Well that’s it. The wedding has been and gone and was lovely. I believe my son and daughter in law will be very happy together and we had a joyful day celebrating with them and our extended families. There were some interesting events surrounding the wedding, which I will tell you about some other time but we had a lovely day, meeting up with old friends and the wider family,
And now it’s over and I would feel a bit flat if we weren’t off to Majorca in a week or so. Looking forward to that very much. I intend exploring some places we haven’t visited before. (Although the weather forecast is not too good, we may be holed up with a bottle of wine and some DVD’s, who knows?)
Having missed several Diva Challenges over the Summer, I feel the need to catch up a bit.
I’ve been finishing off my tiles for the Autumn swap – the last two above will be used for that, being Autumn/Halloween in subject. Here are some more;
We had a Stitch n Bitch get together yesterday, at my friend Ann’s house, where she provided enough lunch for about 20 of us – there were actually nine, I think – including brandy snaps, which I haven’t had in years, and prawns and, and, and… Gorgeous.
She has contacts through church who take or send parcels out to Africa or Eastern Europe or the middle East, wherever needed I suppose, and I had suggested at the previous meeting at my house, that we could make knitted or crochet blankets. When nine of you get together, you can do half a blanket in an afternoon, so two meetings = one blanket. (Almost, OK, almost.) Because I knew there were those among us who don’t particularly like to knit/crochet, I did a few squares in advance (well, fifteen actually) so they could start sewing them together and this worked quite well, so we continued at the next meeting, which was at Ann’s. Poor Ann spent most of the time feeding us or keeping up a constant supply of tea and coffee; I bet she was delighted to see the back of us, but it felt like a very productive afternoon.
Several of the groups had also been knitting or doing crochet squares in the gap between the meet at my house and the one at hers, so we had lots of squares to work on. As a result, I’m pretty sure we will have two full blankets pretty soon and ready to go. I’m hoping to have photos before they go.
Tomorrow we will be going to visit my cousin. Usually, the men go for a pub crawl while my cousin, also called Ann, and I draw or make cards. I’m hoping to do some work on Christmas cards, as I have gone through the list today and I need about 35. I mean, you know, I’ve started but 35 is a lot of cards if I’m drawing and then building them too. I’ve managed eight so far. May be ready for Christmas 2017! Anyway, here they are –
Just another 28 to go. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there are still two online swaps to do and the Diva Challenge to catch up with. Why do I set myself all these targets/deadlines? Because it’s fun, you know it is.
And so, I’ll go and watch tv with the loved one for a couple of hours and crochet a couple more squares; off to make some cards tomorrow and then more on Sunday and then, and then, and then . . .
It’s the Diva Challenge all over again. Bring it on!
And here it is –
Weekly Challenge #292: “UMT – EAXY by Nadine Roller, CZTFor those of you who are new, the first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle Challenge, where the challenge of the week is to use a tangle created by one of you! If you have a tangle you’d like to submit you can add it here and be sure that it follows the guidelines for submission.This week’s Tangle is courtesy of Nadine Roller, a CZT from Germany- I first saw this tangle in a CZT group on Facebook. I was delighted to find she had submitted it for a UMT. In my opinion, this tangle embodies the ‘magic’ of zentangle – how a few small pen strokes creates a gorgeous complex looking pattern.