Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Monday

We have had the best day today! The family came for lunch, and brought mayhem (and Easter eggs) with them! David is now in the Land of Nod, quite tuckered out after his day of play!
Here is our newest grandson, Josh, just two weeks old, hanging out with his cousin, Archie, above.
Sean discovered the joys of playing with Autumn leaves, after Grandpa shook a branch over his head and caught him by surprise. He soon found that having his hood up stopped them from going down his neck (I think his Uncle Mark had something to do with that! The leaves down his neck, I mean!).
Then he found Grandpa's boots! What a great place for hiding leaves!
We are planning to spend the day in the garden tomorrow, pruning, weeding and a general tidy up - I can't wait for David to put on his boots!
All the menfolk seemed to be competing with each other - who could be the biggest kid! And, of course, Sean loved it!!!!!
Now for (I think) some exciting news! I have found my scanner! (I can hear some of you asking how on Earth a scanner can be misplaced, but if you saw what it was like here before the workroom was finished, you'd understand!)
Remember in my last (or second to last?) blog, I said I'd post some old photos?
Well here they are.
The first two photos (below) are of St. Georges Parish Church, just outside Cardiff. They show the pathway entering the church grounds. We took these photos in 2002.

The next is of the path curving around the corner to the main entrance of the church.
Here you can see my Mum, with her father (Grandpa), walking along the same path towards the church door. Same gravestones in the background. Photo taken in 1946.
Here is the same path, below, closer to the door, and below that is the wedding party after the ceremony, in 1946, standing outside that same doorway.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to visit that beautiful little church!
I hope you have all had a happy Easter! I certainly have!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Josh and Dunster

Sorry, sorry, sorry ...... haven't blogged for AGES, but I have excuses!
Firstly, as you can see, we have a new grandson! Josh was born last week, and we are all besotted! Little brother ("Baby Josh"), for Sean. Here he is, one day old. I think he's been here before!
Secondly - "Dunster" is finished, and the pattern is available from my website! At last!
He's an adorable, friendly dragon. And there's only one teeny, tiny teddy - on the knight's shield. But you can put your own little personal touch there .... or maybe the family crest?
And thirdly - who said it would be a doddle to move into the workroom and get it all sorted!!??
It is taking ages to tidy and put things away. We keep finding long lost things, and are having to organize cupboards for stationary, fabrics, sewing bits and pieces, etc, etc .....
But I have my house back, and there's room for the kids to play!