Monday, 12 April 2010

Easter break

Hello blogging friends!

I'm beginning to think that this is how blogging and I are going to be-'as and when'
At the minute, that doesn't seem to be too often, so I thought I better pop in and say hello, incase you forget who I am!!

Lets just say, life is very busy and snatching a few minutes to catch up on a few of your blogs is a luxury these days, but I am hoping to catch you up soon:))

The children have been off school this past two weeks-just back today, so this past two weeks has been family time. We had a lovely little break of five days to Spain, which we really enjoyed. I think we enjoyed it even more when we realised home was having snow storms and hurricanes!!!! Our weather in Spain was just lovely-not too hot, yet hot enough to get out and about and do plenty of activities which the kids wanted to do.

We found this lovely pool which was 36 degrees-needless to say, we spent two afternoons there

The boys had a competition at this and had to go back a second night to decide who really won....Boys!!

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at this place-there were all sorts of activities from water-sking, quading, rock-climbing and treking etc. Leah got to do an Easter egg hunt-do you see her little basket?

Meanwhile, I relived my youth, by attempting pony treking-I forgot how hard it is to stretch ones leg away up there!

Safely back from an hours trek-can't understand how they knew we were foreign-it couldn't have been the white bodies, could it?

Back to porridge and the outside which was annoying me before I went, was waiting for me when I came home....nothing else for it, but to get stuck in!!

Needless to say, there has been very little crafting going on, but I think I would be in despair if I couldn't fit a wee bit in.

Needle-punch and rug-hooking have been tempting me over the last while, so.....I ordered a needle for needle-punch and used a couple of Primitive Gatherings patterns that I had which were for pin cushions-just plain and simple to get me going.

I'm not sure yet how to finish them off-I haven't researched that yet, as I was too impatient to get started:)
I am going to show my inexperience now by asking what you will probably think to be a silly question, but,for you experienced needle-punchers out there; can you use calico or is it necessary to have weavers cloth?

There will hopefully be a set of three, the third being a sheep. (the markings will be covered with stitches, I didn't want to waste the fabric:))

Thats about all from my neck of the woods, just to say, that I hope this lovely weather continues and hopefully I will have a nicer outside to show you.

Have a great week,
Shazy x


  1. ~Hi Shazy
    ~It's the beautiful Sun !
    Everyone is busy doing other things and why not.
    Enjoy the sun and hope the kids enjoy the rest of their time off school. That hat suits you :-) x x x

  2. So pleased to read another post from you!
    Loved the holiday snaps - looked like a lovely fun family time!
    And what about the punch needle???!!!
    You are amazing - everything always turns out fab!
    Talk soon!

  3. Enjoyed your vacation pics! Looked like you all had a FUN-tastic week! LOL

    Feel like I finally 'met' you from your pics! Sweet ones of you/your girls.

    Can't believe you got that needle punch done already! It looks perfect! As far as I know, yes, you need to use weaver's cloth or monk's cloth. I don't think you can use calico. Not totally sure tho'.

    Glad you had such a nice time!


  4. Spain? Wow! How far is that from where you live? Your pictures are beautiful! How nice to spend so much family time together... your kids will always look back and remember these times with fondness!

    I love your needle punch designs. It looks to me like you're doing a great job!

    Have a wonderful weekend~

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Spain! I love your needle punch, you are doing a great job!