Saturday, 16 May 2009

Pink and precious!

Well this week I've been finishing off my pink knitting projects and decided to do all the making up together. It seems to be working so far, but some nights when I get home from work, I have to confess I don't do as much as I hoped I would. So I try to catch up the next day, or evening.
As you can see, my pink knitting has turned out wonderfully, now all we have to do is wait for about five more weeks to see how they fit!

However,this won't be the end of my knitting adventures, I've already sorted through my multitude of patterns to begin again. This time I shall be knitting in cream and white, well we don't know if the expected baby is a boy or girl (or even both) yet, but I may just find some other gorgeous colours whilst I'm in the wool shop.
Last Sunday was our grand daughter's first birthday.

How this last year has flown. It only seems like yesterday when she was born, and now she's toddling about following her big brother.
The birthday cake was beautiful, it must have been so hard to actually put a knife to the cake, just look at this....

The original photo was done in sepia, I think it's a wonderful photograph, and cake.
I've been sorting through my sewing patterns this last week, and have now found a couple of dress patterns which I'm really taken with. So next week I'm off to find some gorgeous summer fabric. We don't have much choice of fabric shops here, so I'm wondering if I should wait until next weekend when we go to visit our daughter and her husband, who live in Wiltshire, it won't hurt to look and I wouldn't want to miss a bargain.
Whilst I'd been searching in my huge button collection for pink and white baby sized buttons, I came across another tin of goodies, which to be honest I'd forgotten about. I found some lovely vintage buttons and buckles.

This started my mind racing with all sorts of ideas, and now I've added a few more things to my list of projects.
The great thing is, all or most these haberdashery items have been handed down to me from my mum, and grandmother, and a lot I've collected too. I know they are quality items which we made to last, not like a lot of the throw away rubbish which can can be bought in many places today and doesn't last five minutes.
I always knew my hoarding and collecting would pay off, it always has and always will. Trends and fashion come and go, but being thrifty is alway in the forefront as far as I'm concerned.

Enjoy your weekend, Linda

1 comment:

  1. You have such a sweet grandbaby! I have an 17 mos. old grandniece and she is our joy!

    Thank you for posting to my blog. It helped me make the decision to go forward with surgery and not muck around waiting for it to heal on it's own time.

    Gotta love those button boxes. Yours is quite the treasure trove!