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Late Again – Tuesday’s Tallies 7 (on Wednesday!) November 2, 2011

Filed under: Crochet,Family,One a Day,Tuesday Tallies — vintagehomespun @ 3:35 pm
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Tuesday’s just seem to be too busy of late, with no time to get anywhere near the computer!

Of course, we had a busy time on Monday, what with Hallowe’en and all, supper with friends, trick or treating in the pouring rain, and these gorgeous sweet little munchkins lanterns!

Munchkin lanterns

The blanket is still rippling away, on to colour change 31 now, and still smitten.

Rippling along

I’ve also managed to knit another wash cloth so only one more of those to go.

And I began crocheting snowflakes after reading a post on Ravelry. I had my own experience of a Special Care Baby Unit when our second son was born, 11 weeks prematurely , on New Years Eve 1996. It was a complete shock for us all, and everyone was so kind and helpful. After 12 weeks of living our lives on a day to day rollercoaster ride he finally came home. It hasn’t been easy; he has cerebral palsy, with mobility problems, learning difficulties, asthma, it’s quite a list. But he is wonderful, talented and a fabulous human being. And this New Years Eve he will be 15. I don’t know where the time has gone!

Back to today, and I’m hoping that after the school run I can check out the other One A Dayers over on Gingerbread Girl’s blog!

Happy Wednesday xx


Into Autumn September 8, 2011

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

I returned home from London on Monday evening, having spent an exciting weekend in and around the Royal Opera House, and as the train drew into the station it definitely felt like summer was over. To say that I felt a little down would be an understatement! At home I was thrust back into preparations for school the next day, a list of appointments to attend, and an overflowing laundry basket. And then I finally had five minutes to check my emails and found a cheery note from my yoga teacher, letting our class know it was about to start again, and how much she was looking forward to autumn. I immediately felt much better as I thought of all the jolly days ahead, nights drawing in, cosy fires, evenings filled with quiet reading and knitting, settling down as the seasons shift.

Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder of the positive nature of change.


In the beginning July 5, 2011

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Hello and welcome to one and all who stop by – pull up a chair, have a cuppa, let’s chat a while.

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, to write, to share my thoughts and projects, but I never quite got it together and thought I couldn’t really do it. But then, recently a good friend died, and what I learned from him was that if I wanted to do something then there was no reason not to, so I am inspired by him to try.

So here goes. This will be a space for my ramblings, my plans, my everyday endeavours and hopefully a gallery for my finished projects and other little crafty things that catch my eye.



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