Monday, 1 February 2010

Knitting, crafting and an award :)

Good evening

The day is ending better than it started - think cold, Monday morning, 3 hormonal males and a Mum with PMT!  However calm has been restored - thank goodness for baking!  Ok confess who else likes cookie dough??

I did get into town today and bought more wool towards my squares blanket;

I've also started to sew together the first squares I knitted - I wasn't sure about including all of them as they are real beginners squares full of mistakes and wonky bits. However I have decided to include them as the blanket will show my progression from complete beginner to improver :)

9 squares are now sewn together - depending on the eventual size, it means only 112 left to knit/sew together. I guess I'll get quicker as I progress.
One afternoon as part of the 20 minutes crafting, I made this padded strawberry from the Sew Pretty books;

I've got loads of small pieces of red/pink fabric so it will be getting some friends soon.

I've been given an award by Catherine @ Kids & Capers;

The condition of accepting the award is to pass it on to 5 people and to list 5 things I like doing;

1. Baking - I find it a great way to relax with the added benefit that theres something scrummy to eat at the end of it!

2. Picnics at the beach;

3. Camping - either as a family or with friends.

4. Music especially live music.  Am a latecomer to music festivals. Past 3 summers I've been to Latitude which is held about 20 minutes up the road from me.  Am hoping I'll be there this summer too accompanied as usual by little son who shares my love of live music;

5. Spending time with my siblings.  I'm the eldest of 7 children - ranging from me nearly 40 to my brother who is nearly 23.  Its not often we all get together - infact I couldn't find a picture of the 7 of us only one of us 6 girls out for a meal to celebrate someones birthday (me in the top left hand corner);

I need to pass this award on to 5 people - never an easy choice - so I wrote the names of all of the blogs I follow on slips of paper and these ones were the first 5 out;

and last but not least

Here's hoping that calm returns for the rest of the week.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


LissyLou said...

Thank you Vicki. Wow 7 of you!!!???


bellaboo said...

I like baking,picnics and spending time with family too.
Thankyou very much for the award...lovely surprise!


Sarah said...

Your blanket squares are coming along very well. Great for a beginner!! How lucky are you for having five sisters? I though my girls were lucky and there are only four of them! Your parents deserve a medal.

Thank you so much for the award but I'm sorry I just don't have time to spend linking etc anymore. Thanks anyway.

driftwood said...

you're so right, baking is great way to relax

Vintage Vixen said...

Well done on your award, Vicki!
I'm envious of your knitting talents, my attempts are atrocious!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your awards!
Blessings, andrea

lemonade kitty said...

Congrats on the award, I love the gingerbread man in the sand He looks like He's enjoying himself!

Floss said...

Congrats - I really like your list! We love camping too - the simplicity is just perfect. I'm really glad you're using your knitting squares too, even the 'beginners' ones. It gives me a tiny bit of hope!

Sarah said...

Well done with your award and knitted blanket. I've almost finished mine, but cheated and did a small one (lap size!).

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh gorgeous big family!! Eldest of 7, wow wee, how fabulous. Sisters are excellent aren't they?? Brothers too but different. Glad i had lots of children, they're pals, only sometimes by force. Love Posie

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I popped in to wish you a love filled February full of blessings.

Love & Hugs

A Country Girl said...

Wow thanks! Another award, thats one a month so far - bet I can't keep that up all year!
Love the strawb. You can make me one if you like! ;)