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Monday, 22 September 2014

My lovely friend turns 50 today so I made her this crochet scarf. The little wooden hoop and peg holds the ends together well. I will definitely  buy some to keep for when I make another scarf. She is a special friend and I hope she enjoys wearing this snuggly scarf 

For those of you who pray, I would like to ask you to pray for my daughter and her family who are missionaries. As I posted back in the summer, they are caring for a baby who's mother didn't want him, they already have two boys they adopted as babies and this mother wanted them to adopt the baby too but this hasn't been easy to sort out as she disappears for weeks on end or when she is around she is in no state to discuss the matter with. Now it seems she wants the baby back, it has been said that there is a gang who buys and sells babies and this may be the reason. Of course this is devastating for our daughter and her family who are trying hard to get some legal case together so that they can adopt the baby.

Please pray for God to intervene in this situation and also for the babies birth mother to know and experience Gods love for her. Thank you

                                 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Birthdays

Our twin granddaughters have their 7th birthday coming up in November, each year I am busy knitting or sewing right up to the last minute so this year I thought I would be prepared. 

I bought a lovely Sirdar knitting pattern book called Squiggly Knits using Squiggle super chunky yarn which is half acrylic, half wool and beautifully soft.

I began the first waistcoat last Friday and today I have completed the two tea bag hats! 

So I needn't have rushed to get started but am grateful I have completed the task before we have even entered October. The patterns for the waistcoats and hats were so quick to knit up they were a pleasure to make. (I hope they like them)

                              

                                     




                                     

                                      

                                       




Tuesday, 9 September 2014

summers end


So the Summer is drawing to a close, even though the sun is still shining here in the UK, the holidays are over and the children have returned to school. Spring and Summer are my favourite times of the year and so I am always a little sad when Autumn arrives but we have had a great summer and last week we went across to our cottage in Wales for a few days, we managed to fit in a few small jobs but as our daughter, son in law and their children we staying in a fancy campsite over on the coast we drove across one day to visit them. 

They have stayed on the Fforest sites a few times, each visit they have hired a different type of accomodation, in the past they have used the domes, the barn, the cabins but this time they hired a camping shack. We were very impressed with the set up, they have a wooden shack built on a deck with a bell tent each end opening into the shack. There is no running water but their shack did have electricity nd they have a stove for cooking which is fuelled with logs. They have camp beds in the tents, bean bags to sit on with animal skins on the floor and beautiful Welsh blankets on the beds. The shacks house the kitchen and a lovely oak table with chairs and a church pew for seating. The kitchen is equipped with lovely enamel ware for cooking, eating and drinking. www.coldatnight.co.uk 

The views from their pitch was amazing and the children have lots of freedom

                     

Top left is my husband and son in law having a chat, the camping shack and the bottom two pictures are of communal parts of the site where guests can gather for breakfast, camp fires etc

                     
Their camping shack

                     
Molly is always a huge hit with he children, they love her and she loves them, she comes home exhausted :)

                      
The pull along trolleys are provided for the guests to bring luggage up from their cars...they are also pretty handy for transporting little people too! Gilby was keen to show Grandpa the candles he had bought and a water fight soon got underway

I've taken the next two photos from my daughter IG account...

Apparently one of the highlights for Primrose was that she bought a mermaids take from a car boot sale... I can imagine that would have been a tough one to walk past :)





                 

We came off our route on our drive back to the cottage and the sat nav took us on an amazing drive.