Well it is nearly time for my second houseaversary – we will be away at the Caldicot Castle event next week and I will have a drink with friends to celebrate.
Am still so happy here, can’t believe what a difference being here has made to my life. I am still having a really lovely time and one of the best things is the countryside around me which is purple for quite a lot of the year. I do love that colour!
The rhododendrons have all gone now but instead the hills are covered in heather and it makes them look very beautiful. I borrowed a friend’s dog, Ted, the other day for a walk as she was working and we went for a little tootle up to my favourite reservoir (which is now refilled) and back past all the beautiful purple bushes.
Here is a very pretty cow we met on the way.
And Ted wanting to go up a bit more and not stop for pictures ;-)
I was also lucky enough to get this shot of a butterfly on a Buddleia.
What a gorgeous cottage near my friend’s house. Such a cute name as well, like a house in an Enid Blyton story.
As well as walks I am spending lots of time with hexagons (which may be my new addiction!). Have cut out pieces for many more ornaments and this week decided to use the hexis to make an apron for a friend’s little girl.
I made her big sister an apron for a birthday present this year and as she is just about to start Nursery where she will be having cookery sessions I thought she needed one of her own. Have had all of this fabric in my stash for a while, nice to be using some rather than buying anything new (which I am not allowed to do till I have used up a lot more!)
The apron pattern comes from this free tutorial at Aesthetic Nest’s blog.
The cute teddy braid on the pocket is some from my local haberdasher that I have had in the stash for a while just waiting for a project like this.
It is a Bank Holiday here in the UK so am planning to spend tomorrow doing more stitching (surprise, surprise) – am thinking of using some of my vintage embroidery with hexis to create something, probably Christmas presents as I like to be prepared!
Have a lovely couple of weeks and I will be back soon. Thanks for visiting.