Christmas is rearing its ugly head way too soon. Each year i celebrate it less and less, things don't seem to matter anymore. Thats not a bad thing.....i just do the things that do matter and stress less over the things that don't. Family and friends are important to me, but I'm not going to send myself broke buying them all expensive pressies or something they don't want. It's one thing I refuse to stress over. I love to select gifts i know they will use and appreciate and if it costs Under $10 the more the better and if I can make something I know they will love and appreciate then I put my all into it. Ok, battery about to die and I want to get another 15 snowflakes made. Better go get the washing in as well, looks stormy again.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I've been clearing out drawers, rearranging my office space and pottering today. 6 bags of rubbish to toss. I didnt find my federal police check notice but I found lots of other stuff I didnt know I had lost. I also found time to create.....i'm trying to make as many snowflakes as I can this week, bright bold colours have figured so much in my recent work that using just plain old white seems rather strange. 15 made so far, I'll probably need another 45 for what i need to make, so thats 2 days work.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Ok, so thats the weather report out of the way, now to get down to the interesting stuff.
Hooking. The name of this blog just isnt doing it for me anymore, my world of Little Petal blog and Hooking in the Tropics aren't working either. Do I start a new blog and move over posts i want to keep and get rid of the others. I've certainly hooked up plenty this year, including three extra large bikinis, 2 dozen prs of fingerless mitts, 12 baby blankets, 8 flower garlands and almost 50 ami's. Hooking and embroidery are my two main passions, admittedly embroidery has taken a huge backseat for the moment. I'm happy with what I have achieved this year. Surprisingly the carpal tunnel pain has gone, the only time i get aggro from it is if I have too much wheat or forget my magnesium tablets.
There is such a lot that I want to make...lacy shawls, more garlands and yes, lots more ami's. When I get bored and have the need to create yet don't want to start a big project I make flowers, when i finish a project and have a small amount of yarn left, I make flowers. These have built up into quite a substantial collection so I have bagged them up and have them for sale in a friends shop.
Extra large dreamcatchers are big now, using old doilies and bits of lace and embellishments, not my cup of tea but I've sold a few of my odd bits and pieces to crafters who are using them in projects. One lady bought a doiley which is to be the centre piece of a huge dreamcatcher that will hang over her daughters wedding table. I've a good stash of old magazines and crochet books with lots of lovely old fashioned doileys in. I'm slowly working my way through them looking for pretty, quick and easy ones to make.
This year has whizzed by so fast but there is still just over three weeks of making left and I am sure I can get quite a lot done in that time.