I was completely amazed today to find my blog had got a mention on Debi's blog . Thank you SO much Debi, it was a lovely surprise and cheered me up after an upsetting day.
So now for a quick catch up!
Took Joe to a local mine recently. His grandad and great grandad were both miners and his grandad was on the mines rescue team and has an award for bravery, so it was fun to go look at things and get it all explained to us.
I got a picture of him on one of the machines that would have pulled up the coal and cages that the miners decended into the mine in.
Not a very good picture really but anyhow, thought I'd show you.
It was a kind of winch machine I guess. Anyhow we had fun.
We've had alot going on here. Steve's work situation is still hard, a few have now left as they couldn't stay there. Some have been on sick with nerve problems and he has been having to do alot of overtime and it isn't appreciated. He has been getting home at 10pm sometimes, having his tea, sit for half an hour and then bed, ready to get up at 5:30am again the next day.
He has put his overtime in and althought they wanted the work done, they are now complaining about paying him and saying about costs. On the 15th though, there is meant to be an annoucement and we should know what is happening, one way or another. So not too long to go now and we hope things should sort out and settle more then.
We also decided to change my car to help us financially, so have been sorting that this past weekend. I had an upsetting phone call today though with one of the salesman we've dealt with for years, really giving me a hard time because we had decided not to go with him this time. It really made me feel like rubbish.
Then a friend of ours, who is more like family to us has decided he wants to move up near us. He is 77, so we are trying to sort as much as we can for him of course, to save him doing things, so that's took up time, especially the past few days.
However, I have still managed to get some crochet done.
The boys were laughing at me so much, because when we were running round I always had my crochet with me and was working on it at every spare moment where ever I was. haha.
So anyhow, here we go.
I have finished the green scarf and made it into a circle scarf. I gave it to my mum as she loved it!
This was it completed and sewn together.
And this is it on it's new owner!
I have also made a dishcloth set ....
That was made from Sugar n cream twists.
And two face cloths (Wash cloths).
They were such fun to do. I've started another now and it's around a quarter complete so far.
I also did one handle for my tote bag and have started the second handle, but I forgot to take a picture of that!
So that's me all up to date now and hopefully it won't be too long before I can show you my completed bag and my 3rd face cloth.
Take care everyone and hope all is good with you.