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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Doilies and a sabbatical.

We had 28 friends in the end on Saturday, it was a busy but really good day. We had a buffet and everything went well. Felt absolutely shattered after, but a happy kind of shattered.  :)

So as well, recently, I've been changing things round a bit in the house and cleaning. It makes you feel a bit 'new' almost when you change things or have a clear out don't you think?
One bookcase in the hallway upstairs now has ornaments and doilies and feels much more me!

Speaking of doilies I made a couple more.

This one should have another round on it, but I liked it like this.

It's only a small one. Didn't take too long to make either.

Then as an experiment, I got a skein of varigated thread. It's a bit thick for cross stitch. I have divided it up and used it, but it doesn't stitch up well, so I decided to try and crochet with it.

Of course, in fairness, neither of these have been blocked, so they aren't looking at their best. But anyhow, I showed Steve and he said it looks very nice, or would ... in someone else's house! LOL
Well, I guess it's pretty weird looking really.

I have been looking to store my crochet hooks and came up with the ideal spot, right next to my chair.  I'll have to show you my little corner soon.  At the moment I only have these pictures, showing how I have my hooks nice and handy to me.

Can you spot them, in the little vase type thing?  It's on a little unit, next to my chair.

Nice and handy for me, but I'll get some pictures to show you my little cosy corner soon.

You might have noticed (or not) that I haven't posted my weekly weigh in.  My head just isn't in the zone right now and I'm just mucking around and not getting on with it, so I've decided to take a sabbatical from dieting for a bit and try and get remotivated.  I'm only talking a little break, or else I just won't get back on it. It's just a chance to regroup myself and get ready to tackle the issue again.

I'm really enjoying crocheting as you can probably tell, but I've got a couple of stitching patterns I want to do as well, so I hope to get kitted up and start on them and hopefully even have something to show you soon-ish.

Well, that's all from me at the moment, hope all is well with whoever reads this,

Take care



  1. Doilies look beautiful, Love the pink colour and the small unit is so nice to see

  2. I love your doilies Kim,you have a definite doily flare:) I really like the tri colour one..so unusual and individual and the colours blend well with each other.

  3. Love the pink doily, it's lovely - I didn't realise it hadn't been blocked yet, it's so neat!!

    I can't get my head round the dieting thing and with the children off school it's even harder (we've baked flapjack and a choc cake so far!!)

    S x


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