Friday, August 22, 2008

Update

The Hermit has been off work this week, so I've been spending a lot of time offline, just apending some time with him, crafting, listening to the Olympics coverage (go Team GB! the best results in living memory!) and generally having some downtime. Although my job was part time, I never actually took any leave, and I'm beginning to realise how in need of it I was. Job hunting will start on Tueday after the Bank Holiday, but until then I'm taking a break...

I have been extremely productive, but uploading pictures is proving a bit of a problem at the moment. Photobucket just seems to hang if I try to upload more than four or five pictures at a time, it's very annoying, especially as I have so much to show you all! I went on a bit of a finishing spree so I have a whole host of pinkeeps and such to show - and floss tags! I'm very pleased with myself about those :o) I've also finished a needleroll for an exchange, and a birth sampler commissioned by my sister for her friend - sis loved the one I stitched for her so much, she ordered another one!And when I rung my sis to tell her it was complete, she told me that her sis in law has just broken the news she's expecting a baby in early Spring, so I foresee another one then too...

I've been fairly good with stash lately, and not buying any, but today I saw a basket making kit in the Oxfam shop, and I just had to have it... it's something I've never tried before! Reading the instructions, apparently I need to keep a bowl or bucket of water to hand to soak the weaving bits in - there's so much potential for disaster in that... I will hopefully do a photo post for that, as the process looks interesting. The silly thing is that the charity shop had a completed basket of a similar size to the kit and it was less money, but where's the fun in that?

I hope everyone has a nice weekend - it's a Bank Holiday here, and as expected, the weather is likely to be wet (the whole summer has been!) so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I will probably spend some time with my sis and the niecelet as BiL is having to fly to the US for work this weekend, and niecelet can be rather exhausting for my sis on her own - especially as she misses her daddy, and my parents are also away, and she's missing them too, especially her grandad!

4 comments:

Sally said...

Sounds like you've been busy Nic. Have a good weekend and good luck with the job hunt next week.

Barbara said...

Glad you're enjoying some good quiet time, Nic!

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Hazel said...

The birth samplers sound nice. Can't wait to see pics. Thanks for visiting my blog. xx