Monday, 30 January 2012

What am I doing?

Good afternoon ladies.  Well, I was resolved to sew this weekend, sew anything, just get back into the groove.  Saturday didn't work out as expected as I was far too busy doing housey stuff, then cooking (most unlike me!), then having a nice long bath!  I settled down in front of the TV in the evening and did a few rows on the baby blanket I'm making for my nephew.


He's due in just 4 weeks and I'm only halfway through, then I'll have to add a border.  Factor in the going-to-buy-ribbon trip, the posting time (he lives about 300 miles away) and the fact I want this to be his receiving blanket, i.e. a blanket to receive him when he's born, I really had better get on with it.  Two rows later, it ended up back here.


I've taken to stuffing it back in my yarn bowl at the end of each session!  By the way, the yarn bowl was handmade by LittleWrenPottery and is absolutely stunning.

So why did I give up?  Because a sudden cross stitching urge hit me full force in the face... scramble for the felt, dig out the waste canvas, get out the floss boxes...


I'm planning to add some beads to this.  No, it's not a flowerpot!  I went to bed a few rows in and for the first time in my life was still awake at 1am, completely wide awake.  I got up and Eastenders and a film saw me stitching some more.  I went to bed at 4am!

That probably explains the long lie-in on Sunday.  I did manage to get some sewing done on Sunday, but not as much as I wanted due to the long lie-in and the need to give the shelves another coat of paint.  My brother's girlfriend had requested something specific for the birth of their baby and so a design was drawn and a prototype was made.  The prototype was then thrust into Mr CA's face as I urged him to "look!  look!  I made that!".  I got his stock reaction - "very good", but decided to push on, but to make some extra...


5 little cuties awaiting their eyes... the eyes are now sewn and I just have to sew them up and I can show you.  I got the eyes done that evening after cooking my first ever roast dinner (it was amazing!) - far too much cooking this weekend, I think I'll go on cooking strike for a few months, no change to the norm then - and spending a ridiculous amount of time updating my shop.  It was half empty and I had loads of stuff I hadn't listed.  I wasn't sure why I hadn't listed it until I started and remember it takes FOREVER to list something... nearly done now, just a few more items to go.  Feel free to take a look if you fancy, but don't if you don't!

Now, I've shown you everything I've been working on, so until the cuties are born or the cross stitch is finished, this blog is going to be rather sparse again.  I'm really sorry ladies, I know this blog's been crap so far this year - bear with me and normal service WILL be resumed, I promise!

5 comments:

Sandra :) said...

I see I'm not the only one that jumps from project to project, lol! Are you going to try to work for a bit of time each day to get the blanket ready on time for your nephew? 15 or 30 minutes a day adds up really quickly! Of course, I should take my own advice and get cracking on the owl quilt for my great-nephew! We should BOTH do that and "get 'r done"!

The Dotty One said...

You seem to have been quite productive to me! I wasted most of this weekend looking at blogs and stuff on the internet (major time suck!)
the blanket looks lovely and I'm curious to see what the cross stitch turns out to be if its not a flowerpot (a pint of beer?)
I'm glad to see you jumnp around between things as much as I do!

Allie said...

So good to know I'm not the only one who can't keep up with one thing, lol...can't wait to see what your not-a-flowerpot is. The crochet blanket is lovely, do finish up girl! Do what Sandra said and give it some time each day. Can't believe you stayed up til 4am....you've been hanging out with me too long...

I can't WAIT to see what your cuties are, they look adorable already!

Fiona said...

creativity can be so exhausting.....
Hugz

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Great to hear that you've been getting on well with your yarn bowl, glad you like it! Good luck with completing your projects