Monday, 26 May 2014


My mum was quite a fashion guru in her time!
(I just love that hat!)

She married dad!

And then I came along!

She wanted to celebrate her 90th birthday, quietly!
So we just bought her a couple of balloons!

And made her an album, filled it with lots of photos, new and old!
When she looked through it for the first time there were lots of oohs and aahs.
Some made her sad and lots made her laugh.

The photos on the front and back of the album were taken sometime in the 80's.
Would you believe my dad, even now, still has a full head of hair!

Yesterday, my family all came together to celebrate. We all sat out in the garden, (yes it was warm and dry here) enjoyed a bbq feast, followed by strawberries and cream and her great grandchildren helped her to blow out the candles on her 9 0 birthday cake.
Unfortunately we have no picture of the cake because whoever was holding the camera was on a wobble!
Tasted good though!

Today, we are having a quiet day ourselves.

I've crocheted my mandela wheel, which in the week will be posted to Lucy for Yarndale.

I have put the ties on this little bonnet which has been sitting on a chair waiting to be finished for about 2 weeks and looking at this photo i'm still not happy with the ties and they will be altered!

I've also finished this pair of socks which I shall be wearing with my walking boots on holiday in Austria.
(I wish I could find a better was of photographing socks, whatever I seem to do they always look quite strange!)

And what has my husband been doing while I've been busy?
Well, he is in the garage building this strong back which is part of the mold for making a stony lake canadian canoe.

See, I knew my garage would never have a car in it!


  1. Happy birthday to your mum! 90, wow, that's a cause to celebrate. I really enjoyed the old black and white photos of her and your dad. I hope she had a great day. x

  2. Please pass along birthday wishes to your mum. She looks amazing! Socks can be very hard to get pictures of. I finally bought some sock blockers to put them on for pictures and they work great.

  3. So glad you had a lovely day for your mum's birthday. I've been looking at the sick yarn today but can't decide on which colour to buy.

  4. Happy birthday to your mum.You are so lucky to have her around.My mum died aged 61 and never met my children.
    I have made my mandala too.Must photograph it to remind me when I get there and see if I can spot it.

  5. What a lovely post - looks like your mum had a wonderful family filled birthday - well done :)

  6. Glad your Mim had a lovely birthday. You've certainly been busy knitting and crocheting. I'm thinking next year you'll be canoeing on a stoney lake in Canada for your Summer holidays then?

  7. Happy birthday to your Mum, 90 is a wonderful milestone and she looks good for her age

  8. A belated Happy Birthday to your mum :) What a fabulous day you must all have had :)

    And I did giggle at your garage comment ... ours never had a car in it either!