Monday, February 27, 2012

On Fire!

The dinner that is, not my latest sewing project. 
Flames and everything. 
And not because I was distracted by my latest sewing project, which is coming together like a charm, but.... 

....because of my sILLy knitting.
Which I quite frankly at the moment could care less if it went up in flames.

YES, it's that bad.

So bad that today I'm afraid to look at it.  What exactly do you do when you've spent hour upon hour knitting only to discover it looks eNORmOUS?

Right.  Must be off.  Must go move abovementioned kniting project further back in the 'disaster' cupboard.

Toodles... L x ♥

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I've Been....

....playing with my new camera, loving it and the evening sky after a glorious sunny almost warm day.

....knitting and unravelling and knitting and unravelling and knitting another cardigan. It's going very badly, frustrating me to no end, but yet I continue.  It's this.

....planting more seeds, but expecting that as the weather is unseasonably warm because I'm planting seeds we'll have a snow storm of epic proportion, so I'm starting them inside.

....browsing flea markets and finding the most fabulous tin for next to nothing.  I have zillion ideas for it!  It has a lovely hinged lid, so there's less chance I'll lose it.  Actually hopefully with a hinged lid I won't lose it at all!

I love wandering flea markets and thrift stores looking for treasures.  Generally I'm very cautious with my pennies and the fact I live in a tiny house. Sometimes though, I swear the sound of the till ringing up my purchase sounds like the toilet flushing!  Yes I've had many regrets.

Do you ever have serious regrets about purchase?  I often suffer post purchase anxiety, but luckily my latest find didn't cause me any pain.

Must be off!  Hope the weather is lovely where ever you are in the world! 

Toodles... L x ♥

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Seriously ♥ Spoilt

I restrained myself long enough to get the camera, but unfortunately after I had already savaged the package
♥ Sweet spotty packages ♥
 ♥ Amazing, I mean AMAZING hand made fabric bow ♥
 ♥ Adorable little hearts ♥
 Look at that super neat hand stitching.
 ♥ Heart Tissues. No nose blowing with these!♥
 ♥ The loveliest made-me-cry purse lined with sweet heart fabric ♥
 ♥ Cutest Owl in the WHOLE WORLD - he's coming to work with me! ♥
 ♥ YUM Choccie, which has already been scoffed ♥
 ♥ The Perfect flower for my bag! ♥
 ♥ Adorable Union Jack buttons - who's photo refuses to cooperate ♥
My dear friend Louise, you are a wonderful wonderful person!   The best little pressies ever in this years Valentines Swap.  Your handy work amazes me.

Swapping little gifts with my internet friend has been just amazing. We've done a few now and it's like having another birthday when the little package arrives.  Having no like minded crafty friends for miles, these swaps are a true joy by allowing me to share my crafts with someone I know who will appreciate them.

Toodles...L x ♥

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just Around the Corner

Quiet times here, not much on the making/photo taking front.  I seem to get too caught up with searching the Internet for 'making' ideas and never starting and my new camera and I are still getting 'acquainted'.My little blog is suffering from my lack of making and the lack of daylight hours after work. 
I, I mean we (since the Mister did most of the hard work) had a very productive weekend in the garden tilling over the soil mud for some new raised beds.  I'm excited to get started and my little tomato seeds have sprung to life in the bay window.  
And this little lonely violet I found in my front garden this evening is getting me all excited about Spring!

Are you ready for Spring? 
I am. 
It may as well get on and be Spring since the Winter has been such a bust on the snow front.  Doesn't feel like a proper winter without a bucket load of snow.

Toodles...L x ♥

P.S. I am itching to try my hand at knitting socks. If any of you lovely ladies out there know of any super easy patterns, I sure would appreciate a link or two.  Thank you!  

Monday, February 13, 2012


My brains having a little difficulty getting focused these days.  Both at work and at home.
At work it's almost unbearable.  I've come to that point with my job, which although I love, I find myself endlessly daydreaming about being able to stay home.  Getting up in the morning is a real chore and the weekends are entirely too short and the days are sooooooo looonnnng.  After 17 years I just think I'm going through a tired patch and could use a wee break.  How that's going to happen, I'm not entirely sure. 
Sorry, I am moaning and I shall stop.


Here's a lovely photograph of my geranium leaves taken with my fancy new camera.  The new camera that's taken me ages to decide on because I can't focus long enough to decide which one I want.  This one was a impulse buy, but it seems to be working out quite nicely. It would probably work better if I focused long enough to read the instruction manual.  Ah well....I shall wing it.

I l♥ve geraniums and their fuzzy leaves.
Did I tell you we found out the on/off button on our camera was dodgy while we were at Disney?  Just when the perfect opportunity to take a snap arose, it decided that off was better than on.
Very poor show on our camera's part.

Here's my mind wandering while I was dusting and vacuuming yesterday. 
In the middle of my cleaning blitz I decided to fiddle with the camera.
Hence the reason for the vacuum and dusting cloth still present in the photo of my living room.  Oh and please excuse the patchy wall, still not painted from my scrapping exercise a couple of weeks back.  Lost focus on that too.
Does your mind ever go through periods where you feel like you have the focus of a gold fish?  Thats how I feel somedays.  Good idea pops into my head, or I'm stuck into doing housework or cooking the dinner and then *poof* my brain loses focus and I'm onto something else. Heaven help the dinner when that happens....  
 I even ventured outside mid cleaning to snap the view.
Rather grim gray sky.
It was 'sparkling' out.  Teeny tiny snow flakes that looked like glitter. So tiny the camera couldn't catch them.
 And then my finished knitting project!
Yes!!!  It's finished AND it fits AND I've worn it.
Yippee!  Apparently I have been able to focus long enough to finished something.
 And then in the midst of my goldfish moment I snapped my shoes much to the amusement of the my new neighbors.
Ahhh...but who doesn't love red shoes with gray tights?
Ok I really need to get focused now.
There is homework to do (ugh &sigh) and valentine cards to write for Little J's classmates and Little J is in the midst of some sort of melt down.

Must be off!

Toodles... L x ♥

P.S. Thank you for listening today.  Doesn't it always feel better to have a tiny moan now and then?  It helps clear my  brain and get me going again.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Madness

Diagnosis confirmed.

I am bonkers.

No other sane 44 stays up till one in the morning creating the worlds longest cord with their knitting mushroom.
In fact most sane 44 year olds don't buy knitting mushroom!
But I couldn't resist it's little red top with white polka dots.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

♥ February ♥

For a change this February I've started my heart stitching before the 13th of the month.

Wonders will never cease.....

Hope your 1st of the month is off to a good start too.

Toodles...L x ♥

P.S.  In case I haven't said this before,
♥ thank you ♥
for stopping by.