I have been wasting my days. Well at least in the sense that nothing much is getting made lately. The sewing machine is languishing anticipating a fortnight of inactivity while the annual gadabout takes place. More about that after the gadding has taken place. Although Biddle and John have been pouring over timetables and web-sites nothing is ever finalised until we have actually accomplished it.
Things change due to weather, trains not running and a decision that something else has proved more attractive.
I made a decision not to put my doll in the challenge. I know this is a bit of a defeatist action but I know full well that she will not get any votes because my creativity is not anywhere near the standard of the others that enter. It's just a fact of life and I make things for enjoyment not too feel a failure. I know you have to be "in it to win it" but what the heck she is my doll and I like her.
Here is a little glimpse of her
I have used the Magic Threads Stitch Witch pattern that I have made so many times. But I have dyed the face and hands fabric and wired her hair, she also has a bun. This will be covered with her hat. But I wanted extra detail. The fabrics were a collection of fat quarters given to me by my sister as a present last year.
Everyone of these witches I have made has looked completely different.
I have been knitting. Can you guess what it is?
might give you a clue. I haven't knitted in multi colours since the children were small. But this looked like a bit of fun and a chance to use some spare yarn up... except it stipulated 100% wool yarn and in my overflowing stash I was hard pushed to find much of a choice. Most of my yarn is acrylic. Well I am halfway through and it is looking how it should look. I cannot knit for long at one sitting, partly because it seems both my thumbs hurt and my neck is suffering too.
I have a cross stitch square almost finished but discovered at the weekend am short of one colour, I was convinced I had a skein but having hunted through all projects (WIPs and UFOs ) none is to be found, not even the miniscule amount I need. But that is always the way. Doubles of things I don't need and not the ones I do.
The weather has been quite nice relatively speaking. No rain for three days and it has been quite warm too. I took this the other morning
It gives a favour of the garden, I have picked several bunches of sweet peas and we have teeny tomatoes growing.
We have recently bought a freeview + box which means we can record programmes and watch at a time more suitable. It is clever you can start watching before the programme finishes recording unlike a dvd. So we have spent most evenings lately listening to the prom concerts on Radio 3 .I have to say that I am not really into some of the more modern classical stuff. I like something with a bit of a tune to it! Its really good to sit and read and listen rather than watch all the time. I think we will do more of it.
I will not mention the cricket and I cannot believe it is the football season again.
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