Tuesday, 31 March 2015

We're going on a deer hunt!

We're definitely not scared and to be honest we don't have to go that far.
Out my front door, turn right and follow the pavement round the corner, stomp, stomp, stomp.
Cross the road, look left, look right, look left, look right.
Walk through the houses down the little lane and onto the field, squelch, squelch, squelch.
Follow the path around the water round to the other side and onto the next field, more squelch, squelch, squelching.
If you're very lucky you will get within 100ft of these beauties as Callum did this morning.

If you're even luckier they will pose for you as you take a picture.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Another vest, Palm Sunday crosses and losing an hour!

Now firstly I really don't need to lose an hour in my day to be honest I could do with gaining a few!
My friend who had baby number twelve visited Saturday night and left about 11pm, as we went right to bed after changing the clocks this was now midnight and as we had to get up for church Sunday morning I woke very grumpy, nobody wanted to get out of bed and the only reason I had to persevere in getting them up was that the children were doing the reading and Eden was doing the music with the Youth Worker.
We came away with our Palm Sunday crosses though which are now gracing the wall above our mantelpiece.

We have five, not seven as Eden forgot to pick one up and one broke but I think we have enough!
The picture is one of those that lights up in places, I was given it for Christmas but liked it so much I kept it up and switch the lights on sometimes in the evening but I suppose as we are now officially in Spring I'd better take it down!
I've finished another vest and I'm well on the way to finishing the front of another one. I seem to be on a roll with them, they're very easy to do and it's nice making a pattern of mixing the colours.

I seem to have a couple more followers so I would like to welcome them to my blog, I hope you enjoy what you read.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Charity knitting

After being inspired by all the lovely jumpers and blankets we were given a few weeks ago by a knitting group I decided that after finishing Solomans hoodie I would do some charity knitting of my own.
Here's my first vest

You can find the pattern here www.knitasquare.com
You can join there forum where lots of lovely knitters share their patterns.
You're welcome!!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Not my knitting

I"m still waiting on photos of scars and hospital pictures from Callums phone to post.
Meanwhile my friend with all the children had baby number twelve two weeks ago, a little girl.
She and her husband and new baby are coming to see us tomorrow evening which we are very much looking forward to.
Callum has knitted this whole set for the new baby. He just finished sewing it all up this afternoon.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Absence makes the heart grow fonder!

We are always busy here but the last couple of weeks have just been an explosion of activity! Maybe it's because the weather is nicer and so now there are jobs being done in the garden which are taking up time that you don't do in the darker months?
Whatever it is we seem to be non stop from dawn to dusk!
Callum's making an amazing recovery, he's doing more each day and has gone back to his gardening and is planning to work one morning with Malc this next coming week. 
I have managed to sort out a couple of pictures, unfortunately most of them are on his phone and that went through Grandmas washing machine the day after we got back. (Long story!)
Cals spine was at an 80 degree angle and was twisting into an "S" shape. Here's the before xray.

You can see the "S" shape
Two 15 inch rods and 16 pins later and it's now down to a 20 degree angle.

The surgeons said that they usually improve the straightness of the spine by about 50 % but they actually managed to improve Cals by 75 %, so they did really well.
He also grew 2 inches overnight as a result of his spine being straighter and when I took this picture it was the first one of him standing up after the op and I couldn't get over just how much taller he was!
He went in at 5ft 9 inches and came out at 5ft 11 inches

As I said he's doing really well and he's even been out walking the dogs with us.

He's not climbing trees like his brother just yet but I'm sure it won't be long!

Another reason we've been busy is because we've had two birthdays this week.
The first one was Clark's who was twelve, which I keep forgetting as he seems so much older. He's such a mature lad.

He didn't want me to make his cake and instead chose a shop bought one. What a traitor?
It was filled with little smarties. Me being me though has worked out how I could make one of these myself!

The next one was Ed's, my stepdad. I made his cake.

 Malc and I went out for a meal with my Mum, Ed and two of my Mums lovely friends and had such a lovely relaxing time.

As I said we've been quite busy so not a lot of knitting has been done, however I have managed to finish this hoodie modeled by Soloman for my friends sons birthday.

Don't even mention the eclipse here in Dorset, we all got really excited and watched Stargazing religiously on the buildup to the event.
The only eclipse here was the Sun and Moon being eclipsed by the clouds!!

Saturday, 7 March 2015


Callums operation went really well despite an unscheduled overnight extremely emotional night in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
I will blog soon but it seems to have taken ages to get over the lack of sleep, the emotion and stress of it all.
On top of that I seem to have picked up a virus where I cough so much I can hardly breathe at times.
Be prepared for some amazing medical pictures!
See you soon.