Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I didn't kill them!

Back in November I pruned the rose bushes out front.  Not really knowing what I was doing, it has to be said.

I'm so glad to report today, that they are, all 3 of them, alive and growing still! 

A bit of happiness for me on a pain filled day!

Monday, 6 May 2013

My first Handmade Monday

I don't have any finished items to share with you all today, but you can be sure I'll keep you up to date with my progress!

I've always fancied having a go at knitting socks, but for one reason or another, I never have.  Probably because of the 5 needle palarva...so when my mother told me she'd found a pattern for socks using only 2 needles which she thought I might be interested in, I jumped at it.

And, seeing as how sleep was eluding me last night, I cast on at midnight!  Already I have the inch of K1 P1 rib done..

I'll be tucking this piece into my bag when I go off to work..the tunic and the blanket I'm also working on are just too big right now to take along with me (in my opinion) so the size of this sock is ideal for me to take and work on in my break!

There's actually no shortage of things I want to make..just picked up this book last week (cheap) which is full  of patterns.  My mum would like the koala, I like the snake and He loves monkeys...so I'll have to get started on these too!

And, because I like a challenge, and because I so thoroughly enjoyed the workshop Jill ran for card making...well, I'm going to stretch my mind a bit and try to make some cards.  This is such an interesting magazine to look through.

So inconsiderate of work to get in the way of crafting though, don't you think?  Fortunately, some things don't take too long to do..for instance, this pot!  A broken pot may not always be rubbish.. I'm really pleased with what I did with this one.. filled it with soil, a few hen and chicks, a stone for interest, and I used a broken brick to arrange it...hopefully, the plants will grow and trail around quite nicely!

Wishing you all a Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Self Portrait - The Gallery

Glad that I saw Dawn's post on this earlier..gives me some blogging mojo again for today!


Took this picture ...well, I can't remember exactly when, but know it was December or January..and yes, I think I was about to go out.  But I can't remember where either.  

I do remember why I took it though.

My niece..my young, photogenic, musical niece!  She is very good at taking her own picture...and when I told her that I couldn't ever get anything decent of myself, she challenged me!  So I did it!