Monday, 29 August 2016

Holiday Projects

We've had a busy but productive week of work, have finally sorted out the loft, cleared what we don't need and carefully labelled up what is left. So shouldn't be an issue finding things, or should I put it another way, if I have to have more surgery on my hip in the future my husband should be able to find it fairly easily. 

Made a major start on clearing the bottom of the garden, this was the area that house the chickens. We have been debating getting more and in a perfect world we would but Mr Fox and family are still about a lot and I have seen them sitting on our playhouse roof in the early hours, so don't want to risk loosing more chickens to them. On closer inspection our hen house also need not only the vent, vent door and roost replacing after the fox got in but the main door, roof needed some work and the base of the tray needed replacing too. I have missed the lovely eggs and the gentle clucking of the chickens but don't miss the mess. So hen house has gone and have pruned back the jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle that was there, I know not the right time of year but it needs to be done especially as some of the trellis needs to be replaced etc. I am now left with an area at the bottom of the garden that is about 12 by 18 foot it is behind the vegetable patch and is rather secluded, I have my heart set on some sort of secret garden. This is the first part of the garden to get the spring sun and the last of the autumn sun, so would like some sort of seated area, I have been busy pinning ideas, when I asked the family for ideas they have so far come out with a swimming pool, meerkat enclosure, dog run and kennel (we don't have a dog) and when I then asked friends they threw in the idea of a hot tub. These were interesting and if money and space was no object very tempting but not what I have vision of.

So between sorting out the loft and garden have also managed some time to read and finish of some craft projects. I love to knit but for some reason tend to delay sewing up, so managed to finish of a jumper for one of my minded children and a new baby jumper. Fell in love with this Erika Knight  pattern only made pop the jumper, used the lovely cotton yarn too, it knitted beautifully and luckily finished the day before the baby arrived safely into the world. Hoping they will add to their baby collection of patterns.

Have been using up some more of my fabric stash, I do love the Little One Yard Wonders book keep meaning to make more from it but keep coming back to the Springtime top, it is so lovely to sew. I have made L 3 of these already over the last couple of years, now planning ahead for next year and made this top and some loose trousers to go with it in fabric that L chose.

Fabric cut out ready to make another Springtime top, I did say I really liked the pattern!

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