Blogger is being a real pain: I don't know how to shut down other blogs I have and it keeps telling me I can't upload photos because I have used all my storage....so I have deleted posts and just spent an hour deleting photos I didn't even know I had....a waste of an hour.
Never mind. Let's start again.
How are you? We are cold, cold, cold here in
Ireland. We woke up to a white frost and fog which has stuck around all
day. Perfect weather for sitting at home and being crafty.
went well: the hotel was so diabolical it was hilarious and my
beautiful daughter and I shopped and shopped: well, she shopped. I got
what was on my list because like most people we are pretty skint.
Christmas will seem a little bare this year but the whole family is
fine with that. Fewer, better thought out presents will be welcomed and
my sons gave me their list which was teensy. They both just wanted a
single game for the x box their sister bought them last year. They know
we are struggling and didn't like to ask. What wonderful sons I
I enjoyed spending the time with my
daughter. She was a very rebellious teenager and I did wonder at the
time if I would ever like her again, let alone be proud of her. It was a
tough time but we came through the other side and she is wonderful. A
daughter to be proud off. Consistency does pay off!
Maggee's wonderful parcel arrived with my 12 Christmas ornies. Hubby has hidden it away as my fingers were just itching to have a sneak peek. It was all packaged so wonderfully. I have really enjoyed this exchange: I just hope she likes what I sent in return!
two years ago I took part in an international round robin. My son is a
history nut and loves all things WW, I and II..especially the technology
and weapons, so I sent my RR to England, Scotland, America, Australia
and Canada with a request for one little chart from each person based on
Then it got put into a drawer and forgotten about. I
have just had a huge sort out and found it again along with some canvasy material which looks
just like the bedding I remember from when we lived on an RAF camp...and
finally finished it and turned it into a wall hanging for my son. He
is really pleased with it and said it could be part of his Christmas
present...what a lovely boy.
He was so pleased he even
agreed to a photograph: he hates having his photo taken and refuses to
smile with his mouth open..so this is probably the only time you will
see him...other than when I sneak piccies on!
The fabric was a pain but I managed to match the stripes. I seem to be getting better with my sewing machine which shows: practice makes perfect!
While I was away I took my crochet with me to do on the train. I'm still not sure what I'm doing but I managed my first face cloth! I bought some hand made soap to go with it and that will make a nice little pressie.
I need to block it but voila!
You may have noticed I have changed my WIPocolypse list; I am going to do some stitching for me but I need it to be xmassy: I had a great idea for a finish so I've a new start: it's being stitched on 40 count Summer Khaki Newcastle fabric which I think I bought for something specific but darned if I can remember what. It's a bit fiddly and small but I'm hoping it will turn out ok for my planned mystery finish.
I have a hospital visit on Tuesday so I'm a bit of a fruitcake at the moment. This time it is radiology. At the moment it seems to never end. So, I will be pretty busy over the next two days to avoid thinking about it. Wish me luck xxx