Sunday, 26 October 2008


Lots of projects - all half-finished. I ran out of supplies for a few of them and unfortunately the ceiling fell down in my local needlework shop. I think they have it sorted now so I can go tomorrow and buy beads, crochet cotton, Danish flower threads and double-pointed needles.
I really need to finish stuff before my week off from work in November so I can concentrate on putting down a new wooden floor in my hall and finishing off all the half-finished diy jobs around here!
This is my front garden. No flowers visible at the moment as it's moving into autumn and I haven't got around to planting any winter pansies yet. Another job for my week off - its going to be busy.

Sunday, 19 October 2008


Its a grey, cloudy day here today so I feel like looking at a sunny picture. This was taken at the opera house in Uppsala on my recent holiday. The whole design of the building was very Swedish; clean lines and blocks of colour, and there were 360 degree views of the city from this gallery. Unfortuately I didnt go there to listen to any opera. Maybe next time. I have started on my back-tack knitting project after a trip to my lys in Shoreham yesterday. Also I have ordered 2 beautiful books from La Croix et La Maniere. Hope they get here soon - I cant wait.

Sunday, 12 October 2008


Finished my first pair of socks (we wont mention the brown socks started somewhere around 1978 but never finished). I cast these on very tightly and after a couple of rows had some problems moving the stitches along the needle. Ripped and restared more loosely and now they are v baggy! They are more like slipper socks and are very warm being made of Rowan Tapestry which is mostly wool. I like them!

Em is feeling better today. She had to stay in all yesterday and was very cross about it!

Saturday, 11 October 2008


I am taking part in the back-tack swop. It's the first time I have done one of these. Haven't decided what to make yet but whatever it is will be a secret so wont be appearing here until later. Im also busy making stuff for our Christmas craft fair at work. This is the second year we have held a fair raising money for Water Aid. I am planning to make some small items like hair bands with crochet flowers and maybe some gloves or something if I have time.

Em went outside this morning and came back dribbling. I was worried she had something stuck in her throat so we rushed off to see the vet. She is fine now but still dribbling a bit. The vet thinks she probably licked a frog and it tasted bad. Silly old cat.