Hello and thank you for stopping by to visit!
I am officially having a Quiet Week. We had such a busy, but happy weekend at my friend's wedding in Hampshire, and an unfortunate reaction to a wasp sting at the beginning of the week, that I've raised the drawbridge for a couple of days and spent time on the sofa with Daisy Dog, and DH, (between his work jobs), and I am pleased to say I am feeling much better.
The wedding was fantastic! Such a beautiful ceremony and the love on the couple's faces was evident. I wore my dress and jacket and felt very comfortable and happy with it.
After a delicious afternoon tea near the church, we moved to the venue for the evening reception - Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery! It was magical! We had to sample a gin cocktail (or two) as it would have been rude not to... ;)
We made our way home the following day, stopping at The Vyne, a Tudor National Trust property in Hampshire. It was so beautiful and had recently undergone extensive restoration. It was looking very smart!
The grounds were just stunning and it was a glorious autumn day to enjoy them.
The water in the lake was so clear you could see leaves at the bottom as well as floating on the top.
Then, on Tuesday, I was stung on my finger by a wasp. It was in the bathroom and I just didn't see it until it was too late. I react quite badly to bites and stings but initially thought I had got away with it, having taken antihistamines immediately. DH and I went for a trip on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway that morning, which was great fun, and I went to Cooper's Creative in the afternoon, and it was lovely to spend time with good friends, chatting, laughing, and working on our creative projects.
However, that evening I felt quite unwell and that lasted almost 48 hours. I spent a lot of time sleeping, knitting (re-knitting!) knee high sock number three, and crocheting more lanterns for my Mystical Lanterns blanket, but today I wanted to play around with something new!
I bought this cuddly white rabbit for my lovely Mother-in-Law, who is in her late 90s, and lives in a nursing home. She loves tactile things to hold and this little rabbit is as soft as a kitten. I am going to make some clothes for it, with pleasing textures, as her eyesight is failing her but she loves things that feel soft.
I started this afternoon with a little scarf in a really soft cotton and wool yarn. It's a garter stitch and double moss stitch pattern, on eleven stitches, so it's working up quite fast. I am going to make a little skirt for the rabbit next. I have a small piece of Liberty Tana lawn in yellow, which should work well.
48 hours of cossetting have done me the world of good and I feel so much better. Oh, and I also had an unexpected visit from a very dear friend this afternoon, which was just what I needed! Life is good.