Hello! I'm back from visiting my family in the South of England, and seeing publishers. Such a busy week, busy busy busy and very full-on with activities, but very, very nice to be doing all the things I did, and to be amongst my family, lovely infact.
My visit happened to coincide with my Nephew George's third Birthday.
We all got stuck-in to preparing for his Birthday party. My mum, dad, myself and my sister, all working away making and decorating the cake and various other bits-and-pieces. It's all a bit of a blur now.
George's big sister, Millie, wore her party dress, made by my mum. I love this picture above, I look at it and see Millie's mind working away at high speed, probably thinking about her next move, there's never a dull moment around Millie.
At the grand old age of three, George is very interested in keeping up with his big sister. They've started to play together a lot more, or maybe it was Millie playing with George's birthday presents, and George being allowed to join in.
Millie and George playing together does take a bit of pressure off auntie Vanessa to play in "Millie Land". You have to have an official ticket to get into Millie Land. And in Millie Land you have to do exactly what Millie tells you. At one point in my visit, when I was not in Millie's Land, I remember saying to Millie that I wasn't used to being told what to do by a six year old. Millie did look a little surprised, and then apologised, bless her. You can actually do straight talking with my Niece. But you do have to be constantly on your toes, ready to handle her next move, or should I say, missile. I do adore her, I just had to mention this incase you were wondering.
So shall we go on to a different subject? That first photo of this blog post, what is it?
I made this for Hen, from blog HenHouse, as part of the swap we've been doing. I didn't photograph all the other goodies in the parcel, (of which there were a lot), just this watch, because I knitted it, so I thought it might be of some interest to you.
My parcel was the last of our swap parcels. I've had to withdraw from our swap, not because I don't enjoy it, not at all, I love it, but because the time it takes to put all the gifts together is time I just don't have, I've found, which is a real shame. Hen has been very understanding about it.
I fell in love with this watch too! I'm going to have to make one for myself, one that isn't a pincushion, and not as bulky, so it can be worn more like a bracelet. Don't you think that would be quite fun? The pattern for this pincushion is from Jean Greenhowe's Bazaar Knits. You can see her website here.
Hugo has just returned from work, and lit the wood burning stove. I'm anticipating an evening infront of the fire, knitting and watching the goggle box, lovely to be back, and in my old routine. Cheerio till Monday! Love Vanessa xxx