Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Replica time

This I love and hope to replicate from all my wool scraps and I have lots to get to work on

The Katie Taylor cake

Whilst in wexford during the Olympics, Katie Taylor done Ireland proud by winning gold, so to celebrate I made a Katie cake......

I set out the caravan table with good coffee and cake what better way to celebrate
This was the before picture, I forgot to take an afters, SORRY

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New completed knitting projects

Yes I have been busy this past few weeks , knitting for friends new babies. I have finished baby pink booties and cardigan for a beautiful little girl.

Baby pink matinee coat and booties, I loved the challenge of knitting the booties and choosing the pearl buttons to complete the project

 A baby hoodie for a little boy in the localfootball  club colours, blue and yellow, I had to adapt another pattern to complete the hood.

Mam demonstrates the true art of jam making

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I have been missing for awhile, sorry for that, after my best summer in a vest this year. I returned to work and was so busy that I have neglected my blog. But my  mam put a stop to that, by paying a visit to conduct some serious supervised rasberry and strawberry jam making. All 84 years of her arrived to whip us all into shape, she top and tailed the rasberries, heated the jars and the sugar, the jam was boiled and stirred, then the jam was tested.

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She overseen everything with pride and was thrilled to see the finished products. 18 pots in total.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer in my vest, raincoat, jeans and runners

Yes summer in my vest is what happened this year, Pat and I set off on our travels for 12 days to tour the south-east in our caravan, we soaked up two days of sunshine that was interrupted by nasty winds and rain, we visited our beloved Wexford on to Waterford down into Cork on to beautiful Kerry, Killarney was magic muckross house was splendid, Pat rode his new bicycle around there with pride, we danced in the Gleneagle hotel, managed to have one barbecue under an umbrella."Such fun" tasted lovely.......... 

 Pat decided to relive his school days by sitting in and old school desk that we came across in Kenmare

The old Honda 90 looking its best in Listowel

 John B Keane stand tall in Listowel, we visited his pub and had coffee, viewed the pictures of many treasured memories on the wall. I secretly hope that some of his writing skills may rub off on me when I undertake the long awaited challenge of writing a book..........
Ballybunion Beach not looking its best in the absence of the sunshine

Connor Pass "Magic spot"

Two new friends we made

Stonehouse Restaurant

Heading for home back through Limerick,
have  a feeling we will return soon

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Latest crochet project..... popcorn

This crochet blanket I was lucky to come accross at a localcraft  fair day, this prompted me to  researched the stitch, its popcorn, I hope to be able to complete ablanket for a new baby due soon.
 My daughters friend is expectiong triplets in January so the needles will be clicking big tiime.....
Cant wait to get staarted, I just cleaned up my craft den and all is ready to undertake this project yippee!

Do keep and eye out for the finished masterpiece, I will take pleasure in showing them to you.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Its lighthouse time!!

Yes hope you have guessed I stayed at a lighthouse with a good friend for the night, it was amazing, got some pics to share with you. But I am conscious that I could not have captured this bit of magic on camera. My bedroom was on the third floor up with the galley kitchen on the top and sitting room next floor down, then the second bedroom and the bathroom in between. the ground floor of the lighthouse had a settlebed just inside the entrance door
  How beautiful was this the sun shinning radiantly through the window on the fish pots, the winding metal stairway that reached all the way to the galley on the top floor...

I was lucky enough to feel the heat of the flags that were warmed by the sunshine that shone in through the window.

knock knock, whose there???

Its me coming to spend the night  ..... open the door and let me come in, "I NEED A BED FOR THEE NIGHT"  Open the door and let me come in.

The kitchen galley, goodness did I love it even had a Cath Kidston tablecloth, so it ticked all the boxes. Take note of the curtains,  they were made of canvas like the sails of a boat, then I looked up and there were my friends hiding (cobwebs). I felt right at home.

It was time to say goodbye, I was sad to go but, I will always remember the beautiful night that I spent at the lighthouse, I will leave this post  and share an image that I have in my mind each time that I think of my adventure to the lighthouse.

The beautiful Irish sea in the reflection of the sun rays that June morning

Thank you friend.