The sun has been shining and we have been camping! Back in the cold gloom of January we thought about camping, and you kindly gave me advice about what we needed. We thought, and planned and bought a tent. And now we've been.
Wow it was such fun!! Some friends who have 2 girls, the same ages as ours invited us along, and after a whole 40 minutes of driving we arrived at our destination. 2 hours after we pitched the tent it chucked it down. No leaks.
The next day was sunny and gorgeous. We had so much good, simple fun, playing snap, dominos, feeding ducks, sharing stories, it was so good we even stayed an extra night. This has been the best half term!
But none of you told us to take a heater! Yes, you read that right. I mentioned to a neighbouring family that it had been a cold night and I wish I'd had more blankets. They looked stunned, didn't we have a heater? Isn't that a bit noisy someone else enquired? No noisier than the fridge apparently! Speechless.
Need to start planning our next adventure now...
Just before we went I received this gorgeous bundle of scraps from Linnhe at Wee Mindings. A while back I took part in the Very Berry Handmade scrap swap, I'm so glad I did - so many yummy fabrics, I can't wait to start making with them.
This is what I sent to Linda at farm girl at home she already had plans for some of them within a day - can't wait to see what she makes.
I'm planning on having a go at a quilt in the autumn (no, not super organised, just realistic planning of time). I'd love to dive in right now, but there are more pressing things to be finished. I'm starting to collect the fabrics though, no harm in that, right? Some of my new scarps will be in it and some of the girls old clothes will get a new life, and some of the fabrics I've had loitering for years will finally get used.
But right now the camping book is calling me....