Friday, 20 September 2013

Enjoying my time at home

 Enjoying my time at now I am semi-retired.   As you probabylk all know I have reduced my hours and have four wonderful days at home now so that i can get on and do more and spend time with my family.
It is proving really enjoyable.   At the beginning of the month we went to The Forest of Dean with my Sister and had a fabulous five day break - in an area that I do not recall really visiting previously  - we were so lucky with the weather and had glorious weather - just before this chilly spell started.

Well now we are back home and the weather is chilly, we have had a new boiler fitted and that is lovely, a combi boiler with lots of instant water and should be much more energy efficient than the 28 year old boiler it has replaced.   We decided that it would be best to change before the old one broke down and we were left in the middle of winter with no hot water or heating.

Having time at home has given me the space to make a few bits and pieces, we have Christmas Club once at month at Art and Stitch so I made this star for this month's group to make and it does look very pretty.  Shall put in my Dining Room at Christmas.

Now with no longer working Saturday's I booked myself on a course  - yeh - it was the most wonderful course - I have never done felting - to be honest it has not appealed to me very much but the scenes our tutor had done were so good I just had to have a go.
Here is my beach scene, I loved the whole course and really enjoyed making this scene - I shall most certainly do some more.  We have the tutor back at the beginning of October doing a Poppy Picture which looks lovely, but I am away on a National Trust trip to the Houses of Hampshire so shall miss that one.

 With the chilly days our cat Poppy has decided that she likes the indoors more than out now and the quilt over Rob's chair has become her favorite spot at the moment - she can be found curled up snoring and obviously dreaming
My Sister is going away in November and requested a new bag suitable to carry her kindle, passport etc. etc.  She wanted two sections so one could keep everything neatly tucked away in and one to use for purse etc. - so here is her bag made to the size she requested  with zips, it has a clip inside for her keys the handle is the right length to go over her shoulder - I love it but it is not mine!!!

I spent Tuesday morning at Tumble Tots oh what fun - Leo who is sixteen months tomorrow - absolutely loves it - it is helping his co-ordination amazingly and getting him used to being with other children. 
Well I hope that all that do read my blog will forgive me for my tardiness in updating but time seems to fly even though I am supposed to have more time on my hands!!  Fingers crossed we are going to get a nice sunny Autumn and a bit warmer.  Till next time.