Sunday 31 July 2011

Collections - Wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks

Also at the car boot this week I picked up some more wool. 50p for the 10 balls of lilac, a little bit more for the purple wool, dozen or so knitting needles and 10 crochet hooks in the knitting bag - £3.

The wool will join my 'stash' in the cupboard and the needles will get sorted with my other needles. Big smiles on my face this week!

Collections - Music

A dealer at the car boot had 2 shopping bags full of sheet music. I love to look through music and I had a good 5 minutes glancing through. He wanted 3 for £1. There was such a large amount of music (at least 200 copies) that it was too difficult to choose so we passed him by. On the return leg we cheekily offered him £20 for the whole collection and he said yes. I've had great fun sorting out and playing the music from the 30s - 60s into albums, selections, dance music, Christmas, Easter, songs and classical tunes.

My era

Shows and collections

Not my era

Pile after pile after pile

My task now is to go through the music we already have and find a home for the new stuff!

Thanks, Mary. I'll look after your music now.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Bloomin' Bootiful! or possibly Wonderful Wednesday?

Picked from the garden to bring the summer inside.

Displayed in my favourite vase (from a car boot sale I think), swirly browns and greens in heavy, curvy glass.

In memory of Mr. P. - kind, considerate, polite

Teach us, good Lord, 
to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will.

(By Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Carrot Puzzle


A- ha!


Monday 25 July 2011


I had a marathon baking session yesterday and I've still not finished with all the plums.

Plum Torte and Plum Cake

Plum Muffins

The plum torte has all been eaten. Thank goodness I put a pile of the others away in the freezer. I feel more weight coming on. Plum crumble and banana cake today as I've found 3 very mushy bananas festering away on the side.

Sunday 24 July 2011

Have you ever seen such a long curly one?

What a whopper! I discovered this cucumber trying to escape from the greenhouse today.

He's got a little brother who's trying to escape downwards. He's not as big yet though - only a little hairy baby.

There's only me who likes cucumber so each one will take at least a week to eat.

Saturday 23 July 2011

A Trip Out

Went bearing gifts of carrots and cucumber. Came back with gifts of plums, potatoes and cabbage. Isn't it nice to have friends!

Jam, crumble, eat raw, plum vodka? Decisions again.

Sat by the pond and watched the pond life.

Friday 22 July 2011

Summer Blanket

The colours of these summer flowers and berries feature in my current granny blanket. It wasn't intentional, the colours just happened to be in my rescued wool stash. (I don't buy new wool.)






I chose to put all the colours together in each block.

I think I shall call it my 'Summer Blanket". Puss agrees!

Monday 18 July 2011

Junk Shop Update

I bought  some balls of wool ...

... and a hat for 75p.

The cat thought it was an interesting buy.

The blanket's coming along well.

Puss is on guard!

To my new follower thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits.

Sunday 17 July 2011

A walk on the pier

I regularly go for a walk to say hello to the sea. The promenade in summer is a busy place with holiday makers exploring the new promenade. The pier has been here since Victorian times. 

Looking up the pier.

There are 2 kiosks ahead.

One sells beer and chips,

the other champagne and oysters!

View north

View from the end of the pier south

Been to the end, now walk back.

Here are the kiosks again.

View south

You can see the pier in the distance.
View south again

Knit Bombing Extra

Sorry I can't take credit for the knit bombing. DD and boyfriend were involved though. This link is for Vix.

Saturday 16 July 2011

Friday 15 July 2011

I enjoy ...

... working (playing) at the Charity Shop one afternoon a week. I pay them rather than they pay me! Today I brought home 2 carrier bags full. (I have to sneak them in quietly.) I thought I'd better have the Low-Fat cook book just to show that I do pay some attention to my diet. I couldn't say no to the hessian. I'm sure it will come in handy sometime.

The belt is lovely, just the thing to wear with my long skirts.

I also got 2 T-shirt tops and 3 zips (for putting in the skirts from the car-boot. I know why they were 50p each now.)

Finally I found this upholstery fabric which I hope will be enough to cover the chair in the picture and possibly its twin. The price for all was £7 which I thought was a real bargain. I've made myself more work now though.