Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Brrr it's still Autumn !

The above graphic was made by Missie ,who rightly said how proud of it she is, having won a competion with it ,

As it has been so cold and damp here, I havent ventured far the last few days ,we had no snow ,well none that settled ,the winds have been strong ,and did I say its been cold brrr ?I havent been idle though , just completed another quillow,it is for my Granddaughter Charlotte's Christmas present ,and I have started yet another one also a present ,and I have knitted the back and a sleeve and a half of a cardigan ,also a present ,back to good old fashioned Christmas ,home made presents ,made with love !
Maurice is at work today ,the last of six ,he will be off for three days,so we may be busy , and find somewhere to go .Then on Saturday ,when Maurice goes back to work ,Chrissie my daughter in law ,my Daughter Kate ,sister Jean and I are going to my late Husband's, sister in laws Eightieth Birthday party ,Her Husband Aubrey died last year ,but her daughters who are giving her the party said Dad would have wanted her to have a party ,so it will be nice to see everyone again ,I did venture out to the co op ,which is just down the road ,yesterday and bought a couple of books in there ,a Tess Gerritson that I hadnt read and an Ian Rankin they were £1.99 each not bad ?as well as whatever else it was I had run out of !As I said to my Kate when she rang yesterday, life revolves round the 'computer ,the telephone,the sewing macine,the TV and the cooker ,probably in that order hee hee ....poor hoover and ironing board ! '.....Any way to continue the theme started on my journal I am posting some pictures I took of Lavender Blues latest window display ,


Ah well better get back to the sewing machine ! Have a good day everyone and keep warm ,With love from,





31 comments:

Joan said...

Hi Jan hope you had no bother posting today looks great. I spent last night trying to put photo's in via Photobucket have been having problems but think I have it licked now in my trials journal I find it great as it does not matter if make a mistake as nobody gets alerted about it. Still very cold here today we were out yesterday but Stu suffered with the cold air in his chest. Hope it warms up soon. Love Joan.

Bunny said...

Hello Jan, I wish I had your creative streak, I seem to spend most of my time destroying things! Which, in it's way can be quite satisfying. I like Tess Gerritsen, especially her later forensic novels.
xxx

Jeanie said...

What's an ironing board? Lol!
I remember there was such a gadget as a vacuum too. Are you still using it???
What super photos today Jan..I love your Lanvender Blue shop front window piccy's.
As for your creative streak? I admire your dexterity and determination to complete them I have, I kid you not, three lots of unfinished knitting which Bryan brought down from the attic...they must have been ther for years! Want to help me out? hahahahaha!
I am still trying to work out how to do everything on Blogger..it is taking my old brain ages! You have done so well. Keep up the good work my friend.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

Angie said...

Hi Jan! I've just finished a Tess Gerritsen and it was unputdownable. It's the only one of hers I've read but I'm looking out for more.

My ironing board has about the same household position as yours - and it needn't think I shall take pity if it throws itself in the rubbish skip!

Hope you're keeping well.
love, Angie, xx

Jeannette said...

I wish I could still knit Jan, I used to love it so but my neck and shoulder will not allow now after having three operations on my left upper side. Only a few minutes and I cannot continue. I use to knit myself nice woolly hats and scarfs and jumpers for all the family. That window display is so pretty. Only a month to go until Christmas now, seems unbelievable.

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

I think homemade gifts are the best to get. I wish I had some knitting or crocheting talents. It's so cold here also. I absolutely hate winter. Lavender Blue looks so pretty! You know I look forward to the new displays. love xx

mortonlake said...

i had 4 inches of autumn snow over the weekend. lol.really cold. takecare n keep warm,love mort xxx

Stuart said...

what a magic display Jan !

Jeannette said...

Jan, I have nominated you for an award. Please pick it up at my journal.

madcobug said...

Beautiful graphic. I like those window displays. Have fun with you knitting. Hugs, Helen

D said...

I wish I was creative like you Jan... scarves and gloves... MMMMMMMm so warm in this weather. No real snow here yet, but we both know I'll get it.
love ya
PS congrats on the award

Paula said...

Yes the computer comes first in the line 'cause thats where our friends are. Would you like me to send you a bucket of sunshine?

Lainey Laine said...

Hi, thank you so much for the email. I wouldnt have known you had done an entry otherwise!! Awww so sorry - I keep missing you! I dont mean to! Love Laine xxx
http://lainey-lainesworld.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan ,thank you for telling me you did a entry .You sound be have been very busy ,I am sure Charlotte will love her qillow.I am looking forward to be with you all on Saturday .Those books sound good .Enjoy your days with Maurice ...love to you both ...Jeanxxx

Jean said...

Congratulations on the Superier Scribbler Award...love Jeanxx

Jeannette said...

I used to make homemade presents, I don't have time now but when I retire I can get back to it. I'm sure everybody will be thrilled with your gifts to them! The window display is as good as ever, the window dresser must be a very talented person! Have fun on Saturday at the birthday party, wish her a very happy birthday from me (sorry, you didnt put her name!). I think you have your priorities about right in your list! Lol! The hoover and ironing board don't deserve a place! Stay warm! Jeannette xx

Cathy said...

Tut tut Jan it's not home made it is HAND made...My mum always used to say that home made although nice and loving wasn't always that well finished or made...Hand made was still nice and made with love but finished properly and made to a better standard...Your stuff is defo HAND made and not home made :o)

SunnyBethe said...

Hi Jan! I'm so sorry that I don't get here very often, I just can't get used to Blogger. So I am on a Blog Jog & going down my list of Fav's : ) You still have me wondering how the Quilt/Pillow thing came out. I think I missed that entry : (

80th Birthday Party-how fun! Have a great time. hugs, Sunny Bethe

Sal said...

I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Gaboatman said...

Jan
How nice that you are so talented with the sewing and kniting. I like the thought of getting back to the good old fashioned Christmas with gifts made with love. I also like the Holiday displays at Lavender Blue that you share with us every year. This is such a neat little shop. Congrats on the good deals on the books and enjoy Maurice's time off, I'm glad you will get to spend it together.
Sam

Marie said...

Jan, I love the latest windows from Lavender! I'm a real gingerbread freak! I collect them like crazy, so it's probably a good thing it's not near me as I'd probably break the bank! I'm glad to hear you are still making quillows. Aren't they wonderful gifts! It's been very cold here as well. Looks like an early winter this year! XXOO

Yasmin said...

It is cold and damp here too, you keep so busy with your knitting etc I haven't got the patience....lol Lavender Blue looks good as usual, so imaginative with their window displays.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Pamela said...

I've become addicted to Lavendar Blue! It's tradition with you now. I love when you take pics of the windows and show us! Thanks for doing it Jan.
I think homemade gifts are the BEST! I think I would feel very lucky to receive one of your gifts. I hope your family enjoys them all. You are very talented and you are giving them with lots of love.
Have a good week!
Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

I like Tess Gerritsen too. Enjoy your party.

Eileen said...

Sorry, that Anonymous was from me....Eileen x

Robbie's Random Ramblings said...

I loved the graphic, it is beautiful. I hope we will get lots of pictures of all your craft projects. Hand made gifts are so much more special. I hope the party goes well at the w/e. Christine

LYN said...

i was waiting to peek in the shop window for Christmas!1 So glad you still do that on here!!

Sandra said...

Hi Jan, We were in Kent at the weekend and it was bitterly cold, we had a little snow and then freezing, and I mean freezing, rain. I do hate the damp weather it gets right into my poor old bones...lol! Lavender Blue looks as good as ever, it seems that we all know it and expect to see photos of it`s window displays. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Martha said...

I love the idea of an old fashion Christmas with hand made gifts! By the way, what's an ironing board? ;-)

Jenny said...

My husband has just told me that if you look at the computer a lot everyday it alters your brain so that you find it hard to concentrate to read a book. Reckons he heard it on the radio. And i just thought i was suffering from old age.
Jenny <><

Anonymous said...

I sure enjoyed your blog,pictures and everything-great job! Carolina