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Thursday 16 February 2017

Half Term

Hello Folks!

Half Term is upon us in this neck of the woods and I've been pottering around.  I do love to potter, not really doing anything but still getting things done at the same time.  I'm trying the get over the numerous lurgies I've had over the last few months.  I lost my voice a few weeks ago (I'm sure all around me didn't mind) and was feeling grotty again.  I'm taking multi-vitamins and I'm hoping that'll help.

I popped into town this week and found myself in Tiger.  A lovely shop for a root around, I couldn't resist when I saw some little stamps.
 I've been after an alphabet for a while.
I think I need a little more practise when I ink the stamps.
I also picked up these bright ball magnets.
 And some ribbon (always useful.)
 The circles for The Wedding Blanket continue to grow, my basket contains the ones with all the ends sewn in, there are lots more waiting.
 The weather has been a mixed bag lately, but on this dog walk the other day the sunshine filtered through and it was very welcome.
The extension is making good progress, with lots of deliveries arriving, as much as possible coming over the garden wall.
 Unfortunately the concrete girders which will form the base to the extension were left in the front garden.  They are 1600kgs each, and were carried by the builder, his son (Master Clicky's school friend) and Master Clicky.  There was much moaning from the boys, not helped because they Googled 'How to carry concrete girders' and came up with 'It needs 6 people, not 3.'  Stay away from Google I say.
 They worked incredibly hard, I cooked them bacon sandwiches and then they brought the concrete blocks through from the front too.
The last thing I need to show you today is the sunrise the other morning.  It really made me feel sandwiched in between sky and earth, but of course, a few minutes later it had gone and things were back to normal.
Right, I'm off to finish cleaning the oven (urgh) and make the lovely builder another cup of tea.  

See you soon.............Clicky Needles.

Sunday 5 February 2017

Blanket Update

Hello All!

I've been spending lots of time on the Wedding Blanket, I've got over 100 circles now.  I got them all out the other day to see how the colours are working.
The yellow and the two new pinks have really jazzed it up.  Even though I'm a pinky/purply/blue sort of girl, I'm loving the really bright colour combinations.
 I have end sewing-in sessions every few days.  I'm enjoying this as well, because I'm making mini pom-poms with the ends, no matter how small.
 The exciting new I told you about the other week is an extension on the back of our house.  The kitchen and living room will both increase in size and the old dining room will become my craft room.  Yippee!  

We cleared the garden as much as we could, I've saved all the precious plants, 
and the builder started digging.  Any grass that was visible soon disappeared.
The dog wasn't too happy about the 'muck' removal lorry ~ a massive grab truck and let us all know it was there by constantly barking.
 Trenches complete, three lorry loads of concrete were pumped over our wall.

 The dog and I went out to check the next morning it had set.  Looking good.
I will update you from time to time and try my very best not be become an extension bore.

That's me for now, I'm baking brownies for the builder.    

Have a great week..............Clicky Needles.