Hello! Sorry there was no post last week but I couldn't join in as (a) I hadn't made anything and (b) was away and couldn't return comments. But I'm back and raring to go :-D
Yep, it's bunting-time again. It's for friends of mine whose beautiful new granddaughter made an appearance a few weeks back. There's an a and an h...could be so many names but it is:
Pretty name, huh? I decided to go all pink and girly as Charlotte has two older brothers and I thought her mum would like a bit of frivolousnessness.
I got all my buttons out to pick a few and have noticed that I'm definitely down on the spotty ones - oh dear, I may have to go shopping ;-) My mate Helen was telling me about a new shop that sells yarn and fabrics - ooops, a double whammy!
I've been away at my niece's wedding up in Stratford upon Avon - it was a lovely family event. On the way up, we stopped off in Tewkesbury - it was the first time we'd been there and we loved walking around. There were lots of ancient buildings and charming shops but the thing that made me hoot was this:
Lolol - telling it like it is, huh?
We were walking down the beach a few days back and saw something a little way off... we thought at first it may be a whale or dolphin carcasse that had been washed up but when we got closer, found it was a tree trunk about 20' long, absolutely smothered in these:
They're Goose Neck Barnacles and are not normally found off our coast so goodness knows where this came from! They were interesting but obviously starting to die off unfortunately as the air was quite pungent.
It was an amazing sight - you just never know what's going to get washed up on our beaches. One of the perks of facing out to the Gulf Stream coming across the Atlantic, I guess!
Have a good week :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx