Today has definitely been the best day of the holidays so far - and the children all agree! After Dot's final Manga art lesson at the local library we zipped through the Tyne Tunnel and met Quiltdude and the young Quilties at the beach.
Now the little Lockets and the young Quilties had never met each other before but they slotted together like old friends and had the most wonderful afternoon splashing in the sea
and burying each other in the sand
while Clare and I chatted and built and smashed sandcastles.
We all had so much fun and we hope to meet up again very soon. Clare's girls are all absolutely lovely and the little Lockets really enjoyed their company - I'm going to be using them as good examples whenever mine turn yucky!
So how do you complete the perfect day at the beach?
Well with delicious ice cream of course..............................
and a trip to the bestest ever wool shop - Ring-a-Rosie. Barbara said she could smell the suncream the moment we walked through the door - then again there were 9 of us! I hope there wasn't too much sand on the carpet Barbara!
I bought these two balls of wool for my blanket - Oh I do love a good ripple! And here it is
I have been busily crocheting at the library while Dot does her art class and Daisy and Fred read/draw/write/entertain themselves. I was aware that I might look rather unusual crocheting away in the corner but I thought it was quite a homely, mumsy image until the lovely librarian said I looked like I was waiting for an execution! Apparently women in the French Revolution were encouraged to bring their knitting along to the show at the guillotine!
Well that shattered my image well and truly!
So obviously I need to restore the happy homely image and how better than with a pair of lovestruck bunnies?
May I introduce you to Alfie
a new bunny on the block for a new baby boy
But don't let his tender age fool you.............................
he soon had eyes for a certain young lady bunny by the name of Wendy Wabbit
(Wendy is rather special as she has been made from Dorothy and Daisy's clothes including the dress Dot wore for her first birthday and the dresses they both wore for their dedication service (a bit like a christening but not quite!) - she's quite psychedelic but I love her anyway!!!)
Naturally they kept a modest distance at first - Wendy was being quite coy
but it wasn't long before they were tentatively holding hands..........................
what a good job Alfie has gone to live a few streets away!