Like most bloggers who posted yesterday, I've fallen foul to the problems that blogger has had in the past 24 hours - seems everyone who posted yesterday has lost their posts. Blogger has reset itself to a point in time when it was working - losing my post I wrote yesterday afternoon - oh joy.
Anyhow - I shall attempt to recreate my post - just because I like to keep my blog as a diary for myself as well as sharing things with you, my lovely readers, commenter's and followers.
Now what did I say??? Something along the lines of;
As I may have mentioned before I am very lucky to have MrVV work from home - his office is the little study at the bottom of the stairs and his warehouse is a few miles away - though at some points our garage seems to double as a warehouse too. At least we'll never be short of something to sit on!! Well this week, I've joined him working from home too - some boring and some more interesting.
As the weather has been lovely - I decamped to the summerhouse;
As well as cutting pattern pieces out for more raggies, I've also been kind and done a mountain of filing for MrVV;
A lovely sunny spot to work - even the view is quite pleasant - ignore the laundry but note the blue skies and yellowing grass;
I needed to get some raggies made - some for the fair, more for the shop and 4 for an order I received when I was in the Post Office the other day! A lady I sort of know, stopped me and once she confirmed I was the right sister, she asked me to make her 3 dolls to take to the US later this year. She then asked if I I could make her a boy version too as there were 4 children in the family she's visiting. Of course I said yes - a boy doll is something I've thought about for a while - I just needed that kick to come up with something. Here he is - he's based on my youngest son and sons of several friends - meet RaggieWill;
Apart from that stroke of luck, I had another on Tuesday :). Each week I go to visit my Grandma, to help her with her housework, have a coffee and of course put the world to rights. She's very interested in my crafting and I often take her examples of what I've been working on and photos of any stalls that I do. She was impressed with the teacup pincushions. This week when I arrived she took me over to a cupboard and told me I could take whatever was inside. Oh how lucky - it was full of china - mostly covered in pink flowers - my favourite sort. My late Grandad was a collector and he owned so many tea sets. These got used each summer when they hosted garden parties mainly in aid of the local WI. Here's what there was;
14 teacups and saucers
Loads of spare saucers and some tea plates - enough to make some cake stand both 2 and 3 tier :)
I can't remember exactly what I wrote after this but it probably is no longer relevant - thanks blogger. Whats the betting that the original post appears at some point too! Oh well.
Just one more picture for today - the print that hangs on the back wall of the summerhouse - kind of sums up the whole working from home business;
Off to make some more dollies - the plan is to have 5 made by Monday, then another 5 by next weekend!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx