Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Here Lately

Hello...... Here lately the fields are turning golden, it won't be long before they are harvesting.

The Summerhouse is looking very Summery too.

Here Lately I've have dusted off a WIP from last summer. 

and have been sewing the sparkly flower together.

Lately the hanging baskets are finally starting to get going.

Lately I've been trying to get on my mat every few days, following the Safe Exercise recommendations for ME patients of Dr Klimas and it seems to be working as I've managed to build up my yoga, with my trusty heart rate monitor doing three minutes at a time, with a 5 minute rest in between.  I can now manage three sets.  It's a slow old game but I'd definitely recommend giving it a go if you suffer from ME/CFS or Chronic Lyme Disease.

I've also been checking how far I've still got to go with my Cosy blanket, this is another slow old game, but I'll get there, I think I'm just about at the half way point, if it's going to fit a double bed.

Lately I've been dreading thinking about starting the packing, as Yay we are going away next week, to gorgeous Wales.  I really hate packing it's such a exhausting business for me, it takes me days, slowly finding items and putting them in a pile a few minutes at a time. la sigh.

I'm really looking forward to the holiday though.

and picking my holiday read, I like to read a chapter of a few books before I go so I don't end up taking away a book I just can't get into, does anyone else do that?

and finally, lately Mr Tesco's seems to have had a bit of a moment, when sorting our online shop, I kid you not. Why and what !!! was the thinking behind sticking stickers directly onto all the loose fruit and veg, here's a little selection for your amusement.

Just before I go, I know I'm a bit latergram to the party on this one but I've finally set up a instagram page for the blog, you can find me on there as summerhouse by the sea.

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Lovely projects. Slowly but surely you'll get there. Love those flowers. What will it be?? X

  2. Love the last shot, why indeed! I like your sparkly little flowers too, are you turning them into anything nice ? x

  3. Your wips are lovely, it's surprising how the little bits add up. I hope you have a great time and a good rest on your holiday. The fruit and veg?? We are often amused by our substitutes and wonder how on earth they could arrive at that for a suitable replacement :-)

  4. HAHA! Why would they put the stickers there? That's funny.

    I like your blankets. They will both look great when you finish!

  5. Oh, I love the colors in your cozy blanket!

  6. Is that a windmill you can see? Lovely! Those stickers are hilarious, lucky you didn't buy grapes :) That book looks intriguing, I know you aren't meant to judge a book by its cover but I cant resist vintage photos. You'll have to let me know if its a good read :D

  7. Love your sparkly little flowers!

    I hope you can stop by:


  8. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip to Wales.

  9. I loooove The Group. It's one of my guilty pleasures. I hope you have a great trip to Wales! Take care.

  10. I love your pictures of flowers. All of them. The yarny ones and the living ones. :^) Enjoy your trip!

  11. Oh, Mr Tesco, I mean!! What are they thinking!!!! I hope that you have a great time away! Your summerhouse does indeed look very summery! xx

  12. I too get annoyed at the tesco stickers!
    Happy summer enjoy your holiday x

  13. I always begin a book before taking it on holiday with me and always take a spare in case I don't like it after all. And if I'm lucky I don't have any time for reading :-) Take good care of yourself, Clare, and enjoy Wales. It is beautiful.