Thursday, 28 October 2010


There was great excitement in the town of Maldon today, the Queen came to visit. Firstly this morning she went to the Maldon Salt Company and then delighted hundreds and hundreds of people with a walkabout through the High Street. Eventually with a last wave she made her way into the town hall for a lunch.The atmosphere in the crowd was amazing. Kate, Jo, Charlotte, Jessica and I were able to get close to the barrier and considering we had been in position since 11 0'clock and the Queen didn't arrive until nearly 1pm everyone remained patient and in very good humour. Charlotte and her little friends waved their flags frantically.
The town was so busy that we decided to wait and see her leave by car for her journey to Tiptree for her visit to the jam factory, Wilkin & Sons. We only had to wait about an hour, which may seem a long time to you but when you've stood in one place for two hours anyway another one wasn't going to make a huge difference.
Again there was lots of cheering and flag waving as she went on her way.
It was a very special day.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


I stumbled on a new website yesterday

I had a brief look through and there seemed to be loads of likeable free patterns.
I picked this one to try. I thought I woud be better off knitting squares in the evening and leaving the union jack for my 3rd and final cushion to complete during daylight hours.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


"All you need is love" the pattern says. Yeah right, I believe that one.
I've now completed the backs for these three cushion covers, they are only knitted in stocking stitch so, so far, so good. Last night I wound the wool on to the bobbins ready to have a go at the love motif. [I'm leaving the union jack for a very chilled out day.]
The weather man says we may have blue skies today, well I can assure you that this girl here predicts the air may also be blue by the end of the day.
Being a bit of a glutton for a punishment I'm already planning beyond these cushions. As it looks like I'm going to have loads of wool left, I thought it would be nice to use it for a little patchwork blanket, I'm in search of a pattern as I speak.