♥ Hello everyone...
are you having a good week?
We've had a hectic couple of weeks here with lots of work,
celebrations and preparations for future happenings....
The most important event of our Summer up to now
has been our beautiful eldest daughter
Ashley's 21st Birthday!
Much fun and celebrating has been had along the way....
(lasting several days!)
good food, lots of clinking of glasses and perfect company....
even the sun shone brightly for us in the garden!
(sadly, we're back to wind and rain again today....
yes, lady luck was definitely on our side)
Amongst the many lovely gifts Ashley received,
Fee at 'Chipper Nelly' custom made a set of 6 blocks...
which.include maps of Spain and Portugal
(where Ashley will be spending most of the next year
studying for her degree)
...along with quotes and symbols to celebrate her very special year
They are so lovely!
....and here are a few pics showing
the many different sides of 'Ashley's Blocks!'
Thank you again Fee x
...they were a very special addition to a perfect day....
....and now for some ways to find Fee and 'Chipper Nelly'...
(if you haven't done so already!)
(click each to visit)
On the crafting side, I've also started a scrumptious new patchwork project...
(I do love these pretty colours...I really am in crafty heaven here!)
In between the inevitable busy days which come with making
preparations for Ashley's future travels, Leah's imminent return to university
and ongoing building renovations
this is proving to be a lovely project. for quiet moments....
a fun and relaxing way to spend a small part of each busy day....
One block a day is the plan while also working on
my secret knitting project...
I shall be back in September
(if not before!)
with some final pics of my previous quilty project amongst other things
....I'm madly in love with our Boho quilt...
Unfortunately, so are the other ladies of our house
....which means we may have to share!
(I'll be adding an embroidered label on the back
when it eventually finds it's resting place)
Next, visiting all my favourite blogs is top of my list
over the next few days and catching up with everyone
.....I'm so looking forward to putting my feet up and having a good read!
Oh...and spending some time painting furniture for my workspace
...pics at some point in the next few weeks....
Annie Sloan paint at the ready
(I'm using the 'provence' shade but daughters aren't too sure!)
Until next time...
Wishing you sunshine in your corner