Friday, 27 August 2021

Friday Chat Day

 Hello friends
Happy Friday to you all, hope you've had a good week.
Let the nattering commence...


Ooo I've been itching to show you this project.
I completed this cushion as a birthday gift for my lovely friend Tina.
I've been keeping it under wraps until I posted it off to her.
She's now opened it so I'm able to reveal all.

Each side is different.
The squares side - I purchased a pattern and completed the yellow round ones
and then I couldn't follow the pattern, it didn't make any sense.
So I decided I would just have a go at doing my own squares. 
I was pleased with how they turned out.
And the other side was a lot simpler, traditional granny stich.
I'm liking the colours and I knew it would complement a blanket
that Tina had previously purchased from my Folksy shop.


The decimation of my Hosta continues.
I must be feeding a whole army of snails. 
I've all but given up trying to restore this once beautiful plant.
Perhaps next year I'll come up with a cunning plan.

Darcy claims the garden chair the minute the sun comes out.
The idea was for me to sit here and do crochet, that has never happened,
I don't have the heart to move her.

Home grown produce news:
Tigerella tomatoes - looking good but I only have three.

Very pleased with my crop of cherry tomatoes this week,
who knew they would thrive so well next to wheelie bins.


Page Eight - Netflix
Johnny Worricker, a seasoned MI5 officer, is forced to walk out of his job and identity.

If you like political thrillers, this is a must-see.
Bill Nighy expertly plays Johnny Worricker in a quiet understated way
which adds to the intrigue.
Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon also star.
This is the first of three Johnny Worricker films, next is Turks and Caicos,
final film is Salting the Battlefield (all available on Netflix)

Other news:

Thank you for commenting last week regarding a group for sharing 
Charity Kit photos, news etc.  
I've gone with a Facebook group (goodness me, Pinterest was far too complex).
If you are a Charity Kit purchaser, please pop along to Facebook. 
It's called H&C Charity Kits
please seek it out and click on the request to join. 

It's all very casual there, pop photos up if you wish, have a nose at others.
I'll limit my natterings on there to kit info, sneak peeks etc.

This week we are celebrating Elliott's birthday. 
We have a couple of things planned, a family barbecue at the weekend and
also a trip to Huckleberry Woods Farm near Faversham.
It's a farm with micro animals.
We are going to walk sheep!
Yes, that's right - walking sheep. But not just any sheep...
Teddy Bear sheep.

We've had a giggle as the booking confirmation says:
"Please bear in mind that we can't predict the speed of the sheep on the day."
I will be sure to share photos next Friday.

And that has been my week.
I do hope you are all well and wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Take care friends.

7 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you for a lovely chat.
Everything looks lovely in yor world.
I do not know how to photograph my cards,
I do not have a mobile phone only a very old laptop.
Happy Birthday to Elliott.
Have a lovely weekend Kitty.
Oh we had a eureka moment yesterday my seven year old
great grand daughter learned to knit she is so happy.

hazel young said...

Loving your friends gift, its gorgeous. I saw the other day someone mentioned vaseline/petroleum jelly around your pots for slugs not tried it yet. Any consolation mine still look worse. Bless Darcy she does look so comfy. Your tomatoes are looking great, I too have been getting the crop now. Happy 25th birthday Elliott. Enjoy your farm trip and BBQ. Lol. the farm notice did make me chuckle. Have a great week stay safe xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift, which I'm sure was gratefully received. Birthday wishes to Elliott. Enjoy each birthday event and at least it won't rain for your BBQ. Looking forward to next week's pics. WakeyL

Margie said...

Happy Friday Christine! Oh I love the colours on that cushion and I have to say I prefer the back side of it to the squares. Beautiful. Your tomatoes look good, still no sign of mine ripening although they're getting bigger by the day. Enjoy your sheep walking - think I'd want to take one of those cute little lambs back home with me - pity they grow up into sheep!

Littlelamb said...

I always look forward to Fridays and your blog chat. Love the cushion. My blanket is growing but can’t do a lot at a time as one finger keeps getting stuck and a job to straighten it again. So a little at a time. It’s going to be a Christmas present so no rush says me finishing it at the last minutešŸ˜€. Your tomatoes are coming on well. I didn’t plant any this year as with my knee broken in three places I couldn’t get to the garden centre to get any. Happy Birthday to Elliott and enjoy your day at the farm. Have a good weekend

Jackie Durrant said...

Hello Christine, the cushion is absolutely lovely!! That's a super crop of tomatoes. I gave up trying to grow them as they never seemed to amount to much but my best crop is raspberries - the canes just keep on giving so that may be something for you to try as they don't really need much room just a cane for support. I was thinking about your hosta. Is it in the ground or a pot? I was wondering if it is a pot if it could go on a shelf or rack of some sort which the slugs couldn't get to? Enjoy your weekend. I've never heard of sheep walking and I don't suppose many young men would dream of going out with their mum to do it so you are blessed to have such a lovely family xx

karenlotty said...

I love your friend’s gift The colours are gorgeous
I hope you enjoy the sheep walking Never heard of that before
Take care
Off to join the FB group now

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