On N's first afternoon at nursery (he still says he doesn't want to go to nursery but is usually fine once there) I'd promised myself I'd check out how my hexagons for the quilt are getting on (for obvious reasons it's not possible to do this with children around!)
I thought I'd maybe done about 200...
...but there are closer to 400 of them, hurrah!
Now I see them laid out I think I need more red and green, so will get fabrics in these colours specially. Other than that the hexagons are all made of baby dresses and shirts and some of my old tops.
Covering the little paper hexagons with fabric is a rather brainless activity - good for when you've not much spare time and don't really need to concentrate.
When I have been able to concentrate I've been making this instead. I finished the last crochet stitches last night. I just need to sew in the ends and it does definitely need blocked. Soo frustrating as I'd like to be able to share it ASAP, I'm rather pleased with it!
Today N was at nursery in the morning. Now while he's there I'm catching up with housework duties (and six years of house neglect!), this morning it was A's room. I finally got it in a tidy enough state I was happy to share photos of it and did a little photoshoot of the African Flower blanket in its new home...
Of course, it's only August so it's not required yet...
...so it's removed till needed, and A's soft toys are all reinstated, somehow she manages to squish herself inbetween them all to sleep.
Now to a little catch-up on last week:-
N and I visited the loch again, but this time we headed in the opposite direction to our last visit and went to...
...the park. It may be old and a little tatty, but this playpark is still very much loved by the children as it has a good selection of climbing/spinning/swinging "things".
We'd taken N's balance bike on holiday and he's now got the hang of speeding along on it. I'd definitely recomend a bike like this for a 3 yr old. It lets children get used to balancing on two wheels so that when they upgrade to a bike with pedals they can pretty much set off straight away - no need for stabilisers.
Loch view heading back along the cyclepath.
We also popped in to the local charity shop to stock up on some more books, there's a Jamie Oliver one at the top for me.
Sunny shadows on the kitchen wall catch my eye.
A recent drawing by A, stuck onto one of the kitchen units along with other favourites.
And finally, the field out the front gets its second silage cut of the year, the tractor is just visible in the distance, eagerly watched by N.