Friday, 2 July 2021

Friday Chat Day

 Hello friends

Happy Friday!

I think I saw the sun yesterday, it was a shock after so many dull days,
I didn't know what to do first, take photos of blankets or attempt to smarten 
my soggy garden.  It really has been bleak here in Kent and I think
for most of the country - we've got a few more days 
of clouds and rain before Summer truly arrives.

My week has been heavily dominated by work and two new words
now appear in my everyday vocobulary "month end" - oh goodness,
doing billing for a new department is a learning curve.
And can I just point out my 'office colleagues' are incredibly lazy!


I am actually working on my very last WIP - hurrah - celebrations!
I may have cheated a little as I chose to finish before all the pattern rows,
it was already big enough so I wonder... is that cheating?

Here it is...
the old me was clearly not think about the 'today me' 
as I packed this WIP away without sewing in ends! 

It's the Coastal Crochet - Seaside Stashbusting Blanket,
entire pattern available as a CAL here.
I learned so many new stitches following this pattern.
I've got to tackle those ends and then work on the border.
I will then be free to start something new or more projects and 
create another round of WIPs I guess.

I also managed to finish the Cupcake Stripe Blanket, turns out
I just need a few more rows and the border.

This is a nice simple pattern but keeping a check on the edges and counting
drove me a little bit bonkers.

So this is the corner of my lounge right now...

The top two (Meadow and Cupcake) are in my Folksy shop 
along with some other items, you can view here.


Conservatory roof update.
For those who may have missed this thrilling content,
I'm having the roof removed and replaced with a solid tiled roof.
They are special lightweight tiles and inside it will be a plastered ceiling
with spotlights.  It was this or have an extension and this was way cheaper.

Although our conservatory doesn't get too hot it definitely gets cold.
Because it is open to the kitchen it makes the whole downstairs 
very chilly.

The surveyor has been which means everything is going into production now
and any minute I should get a call saying they are starting.
At that point I will PANIC! 
I am behind with sorting and emptying. 
The wall cupboards have gone.
Those tiles have to come off as that wall is being insulated and plastered -
it is an an attempt to make it as cosy as possible.

Here's another angle of muddleness.
There's a cat in that washing basket and one on the seat in the titchy garden,
they are clearly not phased by the going-ons.

I also need to clear an accessway to the rear of my property.
I'm going to approach the neighbours with that one,
and move all my garden pots.
I'm going to entice Elliott to visit on Sunday with the 
promise of a roast dinner and rope him into helping! 


I've gone from watching so much telly to selecting the occasional
film at the moment.

Telstar - Amazon Prime

Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, it's the story of the world's 
first independent record producer, Joe Meek
A maverick genius who was flamboyantly gay and tone deaf.

Plenty of stars to point out in this film: 
James Corden, Pam Ferris, Ralf Little, Kevin Spacey, Tom Burke and more.

So I did not know about Joe Meek but I certainly recognised 
the songs he produced "Johnny Remember Me", "Just Like Eddie".
He pioneered experimental pop music from a flat above a shop.
The film is fast pace, funny and very moving,
definitely worth a watch.

Charity Kit:

It's Charity Kit Day on Sunday so it is time to show you a little
sneak peek.
Kraft and white - always a nice combo.

Post will go live on Sunday at 7am and my usual splashing across
social media. 

And that my friends wraps up another week in my little world.
This weekend I will be finalising the charity kits and, as mentioned,
working on emptying out the conservatory with some bribed help.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and may the sun shine where you are.

Take care.

5 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Wow you are one very busy lady.
I am surprised you have time for the tele.
I do like you work mates.
Thank you for the lovely chat.
Looking forward to Sunday, it looks
like another damp weekend.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great catch up on all your news. Your work colleagues certainly look very relaxed!! The blankets all look gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the new Charity kit.


hazel young said...

Lovely photo of your office colleagues. Gorgeous crochet projects and I love your blanket mountain, very jealous. The conservatory will be great once completed and as well as warmer not so noisy. Love the look of the charity kit I do love a white and kraft card. Have a great week, stay safe xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine a lovely catch up. Pity that work is getting in the way!!. Having a good clear out must be quite liberating and your home will be be much warmer once the alterations ate all completed and I'm sure a roast dinner will be a suitable enticement for some manly assistance so have a good weekend xx

Littlelamb said...

Always look forward to Fridays to read your post and all the news. Looks like you could be busy at the weekend. The blankets look gorgeous. I am still carrying on with my large one and have 400gms of yarn to use. It will then be finished.

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