Sunday, 4 December 2011

Getting there

The opening of the new wool shop in town saw the blanket I was making turn into a bag - the reason? Well the new wool shop sells some fantastic yarns and the thought of not being able to buy any for yonks didn't appeal to me.  All I need to do is line it.  I finished sewing together on a night shift at work.

I have managed to loose a stone - the room behind is all tidy and sorted out.  My big sister came up from Cornwall and we blitzed, sorted, chucked away so much stuff.  All the craft stuff I decluttered went to My sister or my niece so nothing important got chucked.  I have to say that is it lovely having a really sorted out craft area/bedroom.

Started a pair of socks to keep in my locker at work - trouble is not the best colour to knit when your eyes are tired on a night shift when you get a chance to sit and knit.

Turned a child's tee-shirt into a bottom coverer.

Walked with my girl on my local beach - well I walked, she swam!!

Watched my boy play some of his County Rugby matches.  He finds out mid December if he has got through to the next stage. (he is the one with the no 2 on his shirt)

Ashley and Rose came to watch him too.  She has grown up so much.  Seems strange to think this time last year she was just a big bump.

Spent a couple of Days with my sister in Cornwall which was so nice and relaxed.

Lily and I headed for the beach each day.  An almost deserted beach is so good for your head.

Tried - in vain - to get some peace to sleep after a night shift - yes seriously that is how he sleeps with me, head on the pillow, snuggled under the duvet.

And the rest of the house has had a good sort out too.  Will do the rest after Christmas, but Poppy Cottage is slowly getting sorted and tidy.

Have to say I do love this space - but waste too much time on Pintrest and reading blogs, filling my head with more ideas!!!

Listening to Christmas Carols, to get me in the mood when making presents.

(Even Jasper's room is tidy)

And started so Christmas presents - using up wool I had in the cupboard!!!!

The local paper had a couple of nice photos of Jasper.

As a much of a fearless lad who plays Hooker, I have to say I am really glad he is now wearing a scrum cap.

ANd Now this is on my table, needing to be assembled.  Every year Mum has a diary, covered in photos of the past year.  It is so much easier since Facebook (the only thing I think it is good for!!)

This year I am using Modge Podge instead of the dreaded sticky back plastic, so did a sample run on an old diary, really pleased how it looks.  So had better go and get sticky!! 

Hope your all OK and enjoying the run up to Christmas.

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