer needs restocking after the months away through the summer, Oh and of course some sewing and knitting.  I ask that you indulge me with just a couple more beach pictures...who said it always rains in September...
A great weekend indeed and here's to a good week...

14 comments:

cheryl said...

THAT is looking to be a lovely little dress... what a beautiful litttle ruffle! I just recently finished up my first little lace project, a little baby cardigan, and have to admit that I'm looking forward to doing a little more. Can't wait to see yours all finished up.

And that purple and orange bag is also fabulous! What a weekend you had!

anne bebbington said...

I reckon you must have had the best beach weather this year - lucky Suzy Sews household!

periwinkle said...

Sounds like a magical weekend, I hope your week goes well - with everything and I just adore those little bootees, so cute.
Lisa x

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like a very similar weekend to mine, except alas I just can't get going on the crafting front. Hope all is going well with your leg. Take care
Kimx

dottycookie said...

It sounds like just the kind of weekend you needed! The little dress is gorgeous; I had great intentions of crocheting tops for my girls this summer but it didn't happen. Maybe I should just ite the bullet and go for ewinter stuff now!

Jane said...

Your little girl dress is going to be beautiful when it is finished as are the sweet little shoes. The days on the beach sound lovely too, we went for a walk around our village on Sunday and it was beautiful out in the warm sun. I hope your leg gets better soon. Jane x

Lesley said...

It really was a beautiful weekend - just perfect for the beach :)

Your knitting is looking lovely. That little dress is going to be very pretty.
xx

SweetPeaknits said...

can't wait to see your finished dress. Know what you mean though about missing just one yo and the whole thing can go cupput! keep with it though.

BTW, looovvveee those booties.
x

Summer by the sea said...

I cannot wait to see that knitted dress Suzie, the colour is just gorgeous! - Nice beach pictures too, the weather this weekend was lovely wasn't it - Natalie x

Kitty said...

Good luck at the horsepiddle.
Good luck at your mum's.
Have a fab time with your friend.

That knitting looks so pretty. x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
BY THE WAY... MY HUBBY, HE IS DYSLEXIC TOO...AND MY GRAMMAR ISN`T THAT GREAT EITHER! LOL
I LOVE ALL YOUR CREATIONS AND YOUR CRAFT ROOM...ITS LIKE AN ALADDIN`S CAVE!
YOU ARE SO VERY T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D!
I`M OFF NOW... BUT, I HOPE TO STOP BY SOON!
TO SEE MORE TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS AND YOUR LOVELY TWO CHILDREN!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

Tracy said...

Nothing like a magic weekend to restore the spirits! So great to hear you energized and feeling good and in a new creative flow! Love all you've been making---all that knitting is beautiful, lvoe the color of that little dreass...Lovely autumn bag!! Happy Days to you & yours ((HUGS) Oh, if you get a chance to stop by--I'm having a fun giveawway this week :o)

CIELO said...

You have such a pretty blog; full of pretty things and pretty kids.... :) I love your blog banner! thank you for stopping by my House in the Roses.... so nice meeting you.

cielo

Sal said...

Gorgeous little bootees!
And I love the bag. Hope you are ok ;-)