Friday, 22 May 2015

Things that go bump in the night

Hello........... Today I was going to write a catch up post, but the title has been change a bit last minute as last night we had a bit of a Earthquake here at the Summerhouse.

 Nothing too serious but enough to wake us all at 2.52am and for sure enough to set social media and the local TV and radio a flutter.  At 4.2 on the scale here in the UK it's news worthy and something that doesn't happen too often, although in this part of Kent we do have occasional tremors. Here other than a disturbed nights sleep all is well, I was woken up by the bed shaking and the sound of  the mirror on the dressing table rattling, where this morning I found one glass bottle toppled over.

Someone from the British Geological Survey said this morning "Today's 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approx 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 Nepal Quake event."

They are now saying the centre of the quake was off Sandwich Bay which is a bout 5 miles from here.

My heart goes out to the people of Nepal and I guess this was a little reminder to be grateful that we live in a corner of the world that is much more stable where a small tremor is the most we have to contend with.

So back to our usual programming, this week I've mostly been stuck in bed, things are still not too good but fingers crossed are starting to ease a bit.  This is the view I can see from the bedroom window, not too bad at all, with lovely blossom to look at.

There has been good post too, with these lovely handcrafted brooches arriving with some belated birthday cheer.

I've been slowly writing some thank you cards, one a day, but I'll get there.

I've also been pondering this little make, I started at the end of last year, the plan was to make a baby blanket, but as the squares grew I decided it was just a little bit too girlie, for the baby boy that was on the way.  So I put it to one side and made 

my Cosy Baby blanket instead. So now I'm wondering what to do with the squares, which are made with lovely Italian Merino yarn, just too yummy, I'm wondering about turning it into a lap blanket for the wheelchair but I'm open to any ideas?

I've also been indulging in a spot of Telly Box watching, I used to love the Gilmore Girls and used some of my birthday money to get the complete set on DVD.  The perfect TV for resting up in bed.

Yesterday afternoon I made it out into the Summerhouse garden for the first time in a week, so I took my camera with me, so much has started blooming over the past week, Summer sure is on the way,  it wiped me out and it wasn't long before I was back in bed but it was well worth the trip for the pics and the fresh air.

Well that about sums it up, life from under the donna,  hopefully sometime soon I'll get back down to the Summerhouse, have a lovely weekend everyone.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Think the squares would make a lovely lap blanket!! I remember when I lived in the UK and there was an earthquake and it was a big deal - that is actually bigger than the one I felt though!

  2. I remember the little one we had in about 2002 in the middle of the night. The cat freaked out before we felt it!

  3. The squares are lovely and would make a couple of beautiful cushion covers for garden chairs. Hope you have a good weekend.

  4. Still pretty scary even when it's a small tremor! Glad you were able to get out into your lovely garden, even if just for a little bit. The squares will be lovely no matter what you decide to make, as the colours are just so pretty. I like mama mercantile's idea of garden chair cushions too :-)
    Happy weekend, xx

  5. Glad you only had a tipped up bottle from the quake, but I imagine that it must have been quite scary for you waking up in the night with that going on! Not fun at all. Your brooches are beautiful, as are your squares. I hope you figure out what to do with them! xx

  6. No one expects earthquakes over here, what a surprise! :-)

  7. So true about the quake. We take so much for granted over here. When we were without water for 2 days a couple of weeks ago it made us realise just how favoured we are. When we lived in Cambs there was a quake some miles away and we too were wakened by the rattling of doors. I'm so glad you managed a few moments in the garden, your bedroom view is so pretty with the blossom.

  8. The squares are lovely, have you enough yarn for a larger blanket? We do indeed take a lot for granted living in the UK, lovely garden shots x

  9. Oh my an earthquake, that is so exciting and a bit scary. Those poor people in Nepal, it is just so sad all the devastation. I am finishing up Parenthood on Netflix and was thinking of watching the Gilmore Girls because I never did when it was on.

  10. An earthquake in the middle of the night! I wound't have liked it at all. Good for you, taking it in your stride. Love the little brooches.