Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Real One!!

Devon Cream Tea that is!!

No sooner do we get back from Italy than we head off camping in Devon!! So short order was a real Devon Clotted Cream Tea with coffee instead of tea!!!

Now the question is... Butter, jam, cream or butter, cream, jam??

The reason for the cream tea??? Well apart from being hungry and thirsty... We decided to camp in Devon because there was a Ring of Tatters committee meeting and staying over for a few days camping was preferable to a 400 odd mile drive there and back in one day!!! Far too far for this Tatty OG!! 

Anyway, we treat ourselves to a few cream teas!! Lovely!!! Stayed on a site in Chudleigh! Luvverly site! Bit slopy, but its ok... I could roll downhill and Sir stopped me rolling outta the tent!!! Vbg

Think Li'l Miss missed us tho...

Must show you the next part of that there doily but ifs too dark to take a pic so you'll have to wait!!

Right, chat soon with pics!!! Lol

Monday, 29 August 2016

I'm Back!!

From Italy!! Earthquakes not felt in Northern Italy by this Tatty OG and her OH!!  If they were felt, we slept through it!!  Horrendous for the people though... watched it on Italian News channel in the evening.

Right... so, what did we do??  Want to know??  Ok... I'll tell you anyway! VBG  Spent 2 days on a coach!  Leaving home at 4am and arriving in Metz in France at 9pm!!  Ferry from Dover to Calais, and the following day went from Metz (breakfast) to Switzerland (lunch) and then through the Gotthard Tunnel to Torbole on the side of Lake Garda!  Beautiful area of the country!  Well worth visiting!!

We also went to Venice the day of the earthquake... the water was suffering from the aftershocks!  Venice is beautiful and not expensive if you get away from either Rialto Bridge or St Marks Square!  Will show you pics of those when Sir takes them off his camera!!!

Returned home via the St Gotthard Pass to Metz, then over on the ferry to UK where it was.... no not raining... Thunder and lightning!!!

Here's a few pics:

St Marks Square... complete with flagpoles!!

Sir at the top of the pass!

Now 4 days on a coach is mind numbing unless there's scenery!!  So parts of the UK and most of France was flat and boring... Guess what I managed to do!!  I'll show you:

 No, not all of it!!! That there last round!!!  From almost the start to the finish!!  I will get that darned doily finished one day!!! Rofl

Chat soon

Friday, 19 August 2016

And so to...

Do more tatting!!!

First of all I thought I'd show you this bracelet and pendant ... This time its a Jennifer Williams pattern which I was tatting to see what it was like... 

Pretty methinks!!

Then... Last Thursday evening that there crazy Dutch friend of mine decided to dispose of some green seed beads into a jar... And she gifted them... Look!!

It's Janes Starry Button pattern with a few beads removed along with the button and replaced with a Tibetan spacer!!

Anyway, may be quiet next week... Off to Italy for a few days hols!  Yes, of course the shuttles are travelling too!! Can't be on bus journeys for 4 days without shuttles can I!?!?!

Chat soon

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

This is another one...

Or maybe it's the same one... or different, or....

Oh I give in!!!  I'll just show you in a minute!!  You see a certain Tatty OG 'somewhere down south' is to blame!!!  She shows bracelets on her blog every so often and it sets me off!!!  So, I had thread, I had beads, I had buttons, I found 2 empty shuttles after much hunting....

This is what happened when I mixed them...

It's to go with a dress Sir bought me recently... with flutterbies on the front and back and lots of summer colours!!!  Will have to finish the ends off and attach another earwig wire, and find a pendant whatsit...  Needs it done for a couple of weeks time... off to Italy for a week leaving the kitties in charge of Young Sir!!

Right, now I found double the quantity of beads I needed... Think I'll have to hunt some new thread out...., and beads, and shuttles... (wanders away muttering)

Chat later

Saturday, 23 July 2016


What happened on Friday?? Must admit you lot are not very nosy at the moment are you???? LOL

Well, between Wednesday and Friday I got 3 bouquets of flowers, an orchid (that I've no idea how to look after), 8 boxes of choccies, a 'Body Shop' goodie bag AND a bottle of wine!!!  Why??? Because yesterday this Tatty OG did her very last 'full time' lollypopping!!!  I'd had enough!  So I handed in me notice to leave.  16 years of being out in all weathers, in traffic fumes, ignorant car drivers that refuse to stop even though it's a pedestrian crossing, etc.... is enough to get anyone mad!!!  Between that and not having enough time to 'shop' in town during the day, during the week, or not being able to go for a 'girlie' lunch without clock watching, and having to take holidays when there are loads of OP's kids around AND I have to pay over the odds to do it is just silly!  So, I quit!  I'll happily stand in for if others are off, but it'll be on my terms not theirs!

I guess that means I'm essentially 'retired'!

Last night we went to Classics in the Park! Hull symphony orchestra, soloists, a rendition of some Shakespeare, and the park  version of Last night of the proms! 

Sir got rather merry... Not surprised after a bottle of beer and a bottle of wine! Me? Designated driver!! No alcohol!!!

Right off to play some more with beads for that bracelet set!!

Chat sokn

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Summer's Arrived!!!

Well, in our corner of Yorkshire it has anyway.... temperatures of 30 deg C no less!!!  20 - 22 at night makes it warm for sleeping!  Today the temperature is a little less, but not much, and it's cloudy so we can expect thunderstorms later!!

In a few weeks we're off on a coach trip to Lake Garda and Venice!  Well, a girl (or even a very tatty OG) needs jewels to wear doesn't she???  Of course she does!!!  So, I've made a start on a Starry Button Bracelet, earwigs and pendant to go with a summer dress Sir bought me a couple of months ago!!

Want to see??

Well.... before I show you I've something to tell you.... Li'l Miss announced to Danny (me) and Granpa that she's going to be a 'Big Sista' in January!!!  So then this Danny (Granny) will be sharing pics of 2 scraps!!! LOL

Ok... here goes on the jewels....

Summer Fun Lizbeth, dark blue silver lined beads, silver beads, pink silver lined beads, green beads, white buttons and lilac beads!!!

Looking forwards to Friday... but I'm not telling why!!  You really want me to say???  Tough!!  Nope!!! My lips are sealed!  You'll just have to wait!!

Chat later

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Birthday to meeee for yesterday!! Must show you the card Young Sir gave me...

Then he put on the inside that its got to be 5 different, and not 5 bottles!!! Cheeky beggar!

Sir gave me a new radio and Young Sir bought me a Japanese Acer for the garden!

No tatting to show you tho...

Chat soon