Saturday, 31 October 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015

Five on Friday

Well it's nearly Halloween, so my Five on Friday are in this theme.  I am joning Amy at Love Made My Home.

1. Cobwebs , we have them everywhere.

2. Pumpkins

3. Ghosts

4. Halloween Table

5. Treats

Hope you like my Halloween decorations.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tuesday Thoughts

Good Afternoon,

Well it was hubbie's birthday on Friday, so Taco's was the order for dinner, pickle enjoyed making cards for him and we decorated the house alittle bit, in between the Halloween decorations.

Saturday was a complete wash out for me, so hubbie and pickle had a lovely Father/Daughter day out to Bexhill and Eastbourne shopping.

Sunday I was feeling better, so the planned Saturday meal out was moved to Sunday, we want to a nice country pub not far from home, it was a lovely Autumn day - sunny and bright.
The pub had the log fire on which always makes me happy.

We had a lovely roast dinner with all the trimmings and pickle had cheesie pasta.

I just love the beams and old furntiture, it was a lovely time out.

After lunch we popped to the garden centre...Christmas has already arrived here and I couldn't help buying some treats.  Some dried oranges, cinnamon sticks and a candy cane.

Here is photo of pickle and hubbie by the tree.

Halloween decorations are still going up, here is pickles halloween theme bed lights! not sure I would like green spiders by my head.

So once we got back home, I thought we could finish off our scrapbook that we started a couple of weeks ago, it's been fun putting all the keepsakes from Holidays, Easter and Christmas into this little book.

Then I was not finished there, once bitten by the craft bug you can't stop!, so I brought a skirt from a charity shop sometime ago, but could fit in it! so I removed the waistband, put some elastic in and added a hook and I have a pretty silk skirt to wear!(sorry picture is abit blurry)

And I managed to make a hairband out of the spare fabric of the waistband, and another orange one for Halloween both for pickle.

So even with Saturday being a wash out, I think I made up for it on Sunday, the weekend was finished off with a cup of tea and Downton Abbey.

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Five on Friday

Good Afternoon,

Well it's been a mixed week for me really, the weather has been dry up until yesterday and then it was a wet school run.

Got my hospital date which is Halloween!, so Halloween celebrations will start early this year.  It's the last day of term for pickle today and she is very tired, it been a long term.

It's my hubbie's birthday today, which is always nice, so presents are wrapped, dinner has been picked so looking forward to a nice evening.

Anyway on with my Five on Friday, I am joining Amy at Love made my home to share my Five on Friday.


Pumpkins..I love pumpkins I could just buy them if I could, here are some at a local farm.


Toffee Apples, I made these last year and I think it's nearly time for some more!


Open Fires...I just love the smell of open fireplaces this time of year..our friends have one and here is pickle toasting marshmallows


Crochet..I am just loving my Spice of Life CAL and it's my first blanket and I can see more to follow.  Also made a cute little headband/ear warmer for pickle and thinking they would make great presents for her friends.


Spooky Spiders webs, I seem to have them everywhere..the other morning I walked straight into one, if any neighbours saw me, they would of thought I was having a fit in the front garden in my PJ's! what a sight!

Hope you like them all, and thanks for popping by.
Enjoy your weekend

Monday, 19 October 2015

Weekend Make, Bake and Crochet

Good Afternoon All,

So still feeling unwell, but did manage to enjoy my weekend, even if it was mainly crocheting my Spice of Life Blanket, here is my wool basket ...

Here is my blanket to date, I have just done part 1 of part 5.

I am finding this very relaxing, and just what I need at the moment, I posted recently about being unwell and am waiting tests, my letter came and it's on Halloween, did not enjoy explaining to my pickle that I can't take part in Halloween this year, as I need to be sedated.  So to make up for it, we started decorating the house...

There is much more, but these photos will come soon..we love Halloween in our house, and this year won't be the same. sorry pips feeling sorry for myself today!

As always the weekend can't go by without some baking, here are some cupcakes..pumpkins spice, maple and choc chip and Cranberry and white choc

And a Blueberry roly poly for pudding on Sunday, which want down well in our house.

Friends of mine asked me a few weeks ago to make a headboard cover, I took my time and it's turned out well, just hope it fits!

It was nice to dust off the sewing machine again, I really must make my skirt with the lovely Liberty fabric I brought back in the summer.   

On Saturday night it was our towns annual Bonfire Night, pickle went with friends to see it, and the fireworks where really good.  Here she is melting marshmallows..after the parade.

I love Bonfire night, we will buy some fireworks for bonfire night at home in a couple of weeks, I love all the different celebrations in Autumn - Halloween, Bonfire and the best of all Christmas, I have already started planning for the big day.

So it was another restful weekend, trying to relax and enjoy Autumn.

Thanks for your lovely comments and catch up later in the week!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Tea Cup Exchange

Good Morning,

So I joined in with many ladies taking part is this excellant exchange for the 2nd time now, and as always it was such fun!
It's organised by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose, as always she did a fantastic job of linking us all up!

So I sent to Sandra Grant sadly she has no blog, but I hope she liked my gift and will post on tomorrow!

I have the most amazing gift all the way from Texas USA, from Julie Gleason the package was full with yummy biscuits, shortbread, a beautiful prayer book, and a really lovely Teapot for one with cup and saucer!,

Here are some pictures.

So Thank you so much Julie for my gift and I look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Winter Projects

Good Afternoon,

I am posting some of my winter projects that are WIP and joining in Thislebear Winter Project link party.

I will end up with so many projects underway in the lead up to Christmas, but I am trying to finish one before starting another, (however I know this won't last long).

So we have been collecting conkers on the morning school run, here they are in the bowls..

One of my Winter WIP is a beanie for pickle but apparently it has to drop down at the back???

I am really enjoying the wool it's Sidar DK.

I have just finished this headband - Stylecraft DK

So that's it for this week, I am looking forward to sitting down with a mug of tea/coffee and reading the latest Country Living. Oh how I wish I had a log burner like the one on the front cover....

I will leave to you with a cute picture of Mittens, who wanted to come with us this morning!

Have a good day!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Spooky things in the Kitchen!

Good Afternoon,

Well after a lovely Autumn sunshine last week this one has started wet, not as bad as over in the US, so I am thankful.

As I was under the weather again last week, I did manage to do some baking at the weekend, as this always makes me feel happy.

I baked a bread pudding for hubbie

I don't like it so can't really comment.

Pickle wanted to make some breakfast flavoured cupcakes cakes, so these are Lemon and Blueberry.

For me, a Apple and Blackberry Crumble - favourite!

And there is something spooky starting to happen in my kitchen!!!!

This is the beginning of my Halloween decorations, it really does take me ages as I have so much now, so be prepared for more updates.

Hope to catch up again soon

Friday, 2 October 2015

Five on Friday

This my Autumn five on friday

I am joining amy at love made my home.
So here we go!

1. Autumn wrist warmers for pickle
Halloween hairband

3. Fabric pumpkins
4. Our Autumn wreath, which turned out better than planned.

5. Chocolate brownies with marshmallows on top.

As you can see Autumn orange appears alot in our house now, so excited soon will be Halloween.
Hope you enjoyed my five today.
Have a nice weekend.