Sunday, 17 February 2019

Slowly, Slowly....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Well it's been a busy week at work and there has only been slow progress on everything I've done so far....craft wise that is.

Valentine's Day brought a dozen red roses from my lovely husband....




And I invested in a little 'Herdy' money box to help me save for my yarn obsession....




Happily I have managed to lose another pound in weight....so that's eight pounds so far....I have updated my little weight loss tracker at the side of my blog....

No books finished this week but I'm three quarters of the way through this one...



Very creepy...


Can you see my little 'Herdy' bookmark taking care of my page?

My second stitching project of 2019 is complete...




Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Courage


I have made a start on another stitching project from my WIP's list...




Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 5 - Faith


WIPocalypse projects for 2019:-

1  The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
3  The Stargazer - Mirabilia
4  Forever Friends - HAED
5  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
6  Peace - Little Sheep Virtue no. 3 - Little House Needleworks -FINISHED
7  Courage - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Little House Needleworks - FINISHED
8 Faith- Little Sheep Virtue no. 5 - Little House Needleworks 
9  Simplicity - Little Sheep Virtue no. 6 - Little House Needleworks 
10 Patience - Little Sheep Virtue no. 7 - Little House Needleworks 
11 Wisdom - Little Sheep Virtue no. 8 - Little House Needleworks 
12 Friendship - Little Sheep Virtue no. 9 - Little House Needleworks 
13  Kindness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 10 - Little House Needleworks 
14 Gratitude - Little Sheep Virtue no. 11 - Little House Needleworks 
15 Joyfulness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 12 - Little House Needleworks 
16 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
17 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
18 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
19 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

That's two down...Only another seventeen to go....

There has been no knitting this week but I have a sock knitting class next week so I'm hoping to get on with my socks.....Mmmm....we see about that!!!


So that's my catch up for another week....


I will check in again next Sunday....

Until then have a lovely week.

Keep safe and warm....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Monday, 11 February 2019

I Knitted A Hat....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm late posting this week as we were away this weekend.

We went to see Peter Hook at the O2 Academy in Leeds on Saturday evening....and I had a fabulous time....what a great night....loved it!!!

And of course I managed to get home in perfect time to watch my beloved rugby....

Another cracking win from the boys in white....I have shouted myself hoarse.....

Anyway this week I have managed to lose yet another pound in weight....again not a great deal but it's another pound lost.... I have updated my little weight loss tracker at the side of my blog....that's a total of seven pounds lost so far.

I'm quite pleased with this as my will power is 'Poor' especially when it comes to cake and chocolate.


I have also read another book....that's now 6 books read towards my 26 in 2019 Goodreads Challenge...


I enjoyed this book although I was half way through before it picked up any pace but a good read all the same....

I have almost finished my 2nd stitching project of 2019...


Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Courage


Hopefully I can finish this one this week....

And finally I have finished knitting my hat...


This is the first hat I have knitted and I'm really happy with it. It had tiny glass beads in the wool and they look really pretty....only you can't see them very well in this photograph....and the best thing is it fits me perfectly too.....I stole the fluffy bobble from one of my old hats.


Ok, so that's my catch up for another week....


I will check in again next Sunday....all being well.

Until then have a lovely week.

Keep safe and warm....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Sunday, 3 February 2019

A Stitching Finish...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Here I am again....This Sunday posting definitely works for me...

So....

This week I have managed to lose another pound in weight....not a great deal but it's a pound less....I'll take that!!!. I have updated my little weight loss tracker at the side of my blog....that's a total of six pounds lost so far.


I have read another book this week....that's now 5 books read towards my 26 in 2019 Goodreads Challenge...



Another nice easy read...

I have completed my first stitching project of 2019...


Little House Needleworks - Little Sheep Virtue no. 3 Peace.


WIPocalypse projects for 2019:-

1  The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
 The Stargazer - Mirabilia
 Forever Friends - HAED
5  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
6  Peace - Little Sheep Virtue no. 3 - Little House Needleworks - FINISHED
7  Courage - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Little House Needleworks 
8 Faith- Little Sheep Virtue no. 5 - Little House Needleworks 
9  Simplicity - Little Sheep Virtue no. 6 - Little House Needleworks 
10 Patience - Little Sheep Virtue no. 7 - Little House Needleworks 
11 Wisdom - Little Sheep Virtue no. 8 - Little House Needleworks 
12 Friendship - Little Sheep Virtue no. 9 - Little House Needleworks 
13  Kindness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 10 - Little House Needleworks 
14 Gratitude - Little Sheep Virtue no. 11 - Little House Needleworks 
15 Joyfulness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 12 - Little House Needleworks 
16 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
17 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
18 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
19 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread

Thats one down...Only another eighteen to go....

I have made a start on my next stitching project from my WIP's list...




While watching my beloved rugby I set about a new cast on....

A Hat....

When have I ever knitted a hat....The answer is 'Never'!!!


I'll keep you updated...a nice simple pattern and I quite like the beaded wool too....

I also went to a 'gig' (my husband said I have to say 'gig'....)...at The Adelphi in Hull on Monday evening....We saw Public Service Broadcasting....another new band on me....I have to say I did enjoy it but I wish these bands would come on stage earlier....so way passed my bedtime.....I know....'Get with it Grandma'.....

This is my second 'gig' of the year.....Ohhh get me....

We saw British Sea Power on New Year's Eve at Louth Town Hall....I have to say I do like British Sea Power.....but don't tell my husband as this is one of his favourite bands....

Anyway that's my catch up for another week....


I will check in again next Sunday....

Until then have a lovely week.

Keep safe and warm....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



Sunday, 27 January 2019

Slow Progress....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Sunday is still a good day for me to post so here goes again....

5 posts in and it's still only January...


I have managed to read another book this week....that's now 4 read towards my 26 in 2019 Goodreads Challenge...



Not my usual book choice but a nice easy read.

My sock knitting continues...I am now as far as I want to go until my next lesson at my local yarn shop...I could go on but I don't want to mess it up now. I'm up to the heel flap. 


I can see that if I manage to get my head around this sock knitting thing it may become another obsession....

I was also able to do a little stitching this week but not enough to make a dent in any WIP's list I have...


But anything is better than nothing....

I can see that this weekly instalment on my blog is becoming a place where I can see my own progress and keep a track, almost like a diary in a way.

Thank you to the lovely ladies who have commented here on my blog and 'Thank You' for your continued support.....I know not many people are looking at my little blog space anymore but that's fine....I'm grateful to those of you who are....x


I will check in again next Sunday....if I remember....

Until then have a lovely week.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 20 January 2019

A Spot Of Sock Knitting....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It looks as though Sunday is going to be a good day for me to post here....

So here goes....

This week has been better as far as the Fibromyalgia goes....things are continuing to improve albeit very slowly....but if slowly does it...then slowly it is.

I have manged to lose another 3lbs in weight this week so I am pleased about that....and I have marked this up on my little weight loss tracker at the side of my blog.

I have also managed to read another two books....that's now 3 read towards my 26 in 2019 Goodreads Challenge...



Laughed my way through this one...


Scared myself with this one...

One day I had a little walk into the village and popped into the Community Library and this is what I came out with.....As if I didn't have enough reading material at home....


Well I haven't got these....I just can't resist a book!


Last week I received a lovely bunch of parcels from one of my favourite yarn shops and just look what was inside....



I plan shawls and mittens....eventually...

And finally this week I went along to our local knitting shop and joined a class (with mum) to learn how to knit socks....


I have never tried knitting on four needles and am still not convinced I am doing it right but it's beginning to look like a 'sock' so on with it I will go.....

I haven't managed to do any sewing this week and the rest of my knitting has had to take a backseat....(maybe due to the reading) but at least I have achieved something this week....

I will check in again next Sunday....if I remember....

Until then have a lovely week.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Not The Start I Hoped For....But!!!...

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Ok so it hasn't been quite the start I'd hoped for...

I finally gave in to the Fibromyalgia flare up and admitted defeat....but on the good side things are slowly beginning to improve after lots of resting I'm beginning to get back to what I can cope with...or what I've become used to....

Right that's it, end of me wallowing and feeling sorry for myself....

Here is what I have managed to do....

I have read my 1st book of 2019. That's another 25 to go in The Goodreads Challenge and my husband, daughter and her boyfriend have all joined me in this years challenge.


84 Charing Cross Road


A Few More Books I Plan To Read In 2019


Lovely Yarn Parcels From Loop 


I've made a start on one of my sewing projects for 2019

19 In 19

Peace - Little Sheep Virtue - No.3 


A Year Long Read



I bought this book before Christmas and it is a beautiful seasonal read...with so many interesting facts. Such a treasure of a read. 

I have also started to try and lose some weight....Last year I lost a stone and miraculously it has stayed away...so I have decided to try and lose some more...but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself...I have set up a little weight loss slider on the side of my blog so I can keep an eye on my (if any) progress.

I have joined a class with my mum to try and learn how to knit socks....I'll keep you updated on that too....

Now what else have I done....

Oh yes....As I'm trying to be super duper organised this year I have written out this years 'Christmas List' and get me I've already bought some presents......I've decided this is not 'sad' this is 'organised'....

That's it so far I think...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Sunday, 6 January 2019

WIPocalpse - 19 In 2019....

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Once again at the start of a new year I have been sorting through all my stitching stash and I have decided to set myself a goal of 19 finishes in 2019.....

I know I tried this last year when I joined in with 

WIPocalypse

18 in 18

and I failed miserably...

I only managed to complete four WIP's...not good!!!...

This time round I have decided not to join any SAL's as I only end up putting myself under pressure. I'm going to just use my little blog to record my progress and see how I get on. Hopefully I will be more focused and actually make a dent in my WIP's this time....Haha!!! 

There are so many projects that I have started to stitch and/or kitted in the past but I never seem to reach the finishing line on anything these days....


Last year I think I was a tad ambitious, so this year I will try to finish more of my smaller projects and see how long it is before I start something new...


Every month I will share the projects I want to finish and show my progress....in my case....'if there is any progress....'


Here is a list of my WIPocalypse projects for 2019:-

1  The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace
2  The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia
The Stargazer - Mirabilia
 Forever Friends - HAED
5  Seashell Treasures - Dimensions
6  Peace - Little Sheep Virtue no. 3 - Little House Needleworks
7  Courage - Little Sheep Virtue no. 4 - Little House Needleworks 
8 Faith- Little Sheep Virtue no. 5 - Little House Needleworks 
9  Simplicity - Little Sheep Virtue no. 6 - Little House Needleworks 
10 Patience - Little Sheep Virtue no. 7 - Little House Needleworks 
11 Wisdom - Little Sheep Virtue no. 8 - Little House Needleworks 
12 Friendship - Little Sheep Virtue no. 9 - Little House Needleworks 
13  Kindness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 10 - Little House Needleworks 
14 Gratitude - Little Sheep Virtue no. 11 - Little House Needleworks 
15 Joyfulness - Little Sheep Virtue no. 12 - Little House Needleworks 
16 Oh Christmas Tree - Little House Needleworks
17 Hello Winter - Plum Street Samplers
18 Pomegranate Santa - Plum Street Samplers
19 Ho! Ho! Ho! - With Thy Needle & Thread


Ok...so that's my list...I may change it, add things or take things away but for now this is the goal I have set myself....


Here is my starting point for... 

The Spirit of Christmas - Lavender & Lace





 
My starting point for...

Dimensions - 
Seashell Treasures



And my starting point for...

The Autumn Queen - Mirabilia



Keeping my fingers crossed that I can do better in 2019...


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 


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