It's so lovely to see you again..
Do come in and have a cup of tea.....
it's no problem...
Yes, the china is a favourite of mine.....
I've had it for years and....
I don't have much left
It's pretty and delicate...
I'll just pour the tea...
had you noticed that the cups are different shapes?
I only have 2 cups left
and they are just so pretty...
Would you like a biscuit?
or a toasted tea cake?
I'm afraid I forgot about them toasting away....
while we were talking!
My mother gave me the tablecloth
It's Irish linen
I use it a lot as it gives me so much pleasure!
Yes they are so pretty..
They're American Pillar
I'm not very good with roses..
they usually have black spot or other diseases
but they're wonderful this year
Did you notice the roses as you came in?
would you like to come outside
and have a look?
I sat on the rock here yesterday, in the sun,
and just enjoyed........
the wonderful scent
and the hum of the bees
and the butterflies flitting
to and fro
The flowers were all around
and over me!
It's hard to believe that this all came
from a rooted stick
that my daughter in love's father
gave me a few years ago!!
I just keep taking photos of them, I'm afraid,
as I think they are incredible and can't believe their beauty and the amount of blooms!
I'm droning on, I know, but....
it just fills me with such joy and I feel a deep content..
while sitting and enjoying!
Have you had enough?
Let's go back to the house.....
It is rather hot outside...
Have you seen this rose?
It's called Pink Carpet.
I think that the colour is stunning!
What have I been making recently?
Well, I've just completed a waistcoat
I knitted it in the same wool as the pattern
I've also just completed a wrap that I saw on Meredith's Blog - Mereknits
She had seen it on another blog
(The way it happens amongst blog friends)
so I called in on Tanna
and got the pattern for Lisa's wrap
It is so newly finished that....
It still needs to be blocked
I used Noro Kogarashi Yarn colour No16
And today.... I've been making a couple of little gifts
for the Physio and Nurse
who have been running the Pulmonary Rehab classes that
I have been attending twice weekly
for the last 6 weeks.
I was asked to attend
after my time in hospital over Christmas
and have to say that,
even though it has taken a big bite out of my weeks,
it has been extremely good
and I appreciate the care and concern that we have been shown
Hence the very small gifts
I do hope that they like them...
they can pin them on a lapel,stick them on a bag...whatever!
I so appreciate the help and support that they have given us and don't want
to embarrass them.
I do hope that they are OK!!?