What do crochet, senior moments and mud have in common?
Well the answer is me!
It has been a looooong week…let’s just say that. Yesterday I was the Duty Health Visitor in the office, we take it in turns to triage calls and sort out various problems…I won’t bore you with the detail. I took a call from a worried parent and said I’d get the Duty Health Visitor (which was me…I just forgot!!) After several enquiries amongst my colleagues I was gently reminded (actually,ribbed to the max) it was me. I returned to the phone and in a posher voice said Duty Health Visitor, how can I help you?
This was followed later in the day when I received an email from my GP asking me to attend a well woman check (for women over a certain age)…sigh!
Then…yes there is more! I had to ask to borrow my Mom’s glasses for the very first time ever to read a food packet.
Oh my!…little signs.
Another feature looming large in my week has been mud…lots of mud. I have become a rugby mamma and I need help! How on earth do I get this….erm…earth out of his kit.
Please let me have any top tips for getting rid of all this mud!
I also need your crochet help…pattern recommendations. I want to make a few beanie style hats for Christmas, male and female. I have a few, but they always seem to come off my hook too large or I am always a little disappointed with them. Can you wholeheartedly recommend a superb pattern? I would be so very grateful.
Have a great weekend.
Introducing the ‘Grandma Dot’ tea cosy…the third in the Grandma Collection
Dedicated to my husband’s Nanna Dot who was a truly formidable woman.
Nanna Dot was a tiny woman in stature but a mighty woman non the less.
Strong, brave and wise with the most beautiful smile. No matter what was going on or how much hell was breaking loose round about; Nanna Dot would make a cuppa tea or something a wee bit stronger and in a way that I still do not really understand, she would put things into perspective with a gentle reassurance.
I wish I had known Nanna Dot for longer. I especially loved her love of family and Christmas. Family were so important to her. When my first son was born, we counted from Nanna Dot and Grandad Ernie that our son was number 50….a BIG family indeed!
So this cosy is covered in ‘dotty little flowers’
A meadow of ‘dotty little flowers’ to represent the growth and legacy of her family, which at last count is upwards of 60!
So that is the Grandma Dot tea cosy in all of its glory, here is the pattern linky thing which is free and has a photo tutorial also.
But, it is Tuesday I hear you say!
A beautiful Tuesday too, a happy day off for me catching up with family, drinking lots of coffee and I must confess a little nap before the school run instead of crochet.
So, I thought I would post the pictures of our lovely blustery Sunday countryside walk this weekend.
We were all thrilled to find this adder snake slithering across the path. I have never seen an adder before, they are a rare sight. They are also our only poisonous snake in Britain, so we got the dogs back on their leads quickly and let Mr adder go on his way.
We continued our walk, chatting and planning and breathing in the crisp air and generally being amazed by the beautiful British countryside.
Once home I curled up with my hook and began a new pattern which has been long overdue.
A new tea cosy for the Grandma Collection. I am almost done with it, so I will release it here very soon I promise.
all photographs in this post are provided by Mr Little Brother…
Thank you Corfu…
Thank you for sundrenched days
Thank you for time with my brood, for rest and relaxation and time just to breathe a new rhythm for a while
Thank you for tequilla sunrise and Corfu beer
Thank you that I was able to create x1 barefoot sandal
well, I was just too busy doing not a lot! See…
Thank you for time spent in your Old Town, where the streets came alive after dusk with the chatter of the swifts overhead and where the street sellers appeared from nowhere with their wares.
For your cobbled alley ways crammed with unique gems and treasures.
Thank you for fun, lots of fun…
Thank you Corfu for helping our healing and for new memories. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
A three day weekend…this should be made compulsory.
Oh, if only I could have a bank holiday every weekend.
We have taken walks along woodland trails,
and enjoyed some down time
I have made slow progress on my hotel of bees shawl #hobcal
but, I am enjoying the pattern, even if I do have to concentrate really hard. I really enjoyed hooking those sweet little bees.
I have also been finishing up my Baby Wilmer blanket, I just have a few more rows to add now before I border.
I hope what ever you have been doing has been just as fun.
Day 15 of
and it’s still not too late join in.
The theme for today is ‘family’.
This about sums us up!