Sunday, 3 October 2010

Too Long Gone!

The last few weeks have passed in a blur of work, Rangers, family visit and a picnic with the Rangers which was great fun. My parents came up to Sussex for a long weekend as they had a special dinner/function to attend. On Sunday we went to the beach for lunch at the cafe and then walked along towards Ferring in what felt like the teeth of a gale. They had a lovely evening out with friends before returning to Dorset.
Last weekend Em and I went to a picnic which the Rangers had arranged at the local beauty spot. The weather was beautiful and sunny, we sat on our picnic blankets and lunched on mini pasties, crisps, corn chips and salsa dip and finished off with donuts and chocolate fingers washed down with pepsi or water! Then they played rounders, ran up and down the hills and burned it all off. Our Centenary duck Gertie accompanied us and was delighted that some of her friends had also come to the picnic, Ranger Bear x 2 and snowy the polar bear.

Meanwhile last wednesday we spent the evening scrapbooking, the Rangers made a scrapbook and then began to fill it with photos from our centenary year. We used the template I found on a scrapbooking site the Maze Scrapbook. The original pattern is for 12" x 12" scrapbook paper/card but being on a badget and unable to find plain 12 x 12 I adapted the measurements to 28cm x 28cm which can be cut out of A3 paper. the lines for marking were then placed at 7, 14 and 21cm the resulting scrapbooks were well recieved. The one most useful tip I would make is watch your folding lines - be very accurate.

On the crafting front I have been knitting as the cross stitch mojo has temporarily deserted me, a key hole/ Miss Marple scarf in blue which is a gift for a friend. I have also started a feather and fan scarf in some self patterning sock yarn which looks good too.


Willow said...

Welcome back! I certainly understand 'busy'! That feather and fan scarf really looks lovely! Last weekend, on our long car trip, I wore the socks I knitted out of that lovely variegated blue yarn you sent me. I thought of you!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad to hear from you again!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good weekend!

LauraRN said...

LOVE the scarf with self-striping yarn. It looks lovely. Sounds like your Ranger adventures were fun.

raining sheep said...

Sounds like you are being a busy mom. I love that pretty, blue scarf. What a brilliant pattern. Beautiful photos by the way. I have not been out in nature at all - my nose is tuck in my books.