This is Daniel, who is now 6 months old! He is the smiliest, happiest little person I know. I went in to london to pick him and his mum, Alison (my cousin) up last monday. We drove through Hackney about 2 hours ahead of all the looting and chaos: very lucky.
Alison was so generous with Daniel, we had unlimited cuddles and play: he was never on his own! The girls fell in love with him too and their were 'disscussions' concerning whose turn it was to do what!
I made this for him while he was here ( his dad loves it!) I also made him a scrunchy toy: basically a crisp packet between two pieces of material - he loved it!
We took them back to London on Thursday - and I cried my eyes out! I didn't want either of them to leave and had a mini breakdown at Alisons. Then I had a 90 min drive home, still all teary!
I just wanted to go to bed when I got back but it was flower club, so off I went. And I won a display in the raffle! Unfortunately, I had walked down, so could only pick a small display:
This was actually two displays and i chose the smaller of the two, to make it easier to carry home!
I have sewn a few more of these:
I have also cut out what I need for another 6 bags, so that should keep me busy. I also made a couple more chickens.
Yesterday we had the Clacton carnival. It started at 6pm and was about a 2mile procession: the crowds were amazing. Clacton is a seaside resort so I imagine there were lots of visitors. There were people on their balconies waving, in their gardens, sitting on the green, on the pier - just loads of people.
The girls had to hitch a ride - again - on another court float. (long story!!) but they had such a great time. The weather was fantastic. I can't remember the last time we went to Clacton. Its a classic seaside resort: pier, arcades etc, but its also very smart. We got home about 10.30. Next weekend we have Southends carnival, which is another evening one and I am told is huge, so looking forward to that.
I have got myself immersed in to FMQ today. I watched some tutorials on you tube : my fav being the one where the lady say you should relax and then pours herself a large glass of red wine: my kind of sewing :-) So, after much practising this is what I came up with:
I really enjoyed doing this: it's not great and I need lots of practise, but I am pleased for a first try.
I have also started quilting Beccys string quilt, will show that when its done, and also picked up some embroidery that I started a while back. And obviously, I have also been working on my next module, which I have now completed, so just need lots of revision!
Sorry this is such a long rambling post. I will try and keep up this week! We are going to Lakeside on Tuesday (HATE that place!) and working two half days in the office, so not that busy!