Thursday, 19 April 2012

Now that's a lotta stripes!

I'm currently half way through knitting the second sleeve of the little jumper for my friends new baby. I've never knitted stripes before but it's actually a lot simpler than I thought it would be... although having two balls of wool on the go at once, I do keep getting them all tangled around each other!

Rose had two of her friends around this afternoon for lunch, along with their mums who I'm good friends with. They all tired each other out, along with us Mums too! Rose went down for a nice long sleep after they left, I think I could actually have done with going down for a nice nap myself! I took the opportunity to get some sewing done though... my Mum's coming to visit tomorrow for the weekend (Yay!) and I'd like to finish what I'm working on before she gets here if possible.

We've been having a lot of family time together at one of our local parks... that girl Loves the swings! Whether it's on her own in the baby swing or on either one of our laps..!

We hadn't been to this park before and so Rose enjoyed discovering this purple tunnel to climb through... 
lots of new experiences every day!

We have some lovely neighbours and the elderly couple next door are always interested on how Rose is getting on, they gave her the sweetest little toy for her 1st birthday. I regularly have a chat with them when we're all out in our garden's (we live in a terrace house) and Rose can never quite understand how she can see someone through our fence in the garden. She always seems to get the giggles when I'm talking to them out in the garden and she spots them through the gaps in the fence. The other day she offered me some old toys and books that she used to have at her house for when the grandchildren came to visit, it was a lovely thought. :-)

Right, Rose is currently enjoying a little post-nap Cbeebies and a little pot of mini cheddars and she's nice and quiet... so I'm going enjoy a few more minutes of sewing!



  1. hello lovely lady
    What sweet nieghbours you have x
    Little Rose looks so happy in your photos and those little shoes are divine!
    have a lovely time with your mum
    love jooles x

  2. Sew on, Mommy! Enjoy the time when she is still and quiet. These moments never last long!

  3. Hear, hear! And hurray for snatches of quiet time amidst the chaos that is children!

  4. Just found your blog today. Your little Rose is an absolute sweetheart! What a king offer by your neighbour about the toys.
    Big love for your new tea pot cosy, it's just scrummy, you are very talented.
    Lisa x

  5. Ash< that jumper is really nice. Give Mum a hug from me xx

  6. Those are nice neighbors to have around. Rose just gets cuter and cuter. Can't wait to see the strips all finished.

  7. Rose is so gorgeous!! Such a lovely smile she has. I am sure your jumper will turn out lovely. xx

  8. Hello! I've just become a follower of your lovely blog - I found you because I was the lucky person to win your amazing tea cosy in Lesley's giveaway! it is absolutely beautiful and currently takes pride of place at the centre of the dining table - and has received some lovely comments already! If you pop over to my blog you will see some pics, and I have linked back to your blog too, Marina xx

  9. Love the stripes. I am a complete sucker for them. aAybe cause I am Swedish... it is something Swedish about the stripes. Polarn & Pyret is a children's clothes store that started in the 70's and their famous footprint is the stripe. If you see a child in stripes I bet he/she is Swedish. That is just the way it is. A stripy hat, shirt, pants... And always from P&P. Love what you are making. And how cute is Rose in that hat? Oh my! :D

  10. Hi Ashley - just to let you know I have awarded you the Sunshine Award

  11. Love the strip jumper. And Rose is so cute!

  12. OMGoodness, I have shoe envy AGAIN!!! and I don't think its the same shoes as last time I said those words!
    fee x

  13. The baby jumper looks great in the blue and white - I adore stripes! I've enjoyed taking a peek around your blog - I've popped over from Gingham and Daisies :)
    Your sewing machine cover looks just what I need - might have to have a go!

  14. Rose definitely gets cuter and cuter. But then again I am biased, the jumper looks lovely and I love the picture of the abacus, I remember having one as a child, I wonder if Nan knows where it is?.
    Lots and lots of love
    Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. She always looks like one of the happiest children :D Loving the stripes!