Mr. A was most impressed when I wax lyricalled about how Alice would one day have this blog as a reference when she is older and to hopefully be entertained and amused by what her needle/hooky crazy mama got up to and the little musings I share about her and our family life. I replied ' See I'm not just wanting to hog the laptop! '. I'm not sure what happens in your home but there is sometimes a "virtual queue" here in our house with windows of opportunity to access the net when it's your turn to use the computer, it's a tough policy of you "use it or lose it"! I'm sure it won't belong for us to be exceedingly decadent and introduce laptop #2 in the next few years especially when Alice is a teenager and in high school.
Now, back to the title of this post, firstly MEEP the name that Alice called SHEEP when she was about 2 years old if I remember correctly (It's so easy when you only have 1 child to forget when their language developed in the early years, hard to think that she couldn't talk at all in the beginning of her life, when she can be a real chatterbox at times).
Well, we went into the glorious sunnyshine yesterday into the countryside for a long walk and country pub lunch and came across these lovely MEEP...
I felt big love for these MEEP as I now, oh so very much want to say a big thank you to all those woolly MEEP out there who provide the likes of me with woolly skeins and balls to knit and hook with.
So, this evening I am paying homage to these very character-full MEEP we saw yesterday. They were rather amusing and made us smile when they ran up to us, left enough distance to be wary of us and then turn around when they realised we were not the farmer with food xox
One more photo 'cause I love them so
How was your Sunday? I hope it was a lovely relaxing one and for those of us who had the deepest joy of the H.E.A.T. of sunshine on our skins I really hope you embraced it as we tried to.
Saturday brought, loads of housework, sorting out for charity shops after Christmas, out with the old in with the new and a new freezer for us which is lovely but I really didn't get a kick out of defrosting the old one!
Alice had a movie party to go to and we did some pretty wrapping for her friend Millie, she could not resist choosing the jars of candy wrapping paper from a local shop for wrapping Millie's pressies up in...
It was a dressing up as a movie character party and so Alice went as a very sweet Minnie Mouse, she wanted to go as Alice in Wonderland but the birthday girl had bagged that one already and we only had a Minnie mouse outfit left in her dressing up box, which she has outgrown really, so I guess this might be the last time she dips into her dressing up box from her last 10 years. Sad really, we have had many a happy moment with playing dress up over the years.
Meanwhile, I spent the afternoon reading the 2nd book in the Millenium series (I can't put these books down!)
Enjoying my first bought tulips of the year
Sometimes, I just want to climb into these beauties x
And a little more knitting on my man beanie (I'm half way through the pattern and am loving knitting it, each stitch made with love for my love) and sewing the inside lining of my knitted bag. This was a brand new experience for me, one I truly was not looking forward to but knew it HAD to be done to re-enforce the bag for carrying my bits and bobs. I was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed the process, found it quite relaxing and a real sense of achievement when finishing it, I promise to reveal the finished bag soon.
The lining is quite bright and cheerful looking and some might say clashes with the yarn colours but it just felt right when I chose it from my stash and that's all I can say. I have never been one for mixing and matching too perfectly, I quite like unusual colour combinations and it will just give the bag a little more character I think.
Ok lovely people, I must get me-a-cookin-my-veggie cannelloni for my hungry family. Hope to visit you all soon, have a superb week ahead xox