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Busy days (not in the garden)


Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and warm.

Seasons Greetings to you all, nothing much to report from the Whiteswood Garden, apart from it is quite wet and quite muddy at the moment. Had a sprinkling of snow this week, which very quickly turned to slush and then it rained and made the garden path very wet and slippy.

Not had any time for myself lately, to spend in the garden, for one the weather has not been fit to work outside and number two reason I am very busy helping my daughter in school with cross stitch sewing of calendars for parents christmas pressies. Nearly there then a nice long rest to recover. I am very tired of cutting thread and threading needles for 7/8 year olds. But the little horrors have nearly mastered it and some of their work is really really good. It is quite fascinating starting off with them, they have no confidence and no sewing skills and all of a sudden it clicks in their little brains and away they go, some of the boys are a bit hesitant to sew (too girly) but even they are having to admit they really enjoy it. Bless them they are a joy to work with.

Gardening has had to be put on hold but I am sure after the Christmas break I shall be pottering about in the borders, tidying up, not done much yet been too cold and damp. Soil is very clay in our borders, sticks to the shoes, need it to dry up considerably, looking forward to all the bulbs and spring flowers appearing, which will not be too long (hopefully).

Lots of birds feeding at the feeders and even seen a squirrel braving it on a sunny day, pinching the nuts. I will get the little perisher yet!!

Ah well roll on springtime, don’t want to wish my time away but really miss the sunshine, think I must have SADS.

Best wishes to you all and keep posting the sunny pictures they are all great, love looking through them all (when I have the time).

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Sounds like you are busy but happy.
Do you think you might get a chance to upload a photo the cross stitch cards, please ? They sound great !

5 Dec, 2008


Oliveoil .. Us Grannys love all those bits of sewing presented to us by our garndchidren , we keep them in scrap books etc. and tell ourselves how clever they are .

I remember when my grandson found out that I had a sewing machine he wanted to make something at once , we cut out a two circle , he managed to stitch round it and then stuffed old bits of materiel inside it , he took it to school for talk and tell day and told everybody proudly that it was a football that granny had helped him make , my daughter said that she nearly died of embarressment ...LOL.........

5 Dec, 2008


We too have had rain all day and heavy clay, Brooke (my 3 1/2 year old daughter) has been off school all week with a tummy bug, but now that she is feeling better (thankfully) is getting very bored, and lets face it there are only so many times you can watch Peppa Pig, and Barbie's Diamond Castle - well without going completely doolally lol so we have been making some Christmas cards, great fun, although rather messy, but she has really enjoyed it, hard work but great to do stuff with them.

5 Dec, 2008


Will I make you envious if I tell you that we had a (mainly) sunny day here? It poured during the night and one tiny short shower this afternoon, but Henry and I plodged round on our walk under the sun!

I well remember wonderful parents coming into school to help with the pressies the children made for their mums for Christmas! What we'd have done without them, I really don't know - so Oliveoil - consider yourself a star!

5 Dec, 2008

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