Sunday, 28 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is delightful, and since we have no place to go let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Good Morning from a very white East Yorkshire, we've had a little bit of snow fall during night we have a couple of inches with more due over weekend and next week.

Im not complaining though as I love snow!!  I blame it on growing up in the Highlands of Scotland I get like a little kid when snow is predicted!

I'm slowly working through my xmas list and on the needles at the moment is my dads sock in Kingcole, first one was finished in the early hours of last night and I'm now casting on the second I'm trying to beat second sock syndrome, for some reason the second sock alwasy seems take longer, anyone else suffer from SSS ?

Have a great weekend and keep warm everyone!!

Tilly xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

yucky weather you stink!

Its Horrible, dull and damp here in East Yorkshire today its very sad, I don't mind a crisp cold, but this damp cold really gets into my joints and causes me all kinds of problems, but never fear I'm not going to spend a whole post moaning

I thought this post I would explain why I go by the name Tilly were in fact my name is Clare...

well for as long as I can remember its been a family nickname for me Tilly Marie, I don't know where it came from there is rumours its after the book Tilly trotter by Catherine Cookson, as I have long curly brown hair, and Im a bit of tomboy, but its always been Tilly and I actually prefer it to Clare, so that's why on forums, and blogs I'm Tilly

while I'm doing a post totally not on crafting I will also tell you about FMS, I was diagnosed last year when my health took a huge nose dive, actually it crashed and burned into a side of a mountain then nose dived into the ground! I went from cycling to work 7 miles each way, walking my dogs, 4 miles each day and beating for local shoots on the hilliest parts of Yorkshire, to not been able to walk without aide, not been able to walk some days at all, feeling exhausted, and been in constant pain, Im hoping one day I will be able to get back to the normal me, but its going to be a long hard slug.

It was actually due to my health that I took up Kniiting again as it keeps my brain busy when my body cant cope with it :)

Sorry for  rambling but thought I would cast some light on who I am :)

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 20 November 2010

quick post

OK a quick post I really shoulnt be on here so ssshhhhhhh. But I HAD to show you my soap!! Its made from the left overs of Bio dieseal, what is boiled and played with just like chemistry at school, till you get this


this one smells of lavander it now needs leaving for a week to set properly, then it will be wrapped up and given to realtives and friends for christmas :)

better be off before R find me on computer have a good day my lovelies

Tilly xxx

Friday, 19 November 2010

time to start thinking about Christmas

I love Christmas, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, cinnamon lattes, getting wrapped up warm, Christmas markets, card writing....

I'm working down my Christmas list at the moment will get some photos sorted when I find my camera has to be around here somewhere!

Have a great weekend

Tilly x

Friday, 12 November 2010

today Im mainly

sewing!  these are my grandad's initials what I have sewn onto a hankie I'm doing the same for my other grandad to :)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Current works in progress

I really havent been keeping this up to date and I apolgise my FMS has been very bad and I just want to hide myself away when its this bad but the pain has gone back to normal every day pain,  I have been crafting (keeping me sane)

The first pic is of a lavander bag for my grannies xmas present I have not sewn anything for around 10 years so Im quite pleased with this little bag

But it now has me itching to do more, so for both Grandads I'm going to hankies with names on :) think a sewing machine might be in my future to!

second thing to show today is my mums scarf Im just loving it very easy pattern for a great effect its a rav pattern but can be found on this blog for non Rav users

Havea  great Weekend everyone I will try and post sunday

Clare xx

remembrance day

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.