Monday, 21 November 2011

Busy Busy .

Well we are two thirds through November and hardly a blog in sight . Sorry .
I have been unbelievable busy since we came back from Wales .
Sorting the Etsy Shop out has taken up so much of my time. I didn't realise how long it would take to get all the photos taken and loaded up . Not to mention all the dyeing etc .
I've not finished yet .There's still fibre,batts and project bags to go on there yet and this week we have to sort all the stuff to do Grassington on the 3rd December .
There is one thing I usually hate November, to many bad memories but this year because I've been busy it's not been to bad .
I've been busy knitting and keeping up with the sock challenge as well as Christmas presents . Here are the socks so far 
Nearly there :0)
I'm not the only one who has been busy either . Papa has been spending an awful lot of time in the garage.
Let me explain . A few weeks ago  whilst we were out and about looking at Christmas stuff I saw this .
An empty stable to put crib figures in . I thought it perfect for mine and was going to buy it but Papa said " I could make one of those " 
And look what he did 
 The crib figures are 40 yrs old . We bought them for our first Christmas in our new home and we are still here.
 The Ox and Ass .

 Even a hay loft complete with ladder .
Isn't he clever . 
Apart from the wood base and the back of the stable all the wood used was collected whist out walking Meg .I love the "palm " trees .
It will have pride of place in the hearth this year when i trim up for Christmas .
Another thing Papa has been busy with is he's learning to spin. After buying my Lendrum spining wheel last year my beloved Ashford Traveller languished in the corner gathering dust and i was going to sell it . But Papa decided he would try his hand at spinning on it and he loves it .
I will post pics of his yarns when i get a bit more time :0
Well that's all for now folks I have a Christmas cake to make , also some pastry to make for making pasties tomorrow , a huuuge pile of ironing to do .All before 3-30pm when a friend who we haven't seen for aaaaages is coming for a visit :0)

2 comments:

Dajon said...

Great to see you both this afternoon and Meg of course. The crib is wonderful - did not notice this afternoon, but can tell from the picture you have the same set of figures that my Mum and Dad have. Going to use some of the buttons on a new set of cards after tea.

Take care we must not leave it so ling next time.

Artis-Anne said...

I agree, he truly is a very clever man and it was only a matter of time before he got the spinning bug too ;)