The weather here as been HOT! yes too hot! Yes I am complaining as a true Brit would ! The hot weather was then followed by lots of lovely rain which cooled the place down so finally we were able to get a good nights sleep and the garden is soaking up all the water ready for the next hot spell.
On the hottest day last week there was a display, in the town where I work ,of knitted items to raise money for a local children's charity. I staggered down there to lend some support and see what was going on. The first thing I cam across was these streams of knitted hangings each with a little bell attached at the bottom.
Little knitted animals and creatures adorned the posts around the war memorial.
I was just slightly too late to get a better photo of these young girl ballerina's posing with a group of knitted soldiers.
There was even a couple of knitted patchwork horses covering some metal benches.
There were fairies swinging in the trees
The kitchen's came to a full stop due to the weather but I've been assured things will move on this coming week! Clearing out came to a full stop also but sales of items which are listed have ticked along nicely. So today I intend to get a few more things listed and some better photos taken of some that are already listed.
Now you would think that since I am selling dolls I'd not be tempted by any.. alas you'd be wrong ! There was a doll on sale on ebay that I'd previously considered buying, so I went off to see if she was still available, from one of the online doll shops but no. So now I realised she was no longer available, so I started watching her, checking back every few days until she was due to finish today.. should I bid I wondered... I had considered buying her before... and so it went for most of the morning, me checking back, should I bid.. do I need her?... would this be a last chance.... well I'm pleased to say her bidding suddenly shot up in the last fifteen minutes and she went for more than I'd have been willing to pay and I was pleased I'm managed not to bid or even buy her as I did not need her!
I'm also currently resisting a doll on Shelly's site ! Which is a much more dangerous a place....
A good few of the boys have been changed into their summer wear so have been able to get outside.
Michael/ Harry finally was changed from his scout uniform, so it could be washed and used for a project for later in the year. He's enjoying wearing something different for a change.
Well due to the extremely hot weather no doll play was done, but hopefully this coming week will be more doll play friendly.
Have a happy healthy fun filled week ahead
Dee I would be over the moon if we had your heat here, I love the summer sun and the warmth it brings. Temperatures of 40+ are right up my alley!! What I hate is the cold, especially the icy winds coming right of the Antartic...Brrr!ReplyDelete
The photos you shared are lovely, I love seeing what people can do with knitting, there are some incredibly talented knitters out there and they do a wonderful job raising funds for charities all around the world. Loved them all, but that pink horse was a real stand out...whoever thought of that had a great imagination. :)
And I'd be more than happy to send it your way :) I don't mind the cold because you can wrap up against it where as you can only remove so much clothing before you get arrested ! ;)Delete
I love peoples creativity and it so nice to see people enjoying using their skills for a good cause.
There was a green horse too but I forgot to take a photo. because of the heat! :)) x
Dee, you're not moaning about the weather are you?!!! ;) It has been incredibly hot here too but fortunately I don't have to work so it's much easier to deal with, except for the nights, it's so hard to sleep.ReplyDelete
So seriously, I do feel for you...honest!
I love the knitted items, so pretty, such clever ideas!
Michael looks great out of his scout uniform, he's a cute and handsome boy!
Sharon , I cannot be a true Brit and NOT moan about the weather ! lolDelete
amazing work by those knitters I hope they raised a good amount for their cause.
Poor Michael's been ignored for a long time, so it's nice he's getting some attention :) x