Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September reading

Hello Everyone

Here we are at the end of September, where has this year gone,  it's flown by.  And, I am pleased to say I am back into reading books once more.  Not in the volume  as previous,  but it's  still early days,  and I now use my unused Nook  that I've had for I don't know how long.

The first book I read was The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.
I loved this book and was so sad when it ended.  Although the  story is nothing like Rebecca, and there is no Mrs. Danvers there is a certain not so nice character (I will say no more),  both books have large old houses  and whilst  reading the book my mind kept thinking about Rebecca.

It is 1914 and Grace Reeves comes to Riverton to work for the  Hartford family as a housemaid..  The story is told by Grace (now 99) and spans the years between 1914 and 1924.   It is a mystery story, a love story,  there is tragedy, and many twists and turns.  You guess something dramatic is going to  happen but when and what.  The story is so well written it kept me enthralled right up to the last page.  If you enjoy period drama, you should give this book a try  I highly recommend it.

I am now halfway through The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh
I will update you at the end of October.

Thank you for your visit to my blog, and any comments you leave me.


Monday, 28 September 2015

Ta Dah

Hello Everyone

It seems ages since my last post, almost two weeks   but I have a Ta Dah to share with you.  A little project that has kept me busy over the last few days at the caravan.

Can you remember when I made my first pair of fingerless mitts - it was all of three years ago.  I've worn them and worn them until they are shabby to say the least,  always promising myself that I would make another pair.  Well today is the day for a Fingerless Mitts Ta Dah.


Yarn:  Oddments of Stylecraft Special DK in Meadow, Spice and Cream.
Hook:   3.75mm (UK) to give it a tighter finish.
Stitch:  Half Treble, around the thumb Double  (UK)
Pattern:  Two rows of each colour 
Border  Edging:  Made up as I went along.

I already have another two colours at the ready for my next pair,  a sort of pinkish  lavender with cream.

Slowly my list of things to start and finish is getting smaller so I am a happy bunny, as  I have a little Christmas cross stitch I need to do,  and it's October on Thursday,  yikes where has this year gone???

Thank you for visiting me.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Good evening Everyone

It's ages since I entered the challange at  Our Beautiful World.  This week the subject is Messy, so I have been searching through my photos to find a messy photo, and what better than the Sea,  which can be Calm, Peaceful or Messy,  but still  Beautiful.

Here is my Messy photo.

I took this photo on the 24 August 2015, yes August this year.

Thank you for your visit to my blog, your comments are always welcome.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

A card at long last although a little later than planned as I jammed my finger in the car door.  My nail is not too bad, the pain and swelling have subsided,  it's just a lovely shade of deep blue. 

Christmas cards for my box.

Card;  White, snippets of Red and Green
Design Paper:  Back to Basics Vintage Christmas
Stamps:  SU Merry Little Christmas
Colouring Medium:  SU Markers
Bits & Bobs:  Snowflake punches, Gems, XCut  tiny heart punch, Oval nesties

*   Fashionable Stamping  -  Words
*   Glitter n Sparkle - Use somthing beginning with 'G'  Glitter, Green, Gems
*   Christmas Stamping All year Long  -  Anything Goes  
*   Simply Create Too  -  Early holiday Wishes

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your comments.  

Back to more washing, and  Mr. Sun has made an appearance.


Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Hello Everyone

Yes, I am still here.  

We have just returned home from another little jaunt in our caravan in North Yorkshire, I  brought home  lots of washing  (which in turn means ironing - groan).  The washing machine is now on overtime, I only wish the weather was better, so come on  Mr Sun and take pity on me and shine, shine, shine.

 I will  be back with you  within the next few days.

Thank you so much for your  continuing support during my absences, it means so much.

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