Thursday, 25 October 2007

nearly two months

I can't believe that it's been almost two months since I last posted on this blog page, the time has flown. It's not been a good two months either as already I've had the oncoming signs of the depression that always gets to me at this time of year, but trying to keep myself busy and get on with the various projects that I have on the go can only help. I sometimes feel so overwhelmed with everything going on in my life that I find it hard to cope, but cope I will.

I managed to finish the cardigan for Rachel's baby so I must get a photo done to remind me of what I can achieve. I also bought some more wool, a lovely shade of pink to make another little jacket that is covered in a heart pattern, I can't wait to get started on it. I've also finished the cross stitch exchange and already have ideas for my next one. I do so enjoy my cross stitch at this time of year, it's a good excuse to snuggle down in front of the fire and not feel guilty about not doing work outside.

We did manage to have a good go at the garden last weekend when the weather was so nice; the vegetable plot is now almost dug over ready for next year and the flower garden only needs a bit of sprucing up and that should carry it through until the real work starts again in Spring. I'm still contemplating whether to go ahead and have some chickens for next year, we have the space and I have the time so there's nothing stopping me, but I'm still not certain. I like the thought of having fresh eggs and knowing where they've come from.

That's it for today, not a lot to tell.

Monday, 27 August 2007

holiday weekend

Another bank holiday almost over and as usual it's been a working one though I have to say it's not me who's been doing the work. OH is still trying to finish the cat run off so that we can let the little horrors outside without fear of them getting run over. Not a lot more to do but it's hard work.

It was our anniversary last week, 29 years and they said it wouldn't last, how wrong could they be. I had two huge bouquets of flowers from Tony and Rachel and they smell gorgeous. Why do roses always fade first when they are always the most expensive flower in the bunch?

some of the flowers from Tony

some from Rachel

I've not done a lot more on my knitting as there isn't a lot left to do so I really ought to push myself to finish it before this baby makes an appearance. Rachel has started knitting a little hat which is coming along nicely. Here's a quick picture I took last week.

It's not a very good picture but you can see the basic pattern; I knitted this for my girls when they were babies and as the eldest is 28 it's been around for quite a while.

I've been asked to join another cross stitch exchange for Christmas with my friend from France who I met on the dmc forum so I think I'll hunt out some patterns and get stitching this afternoon, another little pleasure in my crafting life.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Time Flies

I can't believe that it's over a week since I last posted, I really don't know where the days go. Tony is back at work and I've been catching up on odd jobs that I couldn't do while he's at home.

It's been such a lot cooler this last week, it's hard to imagine that last week we had glorious sunshine and were out in the garden all the time. I took a few photos in the garden just to remind me that we have had a little bit of summer.

This is one of the last of the geraniums they are fading fast now with all the rain, but still a dash of colour to brighten up the darkest day.

Another lovely sight but sadly these too are fading fast.

I've also been busy knitting. My youngest daughter is expecting her first baby in February so I thought I'd get the needles out again and it's been lovely to sit and knit in the evenings especially as it feels as though autumn is already here. I'll add some photos later if I remember.

Apart from that I've got the card making kit out again and tried my hand at a couple of cards that I need for the thread exchange that I'm in. It's been lovely making so many new friends through this birthday exchange and it's great to learn a little of other peoples lives.

Now, do I go and finish my knitting or sort out a pattern for my cross stitch, so many decisions to make. Think I'll go and make a cuppa and decide later.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Working Holiday

well, Tony's on holiday this week so as usual it means a holiday working at home doing all the jobs that he never has time for during the year, thank goodness that he's so good at DIY.

For the last two months we have been building a pond and now it's almost finished apart from getting the water to clear which has been looking like something out of a horror movie.

This morning, I found Chester our cat looking with a glint in his eye at the fish that are almost visible once more. Having checked them out he decided that they were no threat to him, he's a bit of a coward, and promptly settled down to treating the pond as his own personal watering hole.

So far he's not fallen in but I don't believe for one minute that it's not going to happen. There's loads to do in the garden, we're fencing off the top part near to the house so that we can let Rachel's cats outside. She came back to live with us in February with three cats in tow and they have never been outside. As ours is a busy road, we're trying to make sure that when they do go out they are completely safe, just seems a big job at the moment.

Apart from a little knitting and making a card or two, that's all to report for now.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

hello Everyone

this is my first post on my new blog so if anyone ever reads this please excuse any mistakes that I might make. I have no idea what I shall write about; I have many hobbies such as cross stitch, card making and knitting so I didn't really want to put a "label" to my blog because my interests change from day to day.

I hope if someone does have a read they might find something to interest them in amongst the ramblings of a fifty something woman.

Well, here goes, lets see if I can get this to post, bye for now.