Friday, 29 July 2016

Plans for August / Packwood House, a National Trust Property

I'm not very good at rotation, usually when I start a project I go at it gung-ho until I get a bit fed up and my attention starts to wander to other things.  But there are some projects I want finished preferably before the end of the year and for that to happen I have to dedicate some time to them.

I don't think I would be happy swapping projects every day so what I'm going to do starting on August 1st is to pick one project each week and work on it for 7 days, Monday through to Sunday, and hopefully remember to take pictures and update progress here.

Hopefully there will then be some crafty updates :-)

One thing I'm glad not to be carrying over to August is this little baby blanket.




Just a simple granny square blanket made in Katia Extra Fine Baby Merino.  It's so soft and squishy :-)  This been gifted to the same girl at work that I made the cable blanket for last April.  She only came back to work a few months ago but was already expecting baby number 2 by then, 
a girl this time :-)  She is going to have her hands full with two little ones that's for sure.

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I was going to keep this post short but I thought you would like to see the pictures from our day out last Wednesday, (sorry, there are a lot, again).

I had got the day off work to have Oliver, so we decided to visit Packwood House.  We are members of the National Trust and it's been on my list of places to see for a while.
(if you click on the link you can find out more about the house).

It was a beautiful sunny day so we took a picnic and made the most of the weather and the wonderful grounds.







Luckily the topiary  yew tree garden was open, sometimes they do close it to protect the trees.











Inside was just as lovely



The bathroom, complete with spider in the bath, can you see it?
and how about that tap!








Oliver wanted to share his sandwiches with the ducks, one must have been very hungry, lol


There were follies to explore in the grounds,






The back of Packwood house



The gardens were an absolute riot of colour, my photos really don't do them justice.


I loved the kitchen gardens (below)













We had a lovely day, and this little boy is an absolute pleasure to be with :-)

Until next time
-X-