Back in the groove

This week has seen the restoration of routine in our happy household and has afforded me the opportunity to create a sense of order in our home.  After the long lie-ins and lack of structure during the summer months the start of the new school term has created a new timetable of activities and a few grumpy faces with the early morning wake up calls.  Still, organization is good in my book and I like to feel that I have a plan to work towards. The strangest thing, however, is the sense of calm because for those of you know me personally will testify, “quiet time” is not something that I cultivate in my busy little world… We were blessed this weekend to be invited to a stunning wedding in beautiful Northumberland, the weather was glorious and the setting divine.  The whole affair totally appealed to my “crafty” side and even the flowers had a vintage, summery feel. Wedding Flowers Place setting                   It is fair to say that much wine was consumed and that my Sunday was pretty much a washout but it was so worth it to share in this precious day and enjoy a little adult company whilst Granny did the baby-sitting! On Monday, we were back in the school routine full throttle and it also happened to be my birthday; but at my great age birthdays are not that exciting. In fact, we experienced a 4-hour power cut and the highlight of my day was cutting the lawn (so rock n roll is my lifestyle)! However, in the evening we tucked into the fabulous cake that Granny had baked with the children over the weekend… and delicious it was too! Birthday Cake I got lots of lovely cards too which were focused on my main loves in life… knitting, wool and cats. I think I may be getting old and turning into some sort of crazy cat lady as there seemed to be recurring theme. However, I’m sure you’ll agree that this birthday wish was truly a delight to open… I shall be framing it and putting it into the shop’s woolly gallery. Baaaa! And amidst the celebrations, all week I’ve continued to ripple away with my blanket using it as an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a break from that routine.  It is working up a treat in DK weight acrylic and is my little moment of “me” time in every day and is becoming totally addictive.  Do you like the way it is progressing? Blanket Progress I’m so hooked (excuse the pun) that I can’t wait to start the next soothing ripple to see how the watery seascape colourways will pan out.  It is such a simple, yet very satisfying pattern to follow which is admired wherever I unfurl it.  If you are feeling inspired then hop across to Attic24’s blog page and get cracking on your own version. Start making waves of your own… and whatever you do, be happy. xx  

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