Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Where did the last four months go?

 
The North wind doth blow ,and we shall have snow , What will the Robin do then poor thing?He'll stay in the barn,to keep himself warm,and hide his head under his wing ,Poor thing.
 
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So just what have I been doing this winter?
Well staying in the barn bungalow as much as possible,not with my head under my wing though ,well maybe the duvet a couple of times when a chest infection rendered me useless .I have done lots of sewing and knitting ,so brace yourself for a pic fest !!
Maurice retired in November due to Ostio Arthritis ,in his legs and couldn;t drive for a while ,he had a cortizone injection in his knee,that with time was a success ,so we are back to visiting family again .
 
In aticipation of the birth of my Great Grand son I made a quilt
 
Here I am with Bella Rose  my dear little Great Granddaughter

 
So pleased to meet you Leo ,born November 5th ,my Dear Grandaughter Charlottes little boy .

 
Four generations Me ,Sharon Charlotte and Leo

 
and with Aunty Kate

 
I crocheted poppys for remembrance
 
And made loads of minion hats ,for lots of little people and Stuart my Grandson !
 

 
I made my sister in law Jackie a cushion for her  birthday


And at the end of November it was brother in law Mikes birthday   

Some of the material was from a shirt ,that Maurice donated  ,hence the message on the back !!

Of course Leo had to have the baby version of the minion hat hee hee .

Getting bigger

With  Great Aunty Kate and Great Gran
 
 
As you know I am on the editorial team  of Arise, the residents news magazine , well just before Christmas we recorded it onto a dvd ,to be given to the residents who are partially sighted or blind ,and it was very well received ,Jan ,Jackie and Chris ,and Chris's husband George who took the picture

My little Great Granddaughter Bella Rose  had her 1st birthday  on December 15th





Presents ready to be distributed to family before Christmas 


Maurice and I with Harry Mike and Jackie's Grandson

Me and my eldest Grandson Iain

I made my neice Stella a quillo


 
Then on January 25th ,we went to Leiceseter to join the family for Julie's  60'th Bithday

I made a cushion for each of my seven neices,my dear late sister in law Dot's daughters    


And for Julie a quillow,to be used in her caravan , when she goes off with her husband Jim,in their caravan .



For Dot's youngest Granddaughter Savannah ,I also made a cushion
Ihave a new Baby Great Granddaughter Georgia due  mid March so made a little dress and cardi and hat for her .


Belle Rose ,what a Beauty

Bella with Mummy Tahmara and Leo  


How he is changing

And then my birthday in February ,73 oh bugger !
 

A new blue camera ,see how much smaller is the new model
A new cardi and bootees for Leo
 
 
 
I made case for my camera and phone
 
I will finish as I began with Georgia's quilt .
 
 
And close as ever ,
With all my love Jan xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

One of these again ...

Here's me in a reflective mood ,I have been collecting again  ,What a hoarder I am,but I bet you all remember lots of these
 
Was you a prefect ?,I was . 
Did you ever get to do lines ? I did
 
 
School milk
 
Played games and sports
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have these on the  heels of your shoes ,when you slid they sparked !
 
Have a paper round ? I did
 
If you were chosen you would be allowed to cut paper with a guillotine ,can't remember any accidents ,{No Health and safety in our day ]
 
 
 
 
This might have been cod liver oil
 
Some toys we played with
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 And we watched TV ,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             


 We put hair grips in our hair to make pin curls
 
shopped here
 
or here
 
saved these for many things
 
 
Tupper ware partys in our homes
 
                                          Wore love beads

  Wash day was a major operation
 
 
 
Had some of these about the home
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        Did you ?
 
 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane
Love Jan xx