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Leap Day! February 29, 2012

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I just love the idea that today is an extra day! And thankfully the sun is shining so I am feeling glad again (even though I have a terrible cold!)
I thought I’d just share what I’ve been up to this February before a full on Ta-dah tomorrow.

Happy Leap Day xx


Sunday’s Song February 27, 2012

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In honour of last night’s performance!



Happy Sunday xx


eta: ok so due to unforeseen problems it’s now Monday!

Happy Monday xx


Reasons To Be Cheerful February 23, 2012

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Of which, of course, there are many. But here are mine for today…

1. A vase of spring flowers – tulips are my favourites!

2. Crocheting for hours – last week I started my first mystery CAL from the Bernat website.

3. Not mine or yours, but ours – it’s good to remind ourselves what it’s all about, why we are where we       are…

So there we go.

However, just one more reason to be cheerful is that on Saturday I’m going to the Hall for Cornwall to see…

Reasons To Be Cheerful – the musical! I’ve had a sneak preview and it’s great. Can’t wait.

Happy Thursday xx

And for more Reasons, go to Planet Penny’s blog xx


OK I know it’s Wednesday! February 22, 2012

So maybe I should call mine One A Day on Wednesday rather than Tuesday’s Tallies!

I’ve been quite caught up with lots of things going on for the children, the usual winter colds, sore throats, etc and not a lot of time for me! Hopefully that will soon change!!

Not a lot to report on my one-a-day either as my blanket statement has ground to a halt. My LYS has so far been unable to acquire any Meadow so today I finally had to order online. It’s not that I am against online shopping; I just wanted to support a local shop. Also, it’s right across the road from me, a sort of newsagents cum corner shop which actually sells Stylecraft Special – can you believe it? Anyway, once the yarn arrives I can resume the blanket statement.

In the meantime, I’ve completed all the pennants for the baby bunting so it’s now on to the letters and motifs. The baby beanie is finished too, so we’re just waiting for baby to put in an appearance!

I’ve also been knitting a pair of fingerless gloves for a friends’ daughter. It’s her birthday on Friday and she’s a student so I thought she might need them to keep warm. We’re all getting together for a birthday supper so I need to get on and finish them so they can be wrapped and ready for the weekend. I’ll take a photo too so I can show them in my next post.

So for now, happy Wednesday xx


Sunday’s Song February 19, 2012

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One of my all time favourites…



Never a frown – Happy Sunday x


Valentine February 14, 2012

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i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

by e e cummings


for my best beloved x


Sunday’s Song February 12, 2012

Filed under: Music,Sunday — vintagehomespun @ 10:36 pm
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Well as it is almost Valentine’s Day, it just had to be this!

Happy Sunday xx


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