Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What a difference a week makes!!!!

I had quite a lot planned for the past week, but unfortunately my plans were scuppered.  At the  beginning of the week I had a bit of a sore throat, so swimming was off the agenda, but coffee with friends went ahead on Wednesday. In fact we made the most of the beautiful weather on Wednesday, and had coffee and chats outside lapping up the sunshine, really makes me feel that winter is behind us now.  The rest of the week went a bit downhill for me, my 'cold' turned into a chest infection, and nothing, and I mean NOTHING creative got done, even moving from one room to another was sometimes a bit of a task.  Luckily, emergency Doctors were available over the weekend, so with antibiotics on board, surely recovery was just around the corner!

While I was feeling sorry for myself over the weekend, Mr D was busy finishing off the guttering on the shed, and fixing up the water butt. This seems well timed, as today (Tuesday) we have some rain falling.  As I say in the title of this blog 'what a difference a week makes', last week we were all enjoying the sun and temperatures up to 20 deg., and today we have rain and temps. nearer to 10 deg.  Up to 6 " of snow has already  fallen in Scotland, and the snow could possibly make its way down as far as here in the next day or two....... Do you all know the saying about March -  'In like a Lion, out like a Lamb',  that's  a bit wrong this time, but April showers might be on there way, and its just what we need.

I have n't felt like any sewing, but today the next part of my 'round robin' swap arrived in the post, so I have to get my thinking cap on.  This is what arrived today........ now this doesn't look so big in the picture does it.....but its massive especially when you consider I am only the third person to add to this one, and there are 4 more rounds after me.  Not sure what I am going to do, but you can bet I will be scouring the books and the internet for some ideas.  I hope I can get to my LQS on Thursday to look for some fabrics that I can use on this, and if I can't find what I need there, I can visit my daughters LQS in Yorkshire when we go to see her at the weekend.

Yes, the weekend is holiday time....Easter Yeah!!! Last year we were up in Yorkshire for Easter, and it was such lovely weather we spent most of our time in the garden.  I wonder what this Easter will bring???? Will the Easter Bunny be able to hide all the Eggs in the garden, or will he have to sneak into the house and hide them inside.  All I do know is I have my collection basket ready, and big elbows to swipe those children out of the way.  Ha Ha Ha.


  1. Hahaha! I can just see you knocking children about!:) Don't blame you when there is chocolate involved!:)

  2. Hi Hope you are feeling better. Have a good Easter and wish every one for me.

  3. Oh, I hope you're on the mend, now. Chest infections are nasty. Our weather is nuts, innit? We had 22 degrees here last Tuesday, shorts on and the paddling pool out. It's 2 degrees and snowing today!

    That's a big old quilt! I'd be tempted to go with triangles and blue to tie it back to the middle. How vague am I?! *g*

  4. Glad to see you are feeling a bit better Jo. I am sure your LQS will be able to sort you out on Thursday! Am considering the possibilities now! See you then.x

  5. Try again!!
    Glad to know you are feeling better JO, lovely to see you at our LQS! on thursday. Have a lovely weekend,(BULLY!!!)x