Saturday, 8 April 2017

Project 365 week 14

My little blog turned 6 this week, never thought it would last this long, it has changed and evolved but I still enjoy doing it, so long may it last.


Sunday

No overtime so home to help with some work in the garden. Lilly spends time with her nose stuck through the fence looking for the neighbours dog. I have to say it gets a lot less grief than it did a year ago.

Lilly looking for trouble



Monday

It is Bob's birthday later this month, so having asked him what he prefers at the moment, the answer was Minecraft so I am making a Minecraft quilt. Here are the first 2 pieces. Not sure yet whether to make it from 9 on the front with a plain back, or too make it double sided with pictures on both sides. So far I have 8 done. They are fairly quick to sew but rather tedious to cut out.

the first two minecraft squares 



Tuesday

Had a Facebook message from a friend to ask did I want some quilts and new sheets for my applique, so I jumped at the chance.
The orange/red one will make great owls. All the blues will go brilliant together in some 9 patch squares.


look forward to using this 


Wednesday

Teenagers can be volatile people. This week Fifi decided to go off the rails a bit, nothing illegal just fairly typical teenage stuff. . For those of you with teenagers you can probably understand, for those of you who have not got that far yet, just wait....Family harmony has been restored with lessons learnt by them all. My daughter did phone and ask me for advice, to which I told her I had made many mistakes in bringing them up and she had to do it her own way, so she did.

She spent a lot of time reading and colouring while she was here. Love the title of her artwork.

bored doodles 



Thursday

Visit day. Stopped at the graveyard to eat lunch. Love the blossom on the tree with a view of the hills.

blossom and blue sky


Friday

Second visit of the week to the vet for Lilly. Think she has seen a vet more in the eleven months we have had her than the last dog did in 15 years. Still in pain and trouble swallowing but Wednesdays injection has helped. Need to look at long term pain killing if she goes downhill again.  After the vet we took a walk along the beach. Have to say her behaviour in the vet was also much much better. A few little woofs towards other dogs but in general well behaved. Nice to see all our hard work paying off.

Lilly chasing some swans 


Saturday

Hubby had a nice early  (8.30 am) hospital appointment to pick up his hearing aid he was fitted for a few months back. It will take some getting use to. He also got fited for a second one while he was there.







20 comments:

  1. How lovely to get donations of material for your crafts :) I love the work you're doing on Bob's present. Glad to hear Fifi is all sorted. Teenagers are definitely an unpredictable bunch!
    Happy birthday to your blog! Mine turns 6 in August.

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    1. it was very nice to get some free material, all handy for making applique for charity.

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  2. Happy birthday to your blog! 6 years is amazing!
    Those Minecraft quilt pieces are brilliant. They are something my girls would love. They're big fans of Minecraft.
    Ahh! I have a teen. They can sure test your patience at times. I'm glad peace has been restored!
    Good luck. I hope your hubby gets used to his new hearing aids soon x

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    1. and scary to think this is my 6th year at 365, was only the first year I did not do it.

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  3. Happy blogiversary. 6 years is good going.

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    1. There have been many an occasion I have thought about ending the blog but owe it to the younger grandchildren to keep it going.

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  4. Happy blog birthday! I love the mine craft blanket, so cute. I know maybe little people who would love this. #365

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    1. May as well use a talent to make a keepsake, would say cheaper than buying something but material not cheap.

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  5. Happy blogoversary that's lovely & way to go. We haven't seen a lot of blossoms here yet, but I'm hoping it's just around the corner. Those minecrafts squares are fab. And the art work is cute x

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    1. the blossoms have started and your will not be long.

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  6. happy 6 years of blogging! my blog will be 7 years old in a couple of weeks - how the time has whizzed by!
    Bob is going to love his Minecraft quilt! what a lovely Nanny you are :)
    I am not looking to the teenage years at all - no rush to get there at all x

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    1. I know I have watched your boys grow over the years of 365 and it has been lovely.

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  7. well done on the blogoversary and excellent advice there to your daughter about handling her teen, my mother just interferes and makes situations worse

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    1. I have my opinions but they are not my children and like I did their parents will do what they believe is best for their child at the time. I agree interference does not help.

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  8. Wow, six years! Happy blog birthday :) Love the Minecraft squares, I have two fans here. Have to admit I am not looking forward to the teenage years, I remember my own too well!

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    1. I think we all remember the highlights and low lights of our teenage years. When I was a teenager we had no rights, nowadays they feel they do.

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  9. Good advice to your daughter - so many would have interfered then.

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    1. No always try to support but not interfere, modern life needs handling different than it did in my day. Social media has a lot to answer for

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  10. Happy Blogoversary!

    My eldest is close to becoming a teen...not looking forward to it!

    Sorry Lily had to go back to the vets!

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  11. I can't say I'm looking forward to the teenage years here but will embrace whatever they throw at me! The Minecraft quilt looks like it will be a good one x

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