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Friday, 30 April 2010

Latest Stuff

First of all this is the love of my life. My little dog. My best friend who is always cuddling me. Although saying that, everytime I pick up my hobbies she gives me an evil eye.

Its been a real busy week at work and have had some good times. I am now off for a week so I intend to finish a few things around the house. I have got loads of gardening to do and some painting of my lounge.

Oh yeah, my hubby got a job at last after 2 years so am gonna start getting things sorted out now.

I have been busy getting some projects sorted out and have almost finished a 'mitred square' cushion cover. Its come out pretty good I think. Lovely and soft. Its got a ridge too and am now going to make an envelope type back for it.

Its made with 75% acrylic and 25% wool and its lovely and soft. Only paid £1.25 for the varigated yarn which is real good. Used about 4 balls.

To change the subject. we have had some great weather here in the UK and its so warm. I had organised my first boot sale at work and it was such a joy to do. Even my ladies and gents enjoyed it, sitting outside selling some bits and bobs and even had some ice creams.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Colours of Joy

Here is my latest project finished and am so pleased with it. Its so bright and cheery.

I have had a hell of a week this week and am absolutely knackered. Organised my first boot sale today and it went really well and the weather was brilliant too.

Friday, 16 April 2010


I am so excited and yet, completely unaware of how much time I have left in getting the schedule done for my first ever workshop on Monday. I seriously need to kick myself up the butt. Have been asked to teach how to do a mitred square so all I have got to do now is get a worksheet sorted.

Have got to work tomorrow from 6am so I will have to do some in the afternoon.

Monday, 12 April 2010

A Start of Things To Come

All I can say is, thank god winter has gone! At the begining of April my husband finally got a job after almost two years of unemployment and struggling financially and it was a bright, warm and sunny day when it happened. I also won £62 at work for losing the most weight in 3 months (5 kgs) and that was a sunny day too. Lets hope that things are looking up.

As you can see from the left, my Revolution Afghan is finished and it measures 35 inches across. I only had enough yarn to do 6 revolutions but am so pleased with it. I have bought another pattern called basketweave from and will be starting that soon.

I have also been browsing different sites looking at 'illusion knitting' and feel I may have to try that too. On the same site as above, they have loads of free patterns.

This is my little dog Tammie, isnt she gorgeous. Why is it that when you lay a completed project down to show it off, she has to lay bang in the middle of it. Convenient hah.

I also picked up two new balls of yarn from Wilkinson Stores and its varigated but they caught my eye because its full of autum colours. Dont know what I am going to do with it yet

Right, am off now, got no work today so am going to enjoy a short bike ride to get my legs use to it again and then its bike riding to work for the rest of the week. Bye all, have a good day.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

New Month, New Luck

Well what can I say! He finally got a job after 18 months of unemployment and starts Tuesday. Am kind of excited cause it means I havent got to work saturday's in the laundry at work for a bit of extra and can use my time to make stuff for my craft stall.

The Revolution Blanket is on its 5th round but am making some crochet beaded cross's for the church that visits my place of work every fortnight. Thought they might like them to give as gifts or sell them for fund raising.

Am spending the rest of today chilling out and feeling rather cold today. Do hope the weather brightens up cause I have got to walk to work tomorrow.