Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Another One Done!!

Round on That There Doily!!

However, before I show you.... did you miss me over the last more than a week??  Don't seem to have had much to say do I??  What do you mean, that makes a change??  Cheek!!! VBG

School broke up, but I still had meetings to go to.  Last one today until 12th August (I hope....)  This all took time out of the week, then we still had the Beverley runs!!  Made some bobbin lace as well, or at least one inch of it!!

Then on Friday night, some (IMHO silly VBG) people decided to have a cycle race round Beverley!!  The elite riders going really fast!!  Lots of them!!  All this happening when people were out for the evening in the town centre as well!!  Roads closed off for the race, and a few of us providing radio cover in case of emergencies!  Yes, it was pre arranged a number of weeks ago!! On Saturday we had the same sort of thing, but this time around the Yorkshire Wolds!!  I was providing radio cover on board of the ambulance!!  We did have fun though, the ambulance driver was bonkers so we got on like a house on fire!! LOL

What else.... oh yes.  Young Sir had his motorbike vandalised while he was at his girlfriends!!  Lots of minor damage.... it's not in the same place now!!!

Yesterday we saw Li'l Miss's new shoes.... sparkly green trainers!!!

Anyway, I suppose you are all now fed up of hearing what I did.... so.... I will show you the doily!! Here you go:

T'ats all for now folks!!

Chat later

Monday, 13 July 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday Pigmini
Happy Birthday to Me

LOL.... get the impression it's an OG birthday today???  Got to share this:

The card has been made by one of the School Mums and I just think it's SUPERB!!!  It arrived this morning in her sons hands along with a box of choccies!!!  Isn't it great??

The doily has finally had round 5 finished!!!  Look:

That round seemed to take forever!!!  And as for the ends..... Aargh!!!!  So... round 6 in cream methinks to match round 4!!

Now, I'm not sure how may of you are up for this.... I gotta challenge..... anyone fancy 'designing' this??  Not the whole thing, just the imp!!!  Yes, he's the Lincoln Imp from Lincoln Cathedral, however he's carved in an old tree stump at the North side of the Humber Bridge!!!

I'm thinking.... beads for his eyes, nose and maybe a bugle bead for the mouth and horns....  Must get my own BC3 off her sunbed where she's chatting to anyone who will listen!!!  Rousing her is a major challenge I'll tell you!!  It's the wine you know!!

Talking of wine.... Sir owes me a bottle!!!  We've spent weeks putting a second hand greenhouse in position in the garden!!  It's been kicking about in the bushes for a few years now!  Some of the glass had broken in the yard where it was stacked.... I cleaned the glass (and cut fingers in the process) and Sir bought 4 new panes.... the last pane to go in broke!!!  It's now fastened together with fish tank sealant (Don't tell Young Sir!!)  We intended christening it with a bottle!!!  In us of course!! Ain't happened yet!!  His card to me this morning shows hubby perusing the cookbook and saying 'I'm sure that's not what it means by Reduce the Wine' and the wife drinking it!!!  Cheeky devil!!!

Anyway.... I gotta new amateur radio (I'm sure I've said before.... but Yes I'm a 'Tony Hancock' (Radio Ham)!!!  It's Bright Yellow!!!  So I won't lose it!!! VBG (touches wood to make sure....) LOL

Off out for a meal later and hope to see Li'l Miss today too!!!

Chat soon

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Glasshouses and bushes don't mix....

Did'ja miss me??  Haven't been anywhere honest !!  We've been trying to get a greenhouse out of the bushes and into the garden!

Yes I did say out of the bushes!!!  A few years ago a neighbour was disposing of a greenhouse and we said we'd have it.  We went away for a weekend and came back to find the glass in the yard and the frame against the fence.  Now we didn't have a patch of ground prepared to take it... so we left it all where it was!  Sound reasonable??   Went away again a few weeks later and returned to find there'd been some revolting high winds and the frame was flattened and broken in the bushes!!!

Anyway, there it stayed.... until a few weeks ago when Sir in his infinite wisdom (and the fact that it was cold here and his seeds weren't germinating as they should have....)  So he got the loppers, cut back the lilac bush to extract the frame.... when we pulled it out it more or less sorted itself back into its correct shape!!  A couple of minor repairs later and it was sorted!!  Breezeblocks were ordered and he dug the oblong to take them....

Now you know that law that states that if something can go wrong it will.... tree roots from an old sycamore..... around 8 inches across the thickness!!!  The air was blue when he was hacking them out of the way!!  The ground sunk and the blocks weren't level.... they are now!!  Frame's on and waiting to be screwed in position.  Then he can replace the glass that's still sitting in the yard!!  Might just have somewhere to put my tomatoes that are not happy at being outside!!

Anyway, about the tatting.... as you know I decided to 'do' the monster doily alongside of a certain OG who lives somewhere with wood dogs in trees.... LOL  She's well ahead of me now so I shall have to wait till she disappears on her 'olidays.... and hopefully I can catch up!!  However, I thought I'd show you just how far I have got....

Yep, motif 8 is in position!!  Roll on the holidays so I can do some more!!  Back to making redcurrant jelly tomorrow.... picked around 5lb of redcurrants off the bushes yesterday (no not the same bushes).  Then it will be the turn of the rasps and then the blackcurrants!!  Brambles (blackberries) are later... we missed strawberries this year because the flippin' blackbird was picking them for us BEFORE they were ripe!!!  And, I'm down to 2 1/2 jars of jam in the cupboard!!!

Right, back to making jelly I suppose....

Chat soon