Monday, 5 August 2019

Weekend

A quiet weekend, catching up with family with long telephone calls.  Catching up with each other as all our Grandchildren have now started the Summer holidays and enjoying the freedom and break from school.  Gerard and I did manage to get some outside jobs done with a little help from a neighbour.  The fence along the back is now in place, the garage doors have been replaced and two of the outbuilding doors have been replaced and painted.  The wood to make the raised beds has been delivered so our plans are finally starting to fall into place.  It has taken awhile, but all our hard work will soon come to fruition.  We feel good about the progress made.

We have had a little rain but the temperatures have held and we are finally enjoying some lovely weather.  I took some photos of the dark cloud formation over the croft, it was such a low lying formation and quite strange to watch.  It went as quickly as it came, moving on out to sea.




I have finished the shawl I was working on, already in the gift cupboard.  I have made a start on wash cloths using some remnants of cotton left over from other projects.  Always handy to be given with some homemade soap.




I have been experimenting with some different patterns, which is fun.  The ships helm wash cloth consists of  8 rounds and crochets up very quickly.  I thought it might go with an anchor soap mould I have for a little something to let someone know you are thinking of them.

I am going to take a blogging break for awhile and will be back with you soon.  But in the meantime I have a few shots of the beloved sheep so that you don't get withdrawal symptoms.



Take care and I will be back soon.


39 comments:

  1. Fabulous cloud photos. Glad you've managed to get some of your outdoor jobs done, it does feel good when you're able to cross a few things off the list.

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  2. The wash cloths are a great idea. Always love to see the sheep, although I am enjoying a similar view myself at the moment. X

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  3. I love your wash cloths. What a lovely gift along with home made soap.

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  4. Enjoy your time off and thanks for the sheep!

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  5. Nice to have your tick list accomplished towards your goal. Enjoy your blog break. Have a great summer.

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  6. Those clouds almost look like tulmultous waves on the ocean! You've gotten so many things done and that ships helm washcloth will definitely be a wonderful gift with the soap. A great idea!
    Thank you for the sheep. I love sheep. I think I should have been a sheep farmer.
    And finally, bravo for getting so much accomplished towards your dream cottage. The raised beds will be so nice.
    Blessings always,
    Betsy

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  7. Thanks so much for visiting!! Enjoy your blog break...
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Everything is coming right along... Have a wonderful blogging break...hope that this means fun times ahead! ☀️

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  9. Those clouds are gorgeous! I love the lighting. Lovely dish cloths, too. Enjoy your break.

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  10. enjoy your break and i bet you can't wait to get started on the raised beds. I have been thinking about a few also.

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  11. Enjoy your blogging break! I'm sure your time will be filled with productive activity and I hope you have times of relaxation and refreshment too.

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  12. Enjoy your break, time to make the most of the Summer.

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  13. Time for a break, time to relax !
    Enjoy it !
    Hug
    Anna

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  14. What a lovely post, the sky is quite dramatic and it is always good to see sheep. Enjoy your break:)

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  15. Love the majestic clouds. I love clouds of all kinds. Hope you enjoy your blog break. I wanted to let you know I've closed of readers to my place, until I can figure out what to do about the 366 visitors from the Netherlands in one day. Not comfortable with that. I may move the blog elsewhere or start over. I'll continue to stop in and visit with you though. Take Care

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  16. After all that work, you deserve a break . . . have a good rest and don't forget to come back you your blog. We will miss you :)

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  17. I'm impressed with all the projects you've completed! I hope you have fun plans during your absence. I'll miss you.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. I really like the shawl! I can't crochet, I knit.

    Cute sheep.

    God bless.

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  19. Todo es precioso ! Espero tu opinión en mi última entrada! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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  20. I love the little ship's helm crochet circles. They'd look good as decorations on your gorgeous notebooks. We've had some stunning sunsets too. How wonderful to have sheep grazing in the fields next to your house. Best, Jane x

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  21. have a lovely break and safe travels as well!!

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  22. Enjoy your blog break, Lorraine, and hope that you and Gerard have a wonderful time even if you are only staying at home. You certainly always keep busy and see some interesting places.

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  23. Love your wash clothes. And the cute sheeps at the end <3

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  24. Sorry I've missed a few of your posts. Oh my gosh, as usual your pictures are breathtaking, especially in your last post. Any of those would be beautiful enlarged and framed. I love seeing the ocean and the rocks and cliffs and the beauty of it all. Have a good break.

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  25. Henny Penny is right. Your photos are beautiful. You're so lucky to have found your heaven on earth.

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  26. Many thanks for the sheep.
    Enjoy your time off.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Such lovely dishcloths and such sweet gifts with handmade soap! How sweet and serene the sheep look! Enjoy your blog break!

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  28. I love those little roundy ones so pretty - too pretty for dishes but nice for soap. Jo xxx

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  29. You do such lovely work with your needles. I love your idea of the cloth with the soap. Have a nice break. Thank you for the photos of the fluffy sheep...very sweet. xo

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  30. Love the sheep. They were eerie dark clouds. Enjoy your break x

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  31. شركة المثالية للتنظيف تسعد بتقديم خدماتها لعملائها بالمنطقة الشرقية خدمات تنظيف خدمات مكافحة حشرات خدمات تسليك مجاري المياه للمطابخ والحمامات جميع الخدمات المنزلية تجدونها مع شركة المثالية للتنظيف بافضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاعتماد علي كافة الادوات الحديثة والعمالة الماهرة

    شركة المثالية للتنظيف
    شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالدمام
    شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر

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  32. Hope you are enjoying a nice blogging break and are enjoying all the beautiful sites around you. Stay well.

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