Thursday, 13 January 2011

Finishing projects

I love finishing a long on going project.

I have been in a making slump for a while, well, it feels like a while. Just before christmas I was in a making fenzy, so maybe I needed the down time.

So I started on my knitting pile.
The gillet I thought my mum didn't want was the first to get finished.
You wouldn't belive but I visited the otehr day and she says 'Look at what I am going to make for myself!'
Only a flamin gillet!
I thought she didn't want one, I had planned to finish mine for her christmas pressie, but changed my mind at the last moment because she handed me an old one of hers saying 'ach, I never wear it.'
Anyway, upshot is that it is done.
Ok I haven't actually put it together yet but it won't take long to do.
Famous last words eh! :)

Will finish of a jumper I started for my son, just hope it won't be too small by the time I am done!
Turns out I had finished a whole back! So I was farther on than I had thought.

But..... I am so bad but I have started something else.
It is a friend of my little girls, birthday party on Sunday. So I had a think about what to get.....
That didn't go well, teehee
Home is just so warm and shopping is just to stressful.
So, I started a hat.
Should look like this when done

It is actually pretty much that colour too.
Just hope I don't run out of wool, or it will end up with a creamy top to it.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Rubbish with Directions

Is it a female thing to be rubbish at taking directions?
Haha, what a question to ask!
Of Course it blinking isn't!
It's just me!

I am actually quite good, when we are in the car, at figuring it all out. I have got us out of a good few situations by either map reading or just remembering where we have been and piecing it back together, backwards, until we find out way back out of a mess.

But, in the abstract, when you are giving me directions, to your house say, I just get brain freeze.
You know how it is, you give directions using places you know as points or reference, 'You know the road that has the white house, well we are the road next to it, 5th up.
What! White house?? Where?

I called a hairdresser the other day to make an appointment. I know she is good and worth the effort, but she is a home business so the next step was to get directions. I tried, honest I did! But we got two points into her direction giving and I was completely lost!
I stopped her and asked if she could give them to my DH who would relay them to me.
Honestly, there was no point in my trying to continue. I was lost already and had only taken enough to get me to her village.

DH did a grand job. Silly man, he did try to talk me through it, but gave up and drew me a map.

Then the appointment came round and I had to get the children out and the bins, the car seat was in the hall so it had to go out too.
Do you see where I am going?
I forgot the map!

I remembered it quite well, I think. I was so nearly there!
But I remembered it wrong. I thought house was at the side of the road, turned out she was down a road that was on the right.
I missed that road and kept going.
The weather was bad, the road was snowy and a bit icy. Scary!

I went on, checking all the house names. I tried a road to the right (that turned out to be one road too far along) then straight on. Then, for some reason I can't fathom now, I turned left and drove.
Oh hang on! Why didn't you call her I hear you ask?
When we were rushing out the door I asked DD to put my mobile in my bag. She said she had, I didn't check. It wasn't there.

So contents of my bag now strewn across the passenger seat, I had given up, we were sooo late!
I found my self on a long road, I figured it would end at some point and lead to a main road............ It seemed never ending
Eventually I turned around, Scared again! I don't like snow and this was a side road so ditches either side!

Heading back home I figured I would just try one last road, you never knew.

It was only the right road and theer was her house! I could have cried!
We were 1 hour late!!
But such is the way of our wee county, she welcomed me in and cut our hair.
Even pulled out some toys and sweeties (I don't envy her the clean up job!) for my 2year old son.

And, Yes it was worth it!!

Lesson learnt, don't forget the map! And put my own phone in my bag.
Poor DD. When we got home, I discovered she had put my phone in my bag. Just not the one I took with me.

Oh well, all's well that ends well and don't we look dapper for our efforts!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

My Advent Angel

There she is.
She is still bald cos I am scared to put her hair on!
Silly huh?
But I might mess her up.
And her face! She will look so different.

I was late in making this, still creating it on the 5th of December!
When I finally completed it, after hubby took the children shopping for a few hours, I popped it straight up in the hall.
And what do you know, in the morning, it's pockets were full of goodies!!
I told my lovely daughter, Bernadette, that the Christmas Elves had been in the night and filled the pockets up with goodies for her.

It is still up in the hall. One of my many unfinished projects!
And that is the trouble with things left unfinished, the little bit that needs doing is so small, you just think, ach I will do it later, it won't take long :)

I'm new around here

Happy New year, Happy new blog.

I had written one already but lost it? How I did that I don't know.

I am spending far too long on the web at the moment trawling through crafts sites getting very inspired but unsure where to start.
Think I am going to have to deal with some of my mending first, boo!
And my half finished knitting projects! I think I have about 5.

I had started to make a waistcot/gillet thing but it has taken me so long they seem to be out of fashion, so I will just make some arms for it now, turning it into a cardi. But my heart is not really in it.

I have fallen in love with my sewing machine and really think that it could be my way forward for making a wee shop of my own. I am thinking if I can make enough then at least a few craft fairs would do me.

Most recently I have made an advent calendar that was an Angel. Based on the Pixie ones that I craved but could not afford here

It was a good amount of work to make, so I can now understand the price. Perhaps I could ask as much, or as near to, for my own?
Will post a pic later.