Thursday, 20 May 2010

100th post and my Computer has Kna……………….

Well this is my 100th post and my pc has decided to give up the ghost. So much for me having a giveaway. I am using my Hubby’s laptop which is an alcoholic, and sometimes its too drunk to work properly. It has no card reader so no photos, unless I can get the camera software to load onto here. Keep your fingers crossed. So there will be a slight postponement for my giveaway until I can sort something out. Wish me luck.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

What Is Happening In My Little World Today Then!


Everything in the garden is growing.


Courgettes doing their stuff.


Radishes coming along nicely.


Lemon flowering.



Rhubarb putting on a spurt in the sun.


Lettuce looking yummy.


Tomatoes swelling.


Seedlings reaching up toward the sun.


A bean emerging from the soil.


A pepper stretching out.



Strawberries for tea maybe?


A very large wasp of some sort enjoying the sun. He was well over an inch long!!! Think I will stay well clear of him.


Lastly a very tomato faced tortoise causing havoc again. Think we should have called him RAMBO and not Sandy.

Friday, 14 May 2010

In answer to Mary’s Comment.


When I first started this quilt my children were very young and it was going to be a cot quilt. however as it took me so long to do my children grew so it progresses to a single quilt. Then it went onto become a double quilt and then it was put away for a lot of years.

We then packed up home and left for Crete. Me taking along my quilt, however now we have a king-sized bed, so it had to grow accordingly. If you look at the photos you can see the various stages.


This is the centre and the cot size


The blue band takes it to single bed size


The flowers take it to double bed size


And finally the double blue takes it to king –size.

This is what I sat doing last night.


Taking out loads of tacking and papers. Some of these papers have been in the quilt for donkey years.



Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Yes! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m skipping and dancing and clapping. Can you guess what for????????????????????????????????

Yes, after 35 long years I have finished my hexagon quilt top. Just need the wadding and backing attached and its all done. How long do you think that is going to take? Are we taking bets on this?


Lucky has claimed her place on the quilt as she always does.

I have quite a few hexagons left over and I can’t let these go to waste so I have an idea. Will tell you all about that at a later date when I have my quilt all done and dusted so to speak.



Anyway must go and admire my lovely hexie quilt now. You know cuddle it and stroke it and run my eyes over it.




Wednesday, 5 May 2010

When we went visiting.

We called into see John today to return his drill that we borrowed. Here are John and Ian relaxing in the shade as it is so hot just now. John’s relaxed  so much he has his eyes shut. He told Jenny he was coming over to work on some jobs in and around their house.
There are loads of geraniums growing alongside of the path coming from Jenny's house
A lovely arched entrance
Kind of a steep path but it’s ok going down.  However it’s good exercise going up. It really does make you fit……………………… to drop.

and rampant grape vines.
A nice colourful entrance.
This is the same village that  Jude lives in. It’s much bigger than ours.

My Cretan Life