Monday, 10 August 2015

A christening and a holiday break

I have some issues with my laptop, its dying basically and only works with a fan permanently aimed at it, which is why I have been tardy at posting!
 I really must buy another one - or work out how to use the Ipad as successfully for blogging : )
I am enjoying the summer break from work, the first times I have been off in school holidays since my kids were at school and much younger.
Sadly I am half way through already!
I'm enjoying it so much, I dread going back to work come September!
But I have to since I have bought a new little car, Ruby.
Ruby is a 999cc Viva and my first ever car was a Viva too, think that's what swung it for me. Vivas as my first and last cars lol
We have had Evie's christening, which Jack attended and got himself in on the act lol
Son Mitchell is a godparent and it looks as if he was expecting to be smited from above in this picture lol
He's the big tall chap on the left. Daughter Tylah over on the right.

this piccy captures both the littlies well on a recent walk in the smashing parkland beneath the Humber Bridge

I decided not to make the full Millefiori BOM Quilt though may well still make up the remaining rosettes later on. Having made 5 of the rosettes, I have joined the first 3 together in a skew whiff shape and it is to be a skew whif lap quilt lol
Specifically keeping it smaller may be easier for me to quilt anyway and that may mean it gets finished this year!

In fact I have moved on from this stage, must take a pic or two, but there has been some infilling on some edges and I have turned in all the outer edges and added some edgings.

I have also been making some small crochet square centres for some pieces for the Green fair in November and have done some house painting - gosh I am SO no longer interested in house upkeep lol - and some clothing alterations.
I will be panicking by midweek that the times a flying by and I wanted to do so much more stitching, galavanting to places and do THINGS, in my time off!
Funny how you get the grandkids donated, the minute their parents know your off work!
So watch this space, pics to follow and they may be on a new laptop yet!


  1. Hello Lyn! Looks like you had a lovely day for the Christening and I am glad you are enjoying your holiday from work. Make the most of the rest of the time and good luck choosing a new laptop! Christine x

  2. Right, where is the photo of you all dressed up for this lovely event? You must have been so proud of them all.
    I hope the computer lasts a bit longer- you've been missed in Blogland- mind you, I have not posted much either.
    Ruby sounds a fun girl, proper little runabout! Hope you are keeping well. X

  3. lovely post-I have seen that happen too here parents dropping off their kids at grandparents-lol it can be fun I am sure as long as you don't get taken advantage of--enjoy the rest of your time off. hugs Kathy

  4. Do we get to see a picture of the marvelous Ruby? So sorry about the laptop issues - it's amazing how dependent we are on our computers and when they're not working right it's almost like a death in the family.

  5. You have a beautiful family!

  6. Hiya Lyn, lucky you with a christening. We wont be getting one, not even a naming ceremony, blasted scientists!