Sunday, 12 April 2015

Family time

Did you all have a Happy Easter?  Our daughter, husband and children came down for the hols. which was great.  Our eldest grandchild (J) invited his girlfriend, so the house was full, but filled with fun.  On Easter Saturday we met up with my sister in law and her family.  This is beginning to be a bit of a tradition, and its great to see all of the children (young and old) getting on so well.  We meet at a restaurant which has a lovely garden, but unfortunately the weather has never really been kind to us, so we just let the 'littlies' have a bit of a run before we hi-jack some unsuspecting person to take the obligatory photo.

Rogues gallery 

I have to ask the question....when are children too old for an Easter Egg hunt?  Obviously this lot are not too old.  Eggs were placed around our garden and the 'biggies' were let loose.

First egg to Miss J

Mr. J's girlfriend 'M' seems to be doing well

They took it slowly

The arrow is showing you the last egg standing
All too soon the weekend was over and we were left with an empty quiet house, so back in the sewing room for me and as the weather was fair Mr D was out on the golf course.

I usually go to water aerobics on a Tuesday evening,  we have been going for about 5 years and have decided to have a bit of a break.  It was getting a little boring, the fees were going up and we often complain that the water is just too cold, so this week 4 of us met up and had a walk from the village of Braybrooke. Our guide 'L' took us across a field where the old castle was buried, its just mounds of grass now, but you can see where the walkways would have been. The evening was really beautiful with a stunning sunset, unfortunately I didn't have my camera, so you just have the photos from my phone, but it does give you a bit of an idea of how wonderful it was.

Just beautiful

The sky was on fire
I will take my camera next week.

Our next 'Mini Mania' pattern was given to us on the 1st so I set out and cut all my fabrics...... note the pieces are a lot larger than last month

Much bigger pieces this month
I have no idea why, but at first I couldn't get this first block together, but like a dog with a bone, I got there in the end
Centre block --- tick

Round two ---done

Ready for the last round

We have a "big reveal" at the end of the month, so unfortunately I can't show you any more for a week or two.

Other than that little bit of sewing I have been adding to my crochet blanket, but I am considering my options with the borders - it may have to go back to the drawing board.

 I have finally succumbed to that awful cold/flu virus that seemed to hit the country while we were overseas and I am feeling very sorry for myself.  My favourite friend this weekend has been the sofa.  I will bounce back soon x x


  1. So sorry you aren't feeling well and no...they are never too old for an egg hunt. If we had been to my parents I can assure you they would have hidden things!:)

    Great family shot!

  2. You are never too old for an egg hunt
    Love your mini colours. Sorry that you are feeling under ther weather, get cuddled up under the lovely crochet blanket xx

  3. Oh dear sorry about the cold. Love your evening photos.

  4. Hope you will be feeling better for Monday! Mini quilt looking good. Had trouble with centre block as well!!! Ended up re-cutting the fabric. Lol. X

  5. Sorry to hear you've not been well Jo, I hope you didn't catch it from me on Friday!