What did you do over the weekend?
DH and i woke to a lovely sunny day Sunday and decided to take a trip to the coast to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Some quality 'US' time was needed. A quick breakfast, filled the flasks and packed the picnic hamper with goodies from the cupboard and we set off. Impulse trips are the best! The CD player booming out some of our favourite tunes on the 2 hour trip and we were happy.
It was very windy when we got there but lovely to wander along the beach wrapped up in scarves, gloves and coats and soak up the calming atmosphere and recharge our batteries. Not brave enough for a paddle in the sea this time, but the seagulls and a couple of horses that were having such a fabulous time galloping along the waters edge seemed to be having fun. I've never seen horses along this part of the beach before.
We parked the car at Huttoft car terrace and enjoyed the picnic inside the car out of the wind with the window down watching and listening to the lovely sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. We sat there for a while, we read the newspaper and watched families and fishermen having fun. Another walk and all too soon it was time to return home and back to reality, but we had enjoyed our simple day out together and it certainly had blown away any cobwebs!
Saturday postie brought the travelling pattern from Kate. Shakepeare Pedlars, Count your Blessings is the Stitcherhood chart that is going around in blogland.
I've sorted fabric and thread this morning, so this weeks plan is to sit and stitch when i can and get it travelling onto the next person soon.
Barb celebrated her birthday last week so i can now show you what i made for her.
She had admired the cushions i had recently made so i decided it would be a nice surprise to crochet one for her birthday. This one is different to the others as it only has 4 granny squares and flowers and a border around the edge to compliment it. I'm pleased to say Barb loved it so that makes me happy. Wool is the lovely Stylecraft Special DK in the colours camel, khaki, grape and plum.
Isabelle's cardigan is progressing well (forgot to take pic of that), and i've made a start on the Spring exchange piece this week (can't show you that).
What i can show you is my latest purchase and it's Lily's fault i bought it!
She showed her latest pair of wonderful socks she is knitting and a link to an online wool shop Kemps that were having a sale of sock wool - £3.99 for 150g ball is a bargain. I just had to buy 2 balls didn't i. It's keeping my other sock wool company in the cupboard for now. My late FIL used to say stock is as good as money, if thats the case, i am a millionaire with all the wool/stash i have!
Enjoy your week whatever your plans