Monday, 6 July 2009

Hello again...

Hello.... I am sorry I haven't posted in a while but I have been sooo busy that I have just realised that I hadn't blogged in an age....

Well since the Fayre... sorry Fete I was washed out and worn out for a few days... we did make just over £2,100 so that was well worth it in the end....
Then Jamie was off school with a cold, which Danny had a little bit of and luckily I dodged it... mind you I could have turned into an orange the amount of juice I was consuming...

I have been trying to clear the house up but with the introduction of Louie the kitten I tidy and he pulls stuff out again, rolls around the floor and then goes off for a nap!

The garden had a make over at the weekend, so both 60ft hedges cut (they run down either side of our long narrow back garden and boy did they need it) and the lawn cut and the front hedge cut, oh and my car died.... my dear little Mitsubishi RVR has a sea lion living in its rear wheel... that was the only way I could describe it to Mr P... apparently that's the noise of a wheel bearing going and then it developed an oil leak... So it was decided that it would be easier and cheaper if Mr P rode his motor bike to work and I got his Freelander mot'd.... so that has been done and I am now driving a soon to be half soft top Freelander.... I have just bought the soft top off eBay... so the dry weather will hopefully return soon...
Creatively I have been trying to complete my Afghan blanket.... that I started using the green, gold, red, charcoal and silver Paton's Jet wool...

The blues are going to be the beginnings of another blanket... not sure if it will be a ripple or a afghan....


I have had to order more wool to finish it though...
and it will be a Christmas present for a poor unsuspecting relative...
If any of my family are reading this they will all be crying "oh no... whats mad Auntie Alex going to give us now"
Mind you the amount of wool this blanket is eating it might be cheaper to give everyone a £20 gift voucher and keep it for myself... lol

I have been reading lots of these looking for inspiration for my Cosy crochet swap which I hope to post tomorrow, and my Seaside swap that I need to complete by the end of the month


My Auntie Bridget bought me some crafty books from her book club, the only one I won't need is knitted cakes... as I don't knit!


I am about to "frog" this crocheted hat... I used a cotton mix wool and its too floppy... it was a good experience to make and it only took an afternoon, but its not right...

The hat band is nice though so I might make it into a bag or something...

Well that's me... I have been crocheting and cutting and sewing and making a few other bits and bobs but I can't show you any of those just yet as they are for swaps and the big 100th post give away.... this is post 99 so next time will be the big reveal....

ooohhhh how exciting!

take care
Alex
x

8 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Hi Alex!!! I have missed you so!!! I just knew you were busy busy busy and sure enough you are. (as always) Love your afghan, that is beautiful, and I can't wait to see all that you have been up to. Hope all is well with you and Mr. P and the kids. So great to see you haven't completely disappeared off the earth. ;) Big Hugs!
♥ Teresa

pinkfairygran said...

Lovely to see you back again.. the afghan is lovely, colours really gorgeous with the way they contrast. Crocheting is a lovely thing to do, but it does eat up more wool than knitting doesn't it? But easier on some levels I find.

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Alex, the crochet is looking good, but as you say it does EAT wool doesn't it?
I think I've fallen in love with your new kitty. Aaaaah! He's beautiful. I have to be strong though and resist temptation. Our last cat died in Dec (he was 20!) we only have Sneaky Dog now and I've said, no more after she's gone! We permenantly have a coating of black dog hair on the stair carpet, AAARGH!

Melanie said...

Hi Alex, thank you so much for your lovely comment.
I love your crocheting by the way, the hat is fab! xxxx

koralee said...

What talent you have...i so would love to be able to make something so lovely....great colors! Have fun!

saraeden said...

Thanks for the comment Alex and i know just what you mean ! I always tell himself he doesn't do enough around the house but after this week i shall be singing his praises more , well for the first day back anyway ;0)

Sara x

Domestic Disaster said...

that hat is just too cute, and oh my the detail on the blanket!! You do fabulous work!! I'm in awe!

Gingerbread said...

Gosh have you taken breath, you have been doing to much reading your post, your not super women you know. I can say this now because I was just the same when my 2 were young, just not enough hours are there. I have been looking at your afghan it is looking so good, very neat. I love the hat though. A great post Alex, best wishes Julie.C