Friday, October 31, 2008
I was browsing the internet and found this little alien - The eye isn't quite right as I was too lazy to get up and look for my blue and black wool.
While looking for patterns to use up all the stash I found a pattern for the mutant ninja turtles... I must try and make them up for Luke ... or my nephew .... will have to work in the evenings though ....
Off to bed as I am shattered. Will someone please tell my children that the clocks have gone back! They keep on getting up at 5-30 sigh .... 6-30 was bad enough ! Especially as it is half term and I would love a lie in !
Not sure if I will get a lie in tomorrow though as Anna-Kate is off on Brownie camp and she will be nagging me to get everything ready !!!
Chat soon !
Quick pattern (US) make a chain of 16, SC in the third chain from hook (first 2 chains make first stitch) sc down your chain - will be 14 sc, then make another sc in the last chain - turn your chain and do 14 down the other side of chain - make another SC in last chain, I do not join to the first SC I just go around and around until it covered my camara. Then decided I had done enough then did 14 sc back and forth on one side to form the flap - when it is long enough stop.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I have made me another head band and a star for the Christmas tree today.
We also have packed for Anna-Kate's camp - she is only going on Friday but she is packed already !
I am a bit nervous about getting my new car tomorrow. The chao from the garage is coming to pick us up (I hope he realises I have two children too!) then off to the garage to collect my new car. I was going to go straight there but my car has given up now so I can not drive her any more. Greg has just phoned to tell me to take the jump leads out of my car ! I still have a few things to get out of her - ie all my re-usable shopping bags and car seats !
Then after collecting the new car I need to go to Tesco to do the very late grocery shopping.
I still need to catch up with some of my unfinished quilt blocks.
I have remembered to buy some 2oz wadding for my next block from ebay and need to organise the fabric. Tomorrow I am going to get out my sewing machine to finish off the seminole block.
Wouldn't mind a new skirt either !
We will see what tomorrow brings.
HUGS all - chat soon.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Now back to my swap...
Thank-goodness we went for a walk to the shops when we did as the sky has just gone black, rain has poured down from the sky and there was even thunder and lightening !
My cats were not happy!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I had to go to the shops though as Anna-Kate is off camping this weekend. We decided to walk in to town and actually we all had great fun going around the charity shops and pound shops. With a few clothes shops thrown in.
I think Anna-Kate is just about kitted out for this camp.
Then I came home to make something for a swap I am in and now do not have enough wool to finish the project.
So not a great Monday. But not too bad either as we all had a lovely walk and talk this morning.
I even had a nap this afternoon !
Chat tomorrow ! I hope to get some sewing done tomorrow.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Very exciting ! Have to really brain storm for this swap as it is based around Gold, Frankensence and Myrh (spelling of the last two???)
Greg went to Syria for three weeks today. We are not too sad as the children now realise that Greg does come back every time ! And we will see him in three weeks. Luke was also distracted as he had a swimming party this afternoon. My boy spent an hour in the water - OK he did not go under water but he even jumped in three times!
Anna-Kate was allowed to swim too - I was going to let her give up - but after seeing her doing the butterfly while she was playing in the water I am going to encourage her to swim. She looked like a little dolphin.
Anna-Kate is off on her second brownie camp next weekend, she is very excited about that.
She wants to try archery but is scared she will die trying ! So I have assured her she will be quite safe!
My brother ran the Snowdonia marathon this weekend - I have heard that he is still alive and well. I am very proud of him and a wee bit jealous as that is something I would love to do. Maybe in the new year I will think about it again.
I am watching Strictly come dancing with my little boy. Anna-Kate has joined us on the sofa now so we are altogether.
Must go have a jumper for me on my crochet hook - and have many ideas bouncing around in my head to try !
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Woke up - as you do ! - and got the kiddies ready for school. Then sat down to sew my strips of fabric together. Need to do more sometime this week (if I have time!)
Dash off to my quilting class - via two charity shops. Bought 6 Scooby Doo videos for the children from Oxfam and then went over to the Hospice shop and bought an embroidery book. I looked on the floor and saw 10 folders FULL of the Golden Hands magazines. So I am so happy now.
Went to class - which was not as successful as usual. So have homework to do!
Then hubby phoned while I was there to tell me the strange sound which has been there off and on for ages is the gear box and something else and will cost OVER £1200 PLUS VAT ! So he bought me a new car. This had to be rushed as he is off to Syria tomorrow !
Then we went out for a lovely meal. So I am sat on the sofa FULL and have NO energy to move !
But have LOADS to do so need to move ASAP !
Have a GREAT crafting weekend !
Friday, October 24, 2008
The orchid we bought from Ikea - as my orchid has just lost its last pink flower. So now I have two orchids!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So while out shopping I looked for a tray to work on - but they were over £4. This cork board was less than £2 and it helps keep my pieces in the correct order. Yesterday I did completed the square on the right and this morning I began the square on the left. Somehow I managed to lose or miss out a purple triangle.
I also completed the Christmas stocking for a swap I am in on www.crafster.org (I think that is the correct link !) plus all the bits and bobs going in - I am a little worried about postage on this as it feels HEAVY !
And now I am back on the brown blanket again.
PS - Greg is coming home at 9 tonight BUT the littlies dont know yet !! All they know is a surprise will be here tomorrow morning - hope fully they will be asleep by the time he comes home ... but they may not be as Luke is a night owl.
All very exciting.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This evening he actually ASKED me to read with me so he can get better at reading. So fingers crossed we may have turned the corner with his reading.
We read his book together, he has improved so much but is still struggling - at least he recognises all the letters now. Then we moved on to maths and we whizzed through that - so I am a happy mum tonight.
Today I worked on block 4 - done a little more but not too much more ... I have tacked down another 1/4 of a block and sewed its top layer properly.
Then moved on to a Christmas Stocking Swap I am in. Stocking is done - now I have to collect all the presents to go in (I have them already - they are just hidden from the children.)
Having an early night tonight - as I am reading a good book - the latest James Patterson paperback.
Have a great evening everyone.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Yesterday at my patchwork class I made a square using a sewing machine... very quick ! Will take photos tomorrow. Hope to have finished the 'objects' I am working on for a Christmas swap today too. So tomorrow morning (after ambushing the rather untidy play room) I will take some photos and show you!
We have a surprise on Tuesday and the children don't know that Greg is coming home ! Only for 2 - 3 days but I have managed to persuade him that I NEED to go to Ikea for storage !
HE said I must not spend £70 as the past 3 or 4 visits I have spent in the £70's .... I hasten to add this is over about 5 years ! So I said (calmly) OK dear I will spend £100 - he did splutter then !
Have a great evening all !
Friday, October 17, 2008
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Thursday, October 09, 2008
If anyone has one and wants to give it to a good home I will gladly have it on my crochet bookshelf! I will swap it for anything (in reason !!)
Must dash now and get ready for the day ! Have a great day today - will chat soon as I want to update you all on my freeform (ish) brown blanket!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Step One - trace all triangles onto Freezer Paper (all 32 of them!)
- then cut out all of the triangles.
Here are all 32 triangles cut out of Freezer Paper .... please can we start to stock it in Supermarkets in the UK?
Step Two - Iron 32 triangles onto selected fabric .... hope I chose the right colour combination.
Light beige, Amy Butler pink and browns and a light pink.
Step three - cut out all the 32 triangels AGAIN !
Step 4 - have sewn together SIX triangles all in a row !! That is all !!!
With the seam ironed back.... Hope it looks OK - must change the grey cotton it is a little dark I think.
Going to pack all my quilting goodies away now - so I can crochet.
It is also Brownies this evening so Mummy duties come first !
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
This is my first block - I just have to place it on another block and then it will be finished. Love the 3 D affect.
Amy Butler fabric - big flowers - but needed three colours so used the white / cream back ground colour, the green leaves and the pink / brown flowers.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Anna-Kate is tidying her room - then will rush down in a moment to finish her homework (!!!) Luke will wander down at about 8 half dressed .... it is the same every morning!
But next will it will be different as it is book character day (eeekkkkk) luckyily Anna-Kate will be a fairy if some sort! Luke will hopefully be a pirate from Peter Pan and all I have to do is cut up some jeans !!!
Have a great week every one.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
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