Monday, 26 November 2012

Mud and Crochet

Well I don't know where the words I'd just spent the last 30 minutes typing went:(
But basically after watching a very cold,wet, muddy rugby match my son was playing in yesterday, I came home and panicked about how to get the white kit clean ever again. I then found time to crochet.
I adapted a pattern I'd seen on the Internet to fit over a cheap shop bought sponge. My son now has his own unique shower "scrubbie"! He's still asleep (a teenager thing) but I'm sure will love it.

I think life is better in crochet. My husband is getting quite worried by my obsession but thankfully for him, time limits what I see as endless crochet opportunities!

Monday, 19 November 2012


Well, it would have to be said that it hasn't been the best few days ever.

I got a flat tyre on Tuesday, and my husband had to come and "rescue" me.  Thankfully the wheel was ok, but it was still an expense we could have done without.

Far worse was Friday when my husband was involved in a car accident.  He is ok.  Shaken but ok.  The same can't be said of our car.  It has been written off.  No doubt we won't get back what we need to replace the car which will be disappointing, particularly as we hadn't had the car for long, and it wasn't his fault!

So, we were expecting to spend some time this week trying to sort it out, but it could have been worse.

And then, Sunday morning, my husband found a leak.  Well, it would have been difficult to miss!   The water was dripping through the dining room ceiling.  Actually it is still dripping through the ceiling.  The emergency plumber couldn't find where the water is coming from, although he has cut a hole in the ceiling.  It might mean that the whole ceiling is going to have to come down and be replaced.  You would think that if you have insurance that it would be covered, but life is never that simple is it!

I know this is only "stuff" and the people in our house are fine, but it hasn't stopped me wanting to  say "ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!" very loudly!

On the plus side, I have made the Christmas cake, and the Christmas puddings are currently steaming away.  The house smells lovely.

I also spent an hour or so tidying and cutting back in the garden, in preparation for the winter.  It was a beautiful day yesterday, and thought I'd share the photos.  Something to smile about on an otherwise pretty horrid day!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A beautiful morning

After the horrid rain on Sunday, and an enforced day of relaxation (crafting really), yesterday morning was beautiful. Just what Autumn means to me. A cold sunny start with mist sitting on the fields. I thought I'd share the walk to school. Even my teenage son appreciated it. :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Fisherman Sam

But inspiration did stay with me for this one. I needed to make my son a card for him to take to a friends birthday paintball party. Teenage boys are quite tricky to make for, so I'd been putting it off. But the party was today so last night it had to be done. And here it is.

Hexagon Edging

Struggling to get the edging right on my hexagon blanket. Hoping inspiration will hit me. I'm not entirely sure my cat is helping!!