So now it is Autumn here in the UK…I usually feel a bit low at this time of year but even though it is now quiet here after a flurry of activity, I still have lots of lovely colour in my garden and lots of lovely fabrics and fibres to play with. I don’t have the time to be sad…lots to look forward too like the Japanese Patchwork Class I’m attending in Ely on Friday, going to see our friend Rob in his performance of Tony Hancock’s, The Blood Doner on the 21st and also, seeing Jennifer Saunders promoting her new book in October
I’ve taken a few lot of photos over the summer and thought I’d share some of them with you…
This is a shot of some cheeky balloons adorning the sky in Portsmouth…Barry and I drove down south and stayed in a hotel here for one night so we could visit the D-Day museum. Don’t look too closely at that little cherub will you?
Barry enjoying the museum haha
On the Sunday morning we popped in to see my lovely friend Andrea and deliver her new blue dress that I made for her. She was a bit cross that I didn’t give her much warning of our arrival…sorry Andrea but you look gorgeous!xxx
Then we collected three VIP’s!! We had just done a food shop and they were hungry…
We had a wonderful week with them, the time just flew
We went to the beach, Wells…
We went to Wimpole Hall Farm
Love them so much….
I made rabbits for Millie and Maddie
and of course Sullivan!
we had cake!
The green layer was meant to be blue but the eggs had very yellow yolks!
The girls sewed some pyjama shorts and I made some for Sullivan whilst he helped Bampy put some shelves up in the garage
That little sewing machine was such a bargain and works really well!
That week disappeared oh so quickly…
Soon it was time to take them back to their Mummy, this is Sullivan’s bag all ready with yet another bunny for little Esme who was too small to come up to stay this time….
we decided to meet about halfway at Waddesdon Manor
so posh! Just love National Trust properties
plenty of space to perform a rolypoly down a grassy slope!
So we exchanged these three livewires for one lovely Maisie
She does like to sleep a lot….
But we still found time to do some sewing
Maisie made herself a laundry bag, with a divider for whites and coloured’s
She rather liked my big sewing machine in preference to the small red one…hmmmm
Oh and Maisie also made herself a big bag with a flap and shoulder straps. Perfect for an overnighter! I didn’t take a photo though
We had a lovely week getting some lovely things essential items for her to take to University with her…my baby, going to University, is she really old enough to go?!? I just know that Maisie will have a great time there, studying child development.
This little chap is going with her
he now has a hoody to keep him warm
Edward, son number 1, and his lovely wife Michelle drove down to see us for the weekend, we all relaxed and had a quiet time with lots of smilles and kisses and hugs and then left yesterday afternoon taking Maisie with them…this house is sooo quiet now, there’s no food left, but I’m sure I can rustle a meal up for me and Barry this evening ‘
I managed to finish an order at last, I just love the fabric and colours of this one
and to close this very long post I’ll leave you with some of the pretty flowers still blooming in the garden
and an arty shot of the very lovely Cosmos that I grew from seed
I am now in the process of taking photos of my fibre so I can do a mega update in the next day or so
Enjoy the remaining bits of sunshine before it totally disappears to make way for the Autumn and Winter…..