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.
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


Jeannette said...

Wow! You've been busy Jan! All your sewing is so beautifully done, I cn imagine that the recipients were absolutely delighted with their gifts! It's so much nicer to have something that somebody has put their time and love into rather than something picked from a shelf. Well done on your handicrafts. Sorry Maurice had to retire because of the osteoarthritis but I hope, like me, he's enjoying the freedom of being retired! After almost a year it's still a novelty to me!! xxxx

ADB said...

You've been too busy to make a post, Jan. Thank you very much for sharing pics of your family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jan for sharing your talents with us, everything very beautifully made I'm sure they were gratefully received, also the lovely photos of your grandchildren.

I've missed your blog please post again soon.
Love Patxx

Vix said...

Lovely to see you pop up in my reader, Jan! You have been busy creating, visiting and spending time with loved ones! xxx


You have been busy, indeed. What a lovely family you have. The children are all so precious. LOVE all your crafts. It would be wonderful to be able to make all those nice things.

Sybil said...

It's been great to see you blogging again...mind you you have been so busy it is no wonder that you have been missing....that and of course facebook !! think that has stopped a lot of us in our tracks...You have such a wonderful loving happy family it is delightful to see you all, Thank you for sharing as always much love to you and Maurice glad his knee is better xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan
I enjoyed all your pictures and seeing all your sewing projects ,you also made Pete an owl cushion for Christmas and my bag and scarf
Love you dear sis
Jean xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How wonderful to see your post today. You truly have been very busy there. Its' so nice you can make such beautiful gifts for your family . Congrats on the new babies there and a belated Happy Birthday to you too!

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Bunny said...

...and what did you do in your spare time, Jan? I've never SEEN such an output of heirlooms.
I think we need a family tree to keep up with you and yours!
Bunny xx

Mum said...

What a busy bee. Gorgeous makes. I took your trip down Memory Lane and it brought back many memories. Were you a Guide. We all had penknives attached to our belts. That wouldn't be allowed now.
Love from Mum

Jane said...

Clever, crafty, community spirited, family orientated, caring and damn good looking. I don't know how you do it all Jan, and I say this in a carey sharey way, but you make me SICK!!!!!! :O))