Friday, 8 November 2019

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

It's Friday Chat (waffle waffle) Day! 

Lots of thanks for the comments last week
and for your understanding when it comes to the 
oddities of social media.
Jackie - hugely impressed that you've been running your 
craft club for 17 years! 

In answer to the questions regarding my crochet/knitting
projects I've decided to add a new tab at the top of my blog 
headed rather unimaginatively ...
I'm going to add my projects there with links to the patterns where possible, 
what yarn I used, easy/difficult etc.
I've uploaded the Big and Mustard Throw project
but keep an eye as adding more.
Hope that helps and it should prove useful for me too.

And talking of projects - she's not too happy!

My first two attempts at crocheting a dog jumper both turned out
too small, this is version two, part way through and still a snug fit.
Back to the drawing board on this one, I think Bella's face says
"Don't bother Mum!"

But what do we have here?
A much happier Bella, well maybe a surprised Bella.
I rustled up a little cowl for her which is a tiny version of 
The Infinity Scarf - a YouTube video by Bella Coco Crochet.
Not a lot of measuring for this so achieved in an hour.

I hope to get back to human projects over the weekend.

Last weekend a trip to theatreland to see Mary Poppins.
My humble review: very good, well worth a visit but ...
 a couple of scenes deviated from the 
original film and they were honestly very weird.
A toy box that came to life and a huge Punch and Judy,
I was more scared than the eight year old in front of me! 
It was still foot tapping and who can resist singing along to
Step in Time and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

This week's purchases.
Apologies in advance, I have entered Christmas mode!
For the first time in years I've decided on a change of colour theme 
for my decorations this year.
Much to the boys' disgust I'm going for rose gold/blush pink/
bronze/pale silver.  Our cat Lilly isn't wholly convinced either.

This was a little haul from a trip to Home Bargains, Asda 
and Amazon.  Very reasonable prices too - approx £2.50 a box.
I then realised that I will need to make a new garland.
You may remember that I have a red garland that started out as a piece
 of corded rope/string and I add items to it each year.
Well, a new crafty project is soon to be underway, I'll be sure to keep
you posted.

This week's viewing - I started His Dark Materials on BBC1.

Very excited about this as enjoyed the film many years ago.
If you've read the books and/or seen the film you'll know about the Dæmons.
(If not....they are the external physical manifestation of a person's 
'inner-self' that takes the form of an animal).
I cannot be the only person contemplating what my Dæmon would be?
How disappointing if I ended up with a hamster when others are 
waltzing around with impressive wild cats/eagles! 
It stars James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson who were both suitably moody and marvellous in the first episode.

Well I think that wraps up my week.
I've got a quiet weekend ahead so that will give me a chance to 
add more details to that Yarn! tab.

As per usual please look out for the website offers,
the stock is depleting nicely. 
I've received some amazing cards with kind words from customers,
you are all such lovely people - thank you.

Have a super weekend or should that be... 
It's an ear worm! 

Take care friends, same place for a chat next week.


hazel young said...

The yarn tab is a great idea thank you. Bella looks happier with the cowl and the red suits her. Baubles colours are fabulous. Glad you had a fun night with Mary Poppins. I began watching His Dark Material too. Going to be a cold, wet and windy weekend. Stay safe and warm xx Hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Great to hear all your news. Bella looks angry in the first photo, much happier in the second one!

Hope your Mum is doing ok?


lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely to catch up with your news. Now into these sort or films/TV dramas myself don't see the appeal.
Bella looks cute.

karenlotty said...

A lovely catch up BELLA does cute in her cowl She’s a small dog so I suggest a button up tube that’ll fit nicely around her tummy and would go heavenly with her cowl
Great idea to add a new tab which I know I will visit frequently! I definitely want to take a look at the mustard throw pattern
I love your new colours for Christmas I didn’t enjoy His Dark Materials But am enjoying World on Fire which finishes this week 😢

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, So glad you enjoyed your theater trip albeit for a couple of scenes.
Bella looks fabulous in her red cowl, she looks somewhat upset in her jacket.
I'm loving World on Fire, which ends this week, and I loved His Dark Materials first episode and looking forward to the second episode.
Enjoy your weekend and the coming week.
Take care.
Lots of love from Patricia xx said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you for the chat, Bella does look so cute.
Well the dark nights are back so it is all indoor crafts now.
Have fun with your decorations, they look very pretty.
Sorry to say all mine are very old I tried to change it one year
You would have thought I had committed the crime of the century.
Take care and have fun keep cosy Kitty.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
Well my Pc died and took a visit to the menders, so no pc for a week, the emails were really ganging up on me.
Nice pics of Bella in her Cowl!
It is very cold today frost on the roofs!
Take care
Love Marg

Littlelamb said...

Lovely to catch up on a Friday. Sorry didn’t comment yesterday but had hospital appointment so took up a lot of the day. Love your Christmas colours this year. Staying put this weekend as have had a weather warning about heavy rain. Enjoy your weekend.

Craftychris said...

Aw Bella looks so cute in her cowl! Love your new decorations - its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yay! xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine, well I hope you succeeded in your quiet weekend. I seem to have been rushing about all over the place. Bella looks great in her cowl though her expression says it all about her winter coat!!. Learning crochet has certainly given you a new hobby to focus on so perhaps one or two of us will follow you next year. Its something I've never got to grips with but I really should give it another go. Your new decorations look lovely and I'm sure the boys will like them once they are on the tree. It will give a different look to just seeing them in the packets. Have a good week, best wishes Jackie xx

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