My crafting has suffered too. I just can't bear having piles of sewing mess about, adding to the ever growing piles of mess created by my two little beasties.
Fortunately, my need for stitchy gorgeousness was very much satisfied by a rather yummy parcel from my lovely Seaside Swap partner, Beth.
Everything in the parcel is so summery and cheerful. I love the little button magnets - now adorning the fridge - and the handsewn pincushion is adorable, especially as I know Beth stitched it whilst sitting on the beach :)
Best of all, though, is the most gorgeous mini quilt, with my very favourite seasidey thing of all - beach huts.
A very special addition to my hallway wall of bloggy goodness.
Thank you so much for my lovely goodies Beth :)
In case you want to see what I made for Beth follow this link.
Sooooo.....just what have I been doing I hear you ask?
There's been a whole lot of sockage going on.
Clockwise from to top left: a pair for me in Regia's Kaffe Fassett yarn; the first of a pair for Minx - it's partner cast on this morning; the second attempt at a pair of lace patterned socks - couldn't even get the first attempt over my heel so now on bigger dpns; teaching myself to knit toe up on two circular needles - a new and much easier than I feared obsession.
We've also just got back from a lovely week in Cornwall.....
.....Minx relaxing after two solid hours of bodyboarding......
........Monster undertaking a major civil engineering project to hold back the tide.....
.....sadly flooded twenty minutes later ;)
.....exploring beautiful Boscastle....
......with it's famous (and very loud) blowhole....
......and beautiful views....
.....and plenty of time on the beach. This is my favourite - Sandymouth beach, a few miles north of Bude. Fortunately we were there at low tide, giving us a huge expanse of sandy beach to lose ourselves in.
As lovely as it was, it's great to be home. Especially as we came home to fresh eggs, tomatoes, runner beans and salad potatoes from the garden :)
Now, I'm not going to promise to catch up on all the blog reading I've missed - especially with three pairs of socks still to finish - but we're home for the rest of the holidays and I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to.