My name is Netty and I’m such a rubbish blogger …..

Hi there, I’m so sorry I keep meaning to blog regularly, I really do but somehow things always seem to get in the way.  Then even when I do make the time, put in the effort draft a post, upload the pictures I manage to delete it all instead of posting it…… Duh.  Good at Technology has never been one of my greatest skills.

Anyway 2012 is well established now, and it’s just another eleven and a half months to come up with a brand new list of must stick to resolutions!!!  On a brighter more positive note it’s nearly pay day which means I’ll be able to  put a deposit on a holiday to Dorset this summer and start planning out a list of Dorset must do’s…(have I ever mentioned that I love a good list???)

I have two resolutions that haven’t totally gone by the wayside just yet…. firstly the photo above is from our walk around Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood on Boxing Day 2011.  It was really cold, really windy and we loved it.   Absolutely loved getting out and getting some fresh air.  It’s not that far from us, just leave Preston, travel alongside the Pennines to the Yorkshire border then poodle on a bit further – under an hour away, and passed loads of beautiful scenary.  Anyway we vowed to get more fresh air, make the effort to get out at weekends more and generally just make that bit more of an effort.  So far we’ve enjoyed bimbling about even it it’s been just a walk alongside the canal and through our local park.  So far so good.

The second resolution was to be a bit more proactive about by little crafty business.  Buoyed up by some really positive shoves from various people around me I’ve booked two craft fairs for this year which I’m really excited about.  One on March 17 in Garstang and one on June 23 in Blackpool.  I’m a bit excited and my mind is coming up with quite a few ideas so far for some new designs.  My grand plan is to do about 5 or 6 events this year rounded off with another Christmas fair at ours at the end of the year.

A bit nearer the time I’ll put some reminders on here with directions etc in case anyone wants to come along and support me.  Friendly faces are always always appreciated.

ooh also while I remember I’ve got a facebook page now which actually gets updated more regularly than my blog.  You can find me on  please pop along and hopefully like my page if you get the chance.

See you xx


I’ve been inspired …

I was reading Lucy’s blog over on Attic 24 and it inspired me to post some of the photos from my own garden that I’m loving at the minute and making the most of before the rain returns (afterall this is Lancashire).

This is my favourite part of the garden – our tiny little kitchen leads out onto this little square of decking which is a fabulous sun trap.  Problem is I think I’m spending far too much time sitting out here and not enough time inside doing stuff that needs to be done – ah stuff don’t you just love it!!!

I think I’ll have to restart some of my crochet again as recently I’ve concentrated loads of my sewing and crochet has taken a bit of a back seat … but ….. I could sit outside in the sunshine and crochet rather than sit inside at my sewing machine …. hmmm sounds like a plan to me.

Last summer we went down to my brother and sister in laws in essex and everywhere we went people seemed to have these gorgeous hollyhocks in their gardens.  I’ve never seen them around Preston so I decided to plant some in my garden and wow one has actually come into flower.  I love it so much all six foot plus high of it.

Pretty little daisies that I’ve managed to keep alive and happy looking for the last couple of weeks and my little jam jar candle holders to cheer up the evenings outside.

So there you go just a few little photos from our back yard.  Good to have some sunny pictures though to look back on later in the year when it’s back to dull, dark and wet.  In the meantime I think I’m going to make a brew, grab some wool and enjoy the summer sunshine.

Catch you later xx

Any one for tennis?


The buntings hanging, the fizzy wine is chilling, I’ ve sent the boys out for strawberries, and the sun is shining … A fab day for a bit of rafa watching x