Thursday, 12 July 2012

Baby Blanket #3

My nephew, Max James, was born on Saturday 7th July 2012 at 7.50am. He weighed a whopping 10lbs 9.5oz!! We knew in advance that my brother and his girlfriend were expecting a boy, which was good news for me as I took advantage of all the small amounts of blues and greens to make up this blanket.  I hope they like it!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


I'm trying to get our garden looking lovely but the weather isn't really helping at the moment!!!

We were given an orchid by some friends last year when they came to stay with us on the weekend of the Royal Wedding. I haven't really done a lot with it so was really surprised when a beautiful pink flower appeared!

We also have a rose in our garden that we got as part of our wedding flowers 6 years ago.  We had these exact roses at our wedding & we got the florist to make up 3 pots, one for each of our Mums & also one for us. The rose is called Once in a Blue Moon &, although we have had buds & flowers before, this is the first year that the rose & colour has actually resembled those lilac roses that were present at our wedding.

I've also been planting lobelia and geraniums, which I have in abundance thanks to my Mother-in-Law planting about 600 seeds!! I'm also pleased that my hydrangea is returning this year (another flower that we had at our wedding), although when I bought it last year it was a mixture of blue, purple & pink flowers whereas it looks like it might just be pink this year, but will still look wonderful, I'm sure!

With the rain & a poorly household this week I think the garden is going to have to wait, but fingers crossed I'll get round to it soon.


Monday, 2 July 2012

Baby Blanket #2

I finished my second baby blanket of the year a month or so ago & it has already been received by my school friend, who had a little girl on the Jubilee Weekend.

It was my first attempt at a ripple & I was really pleased with how it turned out. I got some ribbon free with an issue of Mollie Makes magazine so decided to use some on this blanket to "finish it off".

All in all, a very successful blanket!