Firstly, I'd like to say thanks for all your supportive comments on my last post about our dog. I found them really comforting. I still expect his nose to appear round the fridge door but I know as a family we took the right decision.
Mr Clicky arrived back from the USA safely, and I spent 10 days in the spare room keeping away from him. He had a phone call to check he was where he said he would be (not sure a phone call is a good enough check but heyho) and his two covid tests were negative so all's good there. We are fitting in back together again as a family, after 3 years of being apart it going to take a while.
Miss Clicky and Baby Needles have been visiting, Mr S-I-L is currently working in the North Sea so she is allowed to bubble with us. Mr S-I-L is part of ground investigation for an offshore wind farm, they are test drilling to find out what the sea bed is (mostly sand, as it turns out.) He's away for 6 weeks; the nearest neighbour is an oil rig.
I have been busy growing seeds and trying to prepare the plot I am to be growing in and, of course, making things.
Here's Mr Clicky's Rallar-Genser Jumper that I started last March when I was out visiting him. I had hoped to complete it whilst I was there, but I ran out of yarn, so I bought it back with me.
I have also made a Fabric Memory Game for Baby Needles. I needed a zigzag stitch for this so I got Jessie out for the job; a Jones machine dating to the 1970s, which was pulled out of a skip by my very good friend. She is a bit of a monster and I couldn't zigzag too fast as the table started to bounce!
I used a tutorial from Apple Green Cottage which was quick and easy.
The game is a bit too old for Baby Needles at the moment but she likes turning them over and looking at the patterns.
I finished off my Christmas embroidery hoop. I found this on Etsy and just bought the printed fabric and used up some threads I already have.
It was split stitch, leaf stitch and a few French Knots.
I also finished a garter stitch blanket for Baby Needles to keep her warm in her car seat.
In other exciting news, me and Mr Clicky had our Covid vaccinations yesterday. A super efficient system, we were in and out, within minutes happily sporting our stickers.
Today we are feeling a bit tired, so we're taking it easy.
That's me for now, have a good weekend....