Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #3

Hi,
I can't believe it's Wednesday already, the last week has flown by. Here's my list of wonderful things from the week.

Swimming - I'm trying to go swimming at least once every two weeks. Each time I swim I do an extra two lengths. I really feel like my muscles have worked hard afterwards which makes the well deserved coffee and cake taste better. 

Sunshine  -  It's so nice to see the sun. Soaking in that vitamin D really does put me in a good mood. I love being able to have a cup of tea in the garden without having to put a coat on.

Netflix - Friday was the release of series 3 of Grace and Frankie. This programme always makes me laugh. Grace and Frankie become unlikely friends when their husbands announce that they are in a relationship with each other. Its well worth a watch.

Gardening - Saturday morning after a big fry up was spent in the garden. The weather was finally good enough that I was able to cut the grass. I pulled the weeds out of the borders and trimmed bushes. By late morning the garden was looking tidy and my husband had just finished the hoovering. Which meant we could relax in the afternoon, having completed our jobs.

Volunteering - I spent Sunday morning volunteering as a marshall at my towns half marathon. I was based in a rural location at the 8 mile mark. It was lovely stood at the top of the hill in the sunshine. My main duties were to ensure road closures were in place and keep an eye on the runners. The winner completed the 13 miles in 1 hour 13 minutes. I'm happy to show my support to the runners and give my time to ensure the smooth running (excuse the pun) of the event. I got a nice free packed lunch and I received a lovely thank you email today. You can't buy the satisfaction you get from volunteering.

"Mines a mug of green tea please, I'll be outside."

Thanks for stopping by!
Em

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Sit down and relax by reading these other Wonderful Wednesday Blogs:  Sally, HelenJoMichelleSarahKateCatSamElKerri,PetaKelly
(let me know if I missed you)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #2

Hi,

Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to all the warm welcomes I received from the wonderful Wednesday club. You all seem lovely and your blogs look so much more prettier than mine. I promise I will make my blog more beautiful soon, I've just seen blogger has some new themes.

Lets begin my second Wonderful Wednesday post.

Family - I had a lovely family meal at ASK (Italian chain restaurant) on thursday evening. It was busy and there were long waits due to them being short staffed, but this didn't matter. Good food, drink and company made the evening wonderful.

Spring - Well up until today I was going to say I'm enjoying the spring weather. Today (Tuesday) we had sun, cloud, rain, hail, thunder a bit of everything kind of day. Shall I wear my coat or not kind of day.
I have been enjoying the longer days though. More light is good for me.

Reading -

This book has got its icy claws in me. Its a thriller but not the kind where every one gets shot, I'll leave those books to my husband.  The main characters Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby are on a search for Ruby's father in Alaska. Ruby uses sign language and technology to communicate and it's interesting seeing the world through her eyes. Yasmin is a strong female character who will go to extreme lengths to find her husband. 

Craft -  This week I've been crocheting a rainbow blanket. I have so many balls of wool I have banned myself from buying any more for a while. I decided a rainbow blanket would be perfect for using up wool. 


So that was my week. Don't forget to check out other #WonderfulWednesday blogs.
Thanks for stopping by.
Em

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #1

Hi,

Welcome to my first wonderful Wednesday post.  I stumbled upon a blog called Sally Tangle and found a beautiful collection of blogs sharing their weeks antics under the #WonderfulWednesdays.

I've re-written a paragraph at least half a dozen times where I introduce myself, but it kept sounding like a lonely hearts advert. One husband is enough, I don't need another one! So to stop my delete button from wearing out  I'm skipping the introduction. You'll get to know me through my blog posts.

Sewing: This week I've been making cushions for my sofa. I love this geometric fabric.
sewing for spring blog post

Spring: I'm celebrating surviving the grey dull winter. Spring has arrived - blue skies, green grass, yellow daffodils and pink blossom.
I love spring flowers.
Fitness: I'm on a fitness drive at the moment. I went swimming twice last week, I swam 14 lengths each time. I also got my bike out of the shed for the first time this year and went for a 40 minute cycle ride. It's making me feel fabulous although my legs do ache.
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Weekend break: I spent the weekend in Bath. We stayed in a gorgeous manor house hotel, old fashioned on the outside, modern on the inside. It was set in beautiful grounds. I felt like a lady and didn't want to come back to our common two bedroom house.


So that was my week, thanks for stopping by. 
Em 

Go and have a look on twitter #WonderfulWednesday for some sit down with a cup of tea blog reading. 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sewing for spring.

Hi,
This week I've become friends with my sewing machine again. I gave my Husqvarna sewing machine a dust off, cleaned out all the fluff and changed the needle. For some reason i thought it was really difficult to change the needle on a sewing machine. I had visions of me not putting the needle in right and the needle flying at my face when I started sewing. None of that happened, it was just fine. Followed the instructions, new needle, no problem.
I Found this gorgeous geometric fabric to make cushion covers for my sofa.
I know what your thinking.... Those scissors are awesome!
I decided to make a simple envelope style cushion. Easy to make and easy to wash. I made the cushion cover an inch smaller than the cushion pad making it a little bit more plumper.

I'm very pleased with the finished product. Time to relax on the sofa now. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Em 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Knitting with all my heart.

Hi,
I know it was a while ago now, but did you survive valentines day? If your single its horrid seeing the cards, flowers and proposals plastered all over facebook. Even as a married woman I'm sick of seeing pictures of loved up couples. I believe a relationship should be a private thing. Anyway enough ranting, lets get on with the knitting.

Chunky wool heart.


These hearts are knitted from the top to the bottom. A very simple pattern using knit stitch and increasing and decreasing. If you'd like the pattern you can message me. 
I've been very busy with wool lately so expect more wooly posts soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Em