Friday, 25 May 2012

It`s Not a Vicious Rumour...

.. we`re back and the sun is shining!  Mr Cough. Mrs Cough and Little Cough got the plane back on Wednesday (apologies to Easyjet passengers in the vicinity of Rows 5 on the Marrakech to Gatwick flight).  The weather is absolutely stunning and clearly my lovely UK bloggy friends have been telling porkies about inclement weather ;-)

Look - we can even wear our new skull and crossbone sun glasses and pout!


Today we headed over to near Dorcheester in Dorset as I had to pick up some batting and basting pins for my pink and orange Siblings Together quilt from a quilt shop there.

We then went on to nearby Abbotsbury and to the petting farm there.  It was idyllic.


With children at school, it was strictly pre-schoolers only. With Zaki insisting on wearing his dinosaur wellies, he looked every bit the young farmer, indulging in some country pursuits.

...oh, pull the udder one...


Move over Thelwell...




Look how beautiful England is when the sun shines!


So we`re very happy to be back and can`t wait for next weekend when I`ll be in London for the FQ Retreat!



I`ll leave you with a sneaky peek of the block I made last weekend for Susan as part of the Stitch Tease Bee. Susan wanted a `mish mash of colourful happy prints surrounding white wonky stars`.


I`m ahead of the game with Stitch Tease but have so much to do over the next week including finishing up the pink and orange quilt for Siblings Together and making my items for the Sample Swap at the FQ Retreat, which will somehow include linen and Liberty fabrics. I`m hopelessly hopelessly behind with blog reading and hope you`ll forgive me being MiA...tomorrow I`ll show you a few of the goodies which were waiting for me at my mum`s!


25 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

You say viscious and I say vicious ;-)

Trudi said...

Love those wellies, they look fab with the skull and crossbones shades :) Happy Sunshine! See you next week! EEEEEEeeeeeek!

Dianne Neale said...

Enjoy England - you seem to have struck gold with the weather. Please could you make it last till next weekend!

Cindy said...

Wow! It looks gorgious...I bet it was a stunning change when you stepped off of the plane.

susan said...

Eeeeek! That's for me. Yay! And your boy is too cool for words. See you next Friday!!!!!!

ScissorsandThread said...

Eek can't wait to meet everyone next weekend! I have been MIA on blog land too. When you have a moment could you let me know details of quilt shop in Dorchester (my SIL is moving there).

Flying Blind... said...

So glad you are here - we rolled away the clouds especially for you!

Sarah said...

Good to hear you're in UK :-) And with wee cutie pie in tow too! Have fun this week!

linda said...

so glad the sun is shining for you !!and us too :))) look like you are having a good time enjoy !!
we want to to last till september ....................no chance up here though :)))

Sunnybec said...

Loving the shades! Summer has arrived Yay. It's only just arrived in France, about time too. Enjoy your time in the UK and especially enjoy the Retreat. Hugs

Patchwork and Play said...

Great photos of a happy return to sunny English shores! Love the wonky star!

Cherie said...

Glad yo see you made it over safely and with the turn in the weather! A week ago you'd have need a brolly! (though for the sun they work well for shade!)

Loving the pictures. It makes me want to do a tour of England =D


I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

leanne said...

looks like a perfect day - hope the weather stays perfect for your stay :)

two hippos said...

I think you brought the sunshine with you!

Nicky said...

It is pretty isn't it - get out there while it lasts!

Danny Heyen said...

Overachiever. I'm still working on my first one...

Englad looks great! Glad you guys are all feeling better so you can enjoy it!

Catherine said...

maybe you bought the weather over here with you. I can't wait for a weekend of being out in the sun. Looks like you had a lovely day and Zakki really enjoyed himself

Kelly said...

Welcome home! You must have popped the sunshine in your hand luggage, because I can assure you it was crap before this week ;-)

Leanne said...

You look wonderfully fit and thin and it looks like you are having a great time.

Charlotte said...

welcome! Thanks for bringing the sunshine with you :-D

diane said...

Looks like England is treating you both kindly! Have a wonderful time. I'm sure Zaki will be spoiled rotten while you are at FQ retreat!

Cindy said...

Oh, he's adorable!

Katy Cameron said...

Enjoy that sun, it won't last lol See you next Friday too!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

What is it with kids and wellies? Felix tried to put hers on today, of all days! I went out and bought her some crocs, in the hope that these will be a suitable summer replacement :) Welcome back anyway...lovely pics, see you soon! x

Very Berry Handmade said...

Welcome home! You certainly brought the sunshine with you...!