Thursday, May 8, 2014

It's Catch up on 2 days as we didn't have any internet last night. Yesterday we travelled  from Witney to Bourton on the Water seeing some beautiful back roads because we were going round in circles ! We stopped in Stratford upon Avon to meet Jane, who took us on a walk around the town, we will have to come back and stay so much to see here.Then on to Towcester to see Ian's uncle Michael and 2 of his daughters and the littlest g/daughter.lovely to see them. Went back to see Michael this morning before we headed up to Coventry Cathedral ruins the part of the city we saw was dirty, wouldn't like to live there. On to the M1 with all the other crazy drivers, hundreds of trucks and a GPS that was about to get tossed out the window, but seeing as it's not ours I didn't. We have found a nice little B&b in York. We took of on foot into the city 20 min walk, in and out all the little lanes of shops and walked part of the city wall needless to say after 2 hrs of walking we were pooped.nice hot shower & a cuppa ! And now  the pictures

Picked up our hire car and of on the motorway to Oxford, very busy. Onto church hanborough to look at a cottage that Ian lived in when he was a small boy. Then we carried on to Witney to look at Ian's grandparents house and an aunties house. Then we went to see his aunty Caroline &uncle Mick And 3 of their children. Caroline put up a table full of lovely food,It was great to meet them all. We will meet their other son tomorrow. We are staying in a nice B&B.

UK holiday !

Hello from London ! Had a good but long flight to Dubai plane was 1/2hr late so there was a very nice Emerites lady who rounded us up and speed walked us to our next flight.
Got to London on time HUGE queue through border check got to our hotel at 8pm have had showers and about to hit the sack.night all !

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Last One!! Maybe!!

Here is my last motif!! I also learnt a valueable lesson read the pattern carfully befor you start!!lol

Flower Bookmark by Rachael Mohler

Sunday, October 14, 2012

More Motifs!!

Beaded Wreath By Helen Bailey.Coats no 20 thread red with green beads.

Star of David Snowflake By Ruth Perry. Coats no 20 thread Veg purple.

Cher's Ankle Bracelet By Cher Robinson.Coats no 20 thread multi colour.

Cher's Ankle Bracelet By Cher Robinson.Coats no 20 veg Pink

Tatted Loopy Earings By Nancy Tracy
Well this should take me up to number 24 for the motif challenge!! One more to go and I have started it!!The Star of David is for a friend's Birthday, the bracelets are for my granddaughters as are the earrings.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back again

Well it has been 2 months since I last loged in and a lot has happened.But unfortunatlly not a lot of tatting.
First of all we ended up becoming camp hosts at Karijini National Park for the month of July, great experience and meet lots of lovely people. We had no sooner finished  when we were called back to Bunbury to help our daughter.
I've also been doing lots of knitting of jumpers and crocheted blankets!!
 The two motifs were done in late june but didn't have any internet for the months of  June July.
These will be no's 18& 19.
Belle flake, designed by Julie Patterson 2007. Unknown white cotton thread.
I haven't added the bell in the centre yet

Hearts in a Snowflake, Designed by Jon Yusoff 2007.White unknown cotton thread.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

We are just about ready to head north again to some warmer weather. It is 5 weeks since my mum passed away and we have finally tieded up everything that had to be done.
So here is 4 more motifs toward my challenge! That takes my total to 17!!
I took my tatting to show my 5 1/2 yr old granddaughter and she claimed nearly all of it!! she loves craft and has always loved balls of wool. The first thing she always asks is what have I made for her?? As I have crocheted and knitted for her since befor she was born. Might have another tatter in a few years!!

Hearts Desire by Susan Fuller. Coats 40, Col/9427

Lattice Heart by Birgit Phelps. DMC Perle 8, Col 99

Kira's Star Birgit Phelps. Coats 40, Col/9427

Medallion 1157 from Old & New Designs in tatting.Twilleys 20,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our new grandaughter Lauren is doing very well, and is a good baby!!
Haven't done any tatting in 3 weeks but I did manage to finish a baby rug for one of my daughters friends. will now make a concerted effort to get back to my tatting!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We have a sad day and a happy day!! My mum [96 this June] passed away suddenly just befor midnight Tuesday night. and yesterday we welcomed a new granddaughter into the family, who has had a very rough first day, but she is in God's hands like all of us.