Blimey, where has this week gone? Seems to have past me by in a whirl of cooking, cleaning, crafting and a bit more cooking thrown in!!
Today has been rather good - Country Girl and I headed to Aldeburgh this morning for a moochie around the shops and of course coffee & cake :). You can see on her blog her shopping success ;). I didn't find anything that took my fancy not even in the charity or 2nd hand book shops.
After lunch I decided that I'd cycle into town to post some letters, visit the greengrocers and have a looksie at our charity shops. BINGO, I struck lucky - a Boden wool jacket - in my size & colourway - not only that it has hardly been worn & only cost £10 :)
The other thing I thought I'd show you today also comes under my resolutions for 2010 - praise the boys more. Big son made this pencil case at school for his art pens & pencils. Now bearing in mind he's never used a sewing machine before and he's fairly cack handed most of the while, I thought this was rather good;
I was most impressed that he'd sewn the zip in himself on the machine and that the whole thing is entirely his own work - so well done big son :)
My knitting is coming along well - dishcloth is finished and just needs its ends sewing in. I've started now knitting squares when will eventually be turned in a blanket. Am impressed with myself - can cast on & off and do a knit stitch - next target is purling & ribbing :)
See you at the weekend with another birthday post - this time little son who will be 12 on Sunday. He's been full of it this week not only has he got a birthday to look forward to but his violin he's spent his christmas money on arrived. Naturally for the lively person he is, a plain wood one was not good enough - instead he chose this rather cheerful red;
xxxxx Vicki xxxxx