Monday, July 30, 2012

Quit procrastinating

I don't know about you but I have a whole heap of projects laying around the house in various states of finish. Some are just barely started while others are almost there. All have been neglected for their own reasons which are many and varied ;) 

Take this hat for instance, all the elements were made I just had to sew them together.
So why in the hell did that take me six months to get round to .... who knows?  Sometimes you just have to quit procrastinating and get on with the finishing.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Getting Lost

There is something to be said about getting lost every once in a while. We all have routines in our lives ... paths, roads and routes that we take all the time to get to work, the shops, the kids to school etc. But its good to go out and get lost once in a while don't you think? Whether we live in the urban jungle or amongst fields and trees in the countryside there is always beauty to be found, sometimes it all takes is a quick a wander off your usual beaten track.

I have lived in my town for 9 months now, but haven't really explored my local area too much, I'm always hurrying off to get to somewhere else.  So the other day I decided to put on my boots and take a wander from my own front door.

I found meadows surrounded by trees......and even a bit of blue sky look :)
There are dangers to be associated with heading out of your comfort zone though, look at the size of this giant stinging nettle behind me .... walkers beware ;)
You also have to not be afraid of the weather.  We are experiencing the wettest summer I can remember so if you're worried about getting wet there isn't much hope that you'll be getting far!
If you're super lucky you might stumble across the green man, hanging out protecting the woodland..... can you see him?
I found beautiful lakes I didn't know were just round the corner from my flat
fabulous bugs
and mesmerising patterns in nature.
All this and I was only out for 40 minutes, I can't wait to get out again for a longer walk.   So go on, go out and get lost for a while, I dare you ........ 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Getting Closer

I'm going to set myself a little challenge of trying to blog once a week. And who knows once I get back in the habit it might end up being more frequent than that. But I figure once a week will be achievable even in the busiest of weeks.

Thought I'd pop by this week with a crochet update. This cushion I'm working on seems to have been in the making forever and a day, but I have been enjoying every minute and the end is in sight.
I'm blocking the squares (I'm using an old rubber bath mat to stretch them on, the only thing i had handy at the time!) and there are only a couple more rounds to go to finish the back piece that I have been working on.  I can't wait to see this when it's finished it will be my first completed crochet project of any size.  I'm sure it won't be anywhere near perfect but it will be mine :)

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Tempus fugit

I just can't believe how quickly this year is disappearing and how little time I've had for blogging.  We have had so much rain here this summer so far, it's not been great for getting out and about at the weekends.  But I have been getting my fresh air another way.

Meet Naz, Amos and Rosie.
One of my friends was struck down with a nasty illness which attacks the nervous system.  She ended up in hospital for a few weeks and has had to begin relearning how to walk, feed herself etc.  A very sad story as she is only 22 years old.  She lives with her Gran and Grandad and owns Naz this beautiful Husky.  Gran and Grandad have been struggling to take him out as he's a bit of a handful, and so I'm on dog walking duties.  Amos and Rosie are Naz's friends and if I can rope a friend into coming out with me all 3 doggies get to walk with us :)
If I lived in a bigger place I'd love a dog just like Nazrei :)