Ginny and her two lovely girls have been staying with me here in Cornwall for the first part of half-term. You would think I'd have lots of photographs documenting these fun-filled days, but shamefully I didn't take a single photo until they were about to get in the car to go home. We were far too busy chatting, laughing, eating and drinking, dog walking and just enjoying spending some unhurried time together. Crochet and knitting remained untouched, craft books were poured over and discussed, and Walter was stroked to his heart's content.
Ginny spoiled me with some beautiful lavender birds she'd made, seen here decorating my garden.
I love the fabric choices and their stringy legs.
And string. How can a string-lover like me fail to get excited about the addition of not one but two new balls to add to my supplies? Thank you Ginny!
We also went and spent a day with Pipany and Dave, Lucy and Isabella. The dreary damp weather did not deter us. We were relegated to an inside picnic, the delicious homemade food mostly cooked by Dave's fair hand. Many cups of tea and chocolate brownies stretched into the afternoon admist more chatter and laughter, and squeals of excitement from the younger girls. Pipany's lovely garden was admired and Walter wet himself with fright at the sight of the cats (he's a bit of a wuss, my boy). And then we were fed all over again with delicious homemade pasta and bolognaise, and veggie lasagne. A veritable feast!
It still astounds me that I have made such wonderful friends through blogging - friendships that really touch my heart. Thank you, Ginny and Pip, I feel very blessed.