Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Too long...Missing you all x

Hello, well it has been FOREVER it seems since I was last on here. I have sat down everyday for the last week and tried to write a blog but something has always come up. I have been so busy lately that I feel like all my normal hobbies are just long lost memories. One of the main reasons I have been kept so occupied is so very, very exciting...ARGHHHHHHH I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. I have my own cafe!!! I know! Well it belongs to my friend and myself, we have called it 'The Kiosk'(mainly because the area we occupied was already being called this for some reason so we kept it...so original I know). We have gone into business together. No bosses, no one to answer to, and no money! We have gone into it to try and raise funds for our local community predominately with the intention of turning it into a catering business :) Oh geez it is so much fun. We opened a few weeks ago and it has really taken off, and the best part is we can have our own knit and natter group which we are starting THIS Thursday. We have been asked to serve tea on the patio and the communities next fair, and are becoming a valued part in our area. So wonderful...

Now I wont just blog about The Kiosk as I do not yet have any photos. I have also been to Manchester which was fab and in crochet news I have been making very dull white blankets. I will show you tomorrow as I am too tired to fetch the camera. I promise though that I am going to be much better at writing and reading in the blogging world. I really have missed you all so much, and have really missed crocheting terribly. Here are some pics from Manchester and of the start of one of my many white blankets.


My son running from the great mammoth in Manchester Museum
These pics were taken from the Manchester wheel, which I took myself. Yep! I went on it which I think was VERY brave of me. Very brave of me...


I hope you are all enjoying the fabulous weather and I will see you very soon with some much more interesting pics :)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Saying Hello

Everyday something happens or there is something I want to photograph to share that I just don't take for some reason like kids, pets, distraction etc and when I do take pictures and sit down to upload them to show you something gets in the way like kids, pets, distraction etc!!! So very annoying as I am away for long periods when I don't want to be because I just don't have the goods. So instead of staying away I thought I would just drop by and say hello so...

Hello!

I am off to Manchester tomorrow YAY! Hopefully I will remember the camera...hopefully

See ya later Bug hugs

Emma xxx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Lovely days

Phew! What simply perfect weather we are having this week. I absolutely love sunny days they make me oh so happy inside. My mind races with possible plans we can make as a family. No more staring at walls, watching T.V, endless breaking up of fights and arguments NOPE! Just running, playing, exploring, resting, drinking juice, watching clouds, feeding ducks, swinging, climbing just general good fun. Then at the end of a long sunshine fun filled day is the tired but happy bedtime of exhausted little faces off to dream about what they have done and what they are yet to do...

So this half term has been a fab one my bestest friend in the world has been down from Manchester with her children so far we have...
Seen ducklings, Cygnets and Goslings


Been to a boat festival and the children got to see the boat 'sink'...

We then headed to the beach where we all had the time of our lives eating...

Building...

Becoming mermaids...

Crawling...

and of course enjoying ice cream!!!

After all this mega excitement we had a day of rain which was refreshing and gave us grown ups a chance to sit have a chat with endless cups of tea and laze about all in our pj's watching family films whilst tucking in to some wonderful home made grub. Yesterday was another hot one though so early we rose to make more picnic food, get the clan ready and head off to meet more friends to enjoy the day at one of my most favourite places in Wales, the Museum of Welsh Life. Here are just a few of the 112 photos that were taken on this brill day out...

So with all that going on I am sure you are thinking that surely there was no time for any crochet but you would be wrong. I have indeed been busily crocheting. Squeezing it in between all our busy days and hectic schedules of late. I think I have mentioned that my Niece is having a baby in September, well I am happily making a few blankets for her little bundle. I have finished one Ta Dah...
A very simple blanket with a shell edging. I used a very soft baby acrylic for this blanket.
I used a blanket made for my baby as inspiration as I loved it and still do. First he was wrapped in it and now it is a little worn it is perfect for a summer nap. I am also working on another(rather boring) blanket. My Sister(Nan to be!) wanted an all white blanket and because I knew I would get quite bored working with just white I decided that I would just do a large granny square with a nice edging.

I am hoping when this is complete to work more on MY projects as I would like a blanket for myself before Christmas lol!
Anyway hope you are all having a super week
Em xxx