Monday, 27 September 2010

I am a bad girl!

Last week I was sorting out some of my projects and realised exactly how much yarn I have collected over the last couple of years! I vowed I would not buy any more until I have used up some of it - ok a lot of it!

Last night just before I went to bed I needed to check my email and just happened to take a look at the posh sale - now I thought it would be ok as it was 10.30pm and usually all the stuff I would pick has gone by then but no!!!!! There was some lace AND some sock in my favourite colours and it seemed to be calling me - oops - nuff said I think!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Only a few more days to go!

I know I have been really poor with my blog recently and I apologise - time and sanity have not been on my side!

Firstly last week was the end of my 6 years on the Embroiderers' Guild committee - the last 2 years of which I have been chairman! These last 2 years have been extremely hard work and the meeting last week was no exception!

Secondly as you know I am working my notice out at my 'part time' job and again this is hard going at the moment. The problem with working for a very small company is that there is no one else to carry the burden of a busy period and then couple that with an over emotional boss who has the royal hump you are leaving and it is no wonder I feel emotionally drained and shattered every night! I have lots of exciting stuff to show and tell and promise to get around to it very soon. Knitting is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment - although him in doors is complaining about me doing it at the moment so even that is causing problems!

October is nearly here and with the falling of the leaves should bring the turning over of a new leaf for me. I will be tidy and keep up with my jobs in the house, I will be there to sort out the man to finish the garden and I will supervise the topsy turvy of new bathrooms and get the lounge painted. I will stay sane and I will keep knitting no matter what - it is a physical impossibility to sit still at night and watch the TV without something in my hands to do and if that is not good enough then heaven help me! Oh and just as importantly I will keep blogging even if I bore you to tears and you stop reading.

You had better remind me of this when I start to flag around January! S xx

Monday, 13 September 2010

I am not sad!

Thank you so much for your hugs and good wishes. I am not sad to be leaving and have avoided blogging about work as you never know who is watching.....

I would love a trip to Chester Barbara and a chance to meet at last - if wool also falls into the trip as well then it couldn't be better! Sorry I won't be able to make up for the lack of holiday but hopefully it will be a nice outing.

I hope all is ok with you all and everyone is settling back into the September routine. For my part I have had a huge attack of Startitus and will show you some of it very soon. Only a few more weeks to go and I should have the extra time to take proper pictures (and actually remove some from the camera SD card - it is full).

While I am here is anyone thinking it is about time we planned a swap or christmas box idea?

See you can tell I am feeling better already! Sxx

Friday, 10 September 2010

That's it I quit!

Yep I handed my notice in last Friday so I only have a few more weeks to go. Hopefully someone far better than me will take the job!

I have tried to write this post now a few times and deleted it again so I will leave it at that for now! I am looking forward to getting life back under control again soon!

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Oh my how did that one creep in so quickly?

Lottie and I went 'college shopping' on Tuesday in Chester and so we had to visit 'Stash'! I have to admit we did sneak a visit in on her Birthday this year and bought some wool for a hat that she wanted me to knit but although it said one skein it ran out 3 rows before the end! We now have another to finish it and make some matching mittens with! Also sneaking into the bag were some 50p bargains and some more lace weight to make 'Volt' with.

Time has gone so fast recently and I am at a loss to know where it went - I have been promising pictures and failed but hopefully next week will give me a bit more time to play!

Lottie is starting 6th form in the brand new building at her school tomorrow where she is going to be studying A level Maths, Physics, English Lit and Graphic design. Good luck to all of you starting new career paths this week and I hope you enjoy it.