Tuesday, 28 June 2011

More from my hols

Some more photos from my hols in Normandy, France.

This is Mont-St-Michel (take a look at the link as it will give you far more information than I can), a very rocky island off the coast of Normandy.

The Oh! Bearded One!

There were a lot of elements of the Cathedral at the top of the island that made for great quilting ideas!

Can't you just see some of these floor tiles made into quilts?.

....................and just wait until I show you some of the windows. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Holiday-part 2

I hope you realise I have enough photos from this holiday to do months worth of blog posts. I will try to put the odd bit of knitting and quilting!!

The kitchen diner, a lovely big room and the table would be wonderful for basting quilts and sewing on it.

The sitting room

Both rooms run the ful width of the house which made them large and light.

The bedroom and the en-suite shower room

I would love to live in a house like this!

Tomorrow, I'll show you some of the places we visited.

Now I'll go back to dying from the cold my boss gave me - thank you V!!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

My holiday - part 1!

My holiday in Normandy seems a life time away. We had a lovely time and the weather wasn't too bad although it was on the cool side and windy at times.

 This was the Gite we stayed in. It was beautiful! There were 2 beautiful horses in the field behind the gite and there was a bird feeding station which encouraged loads of different birds which were great fun to watch.

 It was too cold to sit out on this veranda, unfortunately!

It had 2 bedrooms, a big kitchen diner and a big lounge.

This property used to have apples grown on it and then they were made into cider. The photo above shows the apple press.

This is also a piece of equipment but I'm not sure what.

Before I went away and since I've got back to work, it has been really busy. It hasn't helped that we have a sense of impending doom because of the issues of the company I work for. 

More of the Gite and where we've been tomorrow! 

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Tomorrow the Oh! Bearded One and I are off to France, Normandy to be precise. We drive down to Dover and catch a late ferry, stay in a travel lodge type hotel in Calais and then drive down to Normandy during Saturday which is 4-5 hours from Calais so I am reliably informed by the Oh! Bearded One.

I've got lots of books, magazines and my knitting sorted to take but I still haven't decided what hand sewing is going - lol, such hard work, having to decide!

Now burglars beware we are leaving the fearsome burglar deterrent at home!

Be aware she may lick you to death! 

See you in 10 days!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Whilst I was away over the last couple of days I knitted a bit more of this! This little cardi has been on the needles for ever. It's very easy knitting but it is constructed in a slightly strange way. It is knitted from side to side, knitting the fronts and back in one piece, then the sleeves and the back of the neck as another piece. I finished the fronts and back, then cast on for the sleeves.

This will also be going on holiday as well!

To find this photo I went through the photos for the whole of my blog. It is embarrassing how many items I've started to knit and haven't finished, even my Mother has remarked on it, not good! I've got to finish something!