Monthly Archives: February 2009

Luke Update


Well my little boy is now 9mths old and I am not sure where time has gone.  He has two bottom teeth, is crawling all over the place, claps his hands when asked and eating us out of house and home!

He had his first hair cut on the 19th.  He loved it as well, which was good, as it made it easier for us! p1020417 p1020411

We also finally got him his first pair of shoes, they are for crawling, but I am not sure he is too used to them yet!  But at least they do stay on, which is great! 14th-feb-09-1 

Finally we had a family day on Friday at Colchester Zoo.  It was great, rather busy with it being half term but had a great time! p1020438

Luke is now at nursery for 3 mornings a week, which is great, as it means I can totally focus on work whilst he is there, then we do swimming on a Tuesday and singing on a Friday, so he is still a very busy little boy!

Not much else to write about I am afraid, so till next time, cheerio!


Bessie’s Circle Blanket


This is a pattern from Amanda, at The Natural Dye Studio, that I have tried.  I have not made it, but I wanted to make sure I could do the squares needed!

1st attempt, was not great, but it was okp1020450!

Here is the second attempt, I do think it is slightly better! p1020452

4 squares done!


I have finally done all four squares for the start of my blanket.  However I am now struggling on working out how to join them!  Roll on next weekend, when my mom can help me!

p1020446 Next I want to join them, with a different shade of blue, and then crochet all round all 4 till I run out of yarn!  Who knows what it will look like, but that is fine!



Well I have finally managed to get to grips with crochet, after I don’t know how many courses, books, examples etc!

Have to say an enourmous thank you to Amanda at Natural Dye Studio for her granny square pattern.  It is the only one I have read that bamm, square produced!

p1020378 Not the best colour combination but it was a practice one!

So I have now started a blanket for Luke in Blues.   I thought I would do 4 x 12″ granny squares and then join them all together and crochet round them!  So watch this space!  This is what I have managed to do today so far :-


Feb 1st already!


Wow, can you believe we are already at the start of Feb!?!?!?

This post is not going to have any pictures, as I have not downloaded any still, and I needed to write rather post piccies!  So my update :-

Well as I am typing this it is blowing blizzards outside, and the snow has arrived in Suffolk!  Great, not looking forward to another week of having to go out in this weather!

Luke update – Luke seems to be doing well at the moment.  He has cut his first tooth and that caused a few bad nights, but he is good now.  I have finally taken the plunge and started cooking him food!  I know it sounds mad, but I just never felt comfortable cooking food and always thought the jars gave him everything.  But after trying it and realising it is just so easy and he loves it, there is now no stopping me!  He is getting loads of different blends and seems to love it all!  He starts another morning at nursery from Feb 18th, which will be great.  Means I get 3 full mornings to focus on work, 1 day to do his activities, 1 day to do my activities and afternoons to dabble in work if I am needed!  So looking forward to the new routine/schedule!

Craft update – I have been trying to teach myself crochet.  I need to crack it this year, as it is just nuts that I can’t do it!  So far, I seem to have mastered Double Crochet (UK) which is great.  Once I get the end of my test ball of yarn and start a new colour I will start a new stitch!  I have not really done much work on the afghan.   With Luke now crawling it is not the most practical peice to be working on when I need to get up and down all the time!  So I have been working on some smaller projects, which seem easier, quicker and going better!  Knitting, hmmmm, still there, not done any, really must get it sorted and finish Luke’s jumper!

Reading – I am almost finished the book I am currently reading, Flying Changes by Sara Gruen.  It is just fantastic and really enjoying it!

Facebook – if anyone reading this has me as a friend on Facebook, please come over and say hello.  I did go through and clear up my friends, and as awful as that sounds, I got so many who never even said hello, so I deleted them!  Now I am alot more cautious when accepting invites!

Weightloss – I am now 6lbs down from Jan 8th which is great.  Taking it slow and not being too hard on myself, but am well chuffed with that result so far!

Feb looks a busy month for me, which is just great!

So I am going to continue doing some cross stitch now, while the little man takes his nap!

Till next time………………….