WIPocalpyse 2012

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Bath - As mentioned I was going away to Bath for a few days holiday last weekend - I should have learned by now that us travelling to Bath by car is always a disaster and par for the course the car broke down on the way there - thankfully we had only been going about an hour and a half but not one to do things by half the timing belt went - now for anyone who knows anything about cars, they will appreciate that this is not something you want to happen! thankfully I'm with the AA and they got us back to Ayr and as it wasn't too late in the day we thought sod it - we'll just rent a car and start again - so we eventully got to Bath about half past midnight with no more mishaps.

We had a great time when we there as we caught up with all the family and managed to get back to Scotland in one piece - needless to say I am now without a car for the next wee while and with a huge dent in my bank balance lol! Thankfully my friend is a mechanic and is fixing it for me at mate's rates or it would have down the scrappy for the car as a garage would just have been unaffordable..

Stitching stuff - On the stitching front though I've been working away on my DMC Japanese Anemones (see WIP above) for my friend (wife of my mechanic mate) as i really want to get it done - it's been kicking around for ages and to be honest I just want to see the back of it now.. so my rotation is off at the mo. And when i got back home I had a lovely little design I had picked up from The French Needle called Ribboned Pillow - www.thefrenchneedle.com/ribboned_pillow.htm waiting for me. That cheered me up a bit - nothing like a new bit of stash to perk you up..

Weight loss -I have just realised though that i stuck a weight loss ticker up a while back and omg it still hasn't moved - I think I better get my backside in to gear and do something about this - okay time to go and put diet head on i think!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

clowing around

Well i got my little clown finished for Kaye's RR - will get it off in the post today. Going to carry on with my DMC Anemones now - it's driving me crazy as it is virtually all fractionals but I love the finished design and I am doing it for a friend so will persevere!
Off work today - yeah, of course it's chucking it down and blowing a gale - what did i expect though! Off over the easter weekend as well and driving down to Bath to visit the in-laws, hopefully the weather will have picked up by then, i could do without a long wet drive...as the last time i had to do that i wrote my car off by running into a tanker - oops!

Sunday, 2 March 2008

March finish

Another finish and just in time for March - Bent Creek Snappers - March Blows - must look out a frame and get it up at work for the beginning of the week.. Other than that on the stitching front been working on my HAED and started Part 1 of Chatelaine's White Night of St Petersburg - I am so exicted about this but it is so big! Still it'll be worth it if I ever finish lol. Also finishing off a clown for a RR which should get done this weekend...
Life otherwise has been the usual busy, busy, busy - hence the not very regular blogs - being working overtime to put some money by for the summer hols, and between kids stuff at night, darts and just general running around, i sometimes feel that i never stop... me and dh Lee were actually out together ( the first time in ages lol!) on Thursday - went to see Joe Bonammasa in Glasgow (a kind of rock/blues guitarist) who was excellent but i was so tired on Friday my head was practically banging of my desk all day - I must be getting old as I just cannot take the pace any more...
Right, off to have a shower and get the kids out to the park while it is still dry...