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Tuesday, 20 May 2014


My son is doing a photo shoot for Orla Kiely, he knows how much I love modernist houses and so he sent me some photos of the property where they are shooting (sorry about the name dropping...just had to do it)


Molly and I took a walk out at Ashridge and then she helped me baste my Liberty fabric quilt :)

Monday, 19 May 2014


Three of my nieces have been pregnant at the same time, my sisters two daughters, one has had a little girl and the other one is still waiting, and one of my brothers daughters has had her fourth child, also a little girl. 

I made a pair of these trousers for each of the babies that have been born, I forgot to photograph the first pair but here is the second pair. I lined both pairs with soft flannel fabric, or winsiette, depending on where you are from :)

Last week was my birthday, my daughter in law has the same birthday, so we usually meet up somewhere for lunch. This year we met at Petersham Nurseries near Richmond. This is a beautiful place, there is a restaurant and a cafe, each set in the lovely old green houses. We ate in the cafe and I took a few photos around the place. We then walked through Richmond Park. Molly came too and this was the first meeting with some of our family...I am glad to say she was on her best behaviour!











Friday, 16 May 2014


The purchase of our holiday cottage in Wales has all gone through. Last week we drove across to pick up the keys and move a few essentials, an air bed and camping chairs etc so we could stay a couple of nights and start doing some work. We got the garden straight and took up the flooring in the hall. Hubby got up on the roof to fix a leak and we had some workmen call to give quotes on some of the jobs we don't want to do ourselves. 

It was a special time as it was also a year since my Mother died, on the day I went into Builth Wells for some time on my own and had coffee in a sweet little cafe. My mother had lived in Builth up until getting married to my Father in the local church so it is a special place. 


Our cottage goes from the left hand side across to the right hand side of the second door. 
We took away the fire surround and will put a large piece of oak across the top. The hearth will be slated with the same as we will use in the hallway.
The sitting room will have new oak flooring down and the kitchen fitted with new units and the whole cottage painted white. We are enjoying buying new materials :)
The garden has trees behind and is well sheltered

The top left photo is of a view across the road from the oldest pub in Powys (bottom right photo)
We went to the pub for a meal with my sister and her husband. The church in the bottom left photo was opposite the pub, such a pretty area. The top right photo is the view from our main bedroom where we have a little window seat.  The field has sheep and lambs in it and the mountains in the distance are the Cambrian Mountains.

We are so blessed to have this cottage in such a beautiful area...we are thankful!