Sunday, 28 June 2015

A couple of makes


I have finished my hat using a circular needle which I had never done before. The lady I bought the kit from at Yarndale suggested using the magic loop method to do the last part of the decreasing. I looked it up on Youtube and could probably have worked it out  but on the trip to Clitheroe a couple of weeks ago I found some mini dpns and they were brilliant so I can now tick off dpns as something else I can do.

These three strips are mini cushions made from two balls of yarn from Texere. I would post a link to the yarn but they are down for maintenance at the moment.

and some flowers

a very nice clematis flower. Libby bought me this last year and as well as this lovely bllom there are quite a few fat buds.

I grew this Dianthus  a few  years ago from a free offer. I has been a bit neglected in the double planter but each year seems to do well and the fragrance is amazing.

I have neglected the blog too this month but not much has been happening I don't suppose any one noticed though.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

out and about


On Sunday I paid a visit to the allotmentwith John. I had not been for awhile. Everything is growing nicely
 Potatoes
 cabbages
peas and beans.

Biddle Gardiner Bunny and Moriarty checked out the tadpoles




They are growing too and


Robin came to see us.



Sunday, 31 May 2015

Birthday in Manchester




 Whitworth Gallery


 Birthday cards and presents The lovely red roses are missing from the photo.


Friday, 29 May 2015

Biddle is 50!


Where have the years gone?  He was created in 1965 and as I could not afford the 7/6 (37p ish) to pay for him I asked my mum if she would pay as part of my 14th birthday presents. So he shares my birthday.

He has altered over the years, just as we all do. He has  had a couple of fur makeovers but his core inside remains the same.

He began wearing fashionable bows


especially at Christmas. But now has a rather large collection of knitted sweaters

including this one
and of course his scarf in Liverpool red.

He  loves cricket, football, holidays in Scotland, watching Le Tour. cake and chocolate, not necessarily in this order. He even has a facebook page. But doesnot understand twitter!

Here's to the next 50 years Biddle Bear Bear :)