Monday, 5 March 2018

05.03.18

And we thankfully survived Storm Emma and the Beast from the East.  For us in Balbriggan it's pretty much all gone, melted away.  I was envious of my friends who got snowed in etc but now that I can move freely and drive etc I am glad that it's gone, for us at least.
 
Work was closed from Wednesday afternoon until today due to the Red Alert.  Transport etc all come to a stop.  I wasn't complaining.  I managed to tuck in to my Rosie Posie quilt and get it done and dusted!!
 
Here she is!  I am so proud of this blanket.  I made it using CherryHeart's tutorial.  I started this over a year ago, and finally managed to get all the squares joined.  I added about four rounds of trebles for the border and then a shell border.  Thursday night whilst watching Pitch Perfect and listening to the gales howling outside, I tied in all the ends, too many to count, now that's the ends from joining, not the squares themselves, had them sorted ages ago.  Sorry in advance for the overkill of photos!

 
Corner

Border

Another border shot!

 I took a couple of days off to finish off another order and thought about what to make next.  HEXAGONS of course!  Solid hexies.  The yarn I am using is by Sirdar, and is multi coloured yarn, 30% wool.  Flying through the hexies.  Thinking already about how to join them but that's still a little way away! 
 
Happy hooking all!

Monday, 19 February 2018

19.02.18

 
What a glorious day out!
 
 
Met up with a mate of mine, who is such a super guy, has so much outdoor knowledge and happy to share!
 
We went to a local wooded area and did some geocaching.  If you haven't tried it I would strongly recommend it.  Great fun, get loads of walking done and you can find a cache (treasure!) whilst you're at it.
 
 
Took one of the dogs with us, he gets on really well with the jack Russell.
 
Three hours later, shattered but happy.
 
A bit of work going on at the forest.  Not sure exactly what they are doing but no doubt all will be revealed.  We did find this old bath with frog spawn, picture unfortunately does not do it justice but in the bottom right hand corner of the bath is a massive blob of frog spawn.
 
 
 
So if you haven't yet I would suggest you register for geocaching and give it a go!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

13.02.18

 
 
Going back to basics.
 
I've been hemming and hawing about this decision for ages.  The first step was to take Facebook off my phone, a couple of weeks later I deactivated my account totally.  Any regrets?
No none at all. 
 
 I work in a busy office, there's always deadlines to meet and so on, but I found that on my commute home I was scrolling through pure and utter rubbish.  I couldn't see any of my "friends" feeds unless I went looking for them and to be honest I couldn't be bothered.  I see my friends face to face and otherwise we WhatsApp each other.  Then there's forced "friends" and I just can't deal with two facedness, it drives me nuts!
 
One reason I procrastinated over it was my sole trading business.  I must have FB to share my pics etc and then I realised that I hadn't been busy at all last year.  I have neglected my home ie d├ęcor etc, also most importantly it has always been running at a loss and I am using up my weekends trying to finish something that should not take so long.  So another decision, I've closed my business name. It was running at a loss but causing me loads of headaches. 
 
 

I can say that I don't miss reaching for my phone "checking" Facebook.  One more year of doing an income tax return, it's like a weight lifting off my shoulders.
 
In the meantime I have been busy crocheting.  Since putting my Etsy Shop on holiday mode I have finished off my moss stitch scarf, it took two years to the day. 
 
 
 
I finished a small blanket which again I started in 2017.
 
 
 
I am working towards finishing my Rosie Posie Blanket.  This will be for moi.  It will not be touched by her lady ship in the picture above, it will take pride of place on my bed!
 

 
I have in excess of 80 squares.  Hoping to squeeze a few more out before I give in and just starting wanting it finished.  I try to tie in the ends as is advised as I go along, but sometimes I don't so I am just catching up on those squares that were neglected!
 
 
Signing off for today!