Making the most of the sunshine

I have spent a lot of time outdoors which is unusual for me as I hate the slightest draught. Whilst J prefers to watch TV out doors I can bring out my craft.

However painting as in up cycling I soon discovered was best done inside with the door open as otherwise the paint dried too fast.

started on some garden chairs using Annie Sloan paint and some napkins for decoupaging.

I also continued on my quilted wall hanging and the ladies continued wit heir various projects.

Extra sessions of coffee and craft this week as Sian planned an antique quilt, wendy made some thank you cards and Carolyn did some quilting. 
We also had Julie working on a crochet shawl for when the days get cooler again

Linda brought the sunshine

A friend came to visit from England the same time as the sunshine. It was great to get out and about. Some days we had breakfast lunch and tea in the garden.

Miss K also enjoyed a picnic with Linda.

The coffee and craft ladies also got to meet Linda during the week

World Cup patio

J has worked hard in converting the side garden into a little courtyard just in time for the World Cup. As you will have seen he laid the patio with the help of his brother and the two of us pointed the slate between us. 

smudge just loves it. It does have quite a character but I may spend a bit more time in it when the stove is added.

Smudge at Tyrella


It’s years since I was on Tyrella beach probably more than 30. We generally take Smudge to Murkough and then into Newcastle.

On our stroll Smudge met another Westie

She loves to race around, paddle in the sea and roll on the seaweed. She generally tries to get as dirty as possible.

Then onto Newcastle for some ice cream her favourite treat.

Exhausting day quite happy to have a nap whilst we had a meal in our favourite restaurant in Newcastle-Vanilla. I recommend the squid and beef salad

Still time to squeeze in some indoor crafting

mum and Kenny catch up in Ards

With the good weather I am more encouraged to be out and about but some things still need done indoors.

an item finished to raise funds for Kiwoko

letter rack bought for 50p at church fete ideal to display some cards on for sale

I do have to get caught up on scrapbooking and cardmaking but at the moment only the necessities for gifts,etc

below is my attempt at sketching the Tasmanian wolf at the Ulster Museum this week