Friday, December 26, 2014

Stuff I've been making etc.

 I have had a continuing obsession with liberty lawn since the 70's. I think I will make a cushion for my rocking chair with the black (which is my homage to Mrs Delany). I want to make a king sized quilt with the white, ha ha..... My hands get sore doing it. We have watched the whole 6 series of Breaking Bad  and I've done this during. Quite incongruous I think, to do English paper piecing while watching that.

 The last little jumper is for my darling first grandson's toy hippo, who he dearly loves...

 Lovely hygge, wool and pattern from Loop. I am going to make another soon for my second adorable grandson.

 We have just finished painting our kitchen and office, 50 tubes of no more gaps later.....
 An Emperor moth who is unfortunately becoming quite rare. I am still very slow and useless at uploading photos to blogger and using the photo stuff on our Mac which we've had for a whole year now.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pollock's toy museum

When we were in London last month we happened upon this toy museum. Pollock's toy museum. I loved the building as much as the contents. Up little twisty staircases with tiny, dark, cramped rooms with teeny fireplaces in every one. I loved the way all the toys (and the building) had their patina of age, the clothes all ageing and fragile and nothing too overly clean and perfect. I could have spent more time there but my ever patient P got a bit restive!

On the knitting front I bought some Jill Draper wool and the pattern Hygge  from divine Loop to knit gorgeous little jumpers for my baby grandsons but the one I started turned out so ridiculously small I had to undo.  I can't understand how it can be so wrong!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cornwall, again.


 Hedgerows, Wadebridge.


 Port Issac

 Looking from Rock to Padstow.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More Cornwall

 Our cottage.
Garden wall.


Saturday, September 27, 2014


 The heavenly cottage where we stayed.
 St Ives.

 To the Lighthouse, THE lighthouse, I have always wanted to see it.

 Mousehole, my favourite.