Half-term is over, and the Little People are back to school. The week off was its usual relaxing self. Its always so lovely not to have to rush about like a mad person and just sloooooow down. Mostly we pottered in the house and played in the garden, easy trips by bike to the park, and 99's from the ice-cream van - yum :)
We had another birthday to celebrate, Little Man turned 11. Eleven. ELEVEN! When on earth did that happen ??? His birthday always falls in half-term, which pleases him very much :) I don't like to post too many pictures of my children , but I'll make an exception this time ... just look at those sparkling blue eyes. Love him so much :)
My birthday just keeps on giving too, lovely hubby bought me a Simply Crochet subscription, the first issue of which plopped through my letterbox last week :)
In honour of Little Man's birthday I whipped up some of Lucy's Blue Bunting as shown in the magazine. I amazed and impressed myself by finishing it in one day, and hanging it on the fireplace, but I've yet to add some buttons and beads: I'll post photos of the final thing later in the week, but here's an in-progress picture....
Over the weekend I started a new blanket ... yes .... Another One - and worse still, its another baby blanket! This time for a baby girl though - hurrah - its going to be so pretty and pink and flowery, I'm loving it already :)
My 365 blanket is coming along really well .... I managed some sneaky hooky time watching while hubby took the Little People swimming ....
Long story but a poorly friend of mine has a granny square blanket that had some unravelling squares, and she asked me if I could mend it. Well. I did manage to mend it but aaarrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhh ... talk about fiddly! Not least because the original crocheter was, I think, left handed. Look, you can see where I have re-crocheted the centre - round 1 - and then note how all the other rounds sort of lean clockwise. I was really pleased though, I was worried I'd have to re-crochet the square but I really wanted to retain as much of the original work as possible.
Inspired by the colours of Little Miss' Beautiful Bright Bag, I decided to leap aboard the mandala express as it whizzes through crochet-land..... here's the very start ....
Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will have a super-fun mandala post to share with you - stay tuned! :)
What a great photo of your son. And I agree, where does the time go. My son is counting down the time until he can drive. Now that's scary!!ReplyDelete
Yes! Very scary! My son worries about everything and is already worried about how he'll manage the gears, bless himDelete
Time does just fly by doesn't it. My older 3 are now all 20+ can I really be that old, old enough to have children of such an age surely not. But I do also have my little man who will be 11 in September. Great photos and lots of hooky time.ReplyDelete
It really does fly by, blink and you miss it. I don't really want them to grow up .... although every year I think " ah yes they are the perfect age now" and I suppose if I keep thinking that, I'll be fine!Delete
Enjoy the time whilst your children are young, you can never get it back.ReplyDelete
I was a stay at home Mum and enjoyed every moment, even the times when I had to invent yet another recipe for Mince as we were so hard up ;0)
I've done a mixture of work and stay-at-home Mum, and definitely prefer the latter. Its hard work, frustrating often, but I love it :) I've been there with the mince, Used to add lentils and oatmeal! Until one of them sussed it out and started refusing it lolDelete
It is so lovely when you have a magazine come through the letterbox instead of bills and boring things isn't it - especially when it inspires fun crochet!! Love your bunting, I look forward to seeing it finished! xxReplyDelete
Its all done and posted now Amy!Delete
Your son is very handsome, of my I remember 11, it is a fantastic age, they are not that mature yet, still like a lot of Mom time. Love your crochet.ReplyDelete
That's so true. I love that he is still a little boy. I expect secondary school will change all that. But you can't stop it, just got to try and keep enjoying it I guess :)Delete
A very happy birthday to you're son my nephews is 11 this month where does the time go, lovely crochet I have a granny blanket to repair that my great nan made for my Mum, keep putting it off as not sure where to start, love the colours you have pick for the mandalaReplyDelete
Really hoping to do some more mandalas over the weekend, they are really fun to do , just letting the colours run away with themselves :)Delete
Hi Jill, that is such a great photo of your son :-) A very happy birthday to him. You sure have been busy.ReplyDelete
Busy as always Tracey :)Delete
Happy birthday to that handsome fella! You are a crocheting whirlwind, look at all those fantastic projects! Chrissie xReplyDelete
yes, fantastic UnFinished projects LOLDelete
Yes, more birthday wishes for your son! My grandson is 10 this month - how did that happen! Smashing crochet !ReplyDelete
Thanks for popping by Jacky :) I love your blog :)Delete
Looking forward to seeing your mandala Jill, are you doing a pattern? btw I am working on my Liebster post, should have it out by next week. Have a fab weekend ..ReplyDelete
Hope Liebster not causing you too much vexation!ReplyDelete
I really want to do a mandala pattern, just seem to have several zillion other things to do first...not enough hours in the day, are there ?!
Congrats on your boys birthday. What a handsome guy he is. My oldest will also be turning 11 in about two weeks. Yikes! Time is wizzing by much too fast. Looks like you have plenty of projects going on. Its fun to see progress pics :)ReplyDelete