Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I may be gone sometime ...

... my world has been turned upside down. I'm trying to work through things but I may be gone a while, in the meantime I will miss my blogging friends ..........

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I have been diligently working away on a few things over the last few days but nothing finished yet. I have the day to myself today so after a quick trip to town I plan on getting creative so hopefully today will to the day of finishes.

In the meantime I have recently been tagged by Melinda, Tracey and Leah to share 8 random things about me.

1. I love walking in the rain

2. I really detest doing the ironing.

3. My favourite TV program is the Ghost Whisperer.

4. I try as stay in bed as late as possible on a weekday, so rarely have time for breakfast.

5. My eyes are a funny grey colour, sometimes they look more blue and other green.

6. I really don't like my nose

7. I love Pizza!!

8. Even though it's been three years since she died, I still religiously watch my Mum's favourite TV show, I figure if she is anywhere watching me then the least I can do is make sue she keeps up with the show :)

And just because I don't like to post without a picture here is a snap of some lovely silk threads I purchased in a bargain bundle off Ebay recently.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 08, 2009


My first finish of the year. The new hat is done.
I just love it, it's so nice and cosy, the perfect way to keep me warm during this cold snap we're having.I couldn't quite get the hang of trying to get a photo of me but you get the idea. If I remember I'll get Mark to snap a proper shot later ......

Even though I found the knitting tough going on my hands for some reason I'm tempted to get some more yarn to make the funky wrist warmers from the same book shown in this picture

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Resolutions Unresolved.

Well here we are already on the 6th day of the new year and I haven't mentioned anything about resolutions and goals yet. Mostly because I don't really have anything concrete in my mind yet!

I do have a few ideas brewing though. Toward the end of last year I was becoming a bit disillusioned with the creative things that I was doing, but now I realise there wasn't really anything wrong with what I was doing it was just where my head was at, I know now that I was stuck in a bit of a rut so I think I need to challenge myself to tackle some new things this year.

However, that doesn't mean I will be totally throwing out the old, the one thing I do know is that I will be carrying on with Mum's cross stitch UFOs and will also get back to tackling my own pile of miscellaneous UFOs. Starting with Janet's cat which I had promised myself month's ago I would work on.
I will also be cutting back on the postcard swaps. I have lots of books and magazines that I have bought over the years and never got round to playing with the ideas and techniques in them so I will spending time with my books instead of postcard making :) I really want to improve my stitching skills and hopefully this will be the way to do it. I'll be starting by spending a couple of weeks with this book.
I have a few other ideas rumbling round in my head and a couple of challenges that I hope to take part in but I've taken up enough of your time today with my ramblings so I'll chat about those another time.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A new knit

Check this out, I woke up this morning to an almost winter wonderland.
This must be the most snow we've had for a few years. It had already melted quite a lot so the only thing I could think to take a picture of was my car, looks like paw prints on the bonnet!
Thought I'd just share the new knitting project I'm working on. Way back last summer I bought this lovely chart book and the wool to make the stripey beret. Well I finally got it started while we were away at the weekend.
I don't know if it just the cold weather but I'm finding it difficult to knit up more than a few rows at a time as my hands soon start to get really stiff. Oh well despite this and the fact that I'm a slow knitter I'm hopeful that this will come together pretty quickly and I'll have a new hat to wear before the cold snap disappears.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Cornish Charm

I'm back from a wonderful break in Cornwall lots of reading and walking, and a new knitting project started. I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year too.
I have lots of emails and blog reading to catch up on but first I thought I'd share a few photos from my trip. On Saturday in spite of the grey skies and sea breeze we went for a walk along the coast path.
We ambled from Carne to Portloe and back almost 8 miles all told.My mushroom risotto back at the Inn where we stayed tasted delicious after all that fresh air!

In contrast to the grey skies of Friday Saturday was a beautiful blue sky day. We drove around for a bit coming across old mine buildings and 'The Nine Maidens' stones. Local legend has it that the maidens were turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday.
At midday we found ourselves at the pretty fishing village of Padstow and of course it would have been plain rude not to partake in a traditional fish and chip lunch (grin).

Our final stop of the day involved some more coast path walking as we went to Bedruthan Steps I had lots of time to partake in one of my favourite pastimes 'Photographing the photographer' Before watching the beautiful sunsetEven the drive home today revealed some surprises as we came across this beautiful derelict church at Bolventor.I have to admit that I couldn't resist risking capture for trespass to photograph this beautiful door and some amazing grave stones.

I wonder who Susanna was?
There is a planning notice up which says that the building will likely soon be converted into residential accommodation, wouldn't it be amazing to have a garden of the dead? .... such a beautiful thought.
I hope you enjoyed just a taste of my new year getaway.......................

Friday, January 02, 2009


In the spirit of tying up all loose ends and getting ready to move on into the new year. I thought I'd share the final set of postcards I made in 2008. This time for the Artsnthemail Something Beginning with Y swap.

As I'm sure is pretty obvious Y is for yellow! I used the same technique for the green stripes card a few posts ago.

So far I'm signed up for 2 postcard swaps in January adding up to just 4 postcards to make. The branch of the embroidery guild that I belong to is also doing a postcard challenge this year which I would like to participate in but I really am going to try and keep the postcards to a minimum and explore other things this year.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Welcome 2009

Happy New Year to you all
I was hoping to write a super interesting post (grin) about all my fabulous plans and goals for the coming year, but dh is whisking me away to Cornwall for a few days for a wonderful New Year get away, so plans and resolutions will have to wait a few more days.
I have scheduled a quick post for tomorrow so things won't be totally quiet here.