Sunday, 7 November 2010

circus fandango!

Well helllllooooo to you.  I hope you are all doing fabby as you do.

(Insert a violinist and dergy music here!) So the wrist is still torture, and I'm hardly crafting at all, which is a right pain up the bum, actually not the bum, the wrist hahahahahaha!.  (Enter circus fandango here!) Right I can't do any crocheting or sewing or anything really that I want to do.  Switch tactics. (Enter light bulb above one's head!) Soap making!!!.  Yes I thought I can do soap making.  It doesn't put any strain on anything.  (Enter ebay skippage!) Off to ebay I went and ordered a few supplies, which come to around £13.00 and I'm going to have a go.  Yes I am.  So I am currently stalking the postman waiting for my goodies.  It's not really a pretty sight, as every time he posts something there I am looking back at him through the letter box.  I need to do something it's terrible just sitting there picking something on my body.  That isn't a very pleasant to look at either, especially when I start analysing what I've picked from my ear/nose/arse LOL!! Seriously though, when I mean bored, the tears have dried up and frozen into icicles.  Maybe a slight exaggeration, but I'm trying to paint a picture of how bored I have been.

ANYHOOOOOOOO.  Guess what?  I started my job last Thursday.  It's so weird being in the real world.  I am battling with my confidence.  I am determined to pull myself out of the rut I have been in for a few years.  Some SAHM/D know what exactly I mean here.  Well so far I really love it. Obviously at the moment, I am just feeling my feet.  I think once I get settled in I will totally love it! My job title is Mid Day Assistant (a dinner lady to help out with the lunches at the local school).  It's the perfect job to ease my way back into work.  I mean I haven't really had a job for about 11 years.  So for me it is a next step of my journey of reclaiming myself.   It has not been an easy journey and I am still tripping up along the path, but I have learned to pick myself and dust myself off.  4 years ago I didn't even know my arse from my elbow.  I came through that and I am a much stronger person.  Anyway less of that more of this.

This week I received the lovely book from Elizabeth Hartman or Oh Frannson! as some of you know her by.  She has some really wonnerful work in her book and I really recommend it for those of you who are starting out on your quilting adventure.  The book is very well written explaining everything about the parts of a quilt.  How to cut and then build the quilt back together, and even tips about how to quilt the sandwich together.  Yup on my top 10 books I have bought.  And you know the nicest little thing that Elizabeth did, was to send me a little note on the insert of the book.  How nice is that?  I love those little personal touches, it does make the difference.  Thank you Elizabeth x

Cinderberry Stitches

I have been doing some really light embroidery, I can get about 10 minutes at a time a few times a day.  I've been collecting the 'Truly Scrumptious' BOTM (Block of the month) from The Fat Quarters.  It's by Natalie Lymer from Cinderberry Stitches.  I'm absolutely loving it.  I'm not the best embroiderer on the planet, but I can handle back stitch and Natalie's instructions are soooooo simple.  I think the toughest is deciding which jelly you want to go with it.

Anyhooo times up, the pain of typing is creeping in..

I hope to be back soon, have a fantastically great week xx