Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 20 April 2013

My New Clock

Hello there.

If you've been wondering where I was and what I've been doing the answer is I've been nowhere and I've been busy.

I've taken on re-vamping the school website trying to make it bright and cheery and less formal, with lots of pictures of happy children having fun.  It is quite an undertaking, most of my evenings and weekends have been taken up with it.  I have to say I'm enjoying it hugely.  The old site was very stuffy but no longer!  Nearly finished now.

Do you like my new clock?  It was reaching out to me in Tesco so I gave in.  It's in the dining room, the pom-pom bunting above is a Christmas decoration that stays up all year.  Don't they match well?  I am very pleased with it.
With the website work I've not got much knitting in, I did let myself have last Saturday off because I realised if you don't actually knit, things don't get any bigger. 
I've carried on with the Sock Grey Top, I've finished the back and one of the fronts; this is the other.  No sleeves so if I pull my finger out I might be wearing it soon.........although if the warm weather that we're finally getting carries on it'll be too hot.
My teacher is pregnant (again!) and if you've read my blog for a while you might remember I made her this blanket in July 2011 for baby No 1.

Obviously a new blanket is needed, I've decided on a ripple this time and I'm again going to limit my colours to red, pale blue, green and horror! white.  So just need to get Sock Grey Top finished and I'll be rippling away.  I'm very much looking forward to it.
I've a pile of squares from my Phoenix Friendship Blanket pals reading to start joining.  Another job.  This one will be on the back burner a bit I think.  I'm going to edge each square in double crochet or half treble if they need to be a bit bigger and then crochet together.

As that blanket is all complete bar the joining, I've requested a colour change.  I asked for bright colours, not pastels, which as you can see has been taken to heart completely by this month's swapee!  Nothing pastel about these.
So there we are, that's me for now.

I hope the weather is looking good where you are and of course, have fun and laugh a lot.

Bye for now ......Clicky Needles.

Monday 8 April 2013

March Scavenger Hunt

I wasn't going to do the Scavenger Hunt for March and then I gave myself a kick up the bum and here it is.

Green.  Bluebells appearing in my garden.
 3.  Water tanks at the local Countrywide farm store. 
 A person in uniform.  No, a scarecrow in uniform. 
 Bubbles.  In my glass of Champagne and Creme de Mure.  (see below)
 Shoes.  Always a pile in our hallway. All these belong to DD.
 Toys.  Well my toys, my fancy knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Gate.  Brand new, again at Countrywide.

 Eggs.  Some lovely colours given by my friend at work.
 Dessert.  Jelly and Blancmange from Dad's birthday tea.
 Water.  A seagull walking on it in Bristol Millennium Square.
 Bridge.  In Macon, France. Taken in February.
 Empty.  My Creme de Mure.  To go with the bubbles above.  It's OK I've got another.
So there we are.  I managed to pull these together in 2 days.  I'll try harder next month, promise!  I haven't cheated and looked at the others yet, so I can now.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Catch Up

Hello there.

I hope you've all had a good Easter.  Mr Clicky and me have been to our little house in France with our friends B and S for some hard work.  You can read all about it here

The kids and me are back to school/college tomorrow, I'd rather be at home but there we are.

I have completed a few things whilst on Easter holidays.

A simple cushion cover made with Marriner Double Knit leftovers from the blanket.
Granny Square one side.
 Granny Stripes on the other.  I crocheted the two pieces together with double crochet.  
 I also made two crochet owls from Bunny Mummy's pattern.
 I gained a few more uterus when we went to France.  A BIG thank you to those who made them.  They will be going to Ethopia with my SIL and Midwives@Ethopia in May.
 B's Mum has also been knitting away making blankets, so four more for the total.  Thanks J!
As I mentioned DS went to stay with my Mum and Dad.
He had a lovely time with Grandad, nattering and talking equal amounts of rubbish I'm sure.  DS taught Grandad how to play FIFA on the PS3. 
The hi-light of the stay for DS was the chance to go metal detecting with Grandad.  He got to use the second best detector which is a good piece of kit and found quite a lot.
Various bits of metal, belt buckles, pony shoe and gate hinge.
He also picked up lots of Roman pottery from the surface.
The best find by far was this unassuming piece of aluminium. They got it home, cleaned it up and found it was a 1920's dolls house saucepan, sadly missing the brass handle.  It is listed as very rare.  DS was delighted and they are planning more detecting trips when the weather gets a bit warmer.  Sadly he didn't find a gold coin, that was the man next to him. 
We had the sunshine this weekend, it's warmed up a bit and the biting winds have stopped.  I took the opportunity the do a bit of gardening and at least the mountain of washing dried.

That's about it for now.

Have fun............Clicky Needles 

Saturday 6 April 2013

March Mosaic

Hi there.

I'm not sure where March has gone, I've not been snapping much this month, so just a little mosaic.