Friday, 11 October 2019

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Happy Friday to you and how has your week been? 
It has been full on hobby haven/cabin clearing/sorting this week
and I'm delighted with the progress.

I do love a basket as this picture definitely shows and
glad to say that some of these are actually empty.
Not sure for how long...I may use them for yarn!
(Note I'm not showing you the stock room area, that's
not picture worthy just yet!)

This area is for card, I've still kept a good supply of coloured card
and pretty paper.

And this is the area I am most pleased with.  A new desk and writing area.
My plan is to spend some time here doing some writing as a hobby, 
more details coming soon.

I purchased one of the Hobbycraft trolleys because I kept seeing them on
sale and couldn't resist.  Who doesn't love a bargain?
It remains empty because I just don't know what to put in it!  

Other news:  it was World Cardmaking Day last week and 
Scrapbook Adhesives featured a card that I made, the details are here.

I was really happy to be featured because this card marks my 
final project for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 
I've chosen to step down from their design team after being with them 
since 2011.  I thought about it long and hard and decided I 
really wanted to make changes and dedicate my time differently.
I will miss them, they are the best team out there with the 
most lovely supportive friends.

Crochet progress - 
the poncho, right now looks more like a scarf!

I didn't get to do a great deal again this week as each evening
I've been heading off to bed earlier than normal.
I'm attributing it to vigorous cabin clearing and the colder nights. 

And talking of getting colder, this week's purchase that highly amused
the boys - furry clogs/crocs from Aldi! 
Do you have a pair of shoes permanently at the back door?
I do and for years they've been these plastic crocs/clogs and now 
I've found them fur lined for Winter, I'm thrilled! 
I can now nip out in the garden without my feet feeling frozen - 
it's the little things and for only £4.99 too
(available in other colours).

Bella time and this week sharing her makeover.
Before she looks like a Star Wars Wookie and after, a startled Meerkat!

  And my final nattering this week is dedicated to food.
Along with many changes happening right now,
I've chosen to stop eating meat.  Various reasons -
health, environment and because there are just some things
you cannot 'unsee'.  
I have to say I've found it far much easier than I thought. 
Nowadays there's a wealth of alternatives and this week when I 
went out for breakfast I was introduced to Linda McCartney's 
Vegetarian Sausages and you know what?  They are really good! 

Also very tasty are the Linda McCartney burgers with mozzarella.
I would like to tell you that I've lost tons of weight by cutting out meat
but that's just not true, oh well you can't have everything! 

Well my friends that wraps up my week.
I do hope you are all well and have a nice weekend planned.
Please join me next Friday for my chatter,
no idea what will be going on but it's bound to be random! 

Take care friends.

11 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you for the chat, I bet the adhesives company will be sorry to loose you.
I am happy to see you are keeping some card.
Bella is gorgeous as usual.
I have also put card making on hold at the minute too, my friend has lent me some books and she wants them back so I feel I am obliged to read them, I also look after my great grand son four days a week, so crafting on hold.
Have fun and take care Kitty.

jdunkley said...

The cabin is looking good Christine. We are off to North Yorkshire for a week later on today. Tomorrow is our Sapphire wedding anniversary (45 years) and I've been given the most stunning pair of sapphire and diamond art decor earrings from the Mr! Lucky me. I was only just 15 when we met, engaged at 17 (still at school too) and maŕried at 19! We've had extreme highs and extreme lows that we have ridden out together but we made it this far - so far! ☺

Tracey T said...

Your cabin is amazing, I have crocs at the caravan and these furry ones will be fab. I live linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages (free on sw) I'm the only one that does tho, I've heard people defrost them and use as stuffing balls too xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great to see the Cabin-looks good. Interesting to hear all your other news.

Hope your Mum is continuing to improve health wise.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
You are making a lot of changes, but you know the saying "A change is as good as a rest".
Wish I had a cabin like your I'm so cramped where I have to craft.
Enjoy your week.

hazel young said...

The baskets and area look lovely and tidy. Nice to hear you will be writing again soon and doing things for yourself. The card is gorgeous I did pop along last week and read the post, sorry to hear you are no longer on the design team you will be sadly missed. Loving the blanket. I began practising my crochet this week, turns out I remembered more than I thought. Lol yes, I have crocs at the back door for the garden. fluffy ones sound great might have to pick up a pair. Bless Bella, hope she has a crochet jacket to wear now she has been groomed. I have been watching a Jamie Oliver programme on channel four on a Monday doing meat-free meals. I have not tried any yet but all the recipes have been save in pinterest as they look amazing. Have a great weekend xx Hazel

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Christine your cabin is looking very tidy. I thought Bella was in one of your empty boxes keeping warm after her drastic fur cut She dose look gorgeous though
Good luck with all your new ventures. Your card is gorgeous
By the way. Have a good weekend

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Bella looks totally gorgeous, I think she will benefit from her jumpers right now, she will be feeling the chill.
I'm loving your card, Scrapbook Adhesives will miss you Christine.
Your poncho is coming on great, looking forward to seeing the finished article.
Your cabin looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing what you do with it when all your stock is sold.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris said...

Hi Christine
The cabin looks great, it puts my craft room to shame. I’ve not done much in the way of card making during this year, but now Winter is approaching I’m finding myself popping into my craft room for a play.
I also have crocs at the back door, they are so handy for nipping in and out of the garden, although mine aren’t fur lined, lol.
Sad to hear about your decision to leave Scrapbook Adhesives, but look forward to hearing about your new ventures.
Love the colour of your poncho, my Mum and I used to crochet them when I was a young girl.
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris xx

Littlelamb said...

Really look forward to Friday and reading what you have been up to. Cabin looking good and so is the Poncho. I stopped eating meat a long time ago. Funnily enough I had the Linda McCartney Red Onion and Rosemary sausages tonight. Like the look for the crocs. Will have to look out for those. Hope Bella isn’t feeling too cold. Enjoy your weekend.

karenlotty said...

Your cabin/haven looks fantastic I am so jealous!
Bella looks very sweet after her makeover
I love your card Scrapbook Adhesives will certainly miss you I am loving your poncho I NEED THAT PATTERN he he!

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