Sunday, 27 May 2018

Little steps

By the time you read this, I should be in Greece. Mr JK and I loved going to Kos; it felt like our second home. We went back to the same little village every year and it was just like going home. I couldn't face going back there last summer but have decided to be brave and spend a week there over half term on my own. Hopefully I will make it onto the flight - I say hopefully as I have bottled out of doing a few things at the last minute. But I have plenty of knitting packed, along with my kindle, some audio books and cat food for the local kitties. As well as all of those things, I have my heart full of so many years of happy memories of wonderful times spent with my lovely Mr JK that I hope it will be enough to give me a good time. Wish me luck! xxx

Our first trip to Kos together, not yet Mr and Mrs JK

And our last xxx

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Stitches to inspire

Still having the attention span of a gnat and the inability to concentrate on knitting or crochet projects for any length of time, I have found sewing to be a bit of a light in a dark tunnel and a boost to my creative spirits. I'm able to plan something out and make it in a day which gives me a boost and a sense of having achieved something, rather than feeling guilty about yet another unfinished project left languishing in a bag. Two birthdays provided the perfect opportunity for a little creative stitchery, making cushions intended to inspire the recipients. I added sequin stars, fixed by beads, as an extra bit of birthday sparkle. Free motion stitching is so much fun - you don't have to be super-neat because the odd wobble adds a bit of character to your sewing. That's what I tell myself anyway! My sewing hero is Poppy Treffry - her work is so much fun and I would give anything to be able to take part in one of her classes. One day, fingers crossed! xxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sock time lapse

A bus trip to Bath and back this weekend meant there was a lot of knitting time, so it was the perfect excuse to stash dive for yarn and cast on a new sock. (Yarn is The Knitting Goddess 4ply BFL and nylon self striping Experimental Rainbow.)

Saturday 09:04 - Norwich Bus Station

10:45 - joining the M11 near Cambridge

11:41 - making our way through Stratford, London

12:59 - grabbing a bite to eat at Cafe Nero, by Victoria Bus Station

Sunday 07:49 - outside Bath Abbey on my way to the bus station

07:54 - admiring the view towards Pultney Bridge

09:25 - a little bit of heel flap love somewhere on the M4

19:38 - home again with Flo taking her usual spot xxx

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Great Yarn Giveaway - final update

Isn't it lovely to see sunshine and blue skies and even better that it's all happening on a Bank Holiday weekend too?! I've been busy packing up parcels for the past few days, getting ready to add addresses to send out to all the prize winners in my Great Yarn Giveaway. It closed on April 30th with an utterly amazing grand total raised of £8150. I feel very overwhelmed by it and incredibly blessed to have had so much support from the woolly community to do something so amazing in memory of my lovely Mr JK. Thank you so much if you donated. Every single pound raised will help to fight against heart disease. 

My spare bedroom currently looks like this...

Winners were selected by random number generator this week and all have been emailed. I'm still waiting to hear back from quite a few so that I can post prizes off, so please do check your inbox and junk mail folder just in case!

I shall quite miss my giveaway as it's kept me busy every day since the start of February. Once all the prizes are in the post, I will breathe a huge sigh of relief and start planning my next fundraising idea! And I've got plenty of knitting and crochet to keep me occupied too.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend, whatever you have planned. xxx