April Mosaics

I’m a bit late with these, seeing as it is now the 4th of May! I am posting these now so that it doesn’t get any later.

I seemed to cram a surprising amount in to April, happily there was a lot of crochet and a lot of family time. I worked on my ripple again after having a break from it for a couple of months and I tihnk I have finally made it the desired length. Now it’s just awaiting a border. We had a flying visit down to family in Dorset, passing Stonehenge as we did so. We had lots of rain (some that made me feel cosy and homey, and some that did not!), and we had Easter where I consumed far too much chocolate (lots more than in previous years, hmm wonder why) and Andy’s dad visited to help with the tiling in the bathroom. April was also the month where I had my 20 week scan, and I was finally able to share the news of Tiny Tin Bird with you all :-)

Another rainy photo, saved for posterity because it was so lovely and fresh walking home in the rain like that. I had a cuppa at Lucy’s house, the market had baby plum tomatoes back for ONE DAY and I managed to get some, I also snagged a Gerbera for my windowsill which makes me enormously happy. I worked like a demon on some granny squares and LOVE them so much. The sun did shine a few times so I made sure to get evidence. I made lots of vegetable and lentil soup with ginger, which is my current favourite thing. I had lovely visits from Rach, and from Katherine and Phoebe, and most importantly we HAVE A SHOWER AGAIN! and a new sink as well.

Phew! Busy month or what?

Right now, I am Not At Work, hurrah! My mum and grandma are visiting and are staying in a hotel in nearby Ilkley so I am off there in a little bit to spend the day with them. Even better, I have the WHOLE of next week off too and am going back home with them! Hurrah! Andy is staying here and I will miss him lots but at least he will be able to feed the rabbits :-)

I’m not sure if I’ll get to blog while I’m away, it does depend on whether I can remember my logins when I get there as I’ll be using my mum’s laptop (can’t cope with lugging mine home again on the train.)

xxx

12 thoughts on “April Mosaics

  1. Send yourself an e-mail with your logins on it. That way, if you find you want to blog – or anything else – you can.

    Enjoy your time away with your family. :o)

  2. Hope you have a lovely time with your mum and Grandma.
    How lucky, a week off, hope the sun shines for you and you have relaxing time.
    If you get the chance pop over to my blog- i’ve got a giveaway at the moment for a lovely bag..perfect for putting baby things in!!

    Fleur xx

  3. I hope you have a lovely time and that you get spoiled rotten by your mum! :) Enjoy the break xxx

  4. Hi Heather,
    Congradulations on your Baby news, so HappY for you both. Just saw these 2 baby blanket patterns on the internet, thought I would send you the link as they are so cute

    http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=23767&cat_id=903

    http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=74593&cat_id=903

    Definatly get an Ego baby carrier, love love LovE mine sooo much, best carrier and one of the best baby items that I’ve bought for any of my kids, wish I’d found them years ago. Also got the strap covers (babys suck and slobber LotS ) and the back pack. So love my backpack, actually I’m still using it even though Harrison is now 4.5 yers old. Fits so much in it and has lots of space for yarn.
    The other best baby item bought was my Emmalunga pram (think its spelt right) they are expensive, but a great walking/ shopping pram. (take up a lot of room in the car though, so thats when the need for a second pram comes in ) I would recomend the older style though, as it better then the one we got 4 years ago. Lucinda, now 21, nearly lived in hers for the first 6 months. We did not get a bassenet, so her pram was moved around the house and up and down the stairs daily. Worked so good, that baby 2 also used it the same, while the last, only sometimes as his room was set up with our antique baby cot (cot has been used for all other 2 from 9 months and my niece)
    Hope subjestions help, even if to scare your other half (2 prams!) These are 3 of the best things we have bought over the years having had to do it, 3 times over because of big age gaps between baby’s, so having to re buy at times.
    Hugs and Love Audra
    6craftyacres

  5. Hi Heather,
    Congradulations on your Baby news, so HappY for you both. Just saw these 2 baby blanket patterns on the internet, thought I would send you the link as they are so cute

    http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=23767&cat_id=903

    http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=74593&cat_id=903

    Definatly get an Ego baby carrier, love love LovE mine sooo much, best carrier and one of the best baby items that I\’ve bought for any of my kids, wish I\’d found them years ago. Also got the strap covers (babys suck and slobber LotS ) and the back pack. So love my backpack, actually I\’m still using it even though Harrison is now 4.5 yers old. Fits so much in it and has lots of space for yarn.
    The other best baby item bought was my Emmalunga pram (think its spelt right) they are expensive, but a great walking/ shopping pram. (take up a lot of room in the car though, so thats when the need for a second pram comes in ) I would recomend the older style though, as it better then the one we got 4 years ago. Lucinda, now 21, nearly lived in hers for the first 6 months. We did not get a bassenet, so her pram was moved around the house and up and down the stairs daily. Worked so good, that baby 2 also used it the same, while the last, only sometimes as his room was set up with our antique baby cot (cot has been used for all other 2 from 9 months and my niece)
    Hope subjestions help, even if to scare your other half (2 prams!) These are 3 of the best things we have bought over the years having had to do it, 3 times over because of big age gaps between baby\’s, so having to re buy at times.
    Hugs and Love Audra
    6craftyacres

  6. Why did that send 2 times ???
    Code did not work the first time, so should have only sent once.
    Mystery of the internet.

  7. Hi Heather,
    This will be my first ever comment (to you and to anyone in the blogging world!)
    I just wanted to say thank you for having such an inspirational blog- I’ve been lurking around your blog for the last couple of months (isn’t that an awful word ‘lurking’?) and your pictures of crochet baby blankets have been the source of me reconnecting with my crochet hooks and starting up my craftiness again! I’ve also been reading about your DIY antics and recent news of your tiny tin bird with much interest as it sounds so much like what I’ve been through. My little dinosaur was born in September last year and all through my pregnancy, up until now I’ve been coping with living though the dust, mess and annoyance of doing a house up on your own. I now look back laughingly at the 2 months of bathing in a plastic trug whilst the bathroom was ‘out of order’ , though at the time it awful!
    I hope you enjoy your holiday and spend it relaxing and dreaming about life with your tiny tin bird!
    Looking forward to more inspiration and beautiful pictures x

  8. CONGRATULATION on the baby news. Love your blog and lurk often, I love that word lol. Have a great time with your mum and grandma, special times.
    Yay for the shower ☺☺

  9. Hi, I loved your blanket! You chose the colors so well, they’re wonderfull. In Brazil we don’t have so many lovely colors in good yarns. Sorry, my english is terrible rsrs

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