Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A not-so-Bleak House

Hello everyone.

I know, I said I would read, comment and post more often but life has thrown a minor curveball....another one!

My website provider decided to downgrade services and at the same time upgrade prices, probably assuming I would feel I had to stay with them. 

Knickers to that one.  So I have spent the last two weeks moving to a new host, re-building my website which is much better than the other one but more hi-tech which means I have to be hi-tec too lol.  My poor aching brain ......I so need to sit and play with pretty colours and instead I've been working out postage costs for a postal system which goes of weights and SHAPE of parcel!  I kid you not.  Nightmare.  Anyway I think I have it sorted now, and if I over charge I will continue to refund the difference.  Sometimes though it is a bit like guesswork.

Crafty news?

I have a bit.

I started a new craft club in my town which began last week and which takes place on Wednesdays...I met some lovely, talented people and made lots of new friends..and renewed some slightly older friendships!

I have a finish as well, the first in a part of a collection in the Dickens' series.  Bleak House.

Excuse the piccie..I had to resort to the scanner. It is lovely in real, like a painting. The further away you are from it, the more three d it looks!

And of course Year of the Hare February is out very shortly  so I will be busy again for a week but I am being better with the work hours and have started a new baby cardi for my daughter, and I bought a very special chart from a relatively new designer called Neil, who runs Ecclectic Bloke Designs.  I bought this for an heirloom piece I want to do for my grandaughter (when she gets here).

I love all things childish.  My guilty pleasure is I still read Enid Blyton books and all my childhood books and let's face it.  I talk to a made up hare! I never got past the age of five inside my head!

So if I can encourage my grandaughter to imagine and dream, then it is something that will help her to get through life's difficult times. And that is why I chose this chart instead of the usual baby samplers.

It's a huge project, bigger than anything I have stitched before.  It will be over 1 on 25 count evenweave, but I think it will look wonderful.

Do you like it?

Right, must go and cook tea. Keep well and hopefully I will pop by your blogs at the weekend.


  1. The design you've chosen to stitch for your new little lady is beautiful.
    Great news you've got a new craft group starting. We've got a new knitting group starting at the community centre on Friday mornings....I'll soon be moving my bed to the centre lol.

  2. Sorry to hear about your website. That happened to us one time, and I understand when you say that it's a nightmare to more everything over.
    This new project is going to be gorgeous...I would probably end up poking my eyes out with a fork though to stitch a project that big over 1! I'm looking forward to watching your progress on that.

  3. Love the new project, its gorgeous and lovely work on Bleak House xx

  4. I can't imagine the stress of moving your website! Much luck to you!
    The design you've chosen is beautiful! She will love it dearly I'm sure. :-)

  5. I think it's a wonderful design! Can't wait to see the progress.

  6. Olá,
    Adorei seu blog e as postagens, agora sou seguidora do blog.
    Venha visitar meu blog www. crochelinhasagulhas.com.br
    Você será muito bem vinda.
    Janelice Bastiani


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