Monday, 27 September 2010

Latest news...

We had to have our 14 year old dog, Sophie, put to sleep on September 19th. She had been getting wobbly on her legs, but while she could still get herself up on the carpet she was fine, but then came the day when she couldn't each time. We decided that it was time, so walked her slowly to the vets on the Sunday night. She fell over 4 times on the way there, but then spent the next half an hour pacing the surgery. It's strange without her here, but we're slowly getting used to it.
Other news.
I got the new laptop, and it's lovely! It has a webcam so I chat every other day with my friend, Jacqui... it will come in handy as she's off to Australia to live in October.
Justin had Friday off work, so first we went shopping with dad in Tesco's where Justin bought himself a new top, and Matthew jeans and two t-shirts. After that, we went into town and he bought me some new black trainers - I wear them at work, supposed to be black shoes, lol. We went and had lunch in a little tiny cafe. It was lovely.
I had the weekend off work, so Justin, Matthew, and I went to Peterborough on the train. First we called into Darryl's to wish our little grandson, Elijah, a happy first birthday. We got to Peterborough about 10m, and headed for breakfast in McDonalds, and then went and done some shopping. We went into lots of shops, and Justin bought some more tops. I got one of those flimsy scarves, love it!!! We had a snack and a drink in the coffee shop at the top of Queensgate, and then more shopping. We met up with Darryl, Abby, and Elijah! Had a chat with them, and then Justin bought me a GORGEOUS bag, I love it!!!!

After that, it was lunch, then we walked to Asda, where Justin bought another top, belt, and me a belt too. Then it was off to Pets at Home so that Matthew could see the gerbils, as he's having two for his birthday in one of those Rotastak cages. We spent about half an hour in there. We then went back to Queensgate and Burton's and Justin got a thin stripey jumper.
We had a great day, and got home about 3.30pm.
Sunday, we went into town and Matthew got another new top. I bought myself a jacket/coat, and a pair of suede boots.
It was nice spending time with them at the weekend, we don't get many weekends together.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Granny Stripe blanket update!

Ok, so it’s day two in the granny house. I’ve now completed 24 stripes… Justin reckons it’s going to take about 154 stripes to fit the bed nicely. Hmmm. I’m loving this blanket, it’s never boring as there’s a colour change after two rows.

Here’s the progress!





I lightened up the bottom two photo’s trying to show the purple wool as in the other photo’s it looks black.

Today I’m also awaiting delivery of a new laptop! My current laptop spends the majority of it’s life frozen, or creeping along, or overheating, or making a horrendous grinding noise… so time for a new one!

The one I’m waiting for is a Samsung R530 in a lovely glossy red colour. Scroll down the page on the link below to see the colour.

Click here to see it.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Yeah I’m still around, lol, but I’ve been very quiet haven’t I?! I’ve not really been up to much lately craft wise, apart from catching up on a couple of knitting projects, but I’ve now started another crocheted double bed blanket. This is going to take a while…

The blanket is a crocheted Granny Stripe blanket, inspired by reading this fantastic blog – Attic24 Wow, the author has some fantastic photo’s on there, and it’s all about colour. I love this blog!! Be sure to check out the blog too, because I’m sure it will inspire you too.

The colours are a little bit stronger than the picture suggests. The “blue” in between the pale pink and yellow/orange is actually a dark lilac!

I started off with a chain of 252.

I shall also add some more colours on Friday… I need some darker one’s I think. EDIT: see further down, lol.


This is how far I’ve got. blg01 blg02

Below are some newer photo’s of Elijah when we had him over for the evening while Darryl and Abby went to the cinema. He’s always such a good boy! He’s one year old on September 25th, that year went past in a blur!







Ok, so I’m not well known for my patience… as soon as I posted the blog update I went into town and bought these fabby jewel colours!! I’m hoping the red is going to show properly, as it’s a gorgeous rich raspberry colour.