Thursday, 28 December 2017

'Appy New Merry or Something!

Well I do need to wish you something now that Silly Season is over for another year.... New Year isn't so bad!  You can choose to either stay in and watch the TV or go and celebrate with friends (or sleep of course)... LOL

Not anything new Tatwise... not had chance since my last post!  But.... at least we can shower!!!  I'll show you the pics of the Evil Snowman in our bathroom....  Sir disappeared into there and look what I spotted!  That evil snowman ate Sir!!!

It's ok, it regurgitated him later.... VBG

He found fibreglass in the ceiling!

Anyway, the shower works, but.... no sink, it's off the wall, and no flushing toilet either.  We're using buckets to flush the loo, which reminds me.... what do you do when you want to flush the loo and the buckets of water are icebound????

Got a couple of amazing pressies... firstly Young Sir got me a new Coffee Maker!!  Russell Hobbs with a timer on it.  Drinking more than ever now!! LOL and second pressie came from Roseground.  I got a gorgeous Amanda D painted shuttle of a Christmas Pud!!  Thanks for sending it Pam!!  Also got thread from Ebay.

Oh, and as a bit of light relief.... Give you 3 guesses.....

Chat later

Tuesday, 19 December 2017


Silly Season! I haven't had my usual rant for a few very good reasons... first of all I managed to leave my phone in the car at the airport when we went to Tenerife for Sirs birthday... he's now an 'old git' having reached the ripe old age of 60!! So... it got very cold and kept going flat for a couple of days when we got back!

Then we've had challenges with heating... something gone wrong with one of the gas fires... and we'd returned to a 30 degree c drop in temperature!! That can't be fixed till after silly season over... Usual MIL challenges, and...

Now do you want another reason why you shouldn't break the bank on kids at silly season?? No?? Well I'm going to tell you anyway!

2 days after our return, I became aware of water advancing from under the fridge... turfed everything out of the pantry where the fridge is. Water pipes go into the bathroom at ground level from the kitchen and enter the bathroom behind the shower! You guessed it... leaking pipe! Turn off water and investigate... hot pipe gone in the wall!

Now we don't intend removing the shower unit, so... the ceiling in the bathroom is going to have to come down! New pipes run... yada..yada.. You know how it goes... No shower or hot water in the bathroom for a few weeks... Now where can I scrounge a shower from....

That's why you shouldn't spend all next years income on the kids! 

Right, rant over. Want to know what I was doing tatwise out there?

Here you go, and it's all that tatty OG's fault from Bard Town!! (Think about it...) Rofl

The one below is no longer with me, it stayed in Tenerife with a lovely lady from Yorkshire called Jane. She used to live in the West Riding and lost everything when her house flooded a year or so ago! She now lives in the apartment complex we were staying in. The reason it stayed? Her late husbands Aunt Eliza made Jane some pillow cases with a tatted edge when they married... she kept them after he passed away as a reminder of happier times. Remember she lost everything? Yes, those too!! I gave her the mat because it reminded her of those pillow cases and Aunt Eliza! It's now residing on her coffee table and nobody can put a cup or vase or anything else on it!

Have a good silly season!!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

It's All...

... Jane's fault!! Lol!

Well I have to blame someone for the tatting I've done since my last post! I may as well blame Jane because of her posts

Right, so unless you just followed the link and came back... remember the Rachel mats Jane has been tatting up a storm with?

I decided I had to have a go as well...

Now to finish off the ends...  I hates ends!!  Gotta load to do on those flurries in the last post too!  May just wind some shuttles with more threads to do some whilst in the sun....

Chat soon!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Oops! And a flurry...

I've been a very lax liccle tatter... not the tatting - the blog posting!  MIL has taken up far too much time along with meetings etc!

Onnyhow, I'm back! Betcha have all been enjoying the peace!  It's nearly silly season... you have been warned! We're flying off to warmer climes soon... 2 weeks in Tenerife here I come! I'll have to find something tatty to take, and as soon as I find shuttles and that Rachel pattern I'll be sorted... problem is I've filed the book somewhere safe...

So, what have I to show you... before I do, I must tell you about Big miss n little miss... now 4 and nearly 1! They went to Croatia for hols... had a brilliant time! And also Young Sir went mad and had his hair cut to shoulder length from waist length!! 

Anyway, tatting...

First off there was tatting at our lace day. Not mine- a fellow local tatter called Joan! And 2 other ladies who have 'gone over to the dark side'...

Then there's a bracelet from Annette- one of my students back in March! I'm so pleased she's taken to it!

Finally- the silly season exchange:

Chat soon!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


The 3 stages of the Chameleon Gecko!!!

You met her a while ago, Remember.... Sundora??  Well, I thought I'd better show you her daily cycle from early in the morning to late in the evening....

Here you go, a potted history....

Early in the morning it can be quite cool, and the Gecko is blue.  This means that he can swim in the ocean and so hide from other creatures.

Around noon when the sun is hot the Gecko stretches out on the hot sand, he blends in because he turns orange.

In the evening, the Gecko can be found hiding in the rocks and sand on the beaches he’s now brown to give him camouflage in his hiding place to spend the night and start the cycle all over again!

If you believe that you’ll believe anything!  LOL

Chat soon

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Well, it was Monday and yesterday! It's back to cloudy today!!

Now I have to introduce you to an amazing group!

These ladies are VERY craft minded and also bloggers! I got to teach them the noble art of shuttle tatting last Saturday! There was even a lad there (supposedly helping the lady in the wheelchair) and I got him doing it too!! 

Anyway, I need to introduce you to someone else... her name is Sunny (short for Sundora) or so she says... she also tells me that that's how you can tell she's a girl... no self respecting male would have a name like Sundora!! Rofl

Sunny is a sand and rock gecko. They sometimes swim in the warm Mediterranean! You can see that they are not easily spotted on rocks, because of the rock colour with patches of damp and dry sand!!

For those of you interested, the thread is lizbeth 40 in fudge and honey!! Oh and here's the pattern!!

Chat soon

Thursday, 13 July 2017


... Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy B.....

Ok, 'nuff of my singing, or should I say Cat's chorus!! LOL

I took it into my head last night that what I really, really need to do today is... tat a gecko!  So, two shuttles is wound in chocolate and honey (one of each), and a 2 tone gecko will emerge outta the twists and turns of the thread.  Promise to show you her when she's hatched, and I'll reveal how I KNOW she's a she rather than a he!! VBG  Or are you going to insist I show you her tail??

Been treat to brunch today by Sir.  Sitting in the sunshine with lots of coffee... later we'll be traipsing up to the pub for a quick bevvie (it's a micropub in the village (town), and it's only been open a few weeks).  Then maybe Sir or Young Sir will volunteer to drive to a Greek Taverna we've spotted in town!  Leastways that's what I'se hoping!  I give up any alcohol most times when we're in the car, and I'm the one drives home afterwards!  Anyway, Sir gave me a card that says... Being a good wife requires... a good sense of humour (you're not joking there Sir!!) and the odd glass of wine doesn't hurt either!  Well, as he's finally realised I must have a GSOH to have put up with his jokes for so long (and Young Sir is taking after his Dad!!), and the wine'd better be.... tonight!! Rofl

Ooh, nearly forgotted to say.... I got Dora's book (well Heidi's reprint, as shared by 'Er down south... you know the tatty OG (her words not mine) down in Shakespeare country) Thanks for sending it to Sir Heidi!! Here's the link if you're looking for one...

Right, coffee methinks....

Chat soon