Hi Everyone, Tony and I have been in London for a couple of days, we went to see the lights and have a walk around the shops especially Hamleys Toy Store, we bought toys for Jude and Freddie, we also went to Foyles bookshop and. got them some lovely books.
The lights were wonderful, we walked the length of Regent Street and Oxford Street my feet are a bit sore today
The Snow globe was in Piccadilly Circus over Eros, we also went to Covent Garden Market which is very upmarket a bit special;
Before we came home today we had a lovely breakfast in a French restaurant it was delicious. The photo's below show The Queen on her throne and the royal wedding all done in Lego, the little man peeping over Williams arm is my Tony.
Here is a Baby quilt I just finished, it's labelled and ready to go to a baby called Seth, I did a quilt for his brother Laurie who is now 18months old and Seth is brand new.
Here is my other quilt which has taken me forever to quilt but I love it, it will be a present for someone next year but , I want to keep it for a while because it has taken me so long to do, Kathleen nagged to try one of these quilts and I am glad she did.
How is everyone's shopping going, it is getting a bit crowded now, we had a lovely day yesterday we did food shopping and Christmas shopping Kathleen also managed to buy herself two lovely tops from Monsoon, we both love that shop and spend ages walking around oohing and aahing , I bought my daughter a dress for Christmas it is truly beautiful, we then went next door to Accessorise and bought earrings so, a good day was had with two stops for coffee and munchies.
Sorry it has been so long since I posted we are still very busy working on the Bungalow and Christmas is fast approaching so I am busy with shopping , I am enjoying buying things for Jude and Freddie. I have also been finishing a quilt it is now complete I will take a photo and post it for you to see, I love it I think it's the best one I have made.
I hope you are all well and getting ready for Christmas, it is such a busy time of year and I don't really enjoy it until Christmas Eve when I can relax and know there is no more I can do other than cook the meals, we are going to my sons this year as my kitchen is in a state of flux and I wouldn't trust my cooker to cope, we have done such a lot of pulling down, filling holes, plastering rubbing down and much more, we still have to rip out all the cabinets and lay a new floor but I think we will have a bit of a rest through December and have some time to ourselves, the carpet for the bedroom is coming next Friday so that will be another room finished I am really looking forward to putting my pretty things up in the bedroom it will be my little oasis.
I will post my quilt soon.
Jude and Freddie are so lovely, I love this photo, we will see them tomorrow and I cannot wait.
Tony and I have been busy today sanding walls in the bedroom and I have started stripping paper in the porch. Kathleen called in this morning and I walked to the Dr.s with her where she got results and her cholesterol was normal, I think she will celebrate with a bacon sandwich.
The tickets arrived for the Malvern quilt show we will go on the Friday, it's a lovely show we love it, because it's small and you get to see everything, I am quilting a large quilt at the moment and it is taking me ages to finish but it is looking lovely. I have started a baby quilt for one of Kate's friends who had a litte boy last week,my life is full and happy and I am very grateful.
Hello Everybody, we took time out from decorating on Tuesday 24th to go to Leeds to see Rod Stewart in concert at the new arena, it was BRILLIANT! we have been fans of Rod since forever and have been to lots of concerts but we hav'nt been for a while so this was a real treat, he was so good we loved every minute and sang along with all the songs especially Maggie May. We arrived in Leeds at lunchtime and as we had never been there we had time for a good look around, they have some lovely Victorian Arcades full of nice shops and the indoor market building was amazing, I spent all my time looking up at the balustrades and balconies, very pretty all in all we had a good day.
I would love to make some soap, I have no idea how you do it but I would really like to try, Kathleen and I spend hours in TK Maxx smelling the soaps they are so gorgeous one of my favourites is Violet this smell is so sweet and reminds me of when I was a small girl and every Good Friday my friend Jean's Grandma used to take us to Peddars wood and we would pick Violets and Primroses and take them home for my Mom for Easter, the smell in the wood was wonderful and the flowers like a beautiful pale yellow and violet coloured carpet. such happy innocent days. Does anyone have a failsafe way of making soap? I would love to know.
This a picture of Kathleen (cottonreel), it was a beautiful day and we had been to the hairdressers, we are in a village called Market Bosworth which wins a lot of awards for it's lovely flower displays, it also has some nice little shops which we love to browse, Market Bosworth is famous because of the Battle of Bosworth where Richard 3rd died, recently there has been much excitement because they found his body under a car park near the cathedral he is to be interred in the cathedral. The coffee and cake is good in Market Bosworth too.