I was so delighted to have another design featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting. The Full Of Beans play set is a quick make and the storage bucket could be used for lots of things (now that it is back with me the bucket is being used for knitting projects – and the number bean bags will be gifted this weekend to one of Katie’s wee friends). The joy of seeing my design beautifully photographed and featured in such a great magazine is hard to describe…..I don’t think I’ll ever get over the fun of opening the issue and hunting for my project!
In other news we had Angus’ 11th birthday party a few weekends ago. We held it on a Saturday just at the tail end of the beautiful weather we enjoyed over Easter. It was much colder but stayed mostly dry – thankfully, as the following day it snowed and since then we have had so much cold, rain and wind (and it looks set to continue for the foreseeable future – my vegetable garden plans are completely thrown as it is far too cold for much to be sown or planted out). I think this was the easiest party we have ever held – the boys pretty much organised themselves with a game of Manhunt followed by Capture the Flag. They are a competitive bunch and there was all sorts of tactics involved in Capture the Flag (the ‘flag’ was one of John’s brightest t-shirts for each team!). We had to persuade them to abandon the game in order to come and eat and if there had been enough time they’d have carried on all afternoon I think! Long may our children, and their friends, continue to be happy to spend several hours running around the woods as their birthday treat!