Monday, 21 April 2014

End of the Easter Hols

My daughter 'S' came down from Yorkshire with her family to spend a couple of days with us.....Yeah! They arrived on Friday, and Saturday we caught up with her Aunt, Uncle, their two girls and their family.  We all trundled off to a country restaurant had some great food and catch up......it turns out that we met for the first time the littlest member of the family who is 5 years old.....how bad is that!!!!!!  It was a great afternoon, shame the weather wasn't better, but the children enjoyed the garden play area.

What a motley crew????  
On Sunday Northampton Saints (the ruby team) were playing at home, so tickets were bought and the boys went off to see the match.  Outside the stadium my grandson manage to get a photo shot with Dylan Hartley, so it made his day extra special..

Dylan was injured and couldn't play, so spent time meeting and greeting 

S and I had a trip to 78 Derngate, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh House and although I have visited before, it always amazes me.  We finished our tour of the house with a cream tea in the restaurant...Yummy!!!

Back to earth today, my family left this morning and the house is down from 7 (almost adults) down to 2, so a bit quiet and empty........ still, got the washing done, so ready for the next visitors.

I have been working on my 'flickr' swap, but of course can't show and tell until my partner has received it.  I do have a sneak peak,  to add to the flickr group, not sure she will gain a lot from this......

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A friend mentioned this to me, so I signed up (that wasn't easy) and I am now joining in with the sew-along. I have spent most of an afternoon finding and cutting my fabrics.  

Just look at all of those squares

The beginning of my Medallion Quilt 
I didn't have much sewing time, but have made a start at least.

Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you x x


  1. What a good looking lot!!:)

    Man those are a lot of little pieces!!:)

  2. What a great family photo Jo, and there is no mistaking your daughter! Lots of little pieces to keep you busy...

  3. Lovely photo everyone looks so happy. How is the Quilt doing ? all those little pieces.of fabric.

  4. Hello, have just bobbed into find you after chatting to "s" about blogging! I am going to mooch around and see what you have been doing... always love a quilting project!
    Keep busy!