Posts Tagged ‘day to day’


All quiet

November 10, 2011

Time is slipping away through my fingers and I never seem able to catch it. It may be very quiet here at Fantasy Landscape but that isn’t a reflection of life — more the polar opposite, as it is rare these days to get a quiet moment. While I don’t get a chance to sit down and write often, I wish I could do so more than ever since there are so many moments I don’t want to forget.

I have been busy with lots of projects — some still waiting to be blocked, others posted off to friends before I remembered I should take a photo. I’m crocheting a rippled blanket or two, like so many seem to be at the moment, and finally got around to planting my hyacinth bulbs into glass vases for some flowery winter cheer.

The little boy is six months old already — well, nearer to seven months old now as it has already been more than a fortnight since his half-birthday. He’s a bundle of joy and mischief, and keeps me on my toes. Weaning is going well — he currently has two meals a day, porridge with fruit puree in the morning, and some other fruit or veg purees in the afternoon. His favourites are pear, broccoli, butternut squash and mango — the boy eats more exotic foods than his mum and dad! I really enjoy making up his little portions of food and the freezer is suddenly full of pear cubes, butternut squash cubes… one squash makes an awful lot of baby meals!

He even enjoyed spinach.


Happy New Year!

January 3, 2011

So here we are, already day three of 2011. Happy New Year! I hope yours has kicked off to a good start and that your Christmas/Seasonal break was full of fun and one to remember for all the best reasons.

It has been a lovely time here — a whole week off work, a hectic whirl of seeing family and then a few quiet days in which we’ve done — well, not a whole lot really. A few much-needed lie-ins while we still have the opportunity — a lot of knitting time for me, and time in front of the telly/PS3 for John.

Many thanks to all who left comments on my post about my Hexagon crochet blanket. It’s always lovely to read your feedback and find new crafty faces as a result.

Despite the lack of posts for a few weeks, I’ve actually been having one of my craftiest stints for quite a while — rarely without a hook or needles in my hand. Most of the things I’ve been making were for gifts though, and I haven’t wanted to spoil any surprises by posting here.

Unfortunately some of gifts are still waiting to be given; a result of my nephews suffering from suspected swine flu and my brother feeling decidedly unwell too. We decided it was best to call the visit off until everyone is fully recovered, given “my condition” and the fact that I haven’t been vaccinated yet. We’re expecting to meet up in a couple of weeks, so expect to see a some very late “what I made for Christmas presents” photos then.

Yesterday I finished making something that I can share with you, though. Something that I’ve made for our forthcoming arrival. More about that in another post!


Through the back loop

July 30, 2010

Here’s a sneak preview of my latest work in progress. I’m putting to good use that lovely squishy Rowan yarn I mentioned in my last post.

It’s stripes again, in (UK) treble crochet (US dc) — there’s something about stripes that I love — but this is a new one on me: working into the back loops only.

It makes a lovely, sort of “ridged” effect with wider stripes and narrower ones, which I like a lot.

It’s working up really quickly, which is also great, since time is in short supply at the moment. I’m very busy at work (hopefully some news there soon) and there’s always stuff to do in the garden — my veggies are starting to crop abundantly which makes it very rewarding. I’m trying to fit a bit of exercise in and am aiming to visit the pool regularly (I got myself some prescription swimming goggles which makes it a whole lot less difficult), and maybe most exciting of all, I hope to bring you some tales of a vehicular nature before too long, as I’ve been selected to become a MINI E Pioneer!

Lots more about all of these things soon.

So how are you?