Wednesday, 27 March 2013

I am just bursting with pride.

We have had such a lovely busy couple of weeks. My middle daughter has been playing at the Shetland Music Festival. She was singing in a choir, playing in a group and playing piano solo. Tavish Scott came along on the Gala night and talked for a wee while and the kids performances were all really good, well more than good, they were outstanding.

Emi and Daisy watching Lily at the Mareel

Lily being presented with a trophie by Mr Club the Head teacher.

Lily and Mr Club at the Sandwick School Gala Evening.

The whole school did really well and these are the trophies the bairns won.

Out and about with Emi.

Emi and I were in town on Tuesday. I said she could have a treat as she'd no been well, her request ? To go down to the pier to take photos and to buy some sheet music so she could write some tunes.. We don't have any tunes yet but here are the photos.


I haven't had much time for sewing. I did manage to get the binding sewn on to this Linus quilt. Now I have to do my least favorite sewing job, hand sewing down the binding onto the back of the quilt. I should really enjoy it, it heralds the end of the quilt but gee whizz it makes my hands ache. I didn't make this quilt, I think one lady made it and a couple of others layered and quilted it. So really I have had the least work to do,

This is another job I have finished and I really enjoyed this. I tidied up my stash. Blues in one box, pink in another etc etc. There's another box not in the picture with blacks and whites.


Mam these are for you. Copy and paste them and the picture should come up. Let me know how you get on.


I hope you have all had a good productive week. 
Do let me know what you have been upto. 
Take care and have a lovely Easter.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

You win some, you loose some.

It's been a funny old day. 
Our David was flying away tonight to go to France in the morning so the house has been some what unsettled and my attempts at domestic normality all seemed to well not quite make it. Cleaning was a bit sporadic. The tea wasn't cooked in the right order and my baking was a down right disaster, but it tasted good. This is what it should have looked like.

This was made by the very talented James Morton from The  British Bake off .

This is how mine turned out. I hang my head in shame. On the plus side I served it with custard and it tasted amazing. I had tried to be fancy and cook it in one of those fancy round tins with a hole in the middle. I should have known things weren't gonna go well when it started to erupt over the sides of the tin in the oven and slowly drip down 3 sets of oven shelves on to the bottom of the cooker.

As seen on pintrest

I saw this idea on Pintrest. Taking a plastic container and crocheting on to the top to make a storage bag. So I made this for Daisy to keep her pencils in. I made one for Emi the other day. I was gonna take some more detailed pictures but Gingie had other ideas.

I haven't worked out how to do a proper link but this is the blog address where I copied the idea. So thank you  Filth wizardry for sharing.

Some times I feel I work so hard but don't seem to have much to show for it.

Sun rise over Quarff

Part of the problem being I have poorly staff at work so I'm covering their shifts and the bairns have been under the weather , but thankfully are improving now. So all in all I feel like I've been running just to stand still. But big sigh, I seem to have caught up with most things and finally my neck, which I hurt before my trip to Birmingham, is now pain free so you'll be pleased to know I'm not so grumpy now and feel I can start writing my blog again. 

Mother's Day

My girls.... well some of them.

 I had a lovely Mother's day and was thoroughly spoilt with chocolate , flowers , a Mary Berry cookbook and a trip to the Chinese with Granny. I love Chinese food, although I wish you could get a decent pudding there. Are there any Chinese restaurants where you can get a good pudding ?

My boys would like to say a big THANK YOU.

Thank you
Auntie Sarah
 This was a lovely gift we unexpectedly recieved from a very dear friend of ours.

Sewing news.

We got this lovely soft linen mix in to the shop last week and it reminded me of the soft linens me Nana used to have around her house. I'm sure when she made them they would have had quite vibrant colours, but when I knew them they were faded and soft. That was what I was trying to recreate with this lavender cushion for Daisy. It's not quite finished as I'm needing to sew some buttons along one side before stuffing. Oops, I tried to center the heart but forgot that my 6" square was infact 61/2" D'oh  ! The other one is for Emily. She decided she didn't want any of this wishy washy stuff and chose her own colours. I did make and finish a needle case in the same style for a friend, but I forgot to take a photo. So that was my random act of kindness for March. 

I hope you have had a good productive week.