Friday, 19 January 2018

Testing testing

Testing testing

At last I’m in to blogging again

Glad to be back.
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Kathleen

Sunday, 28 September 2014

It's all done with mirrors

this could be a fleeting visit
I have titled it all done with mirrors when actually it is typed with a magnifier in one hand  and a magnifier in the other.
It's difficult ,
It has been a busy summer , beautiful but busy .
 
My two son's re ,landscaped my back garden for me .. It is now easier for me to manage .
The goldfish have gone to a new home a few doors  away . 12 were re,homed  . My neighbour said only one died. Most likely through stress
 
I'm showing cardigans I have knitted for the little ones in the family .
Two in lemon colour for the twins who were 2 years old recently and a pale pink one for their six year old sister
 
I used a tarn called cup cake .  It is a Peter Pan pattern and yarn . I loved using it
 
I have more knitting on the go for the children. I have been told about knitting for someone who has a stall inside a local hospital . She knits and sells her garments on the stall. the money goes to the childrens ward . It helps buy equipment.
It will be lovely to knit small garments like bootees, matinee coats and hats instead of 3 of every thing .
 
I will try to visit again ., it sure takes longer to put a post together using one finger
 
Bye for now xx


Sunday, 13 July 2014

This morning I seem to be wasting precious time fiddling about with Picasa but I wanted to show you what I see each morning when I go to make my tea.
This all is facing my kitchen window . The rose on th right of the picture is calle New Daw. Very pretty and repeat flowering . It cost £1.99, bare root and is growing in a scrap o fsoil between the slabbing and the garage wall as is the rose on the left of the picture, I cannot remember the name of that one. The label will be in the garage . It is also a repeat flowering. They are almost black spot free without spraying
In my back garden I have a climbing rose called Masquerade. I want to replace it this year because it has struggled ,ivy forsythia and wiegelia from next door have chocked the progress .Iwanted

This is a f favourite spot to sit when I am working in the garden and need respite.
There is a border at the right side of the picture that is being revamped . I have started planting this border but have decided I want a white border so many of the recently bought plants will be lifted and placed elsewhere .
My son stayed with me for a few days two weeks ago .  He cut 5 trees out for me . It has made such a difference

This is the border that was cleared for replanting . It is the one that is going to be changed again to a white border . A good selection of plants to start has been purchased .If the weather improves this afternoon I shall make a start  .

Since I'm trying to come to terms with my eye problems I cannot see the laptop screen clearly so when you see bad grammer and mis,spelling please try to ignore it.

This morning I have tried to order knitting yarn from the internet . I went through all the required motions then I must have pressed the wrong key and lost it .  I'm sure bluebell will sort it for me . She is still very busy painting her bungalow ..

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Where I live we have had a few wonderful summer days , the evenings have been warm and still.
On Thursday I spent the whole day tidying  the garden where spring flowers had died back
Today I felt I had earned my time to sit back and admire the view
 
I tried posting 6 photo's of the garden but they disappeared into cyber spac . I'll have another try tomorrow .
I'm off for a little more lazing about with my knitting

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A long time without blogging .
I find it very difficult to read the keyboard even with a lamp each side of the laptop . Also my fave just inches away .
 
I find it easier to knit and crochet than I do to sew   Woe is me atpresent.
 
I have been trying to finish off these two quilts.
One is now completed , the other one needs the centre 's doing
 
By magnifying the screen I manage to read some blogs but find it very difficult to leave comment if I have to leave verification ..
 
I will try my very best to keep in touch
 
I shall be quite .
happy to do niave quilting using Perle thread if I manage to put a quilt together.
 
Bye for now







Monday, 16 June 2014

Clickety Click

This matinee jacket is for a new kid on the block when it chooses to join us .
A little girl was booked to arrive last Tuesday but at the present time hasn't decided to yet.
again I used King Cole yarn. Melody , a shaded yarn 2,99for a 100 gr ball .
The jacket used about 3/4 of the ball . Excellent value.
I am on the final stretch of finishing 2 bolero's for he 21 month old twins.
Patchwork and quilting on the back burner at present.
After burning my fingers last week they are still tender but a least they did not blister due to the fact I packed ice on the palm of my hand.