Friday 3 March 2017

Pretty little violets ,picked 5 minutes ago in my garden

I love violets,  well I would as they are my birth flower. They are so delicate and smell  lovely.So my dears how are you all. Everything tickety boo here, I may not say that tomorrow when I get on the dreaded scales. I did have  good news  at the doctors today, my blood sugar is stable and there may be a chance I can come off medication at the end of the month when I see the dietician.

I was lucky to have 2 late birthday presents,one from  Angela my birthday twin,  So pretty and I have it sitting next to me on my table .
Then I received this from Kate , who has birthday the day after mine.  Whoo hoo more sheep.
Thankyou my friends , I feel very blessed. Two weeks tomorrow  the 18th ,Martin and  I will celebrate our GoldenWedding  Anniversary and I know  June and Ron of Butterfly Wings have theirs tomorrow, so if you read this  June  I hope you both have a very memorable day.
We are going to London on the 15th to  see Les  Mis. We still had Ollie when we booked it so we are there and back in a day. Then on the actual day we are  going to the same place as we had for Martins  Mums 90th birthday. We have invited a  few friends for a cream tea and then in  the  evening  we are taking the family out for  a curry. We  also  have booked a holiday in  May ,we are doing  a tour of Hebridean islands.  Somewhere we  always  promised ourselves we would  go. With Martins heart condition we were a bit   dubious  about going  abroad. So I will  tell you all about that when it happens. 
In the week  we walked round the harbour and the Pelican was moored up.
It must  have been  a  wonderful sight when these ships sailed the  seas. Just  looking at this pic the building on the left looks as if it is leaning.  From here  we crossed over and  walked along the esplanade ,it was bright and sunny but a  bit  on   the chilly side. I  was glad I had wrapped  up warm.
 This was taken from the pleasure pier looking  back toward Weymouth. This seemed like a scene from The Birds, I have seen pigeons and seagulls wanting food but there were so many waiting to be  fed by the man in  the shelter.
This was only a few,rooks or crows not  sure which. It was quite a sight to  see so many.We  walked  as far as the  Kings Statue where I took a pic of the bathing Machine  that used to be used in  Georgian  times, the  King himself bathed  in  the  sea. 

 Here is  the Kings Statue erected by the Grateful inhabitants of Weymouth .

 So that is this weeks rambling  to show you .On to stitching  and I have a couple of finishes to show you . One is my challlenge piece for this month over at Needlecraft Haven.
The next is Graemes knitted hat. Now I have started the scarf.

I have a few wips I  to  show you here is my Wednesday parlour stitch Welcome Inn by Little House Needleworks. Sorry it has not been ironed ,I am hoping that next week  it may be finished. 

 Next on  the table is  my Friday sheep  design ,which you  will be  seeing a lot  more  of  before it is finished.  This is the 2nd row. I love the bunnies under the fleece on  the washing line.Again apologies for the iron not being in action.
 This is Winter and I am really loving this Monday stitch with Sally, Only W to go and then I can start Spring.Sally will still be stitching  with me but not  on  Spring.  If anyone would like to stitch Spring with me let me know lol.
 Of course my blog would not be complete  without books, more  books !!!!!
 Yet more books.These I picked up at the 50p sale that is at Slimming World meet every week.

 Yet more but my grandson Jack bought me an Amazon gift voucher for  my birthday so when I saw Elly Griffiths and Joanna Trollope had  new  ones  out well they just had to jump into the basket.I think I had better stay away from the50p books tomorrow morning.
So my friends I will leave you with a wish for a happy week ahead , more stitching , books ,did Isay books  lol.We need more shelves. However did  you notice no stash buying  for a while.
Famous last words I know .
Take  care all and I shall be here again  soon. For all of you out there who leave me a little note thankyou , it makes such a difference to the day.
Barb x


butterfly said...

You know I always love your posts Barb you always have so much going on here.
All the lovely stitching and Knitting .
Lovely violets on your header .
Sending you both best wishes for your Golden Wedding so happy that you are booked in for a show and meal .
Great photos big hugs to you both.

Vickie said...

You have such lovely plans for your 50th Anniversary Barb. Best Wishes to you both! I enjoyed your harbor pictures.

Julie said...

Pretty new header pic of the violets.
Winter looks lovely, I'm doing a SAL next year with two ladies of these charts...plans for 2018 already!
Beautiful snaps of your lovely hometown.
The gallery was full of lovely finshes this month, yours is lovely.
Great hat for Graeme.
Roll on spring sunshine so you can sit in the summerhouse and read your new books.

angelasweby said...

So glad the sheep thread keeper arrived safely, Barb and the bag is so pretty. I'm sure your have some lovely things in your sheep collection.
I always love your tours of Wemouth, Barb. The Pelican really does look impressive. The bathing machine is amazing. I must admit I don't remember that in the seventies :-) I wish I had known about it. I think bathing machines are fascinating.
What great plans you have for your Golden wedding. Lots of lovely celebrations in store and a holiday too. It sounds perfect.
You are always so busy with stitching in and knitting and still manage to fit in lots of reading. What a great idea to have book sales at your SW meetings.

Christine said...

Such pretty violets Barb!
Great stitching and knitting, and I really enjoyed my virtual tour of Weymouth. We like to go and see the tall ships at Charlestown (or Truro as the BBC would have you believe in Poldark, blithely ignoring the fact that Truro isn't on the coast)
Have a lovely Anniversary

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The violets are so pretty, Bard. I enjoyed reading about your recent rambles and seeing your stitching. Your upcoming Golden Wedding celebrations sound good.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely views of Weymouth, we really must visit again, I expect lots have changed. Your challenge heart is gorgeous.

Andrea said...

Best wishes for your anniversary. Love your stitching WIPS. Wonderful photos of Weymouth, thank you for the tour.

Rachel said...

Beautiful stitching. I love Welcome Inn, so sweet. Beautiful pictures too, congratulations on your anniversary!

Astrids dragon said...

It looks like you had a beautiful day, in spite of the cold!
Lovely stitching, you have plenty to keep you busy.
Your Golden anniversary, quite an accomplishment, many happy returns!

Justine said...

Happy anniversary Barb! Hope you and your husband have fun celebrating.
Your stitching is beautiful, I love the way you finished your Needlecraft Haven piece - so creative. I'm planning to SAL with Julie on the Cricket Collection charts next year, I just love seeing them.

Sally said...

A lovely post Barb with lots of lovely photos.

Lovely stitching as always. I think you will finish Winter before I do! I seem to be on a go slow with mine lol.

You are worse than me with book! Carl stopped me from going down the book aisle in Tesco yesterday!!! When we go back up to South West Scotland I will be going the second hand book shops in Wigtown!

Have a wonderful anniversary. I do hope you are both well and that my emails are getting through. Will be in touch tomorrow for our Winter evening. Hugs xx

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