One thing you notice without either of these things is how much more productive you are! Or at least I am!
Henry has a visitor arrived for a fortnight holiday with him. You can read about it here.
I have been busy sewing the girls their Christmas dresses - all done now. I will be working out who gets to wear what soon. I wonder if you can guess which dress will be worn by which girl?
The Christmas dresses recently made, including some made last year, plus three others not shown in the photo. The red corduroy, green corduroy and a black velvet and red silk dress.
I have made the boys Christmas waistcoats, which I finished today while waiting for the BT Engineer to come out.
Again I wonder if you can guess who will be wearing which waistcoat?
Preparing for the Monday Sasha Meet Up in London, I took photos of the overalls/dungarees I made for Gayle.
Sasha kindly modelled them for me.
Gayle saw a similar pair worn by Pinny at the Sasha Festival
(Pinny had a Holiday with Henry) in June/July of this year.
Sunday I made three waistcoats to give as gifts for the Sasha Meet Up in London on Monday.
Francis got to model the waistcoats for me.
We had a fabulous day yesterday with Gayle, Dawn, Catherine and Rosie. Lots of Sasha talk and fun and more talk!
The kids enjoyed catching up. From left to right we have Gayles Gotz girl in green and her toddler, chatting to Rosie's gorgeous blonde lass in the blue culottes. Henry is catching up with Charlotte, hearing all about her new home with Gayle as well as the adventures she has been on. Dawn's lovely girl in her new coat and hat is listening on.
Seems like a lot of talk going on with these six just like the grown ups!
Henry is glad Charlotte likes her new home. Charlotte is thrilled that she was able to meet up with Henry again after saying goodbye to him in July at the Sasha Festival in Cincinnati
Lot's of serious girlie going on.
Very serious discussions going on here as well.
Four of us. (Hopefully Gayle can forward me the photo with Rosie in as well so I can add it to this blog post).
Thank you ladies for a lovely day, it was such fun meeting up with you all and catching up with everything Sasha.
I also want to say a big thank you to a very special friend I have made who actually doesn't have a Sasha yet (although not for much longer!) who asked if she could make a pinafore for one of my girls. As I couldn't take part in the swap due to not enough partners for me, I was absolutely delighted with this offer, and even more delighted when a little parcel arrived the other day and I found this most delightful pinafore inside.
Isn't this just the sweetest little pinafore. Sasha is showing Henry, although I am not really sure what Henry thinks of it. Oh he says it is pretty neat as it has squirrels and acorns on it.
Yes indeed it meets all our approval and delight, we simply love it and thank our dear friend very much for it indeed.
Lastly I want to show the fabulous little Dolly Doodles set that Kendal so very kindly sent for one of the toddler boys...Ollie was the lucky one to claim it, so poor Claudius (although fortunately he doesn't know yet) is still in his original outfit!
Well Ollie, you look very smart in your tractor hoodie and cord trousers. Henry says to Ollie.
You look like a big boy!
Does that mean I can do big boys stuff? Ollie asks Henry
Well....not all the time. Henry replies. It depends....
Thank You Aunty Kendal for this lovely little set for Ollie. He is delighted and looks very smart as you can see.