Caravanning and Competitions!

Gosh what a lot’s happened in last couple of weeks! I’ve been away camping, or caravanning, as I should say now,  for a few days as I do every year, with extended family and friends.  Here are my two grandsons early one morning.

Grandsons sitting at table in caravan

My two grandson enjoying breakfast at Granny’s Cafe!

 

This year I had a new (to me) little caravan which was very nice and cosy!  We decided to change up from the Camplet because even that was too much for me to help put up now.  My little lightweight Freedom caravan is only 450kg and means  I can just roll up, park, stick the kettle on and I’m there!   This year however there was a large kerfuffle with the awning which came with the caravan as I left the instructions at home ! With the help of some friendly campers,  my poor husband and our friends finally got the awning up in the dark! Next morning I discovered a full set of instructions in the awning bag ………

i couldnt help help making a few little comforts for my new  ‘van just before I went…

Bunting in caravan window

My indoor-outdoor bunting

I had some very pretty fabrics from the Abakhan secret sale and managed to knock up two new cushions and the bunting just before we went. The bunting was made using waterproof fabric so I could hang it inside or out! With 100 purple solar fairy lights and a ceramic table top solar light changing thing my little patch looked very pretty and welcoming!  Can’t wait to go away again and OH and I had been planning a little trip in early September for our wedding anniversary but last week I got a call from the hospital as they had a cancellation … So I am going in this Thursday for my total knee replacement 😱 it has put an end to my summer plans with daughter and the grandchildren but at least after it’s done I won’t be worrying every time I hold my new granddaughter in case my knee gives way.  It was awkward on holiday as I couldn’t really walk about with her or jog her up and down and somehow babies always seem to know when you sit down with them, even if you are still jiggling them about!

To finish off my exciting fortnight, once I got back home I discovered I had won a competition in a craft magazine and a box full of Sewline products was delivered!  It’s full of fabric glue pens, air erasable fabric pens  and similar.  All very useful and wonderful to have.  I will have plenty to keep me busy after my surgery and am planning to set up a little craft station downstairs during my recovery period.

Sewline products in cardboard box

My box of Sewline goodies!

 

So that’s a quick round up – not sure if I’ll be in hospital next Sunday so might not make it in time for Handmade Monday again, but hopefully I will manage a quick update at least.  Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays, whatever you are doing!

 

3 thoughts on “Caravanning and Competitions!

  1. *fingers crossed* that your operation goes well. My dad had it done and its made such a difference, so when it’s feeling tough remember that its worth it in the end. I love your bunting and cushions, it’s nice to add that homely touch when you’re away. Congratulations on your competition win too.

  2. Ooo! CUTE strapping-young-lads!
    GOOD LUCK with the surgery! And try not to waste all those Goodies on *just* decorating your bandages! — I can just see it now… Afterward, while you’re still a bit loopy on meds, you’ll probably be making Bunting out of the bandages!
    ;-}
    *hugs*!

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