It seems ages ago that me and hubby were lucky enough to have a night away to celebrate our wedding anniversary, thanks to hubbys Mum who stayed over to look after all the children. It fell during half term which on one hand felt a bit mean us going away without the children, but they are great and had fun looking after baby (my older girls are like little Mummies to her so she was fine, I think I missed her more than she missed me!)
We travelled up to Whitley Bay near Newcastle to see my love Justin Currie, who was doing a gig at the Playhouse there on our anniversary. My husband married me completely aware that a part of my heart is held by Justin, and as he likes his music too is completely cool with that (lol). Just so you know Justin used to be front man in the 80's / 90's band Del Amitri and I've been a fan since they released their first single 'Nothing Ever Happens'.
Taking photos at gigs is impossible, so I didn't bother at all. The above photo was taken by none other than Barney Harwood of CBBC and Blue Peter fame at a gig at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton some years back. My husband did some music with Barney ages ago but it was a coincidence that we met him at this particular Justin gig (we go a lot). Talk about a massive name drop! What a clang! Forgive me please?
As a little present for my husband for our anniversary I made him this guitar strap.
He had asked me to make him something after seeing this picture of Paul McCartney
I'm not planning to make him a granny-square waistcoat anytime, don't think he'd wear it....
Since coming back to real life I haven't got any finished crochet or sewing work done, which is frustrating me a bit but now things are getting back to normal I'm hoping to crack on with some of my projects. Here's a photo of a new project I'm working on. It's a pattern I'm making up so is needing concentration and peace and quiet to get on with it, but I'm happy so far. Once I've written the pattern out and got my sister to test it I will publish it here. Don't hold your breath though, I think it will be sometime before that happens!
I think the meany virus is having an effect on my lap-top as it's playing up and not letting me make my photos bigger???
Ah well, I'm glad I've been able to say hello with this eclectic post, there are still lots of things I'd like to show and talk about here including the Catch Up & Crochet evening the other night but that can be another post, another time.
Just one last thing for now though. It's Mothers day this Sunday and I would just like to remember my Mum who died 14 years ago. I miss her and wish so much that she'd been around to be a Grandmother to my children. Although I have no memory of learning to crochet (how sad) it must have been her that taught me, I do wish I could remember. I do remember though my Mum filling her under-stair cupboard with loads of WIP and rarely getting anything finished!
Here's an old photo of my parents when they were young.
I'm off to do all my boring jobs now but hopefully I will find a little time to crochet and think of my Mum while doing it.