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I'm Back!!!!!

That was a very 
l...o...n...g 
two weeks wasn't it.
Anyway I'm back now, summer was fab, our holiday was amazing and well 
I've just been enjoying a bit of down time. 
But never fear there has been making and doing!
"What you bin up to Sue I hear you all cry?"
Well.
You remember Heather's poncho yarn, it's all made into a stunningly gorgeous poncho thanks to my lovely Mum, such beautiful knitting, I added a pretty crochet border and 
hey presto!
What d'you think?

It looks amazing on Heather.
I had a play with my dye pot over the summer too.
Two completely different colour combinations.
I love the rainbow. I plied this using the Navajo technique. 


 I love this colour too!

I'm trying to be braver with my colour choices, choosing colours I wouldn't normally choose! 
So not so much pink, purple and greens!
My next spinning project is on the wheel as we speak, it's going to be a cardigan for ME!
I just need to find a few extra hours in the day to find the time to actually spin.
How was your summer? What projects are you all working on? 
Do tell.
Look out for some holiday snaps on Friday.
Back soon
Love 
♥Sue♥



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A beautiful day here in Portsmouth. A hint of Spring in the air and the first outdoor spinning of the year.

It felt good to be outside listening to the birds and soaking up the warm sunshine on the deck.


The cats thought so too! Ghetto having a stretch.

Lord Howard(as he is now known!) relaxing! After an hour sitting in the sunshine it was on with my walking boots and off to the sea.

First stop Milton Common, the sky full of Brent Geese chattering as they flew overhead.

The Solent was particularly sparkly today.

The Hard in Old Portsmouth looked higgledy piggledy and colourful.

Then a final treat as I wandered home, a glorious sunset. A day to lift the spirits and make me glad to be alive! Hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful weekend too. Love ♥Sue♥


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Half term, it's been too short. It's been all about these gorgeous boys. Beautiful Brodie, two weeks today.

And Finlay the most fantastic two year old EVER! That's true, cos I'm his Nana. ♥
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 We also spent some time checking out Storm Brian. Very stunning he was too.


That's it, end of another holiday. Roll on Christmas then!!!!! Love ♥Sue♥