It seems strange that she has reached the age of 16, does not seem long ago that we welcomed her into the extended family, my only grandchild.
Today is her Mum`s birthday, even more amazing that it is 42 years since Catherine was born.
We now wait to see how well Sal has done in her GCSE`s and what she will do next, a few ideas floating around from doing A levels to health and beauty, the police force was considered but this seems unlikely due to her ankle that was so badly broken 2 years ago, she is still unable to play contact sport and is not a lover of exercise anyway, the police force needs you to be pretty agile!
I am a very proud grandmother.
Now for my CQJP piece for july
I am also sharing the little bunny quilts BOM which this month is a Martha Washington star
I am enjoying this BOM, I expect it has something to do with having my background fabric green which is my favourite colour and I got a massive piece of this fabric, think it was £5, the man was clearing out his warehouse, when I washed the fabric and checked there was over 8 metres in the piece so a fantastic buy 100% cotton too.
We are enjoying a lovely hot spell here in Leeds, schools have now broken up so no doubt the weather will change now the children are home for 6 weeks. I thought I would share a few photos of the plants in my garden which when I moved in was just privet hedges, grass and weeds.
this is a close up of a rose bush I bought in memory of my dear Mum. It has been in the garden for nearly 7 years and has the loveliest flowers plus a nice scent.
here is my magnolia, another rose bush, the tree trunk is a gum tree which I need to cut down as if it were to fall in the wind it would land on my next door neighbour`s greenhouse. I will crop it then keep in pruned as a bush, hopefully that will work. Like to have a gum tree as my Dad was born and brought up in Australia.Memory has deserted me for the moment re the other bush oh yes memory back I think it is a fatsia japonica.
This is the top of the back garden, the fence was put up last year as there were privets that were tree size that I could not maintain. The oak tree will take years to establish, must have been in 5 years now also there is a holly, broom, white lilac. pieris, large rose bush and other bits and pieces, to the left I have planted a silver birch and to the left is a mountain ash (I think) that has got berries on for the first time this year. I also have 2 apple trees, one cherry, 2 pear and 1 plum, apples are doing well, no pears and 5 plums, all the cherries the birds have eaten. Various other shrubs etc down the sides of the garden, will share some more photos another day
this is the rose bush that the earlier photo is of. Also a hydrangea which the rose is tending to take over, will prune the rose right back when it is time to prune, and a mahonia
What a beauty this hydrangea is
think that is enough for today I will be sharing the 6 yes 6 flimsies I now have waiting to be quilted in my next blog