Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday Smiles

Evening All,

It's quite a wee while since I joined in with Annie's Friday Smile meme - a month actually! I don't know where the time has flown - well, I do but won't dwell on it - however it's nice to be back with plenty to smile about.

First up, this little chap.
My great-grandson Callum, 21 months, popped in, accompanied by his dad of course, for lunch on Wednesday. He's very picky with his food, I almost was at a loss on what to feed him as he passed up on buttered bread fingers, chopped egg, tomato, etc. etc., but I discovered he'll eat scrambled eggs and crisps. A very strange combination - he loves crisps! He loved playing with the doll's house you can just about see in the background so I think one may be on his birthday wishlist now.

Next up, this big chap.
My grandson Josh. He's just moved into a modern town apartment, on his own after years of sharing with a friend, and today I got to visit for the first time. As you can see he's mightily pleased with his new home - this photo was taken in the second bedroom which he has fitted up as the snooker room much to his grandad's delight.
This is the view he has from his lounge, St Joseph's Church - a lovely old red sandstone building.

And as if that wasn't enough the postman delivered two items that also had me smiling. The first was this.
I've been struggling to work on this embroidery on a round hoop so I've treated myself to this square snap frame which is just the ticket.

And the second is this book.
Obviously I bought this book for it's contents but what I didn't realise is that it is actually covered in printed fabric. I keep stroking it ... the fabricaholics among you will understand!

So that's just some of what made me smile this week. If you would like to see more then do pop over to Annie's blog, A Stitch In Time, where you will find links to other's smiley posts every Friday.

Take care and have a lovely weekend. Oh, and for those of us in the UK, don't forget that the clocks go forward one hour on Sunday.


mamapez5 said...

Some lovely family photo Elizabeth. Aren't we blessed to have some handsome menfolk to visit us!
I stroke paper not fabric, but it amounts to the same thing so f course I understand. I hope the book's contents are just as pleasurable. Kate x

Annie said...

So lovely to see you joining in my friend. More gorgeous male family members. I hope your grandson is very happy in his new abode and little Callum learns to try new foods....I well remember one of my sons school friends who would eat nothing but fish fingers and bananas and I will add he's now a grown man. Your new book looks like one I would enjoy stroking too 😀
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Good to pop over and read your blog again!
I smiled indeed at you're stroking the book, yess, very understandable.
Love the pickies of the big and little lads in your family, handsome indeed and smiley fellows.
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Happy WOYWW! Happy Smiles Day!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry I'm a bit late this week just been a bit busy. That is a gorgeous church and such an unusual design. Like the boys too, Callum is a sweetie but don't think Josh would appreciate that comment Lol! Angela xXx

JoZart Designs said...

HI Elizabeth, like me you are returning to the fold and it's good to see you back. Lovely family and, like Callum my little grandson loves "strangled" eggs and it started when he was allowed to mix them up and help cook them for himself. Love your book and I am fascinated that the cover is fabric. How special.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope the sun is shining for you as it is here.
Jo x