8:09 am

The children are on school hoidays, and Woody has a few days off work, so we've been busy busy busy reorganising furniture, and attempting to catch up with the endless to do lists that come with a large family and an old house.
Another trip to B&Q beckons this morning!

I've got loads of sewing to be getting on with over the next few weeks, and having now moved my machines downstairs I might actually get some done. I can't work upstairs with Ernest under my feet, it's too cramped and dangerous. So my sewing desk is now our computer desk, and our computer desk is now my sewing desk downstairs.

I'm also getting my needles out to start knitting the lovely "Ernest" gansey in the latest edition of The Knitter Magazine. The very talented, Caroline designed it and named it after my Ernest, so I absolutely have to knit it up.

I've been having a tidy up around the blog too,some people may have noticed that my freebie pattern links down there on the left had stopped working, that's all fixed now, but let me know if you still have any problems.

I've also added some of my free patterns to Patternspot a great new site with lots of patterns ready to download. (And if you've used one of my freebies and want to leave me a review on the site, I'd be super happy.)

And because I can't possibly have a blog post without a photo, here are India and Ernest sharing a new game of peepo!

Don't be shy, say hello!


  1. Jeanette, that photo is absolutely adorable!

    Happy housekeeping, Sarah x

  2. That is a beautiful photo!

  3. Oh mama, love the photo! Love candid, happy shots like this. What stunning kids.

  4. Oh goodness, how cute is that. xxx

  5. That is the most beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing :)

  6. SUPER cute photo!! xx

  7. What a gorgeous photo - I is growing up to be a beautiful young woman :-)

  8. such a gorgeous photo! Am so with you on sorting the house, growing children changing needs....

  9. oh I adore that photo, and that blue, so vivid!! I'm glad Vivien isnt the only one who is still sporting just wisps of hair!
    love love love to you <3

  10. Lovely photo, and isn't I. looking grown up there! She's beautiful Jeanette - one gorgeous young lady!

  11. That picture just warms my heart!


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