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Getting Organised

One of the best things about being on holiday is having time to GET ORGANISED Something I really enjoy! Today it was the turn of my wardrobe. Firstly I hoiked  the contents of said wardrobe onto the bed. I was rather hoping Howard would get the hint, and MOVE!

Nah, he has his stubborn face on. Anyway seems I have alot of clothes. Right lets get started. (Oh in case you're wondering the feathery thing above the mirror was made for me by lovely Jacob, on the wood it says 'best mum', I know ahhhhh. He was about 6 when he made this.) Where were we?

Lets look inside the empty cupboard, great vintage vibe going on here, don't you think? Can't bring myself to decorate inside this cupboard, this wallpaper is proper vintage! Pretty isn't it.

Well I've sorted the long sleeves from the short.
Yeah kicked Howard off, the bed's not big enough for the both of us! Hmmm some kind of order, I think?????

OMG a very ancient CandA top buried at the bottom. I love this top!

To iron or not to ir…

At last a post about CROCHET!

How was your weekend? Hot I hope. Watch the Olympic opening ceremony, we did, bonkers wasn't it. I thought it was very clever and different and completely British. And yes our Queen rocks!!!!! ♥ Anyway I've been busy with my hook, mainly outdoors, lovely. So to business. If you are a bicycle rider you will be familiar with the sticky handle grips problem,  you know when they wear out YUK! Mine have worn out. I know I'll get some new ones I thought to myself, couldn't find any, well I could but they were BORING! So I made some, yarn from my stash, cotton acrylic. Single crochet circles then round and round till they were long enough. I'd left the old grips on and just rolled the new ones on the top!

Ta Dah! Cool aren't they, and so comfy on my hands.

Also been crocheting up a storm with this lovely ripple rainbow. It goes with the cushion I made a few weeks ago. An order for a lovely lady who's turning her daughters bedroom into a rainbow paradise!

As requested some gorge…

Sad news

Feel a bit sad this evening having heard that a swan on our local common has died. I've been photographing this magnificent swan for a few years now, and he really was an amazing creature. This summer he and his mate had hatched seven cygnets as they did last year. whenever I walked over the common I always made sure to go take a look and have a little chat, frankly he had alot of attitude and always complained when I tried to get a close up! A few weeks ago he was attacked by a dog and now we learn of his demise.  You can read the story here.





Such a terrible avoidable death of such a noble animal. I'm not a dog person. But I don't object to dogs being off their leads mooching around, however they need to be well trained and supervised and their owners need to be mindful that where wild animals are they should take extra care. That's what I think. Doesn't seem much to me. Thanks for listening ♥Sue♥

Fabulous Flickr!

Enjoying the sunshine YEAH!!!!! Have been living outdoors, breakfast, lunch and dinner all eaten al fresco. How bout you? Enjoying the weather, hope so. Anyway I've just renewed my Flickr subscription for another year and was surprised to see I've been  Flickering for three years. Doesn't time fly! If you don't know about Flickr it's a wonderful photo sharing website. So I thought I'd share some of my highlights.
First photo uploaded.
Yay Wally!

My most popular photo!


Most  'interesting' photo! If you Flickr you'll know what that means, it's a mysterious thing!
So why do I like it?  Well before Flickr I used the internet for a few things like shopping and fact finding. I didn't realise the whole wonderful world of inspiration that was out there! Because of Flickr I've honed my photography skills and have had a couple used by companies in their advertising! I love taking photos and love being able to share all those snaps that would otherwise just disap…

Summer sunset!

Hey,
Just relaxing, chillaxing, kicking back, zoning out, chilling, lazing around.  Yup the holidays have arrived, sooooo lovely, so ready for them too.
How you all doing hope the sun is warming your back, are you spending time doing lovely things with your families and friends, hope so. Can't beat that.  Hope you're getting outside and feeling the warm.........WARM breeze. 

Yeah just taking it easy here.  Very easy! ♥ See you soon
Love ♥Sue♥
I'll be back with some projects we've been working on later in the week, they're good ones too!

Happy Birthday Mum!

Here she is The Birthday Girl 
My Mum always lovely, always there for me. Lovely Man made her some delicious Chelsea Buns which we hotfooted round on our bikes this morning for coffee! The smell of warm buns wafting out of my bike basket as we rode!


Of course they were fab and Mum was suitably impressed being acknowledged as an EXPERT on all things baked, Dad was pleased cos they were man sized. Now I know all our Mums are special but mine really is. She has seen me through many, many life traumas.  She is brilliant at everything she does (although she'd disagree).  She worked hard to make our childhoods wonderful.  I think if I had to have a motto for her it would be.
Why buy when you can make!
Yeah she made everything, including matching Aran sweaters for all of us Dad included, some very gorgeous tank tops from scrap wool! But best of all she made me wonderful dresses and when I was little the most perfect Humpty Dumpty toy, big too! I loved him till he fell apart. ( I was a grown up whe…

Oh what a night!

Well I ask you what's a girl to do on a wet Wednesday night. Yeah, get glammed up and head out for an evening of sparkling wit and repartee with her girlfriends. A meal out at the local carvery. Look good don't we.
Oh there's nothing more uplifting than spending time with your friends. We talked and laughed and talked and laughed until we couldn't breath! I love my friends, always there when things get tricky.  They have seen me through some difficult times over recent months. Sometimes it seems an effort to catch up with people, we're all very busy and time deprived aren't we. But let me tell you , there is nothing more precious than time with people you love be it family or friends. 
No alcohol needed! Of course our conservation was highly intellectual. and we didn't cackle.......no not at all! Non the worse for wear by the time we got home!


As I fell into bed last night I felt very lucky to have such gorgeous friends to spend time with. Thanks ladies it was magnificen…

Make your own sun!

Don't panic, I haven't floated away just been busy, that's all. How time flies, nearly a whole week since I last popped by. I been immersing myself in these gorgeous colours ..........aren't they lovely, can't be sad looking at them can you. So a little Ta Dah! A double sided rainbow cushion, an order for a lovely customer.





Rainbow happiness on both sides, with lovely bobbles as buttons. Now I'm busy with the matching ripple blanket soon I'm going to be buried under a colour explosion, won't need to look out of the window at all! Although it's not all bad out there, look how lush my garden looks, everything is growing so well.

And I think I know where the sun is........... .....................look hiding in my pond, what an amazing colour this lily is,  look at the yellow, beautiful isn't it, such an uplifting colour.

I think that's the best thing to do folks,  make your own sunshine however you can, surround yourself with brightness and light. How are you…

Rain!

Hello folks,   before I get down to today's business just wanted to say thanks to all of you who played along with Spot the difference. Really made me laugh and you eagle eyed Miss Marples spotted a mistake I hadn't, brilliant!
ANYWAY Is it raining where you are? Probably. Have you got out your old boots and woolies? Probably. Is your body beach ready in anticipation of the long summer holiday? Probably not. Apparently it's been the wettest June since records began! why do weathermen always say that, SINCE RECORDS BEGAN, so bloomin what. I'm thinking of building an ark.
So to cheer us all up and bring a smile to our faces I thought I'd share this video with you.
Enjoy with my love.

Made ya laugh didn't it! Love ♥Sue♥