Saturday, 31 December 2011
Its been not a very good year for me with one thing or another.Some of them remain private to me, others I have talked about because I was happy to share those things with you. Anyway, I am glad the year is over & 2012 beckons with all the unexpected & excitedly planned!!!Its going to be busy busy busy & all hands on deck to get where ,as a couple ,my husband & I want to be.
Tonight ,being New Years Eve, I should really be celebrating. Sadly I will be at work & leave Mr T on his own.No2 son is in Vienna with No1 son & will no doubt be having riotous fun. I hope to be home just a few minutes into 2012 ,but if the proverbial **it hits the fan ,then who knows?
I am not really looking forward to that part but something made me smile today.In fact ,if I was Lucy from Attic 24 ,I would say it gave me one of those Heart Skippy moments & I just had to have it. A beautiful Babushka mug slightly reduced in Past Times. Why do stores do that now? For most of the year they have been slashing prices & I have watched them go up & down & up again. Are they really supposed to do that?
Any way ,here is my mug that made me happy today.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Well it did eventually get put up.It took me ages to do.I am so fussy when it comes to the lights.They have to be placed just so . Here are a few pictures of some of my favourite baubles & my little helper!
The Christmas lights where I work this year have quite frankly been poor.What a shame.Usually there is a close & all the houses join in & light up.People travel from miles to go & see it but this year there was nothing.Not even a tree in a window.It was sad.
However , on my last night working, whilst out & about we had a little competition of our own for the annual Christmas lights.The runner up was a house in Lancing....
First place went to a house in Southwick!.....
This seems to be turning into quite a long post.I do just have to show you what happened when I tried to whip some cream up for our Knickerbockerglory puddings on Christmas day.I was left with one huge greasy mess to clear up!Yuck!!
For some reason I cant get the other picture to load ,but it shows the cream splattered all over the fridge, bin & up the walls. If it had been red ,you could mistake it for a murder scene! All I could do was laugh!! We got our pudding an hour later!!!
I had some lovely gifts from my family.They are so thoughtful .We don't go overboard in our family.I know people who spend hundreds of pounds just on one person & they really don't have the money to do it.Its so silly. We have a rule of only buying what you can afford & not to use credit cards. I love gifts that are handmade & try to make as many as I can.
I hope you had a lovely day too & wish you all a fabulous & exciting New Year.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
I am so silly though! Forgot to take my camera & my phone ,so I couldn't take any pictures.Luckily Jasmin sent me some she took.
This is the second time we have visited them in Vienna .I had a lot of expectations! The first one was for snow...let face it , a week, just before Christmas & it should snow in Vienna. No ??!!! Well it did try just as we walked to the station to get our train for the flight home!
We visited the Christmas markets on the evening for lovely traditional crafts & yummy food & hot Gluhwein! Mmmmm . I bought some fantastic glass baubles for our tree this year & managed to get them home with no breakages.
All the time we were poorly was well spent too. I finished a present I had started for Jasmin's nephew who will be born in the spring next year.
Today ,now we are home, the decorations are going up! Once done I shall try to get some decent pictures of the new baubles for you to see them in all their sparkly glory.
I hope that wherever you are , you too have a nice day. I think I will just stay in my pj's & get a pot of Gluhwein on the stove to fuel my day as we get the house decked with boughs of holly!
Saturday, 3 December 2011
If you would like to make one too you can find instructions on the link:
Sorry ,it just happens to be on the Tesco website.No advertising was intended. I usually shop at Lidl!
I found a video on Utube where they may a lifesize Gingerbread House in Disneyland.Its amazing!!
Thursday, 1 December 2011
A public arts project run by The Eden Arts in Cumbria is bringing together people to make an art installation of their own to increase awareness in the use of Wool .Click on the link here & it will take you to the project.
They have also their own Facebook page & have joined in with Movember as have we at my work.You can see the Join The Flock FB page if you click here & join it if you like!
My efforts for Movember have been knitting beard beanies, a hot new craze that is sweeping the younger generation & females not able to grow the required tash!There have been many great displays of manliness around our office ,the best being my friend & work partner ,Sandra.
She has been raising money for the cause & will be having a count up today as we are officially now in December....eeekk!!!! Beard beanie supplied by my needles.I will update you as soon as I know how much she has raised.There have been some generous donations.
Monday, 28 November 2011
After having hurt my back at work ,things started to go downhill. To cut a long story short , I found out something that could have lost me my job & also had a break down in a close family relationship.Anyway I fought back & although some days are difficult , I am still in my role.I have also changed my perspective on things & now I have this ethos that I do things for me & myself & my nearest & dearest.Life is changing & at a very fast pace!
My eldest son, Robert has gone to live in Austria with his girlfriend ,Jasmin.They have been busy settling into their new flat in Vienna.We went over in the summer to take them lots of stuff for their flat & to meet the family.They are all lovely & we had a great time.
I took some handmade items for them to make it feel like home for Rob.I made cushions & a quilt out of his old band t-shirts.I really didnt want to throw them away & some of them were designs which he had drawn himself.I carefully cut them & backed them with stabiliser & then added a fabric border & quilted the whole lot together. I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
Two very nice cushions which I was hard pushed to part with .
A very cosie quilt.
We had a lovely time in Vienna & Jasmin & Robbie have been home to visit too for my husbands 50th!
For his birthday we had a visit to London to do the tourist thing!!It was a great day & we watched the guards at Clarence House & even saw Princess Anne leave Buckingham Palace.
Their visit was over so quickly & I miss them both very much.Thank goodness for Facebook,Skype & Whatsap on my phone!
We will be off to visit them very soon .I cannot wait.The christmas markets are so pretty in Vienna & I am getting excited about our trip!
The last time we were over Jasmins sister had just found out she was expecting a baby.Her bump will be getting huge now.She is due in March.I am looking forward to seeing them again.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
As we walked home ,the local fishermen were getting ready to go out with the tide.
I love this part of Worthing.Its very close to our home.We only live about 100 metres from the beach.We are very lucky.
My current socks I am knitting for No2 son remind me of all things seaside.I love this yarn.Shame I cant remember its name but I bought it from The Wool Bar who have a reduction on sock yarn this week. I am running my second sock workshop there tomorrow.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Due to this I have deleted off many posts.You can see that gone now are 2008 & 2009 posts.
I have also deleted any links that are not needed.I know they looked pretty but I think they were slowing things down.
This is my last attempt.
Please let me know if its loading OK now.
If not ,I will have to start a new blog.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Life has kinda taken over.Work is now full time again & busy busy!!
I took my spinning wheel & produced a whole spindle of yarn.Apart from one silly drunk ,the day was really good & one we shall all remember.
I made`some knitted bunting from Louisa Harding's book for Aimee yarn.Its so pretty.This is the second lot of bunting I have made using the pattern.Its a really easy pattern with just a border of moss stitch & an eyelet hole row for the ribbon to be threaded through.I used a lovely paisley ribbon to thread them all up.I love it & the message on it.When I have completely finished my bedroom I shall take some pictures of it.I still have the blinds to make yet!
This is my very first Sock Workshop which was held at The Wool Bar on the 22nd May.It was great & everyone worked really hard & had a sock at the end of the day.Ok it was a mini sock but never the less it was a perfect sock!!
Well done ladies ,you were great!