Tuesday, 25 May 2010


The picnic quilt that I made last week was put to good use at the weekend when we went up the Brockhole Country Park on Lake Windermere..

Gorgeous weather meant that paddling was in order..

And lots of relaxing..

Another of the little sundresses I have been making, note to self ; make one dress to start with to check on sizes, instead of cutting out three and realising you should have made a size bigger !,  never mind its o.k. over little leggings..

When was the last time you received a hand written letter ?

ElizabethD over at French Village Life is organising a hand written letter swap, I know my older two children 9 and 10 years were hoping to take part, but I'm not sure that there were any other children of their age, so if anyone has any children/grandchildren of a similar age who would like to write letters to my two please do pop over to French Village Life and sign up..

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the UK have never received a handwritten letter ?

That statistic amazed me, and made me really think, My children always write letters to say thank you for birthday/Christmas gifts etc, but never really receive a letter in return. I hope that receiving a letter will not be a pleasure that my children miss out on..


  1. That picnic quilt looks great and your kids are gorgeous - I love that shorty little dress - we would never have known you didn't mean to make it to go with leggings!

  2. Hi Maria, that's a really valid point and quite a sad statistic really isn't it? My 2 are just on the cusp of writing aged 5 and 7 (my 7yr old daughter has Down Syndrome and so writing is a struggle bless her!) so they're a bit young to join in but I think I'mgoing to pop over for a look anyway! Justine xx

  3. Looks like a great weekend was had, gorgeous photos.
    I find it very sad that so many children have never received a hand written letter.

    B xxx

  4. love your picnic quilt, we visited Kew the other weekend and I thought whilst sitting on damp grass a picnic quilt would be a good idea! I don't think any of my children have recieved a hand written letter, postcards yes thats quite sad isn't it!

  5. What a lovely, fun filled day! I love the sweet little sundress.

  6. I think you're right about letters. They are such a lovely thing to receive, as well as to send. My mum and dad spend most of the winter overseas and they always send postcards and letters to the kids (not to me, but at least they remember their grandchildren!). Juliex

  7. Looks like you had a great day and that little dress looks sooo sweet!
    Em xx

  8. love the use of your picnic quilt and the dress looks so sweet!

  9. Anonymous27 May, 2010

    Thanks for your comment - I toy with the idea of applying for an allotment, but wonder how often I would get to it? xx

  10. Maria, Your picnic quilt is just precious , I love picnics and I should make a quilt for that purpose as well .Your children are so sweet ,you have a great reason to sew ;-)