Thursday, 23 April 2009

The good life!

Well, Easter has come and gone and now we look forward to the summer months which I'm sure we all hope are going to be warm and sunny.
I'm still knitting, with my seventh piece just about to be sewn up and I have another stash of yarn ready for the next item to be made. They haven't all been pink, I'm now on white and have some gorgeous cream to knit with. I don't think that my knitting adventures will be finishing for a while yet, as I have promised to knit for a friend whose daughter is having a baby in October. As we don't know if it's a boy or girl I shall be knitting in various colours I'm sure.

I've also been catching up with my card making....

...the whole idea this year was to have them at hand when I needed them, but this hasn't happened, so I'm playing catch up with the ones I need to make for the next few weeks.

I was lucky enough to get this for my birthday a few weeks ago........

I haven't yet had a lot of time to play with it, but I hope to take some time tomorrow once all the housework is done, oh and the ironing!
I don't want to spend all my days off work doing the "must dos", I need the time for the "want tos", so I'll see how it goes and I know they'll be no stopping me once I get going with this wonderful machine!
I always have more than one project on the go at once. I'm sure I'm not alone in doing this. At the moment I have knitting projects, a cross stitch piece, and a tapestry piece,and some sewing all being done. In between I do my paper crafting and scrapbooking.
The paper project is working with kaleidoscopes. Using the programme on my computer I can make such lovely and varied kaleidoscopes which I then try to use in different ways. Here a just a few.....

Some will end up on cards and some will end up in another project which I currently have placed on the back burner, as I can't fit anything else in!

Hubby and I managed to spend a whole day in the back garden over the Easter break.

We have decided to change the layout and so far it's looking good.But it will be a work in progress for a while yet. A few trips to the local nursery and the garden centre are inevitable, and we are compiling a list of wants and needs to fill the spaces. But we still have some beautiful plants in the garden, and they're all growing so fast.

It must be all this glorious weather we've had just lately.
I've been baking this evening, and have made a chocolate orange cake and a madeira cake, the whole house still smells wonderful. I resisted making butterfly cupcakes this time,

but when I do another batch bake I'll probably end up making about three dozen or so. It's much easier for me to make them like this, it saves so much time for the days I'm out at work.
Now it's back to my knitting.
Bye for now, Linda.