Is it really the last week of October? Wow what a super duper busy month October has been so far. We are all exhausted with visiting the local high schools in the evenings, 6 in 3 weeks and eventually had the joy of Alice clicking the SUBMIT button last Thursday after I had electronically entered all our choices. Big relief that that is over now we can forget about it till 1/3/2012 when I will be waiting for a PING in my in-box of my e mail to see if she has got into our first choice. In the mean time all work and no play makes us very dull indeed, so we have been playing too.
More of the shabby chevron has been crocheted and boy am i loving making this blanket, I think it's the joy of seeing the stripes of colour evolve and the thought of not having to sew up hundreds of granny squares together.
I am using the Rooster yarn I bought (as mentioned in my previous post) and am using up all bits and bobs of DK yarn I have in my left over from other projects stash at the moment. The aim is to make it a retro coloured autumnal blanket and avoid pinks and purples of any kind. I have allowed myself a shade of red which I think adds to the colour fest so far.
'Scuse the bare feet but I go bare feet as much as I can being a girl from the Southern Hemisphere where I avoided wearing shoes for most of my childhood. A habit that dies hard with me and because we have been having such sunshine and warm days this October so far I am milking it for a bit longer.
So far I am one very happy bunny curling up on the couch making this pleasurable shabby chevron. I hope to share with you where I am in a week's time, hopefully more than half way through my envisaged length.
In the meantime, I wanted to share my lovely friend Penny's great idea with you. She is Penny from Planet Penny and she has come up with a grand idea of blogging about Reasons to be Cheerful which can be found here. The idea is to look at what 3 things in your life give you reasons to be cheerful as winter approaches in the northern hemisphere and as life's toils and troubles grind away. Her next post will be this Thursday where you can link your Reasons to be Cheerful to her blog for all to share and see.
I decided to do one today just because and then another on Thursday as I hope that this week will bring on more reasons for me to be cheerful. So, as of today these are my 3 reasons to be cheerful;
Alice's room is almost finished being fixed and decorated. It's a blank canvas waiting for us to add her framed pictures and bits of art we've bought for her along the way.
Our boiler is fixed after conking out a couple of weeks ago and now we can bath and shower knowing we can expect hot water. I'm also very cheerful about the fact that we haven't had to put our heating on yet :0)
I am very cheerful about the fact that Alice is loving reading Little Women xox
So go on and let us all know what your reasons to be cheerful are by visiting Penny's blog and popping your link on to her post.
On a last note, I wanted to share my joy at our local listed Colonnade, opening up a pop up handmade shop run by the 5 Artists who run Made in Hastings until Christmas Eve. Oooh it's lovely to have a bit of handmade local on our doorsteps.
The beautifully restored Colonnade
Local loving with badges and key rings
Claire Fletcher and Josephine Doolan knitwear
Hastings and Bexhill Wood Recycling Project
These are just a few photo's of all that's on offer, so if you are in the area (The South East Coast Of England) pop in and have a coffee and cake after perusing the lovely goodies on offer.
Ok, that's all folks. Happy week ahead to all you lovelies and thanks for popping in and saying Hi xox