Has been a very strange week - started with such high hopes & plans but just seemed my get up and go, got up and went. The weather hasn't helped - been cold & grey for most of the week with the odd glimmer of something sunnier but often only for a few fleeting moments :(
Apparently its all down to my age - big birthday soon. Caught part of Grumpy Old Women on Monday night and the signs of ageing include - talking about the weather (tick), knitting (tick) and wearing glasses (tick).
Hoping this weekend things pick up and my GUAG returns.
In one brief spurt of crafting, I made a card for my Mum for Sunday (Mothering Sunday here in the UK);
Have also made her a brooch;
and if they survive there's also a box of her favourite chocolates.
Even the charity shops this week haven't turned up much excited - infact my only purchase this week was this pretty little posy - I've seen these so often on other blogs. This one was hidden away in a dusty corner and was only 50p;
Lastly on Wednesday I headed as normal to S&B group. As a break from knitting I've been having a few lessons in dressmaking. Last week we made patterns for a skirt - mine needed a lot of altering - not sure how my measuring partner came up with those numbers - they were a long way out and I could have fitted a friend in there! Anyhow this week we made the necessary adjustments and once it was sewn together my calico mockup fitted perfectly. Just need to fine some summery skirt fabric soon and remember how to put zips in.
A couple of my sisters come to the group - one of them brought me a bag of goodies. A gorgeous woollen dress (a CS bargain complete with tags) which replaces one I've worn to death and a selection of Ladybird books;
Off to the hairdressers today - need a full de-yetifying and also my grey highlights need covering up.
Here's hoping the weekend brings better things - menfolk have promised to cook on Sunday and also to build my dolls house so I can get on with the serious business of decorating it. Hopefully whilst thats all happening I can find my mojo, get my colour-swap parcel finished and start something I want to make for a giveaway thats being planned ;)
Until next time
xxxx Vicki xxxx