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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Cotswold Stone and Something New

Hello all

I love living in the Cotswolds.  Lovely Cotswold Stone buildings clinging onto hillsides 
mullioned windows
and lots of history.
Of course all this stone has to come from somewhere and that is, all around.  Our current house is 20 years old, we bought it off-plan.  It is part of a housing estate which was built on a farm.   Over the 20 years of living here we have dug the garden and removed Cotswold Stone.  A lot of it. The first year we grew potatoes to turn it all over.   Every year we have a skip that inevitably leaves containing stone.  I am digging over the area which will be turfed for lawn (which was part of the old lawn) and can't believe that we are still digging up large rocks not just small stones.  Still.
The skip on the drive was half full of stone.
I'm going off Cotswold Stone. 

I am pleased to report that my digging, raking and levelling has finished and my turf delivery will arrive tomorrow.  Then I can unroll it and relax.  Can't be that hard to lay turf.  Right?

And onto something new.  Two weeks ago I became a Granny.  The birth was a bit tricky but everyone is fine now.  She was nearly 10lbs.  Not content with having a baby Miss Clicky and her fiancé also moved house.  Baby Monday, house move Friday, large G+T Saturday.  Wedding? oh yes, in a few weeks time.

This is my beautiful little granddaughter when she was just minutes old. 

I'd forgotten how tiny those fingers are.

Our lovely friends came to visit and brought a brilliant vest.
Of course, I have been knitting but not an awful lot.  An aran cotton car seat blanket made with Drops Love You 8.

And a little tunic made with some Drops Karisma which was gifted to me by my lovely knitting pal Romain. (Thanks)  I added the purple and went for bold stripes.

The wedding is 3 weeks away.  (eek)  I had bought a dress but when I asked Master Clicky what he thought he said it 'Looks like you are going to work on a summer's day Mum.' Not quite what I was going for, so I shall keep on looking, the above friend who bought the vest is offering to help.  Best get my skates on.

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

Sunday 2 June 2019

Hello folks.

It's a while since my last post, I've been really busy working on our garden.  The weather was good, so I dug and cut, painted and cemented came in ate tea and collapsed.  Some nights I was even too tired to knit.  I will show you the fruits of my labours soon, but for now some foxgloves

and alliums which have been lovely.

It was our 25th wedding anniversary in May, here we are, all those years ago.

We're looking a bit older now.

In the absence of Mr Clicky (in Chicago) I celebrated with Miss Clicky and my whizzy friend who was very much instrumental in helping at our wedding.  She is already stepping up to help at Miss Clicky's wedding in just 6 weeks time.  We went out for afternoon tea at a local pub.  It was yummy, starting off with chips!

On the note of Miss Clicky's wedding we are having a 
picnic tea in hampers so I have been busy lining the hampers with pretty fabric.  I love this sort of sewing, doesn't have to be accurate and made up as you go along.  I'm on my 12th hamper so far.

Lastly I'll leave you with a picture that Miss Clicky took from the top of Bredon Hill in the neighbouring county of Worcestershire, looking towards the Malvern Hills.  Worth the walk, I think.

Have a good week.............Clicky Needles.