Sunday, 7 April 2013

Easter fun and even some sewing.

Much to the bairns amusement I had a go on our Lily's bike.
This year the Easter Bunny very kindly brought four bikes for the lasses from the Shetland bike project where they do up old bikes and resell them on. It means that people like us can get bikes at an affordable price. All the bairns have been out riding, well Emi is almost riding. Her Dad has had her out in the field today and although it's brally cold they seem to have had good fun. 

 Random act of kindness.

Look what I got yesterday. I am so lucky. This is from a very dear friend of mine in America. There are some people we are so lucky to have in our lives and this special lady is also one of my friends.

My special box of goodies. Yes there are Cheerios and oats in there, but they are special ones that I canna get over here.
There's also an owl pattern, some red work, thread and a hoop. 

These beauties were made by my friends talented Mam. They are place mats but I am going to put hanging loops on them and put them on the wall.


Gingie also liked the mystery box.

A bit of sewing of my own.

 Another friend of mine is making a friendship quilt and she gave me a block to make. The rule was it had to have a heart on it somewhere. I love doing Sun Bonnet Sue. The little sign says Quilt shop. I thoroughly enjoyed making this and in my dreams I'll make an album Sun Bonnet Sue quilt. Wouldn't that be fun ? Hmm now would it be general album or should it be specific to Shetland ? If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear from you. 

 And finally Mittens .....

I hope you have a lovely week.



  1. Oh good for you getting on the bikes! The girls must have had a great laugh :-) I've been catching up with your blog, I'm so glad you're feeling better, and that the girls are (fingers crossed) all fine too. So awesome to see the boys with their new toy! Tubby little Elliecat was never gonna fit in there... lol
    Hope to see you soon, roll on pooltime!

    1. The boys are so happy with their new toy. Thank you.
      Pool time sounds good. ..... next week ?

  2. What a great idea with the bikes. And Mittens seem to be really staring down those toys!

    1. I think they also employ youngsters on a youth training scheme .

  3. How exciting to receive a mystery box and the placemats are beautiful. Sun bonnet sue is also looking lovely and I think a Shetland Album quilt would be wonderful. Happy cycling to you all :)

    1. Thank you Janine. I was a very lucky bunny with the box. I really enjoyed the Sun Bonnet Sue. So will start work on the Album quilt soon.