Friday, 22 September 2017

Five Photo Friday


Memories of Summer
Whitby Abbey


 Yorkshire fields


Up on the moors


 North Landing beach, Flamborough Head


Hector at Rievaulx Abbey


Summer was good.
Love
♥Sue♥

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Autumn Again!



The evenings are drawing in and our evening dog walks are lit by the setting sun.
I love this time of year, the colours of nature are still bright and vibrant and the light is often amazing.
We've had a summer of walking and relaxing, lots of family time..................wonderful.


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There's been crafting too, a blanket, it's taking FOREVER the pattern involves counting. I don't do counting, well I do but not very well! This means it's been crochet a row, unpick two rows!!!!!!
It'll be worth it it's a lovely pattern.
Here, have a little look
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The pattern is from
It's lovely but you can't take your eyes off it!
I'm coming to the end now so they'll be a tah dah moment very soon.
Finally I am hoping to post more frequently.................HAHAHA yeah you've heard that before haven't you, but I am because I really enjoy it, so thank you for reading my somewhat sporadic posts, it means a lot to me.
See you soon
♥Sue♥

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Things are looking up!

Well hello!
I'm a little bit back and it feels good!
So what have I been doing?
Weeeeeeel alot of things have happened since we last spoke.
Let's have a round up.
I spent quite a few months coping with fatigue and depression which meant a bit of a standstill with  pretty much everything. Glum times.
Life was quiet, slow, gentle. I had to be careful and kind to myself but gradually I felt better found my energy and got back to normal ish.
I found gardening and crochet two of the most therapeutic things to do.
But the most restorative activity I've been enjoying is, well take a little look.


Meet
 The Right Honourable Hector Albert Schnauzer


Possibly the happiest dog in the world.


He certainly make me happy, Who knew I'm a dog person!
If you want to reduce your stress levels get a Hector!
I thought long and hard before getting him, found a kennel club breeder and have spent a long time socializing and training him, he's been a complete joy so responsive and eager to learn.
Just the best dog EVER!
If that wasn't great enough I've also become a Nana to the most gorgeous grandson, d'you want to see him, get ready cos you will say ahhhhh.


He's adorable isn't he. 



I am a very proud Nana.
Baby Finlay is already nearly one, he's a live wire, up and about and very nearly walking.
God help us!!!!!!
I can't tell you how lovely it is to be a Nana, all the fun, all the good bits, all the love.
Our family are truly blessed.
So lots to do, lots to share.
I'm going to try posting every fortnight and next time I'll show you some crafty stuff.
Hope you're enjoying the sunshine.
Talk soon
Love
♥Sue♥







Friday, 8 May 2015

Five Photo Friday


Last weekend saw another trip to the woods,
 more beautiful bluebells and wild flowers.
 It's so wonderful spending time outside in Nature.







I've also been spinning some gorgeous merino.
Nice and thin!



Topped off with a little crochet play in the sunshine.
Whilst I recover from my day out in the woods!
 Yeah a whole week to get over one trip, Chronic Fatigue is RUBBISH!


Still least I can sit in my beautiful garden.
How's your week been, what have you all been making, doing, enjoying?
Do tell!
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 1 May 2015

Five Photo Friday

Bluebell Time!












Hope you're having a splendid week and that you've managed to find time to get outside and enjoy some Springtime beauty. 
We took a gentle stroll through the woods this evening and very pretty it was too!
Have a super Bank Holiday weekend whatever you're doing.
Much Love
♥Sue♥

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bright Jewel Blanket

Yay!
All the ends are sewn in, finally.
Oh hello, got a little bit over excited there!


I am loving this blanket so much.
 Just have to decide on an edging, nothing too fancy I think and I'm thinking the navy blue is the perfect colour. 
The yarn is Patons Diploma Gold DK which is a practical mix of wool, nylon and acrylic. It comes in lots of scrummy colours and is a dream to crochet with, having a beautiful drape and handle making it feel much more luxurious than it is!

Isn't it wonderful that Spring has sprung, flowers, birds, lighter evenings and the promise of long lazy summer days.

Blossom time!

Seeing blue sky and blossom has lifted my spirits a bit because frankly I've been feeling rubbish, since well AGES as I mentioned before.
Today saw another trip to the doctor and finally a diagnosis.
Post Viral Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hmmm not nice.
At least now I know what I'm dealing with.
I'm doing a lot of sleeping and 'resting' eating properly, not that I didn't before.
I am getting out and about but not half as much as I would expect to, projects have slowed right down and enthusiasm is a bit low.
 So any suggestions on managing what may be a long term condition my friends?
I am finding spinning the most relaxing, stress free activity so am trying to spin my finest yarn yet. 
A pretty merino I dyed last summer.

It's thin, really thin. 
Small triumphs, tiny steps make me feel better.
Hoping that you are all full of the joys of Spring.
Talk soon.
Love
♥Sue♥



Thursday, 16 April 2015

Summer's here!

Hello, how are you all?
I'm still feeling yuk and waiting to find out what's wrong, 
but am just ignoring it cos being ill is sooo boring!
Here in Sunny Portsmouth, we've been enjoying glorious weather this week, it feels like Summer's here!
We've been enjoying some serious deck time, it's wonderful.
Best thing we ever did in our garden! 
Last night we fired up the chiminea, and just spent time together, so relaxing.
Ha ha you didn't expect it to look like that did you! 
It is the creation of my Lovely Man of course and is an actual work of art, by the way it doesn't normally have a saucepan on the top, there was some experimenting with heating water going on here!

Beautiful isn't it. Made from an old beer barrel!


By the way it is enormous and weighs a ton which is a bit of a hallmark of Lovely Man, we love it.
I've been spinning a lot this week too and having a sort out of all my yarn.
There's quite a lot!






Some of them have found their way to my shop. I'm hoping to add some more and some of my hand painted roving, so keep a look out.
How's the blanket going? Slowly is how's it's going I'm making myself sew in at least ten ends a night, nearly done now but next time I'm going to definitely sew as I go!


So that's a little round up of my week, it's been lovely hope yours has too.
Take care my blogland friends see you soon.
Love
♥Sue♥