Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Remember me?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
I hope so LOL.

So what happened to October?  I'm not entirely sure although I know I was sick for almost a week (gastroenteritis) so I can account for that time and I know I have five days of the month left so it's not gone from me completely.  After that I'm not sure where the time and my blogging inclination disappeared to but here I am, back and hoping I've still got one or two readers.

So what have I been doing?  Well I've been stitching but not that much as I had very little enthusiam for it.  I made a bit of progress on my second fat man but wasn't really in the mood - I think the unseasonal high temps here dulled my excitement about Christmas (plus I got a bit bored with all the white).  I then moved on to Just Nan's Counting Bats which was a WIP but given I frogged everything I'd previously stitched (around 50 stitches) I'm not sure if it now counts as a new start LOL.

I didn't get that much done before that too didn't appeal too much so I assessed myself and realised the problem was that I am totally bored with my WIPs.  I have been really good this year so far but I decided enough was enough and I needed a pick me up.  To that end I dug out and kitted up Witchy Washy by Raise the Roof.  I've made a start and have that familiar happy feeling back when stitching it.  I've done the first tree and made a start on the broom and am hoping it'll stitch up quickly.

Quilting has suffered big time because of the TV.  I like to have a whole evening to get focussed and there seemed to be something every night that I wanted to see.  I know I could tape things but we just never seem to get around to watching taped stuff so I sacrificed the sewing machine for the goggle box.  That should hopefully change after next week as two of the programmes I've been watching finish then so I'll have Tuesdays and Thursdays as my quilting nights.

It's half term here this week so I'm home with the kids.  Tomorrow we're off to visit my family for a couple of days so don't expect another update here before the weekend but I will absolutely get some pictures posted to prove I've been doing something while not around on here.

The only minor issue is that Connor has been sick the last few days (tonsilitis and a head cold) and I am starting to suffer tonight with a runny nose.  I've been trying to ignore it all day in the hope that it'll give up and go away but I have an awful feeling I'm going to wake up tomorrow with a head full of snot and in that case we're not going anywhere.  I'm praying that doesn't happen because I'm not sure I can cope with a) Lia's disappointment b) another damn cold and c) being at home with the kids while I'm feeling dreadful.  Unfortunately I just haven't managed to stop Connor coughing in my face so I suppose it was inevitable, just bad timing.

I will try and catch up with all of the blogs I read too.  I'm still playing that damned Adventure World but have tried very hard to limit my time doing so...

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

September Roundup

Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Oooops, I'm a bit late with this. My main reason is Adventure World on Facebook - it drains my time and all of a sudden I've got no additional time for blogging or reading blogs or working or reading or sewing LOL.

Okay maybe it's not that bad but it does tend to eat up my internet time and I'll confess I'm behind on my blog reading as well as posting. I have been stitching and reading and sewing and I will try and post more in October.


1. Blog more - The numbers are still holding up but September wasn't the best month
2. No stash purchases - managed this one
3. Reduce my stitching WIP list - yes! Two finishes (one that was a new start)
4. No new stitching starts in the first half of the year - n/a
5. Find the quilting bug again and reduce my quilting WIPs - yes, some tops were indeed completed
6. Read at least 50 books - 4 read this month taking my total to 28 so far this year.
7. Reduce the clutter in the house - yes, more rubbish left
8. Lose weight - pass
9. Stick to the household budget and find ways to reduce expenditure - pretty much but I do need to get better
10. Work on the garden - nope

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