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Moulton Mill visit

Last weekend members of the Fenton Knitting Group enjoyed an ‘awayday’ to Moulton Windmill in South Lincolnshire. We were there to visit the beautifully restored mill and also to view an exhibition by the Mill Quilters.

Moulton mill

With thanks to Sue for the photo.

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Did you have a happy Mother’s Day?

The run up to Mother’s Day was very busy, as usual. Gardening, decorating, dog walking and knitting could quite easily manage to fill my days before I even think of preparing and delivering a single class. And then there’s the ‘day job’, of course!

My son stayed over for a few days, taking a well earned break from his frenetic work schedule. He enjoyed some long muddy walks, relished the stillness and gasped at the freshness of the air.

It was an added bonus that the clocks finally went forward at the weekend, so that at last we can make use of all that extra evening light out in the garden and the greenhouse, where seeds are sprouting everywhere I look.

On Mother’s Day itself I did the usual things mums do: listened to the Archers omnibus, opened cards and presents, enjoyed a slap up roast lunch, courtesy of Mr handmadebysoo, oh and built a scaffolding tower! This was a most unexpected mother-daughter bonding exercise and sooo much fun! It also means that now my one remaining excuse for putting off painting the hall ceiling has disappeared!

 

The Fenton Knitting Group resumes

Members of the Fenton Knitting Group will be crafting again at The Barn this evening from 6pm, catching up on all their crafty achievements over the holidays. There will be handmadebysoo Christmas cake to sample and something for the chocoholics. New Year’s diets do not apply on Tuesday evenings!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Soo x

Soo enjoyed a restful and refreshing New Year break in North Yorkshire. There were lots of very muddy walks with Ailbe, huge pub lunches and a little bit of knitting, too.

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Introducing Milly

Milly travelled home with us on Saturday at just 8 weeks and 1 day old. She was a little uncertain about her new home at first, but we are gradually gaining her confidence and she has started playing.

This kitten cannot be seen

This kitten cannot be seen!

A Playstation for …

So instead of getting on with all the projects I currently have on the go at the moment, yesterday I disappeared into the garage in search of chip board, wood, old carpet and string.  I had an idea that I could make a Playstation.  At lunch time I finally emerged, triumphant, with a Playstation fit for … a kitten!

The kitten hasn’t arrived yet, but she has been reserved and will be coming home soon.

Meanwhile her Playstation has pride of place, awaiting her arrival. But somebody’s nose is slightly out of joint!

‘Bye ‘bye, DeeDee

For the first time in a very long time there is no one purring in the house.  DeeDee, who came to live with us when she was just six weeks old, is now forever snoozing in her favourite sunny spot in the garden and in our hearts.

Good girl, DeeDee – 12. 06. 97 to 23. 05. 16