Friday, 23 May 2014

Over the last seven days I have ......

.......... visited the gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage. Mr JK and I have season tickets, and love to go there. There is always something new to admire. The lupins were just coming into bloom and their regal spikes looked magnificent.

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Bees were buzzing around the lavender too, the petals look like little purple bunny ears!

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...................received a gorgeous swap package from my friend Janie, who lives in the USA. The swap was organised in the ThreeBagsFull group on Ravelry, and included one of Michele's newer bags - the Tater Tot!
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Janie and Michele got together to pick out the most perfect fabric for me - it's one of a little back cat, hiding amongst the flowers. Take a closer look. Aren't those little kitties just the cutest things?!

Flo close ups from Tater Tot

Flo liked the box that everything came in too, needless to say!

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.......... sent off my skeins of hand spun yarn for this year's Fibre East spinning competition.

Fibre East yarn

................received an unexpected gift of some beautiful spinning fibre from my friend Kat. The colours just glow!
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..............fitted in some hooky time on a ripple blanket I am making for Julia and Henrik's baby. I'm using Rowan Milk Cotton yarn which is a little splitty, but I love the sugared almond colours. It will be perfect for a little girl!
hooky time (2)

......................and packed my knitting ready for a week's holiday in Greece! Mr JK and I are flying out for a week of sunshine tomorrow, so I won't be back blogging for a week or so. See you when I get back! xxx
holiday bags!


Helsie said...

Have a wonderful holiday !

snoopydog said...

Have a fab time!x

Lynne said...

The cat fabric is great, it's looks like mini Flo's!

melissa said...

there's your ripple! it's going to be gorgeous! i love the colors you're using.
oh those lupines are so so gorgeous!
and i love those kitties peeping out of the flowers too!
have a great trip!