Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Glorious weather, warm water in the lake, long evenings and 3 generations of the Mononen family all make for a wonderful midsummer. Of course diabetes came along too but generally behaved. I did discover however that sand and quick sets don't mix and it is a good idea to take off the (rather expensive) pump when A goes off fishing with his Dad on the lake!
 We found a safe spot for the pump on a birch tree next to the lake, whilst the kids messed about in the warm water.

We fished and we celebrated Midsummer with the traditional bonfire, despite the hundreds of mosquitoes!!!

Now I am tackling the usual humungous pile of washing and doing all the chores that need to be done.......
On a side note, for some reason this made me smile and I am sure to some of you reading this you will smile too. I doubt too many people have their alarm clocks set up like this!
Sleep well!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Think big!

2 metres by 1.5 metres to be exact, shrinking to a mere 1.88m by 1.44, after 5 hours of almost non stop rolling. Drain pipe, bubble wrap , bamboo blind, old sheet, 3 kilos of wet wool , all held together with old tights. I made a mat, not a dinky door mat, a whopping big mat and boy do my back and arm muscles know it.
I have posted a series of photos on flickr ! I collect it tomorrow,then I have the task of getting it dry and then finding a new home for it. It was a local course and it was brilliant. I'll be back again next year!

Thursday, 3 June 2010


Sorry blog and bloggers for neglecting you all. I do have a huge long list of excuses..........
May flew by far to fast. It seem to be consumed by health issues, all good though. A's pump is ticking along nicely, yes we have had disconnections at night, ripped tubing at the summer cottage, air bubbles when you shouldn't have air bubbles, highs and lows, frantic phone calls from school - but all in all it is great!
  I have even managed some felting and I will do a post about the fabulous course I did a month ago(already!). I have been making gifts for school teachers and day care staff, end of term this week(already!).That's another post!
Not one to sit still too long I am also taking another felting course locally. I am making a floor mat, just a mere 2 metres by 1.5 metres. I have been weight training! I have just made some prefelt which I now have to cut into 5x10 cms rectangles, about 150 I reckon. Next week I have 2 evenings to put it all together and will then spend the weekend, rocking and rolling with gallons of hot soapy water and a heavy pile of wet wool! Exciting!!