Sunday, 2 December 2012

Last few weeks.

Over the last few weeks as most people have up and down the country we have had rain rain and more rain.Rivers swelling,fords over flowing,a river running down the street and wet feet.

This is outside my front door,lucky we have 3 steps up to the door.
Water coming off the fields.

     Iv done lots of sewing.

 These 3 are to make a baby quilt for my friend who's son has just given her the first grandchild a little girl.
       A rare photo of myself taken by Billy.Not sure I like it not keen on having my pic taken.
      A certain little boy had a 3rd birthday.

      Happy, happy smiles for grandma.
    Birthday boy and his prezzie.
      And his cake.
     Billy enjoying some.
     Some more sewing ready for Christmas.
       A quilt that is nearly finished for the 3yr old to keep him warm this winter.
          Billy tucked up sleeping sound.
          We have had a day at a rally.

     One excited little boy.

       I have asked for one of these off Santa do you think I will get one?

            I have sorted some of my little draws that hold ribbons and material.

 From this

 to this,not finished yet.
       From this 
       To this.
     Now you may of heard this on the news,4 or 5 houses on the east side of Whitby which are Victorian jet miners cottages have been affected by the recent bad weather and are having to be demolished.The land behind has slipped and pushing the houses forward,there is only one lady who lives there permanently the others are holiday cottages. If you look closely you can just see the red barriers in front of the houses the white painted ones at the top .They are having to take them down brick by brick for fear of them sliding and taking other houses with them.There will be a big hole there when they have gone and part of Whitby's history.It has just been on the news that in another part of the town in Henrietta street where the famous smoked kipper house and shop are just under the Abby is at risk as well,I do hope not that has been there for ever and would be greatly missed from far and wide.
        This lovely piece of work is not mine it is the work of Sophie from,I was the winner of her giveaway and this is what I won.Isn't she beautiful her new home is going to be on my Grandmas quilt that I have,it must be round about 40yrs old and still in good condition apart from 2 little bits on the edging that has started to fray and 2 little bits that are worn.I an going to try and cover it with patch work and this little lady will be in the centre for all to see.I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it but I have so much other sewing to do before Christmas that it will be a new year project for the winter evenings.
         This is Grandmas quilt I washed it a couple of weeks ago as it had been in the Attic cupboard and got a bit dusty.

        I love ribbons found these at a craft fair I went to a couple of weeks ago in a near by village.

  Last but not least this is another quilt I am working on for middle grandson Lewis the blondie with the beautiful big blue eyes to keep him warm.

      Well my friends I promised I would post these photos I do hope there are not to many for you.Im going to my bed now so I bid you a good night I hope you all keep warm and sleep well.
    Night night Love Jill xx

Chilly morning.

Good morning to you all.This is the sight I see out of the kitchen window this morning all cold crisp and fresh,healthy weather as my Dad would of said.I was up rather early this morning after a restless night again tut tut !!!! but never mind the days are longer and I can get more done and have time to sit blogging, sewing,reading or anything else I wish to do after a early start getting the household jobs done first and out of the way.
    Iv not posted for a while but I do have lots of photos I want to share with you I just need to sort them out first I may get round to doing that later today,Iv done quite a bit of sewing which Id like to share with you so some pics of that as well.I was very lucky to win a giveaway last week over at it is beautiful so I will post a pic of that later for you to see,I am going to be busy.
    My washer sounds as if it has just finished its last spin my last load for the day, don't think its going to get hung out tho it will probably just freeze out there today so Ill put it on the airer and in front of the fire,I have a tumble dryer but try not to use it too much and these clothes don't want to go in the tumbler anyway.So I will love you and leave you for now and return later this afternoon.What are you all getting up to today not mischief I hope or if you are enjoy it.Keep warm and happy my friends.bye for now.Love Jill xx