Saturday, 17 January 2009


Ok so I can't settle to one thing. I have work to do and it's lying on the floor here like the proverbial elephant in the room. Nobody mentions it - we all just step over it. So instead I have cleaned the house from top to bottom, done lots of washing including the hand wash stuff and now updating this. But tonight I honestly MUST get this done tut.

So this week lots of things have just plodded along. Still making lots and lots and lots of these

Also made a card for my lovely mother-in-law, whose birthday it is on Monday. We are really looking forward to getting out to California and spending some time together this summer.

Harry Potter socks are coming along too - just managing to grab the odd ten minutes here and there but I love watching the pattern of the yarn as it takes shape.

Kaz has also tagged me to name 5 addictions so here goes

1) Coffee - not original I know but I can't get through a morning without it not would I want to lol

2) Crafting - but here I am fickle in this regard, I will happily drift from one craft to another but I will always have something on the go.

3) paper - I cannot help but buy beautiful paper. I don't even do so much scrapbooking at the moment, not that I have any burning desire to take scissors to most of it - I just like to take it out and look at it

4) Crime shows - especially CSI (all of them!), Criminal Minds, Law and Order (all of them) etc etc - the list goes on and on

5) Schedules - I hate lateness, some things are just supposed to happen at certain times. I'm sure this one is fuelled both by my parents being hung up on having a schedule and the fact that Jim and Stuart would both be late for absolutely everything!!

I'm always awful at picking people to tag - I don't want to put people under pressure nor do I want to leave anyone out who would want to play so if you feel inclined to play go for it!

Right enough stalling - to the books!

Monday, 5 January 2009

Last day of freedom...

... well for a bit anyway. DS and I went for a long walk round a nearby loch and I thought I would share some of the pictures with you. It's very nearby - we are fortunate enough to have this on the outskirts of the village. It has been glorious too although bitterly cold. Nothing that many many MANY layers of clothes can't deal with. The loch was actually frozen - the ice was so thick! The geese were having an interesting time trying to land.
Ah well time to get ready for tomorrow :o(

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Needles update

It's a bit late you say? Actually I prefer to think that I am extremely organised for this Halloween ;o) What was I expecting starting her on 29th October hehe. I love the the Purl Bee website so many fabulous things to see and they are so generous with their ideas. Well worth a visit if you like any needlecrafts.

So now I know I should have just finished one of the many other projects on the go but my gorgeous son bought me a couple of the Harry Potter sock wool colourways and I couldn't wait to see how they would knit up - so we have socks on the needles again. No pattern this time (eek) just a 3 and 1 rib so that I could see the colour changes at their best.

Papercrafting has been put on hold temporarily till I get the wedding stationary finished for my friend - the room has been set up like an assembly line - all I need now is my ribbon to arrive and I'm good to go! I worry that I won't remember what to do when I eventually get the time for some normal crafting.

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday!