Sunday, 6 March 2016

Mothering Sunday.

Hello how are we all , I've enjoyed a blissfully  quite and a spoilt Mothers Day at home with Mr P and my boys today  . 
I've been unbelievably luck today and received a book I've been coveting for a while ,  a much appreciated gift from my hubby and the boys . So this morning  I spent my time  reading up on things and started to plan seeds to buy and plants to grow this year to help with my journey into natural dying . I  did dying as part of my textile degree along time ago but it was very chemically based dying and printing of fabric. Now  I'm wanting to dye my own yarn naturally,  so this is a very good starting point for me . I am having a good read up on the in's and out's of the process . 
This is a beautiful inspirational book and very informative. I will let you know how I get on with things as I start experimenting. 

Today I also started a bit of knitting ,  my eldest is going to Iceland in 9 days with his Geography class ,  this is my 14 year old son first time abroad and he is very excited.  I however and starting to feel a little anxious about him going away with school , but it will be the experience of a lifetime !! 
So to indulge my mothering erges I decided he needed a new hat to keep him warm ,  in fact I'm going to try make two different ones , so he has one as a back up as he is quite prone to misplacing things . I'm using a Drops extra fine merino in a pewter colour and I'm using a sublime pattern that I  think will suit him .

Today I have also spent a few hours working , editing photos of stock because at 8 pm UK time 9 Small Vintage Embroidered Angels will be fluttering into my etsy  shop ( shop link button at the top right hand side of this post ) . 
Although the weekend is never long enough today has been a lovely way to end the week and I hope you had a lovely day today too . 
 P.s it's been fab being able to pop by again ,  ta ta for now Tracy xx


  1. It's always a bit scary when your children go abroad for the first time without out, but your son is going to have a fantastic time and it will go by faster than you think. Having said that, it's always worse for the ones left behind as he's going to be too busy having adventures to miss you much, but it's worth it for the stories he'll be able to tell when he gets home! xx

  2. Glad you had a fantastic mother day. Regards your eldest going away on a trip, he will be fine because you have instilled in to him how to being sensible and safe. Let him show you all you have taught him he now can use x

  3. I hope your son has an amazing time. It will be lovely to think of your hats keeping him warm while he is away :-)

  4. First abroad trip sounds exciting like all adventure beginnings! I'm sure, your hat was as a little alarm about mother during the trip. :)

  5. I'm just catching up with blogs and discovered your post. Your little angels are as delightful as your mice and hares, and that book is a real treat. I hope your son had a good time in Iceland. My daughter went there last year and said it was amazing.
    Cathy x