Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Charity knitting

I may have been neglecting this blog recently but my charity knitting has continued. These are a couple of jumpers for boys, I feel the bigger children are often forgotten, everyone likes to knit for babies.

and here is a jumper for a little girl.

A jacket and leggings set for a toddler.
Loving Hands, the charity I knit for send clothing to Operation Orphan and also to Syria where warm clothing is much needed during the winter.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Tomatoes 2

The tomatoes are beginning to ripen. This is the largest so far, 200 gms and there are at least two more even larger. I must admit the flavour could be better. The best flavoured tomatoes I had were the year I was ill and they didn't get much watering and feeding. The flavour was superb.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


The tomatoes are continuing to grow to enormous size, notice the pound coin. Unfortunately most are remaining stubbornly green.

The courgettes haven't done so well, this is the first to reach a useful size. I'm just hoping that the good weather we are enjoying at the moment will last for a while longer.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Someone got into my garden the other night and managed to break off the top of the fence while climbing over. There were also some plants trampelled down. Luckily nothing was taken and my tomatoes weren't touched, that would have upset me! Talking of tomatoes, the first one is starting to show a blush of red. I began to think that they would stay green for ever.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Here are some completed projects which will be given to charity.
First a couple of Elizabeth Zimmermann February baby jackets, the pink one still awaiting buttons. I also used a different lace pattern for this one, slightly less open.

Then two linen stitch scarves using up scraps of DK yarn.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bird Table

This Bird table has been lying in pieces for quite a while awaiting assembly. I'm afraid that I don't get along with screw drivers, I'm more at home with knitting needles. However I plucked up my courage this morning and got to work with assorted pieces of wood and screws and this is the result, which so far is standing, for how long I wouldn't like to guess. The Buddleia on the right has outgrown its allotted space, so once the butterfly season is over it is going to have to be removed. This, I think, is a job for professionals

Monday, July 28, 2014


Out for lunch to a friend's yesterday.Two of the party were celebrating birthdays in the next few days,so of course we had to have a cake.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


City Photo Blog is still ignoring me. I've managed a photo each day so far on my Wolverhampton Daily Photo Blog and find it very useful for getting out and about.
It has been pouring with rain all day and almost uprooted my tomatoes. However I've managed to rescue and restake them. As you can see the tomatoes are swelling nicely although still very green.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Le Tour

I'm still unable to walk far, or indeed be very active, but thank goodness for Le Tour de France and Wimbledon keeping me entertained. The tour went right past my cousin's house in Hebden Bridge so they had a good view. I've been busy knitting as usual and appropriately a Mailot Jaune, which will go to charity.

I'm doing well with my Wolverhampton Daily Photo blog and so far have managed to post every day. However I haven't managed to get it onto City Photo blog portal as none of the organising team are responding to messages.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Most of my gardening is in containers this year as the GP has said no bending because of my back problems. However I may have some tomatoes soon and the courgettes are peeping through.I'm afraid I've had to use the dreaded slug pellets as I would have nothing left if the weather turned wet.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Back again. Spent a few days by the sea in Llandudno, but unable to do much because of a painful back and sciatica. Things have improved after seeing the GP and getting some powerful painkillers. I've still been able to knit and am working on a scrap log cabin blanket to use up odds and ends.

Also, despite the fact that I'm unable to keep up to date with this blog I've started another, Wolverhampton Daily photo. I'm hoping to show that my city isn't such a bad place to live in as some people like to make out.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Back Again

I've been away too long but at last am getting myself organised enough to blog again. In January I had a cataract removed and can now see more clearly than I have for years. My back, which has been troubling me since Steven was in hospital last year, has at last improved enough for me to enjoy a little gardening, much needed as the garden is looking extremely overgrown. Needless to say nothing has stopped me knitting. I've just sent a large box to Lou at Loving Hands

For some reason Blogger doesn't seem to like the third picture which is baby surprise jackets and cardigans. Hope these will be of use to someone.