Told You I’m Addicted!

Following the recent eating of my ergonomic 2.5mm crochet hook by that smelly monster Merlin, decided to try a soft grip for my stupid hands.

Wool Warehouse had just the job so whilst there purchased some more Drops yarn. Well it’d be horribly rude not to!

The coming weather forecast for my weeks annual leave is quite frankly PERFECT 🤗

Frost, cold, snow, rain all the ingredients for a monster craftathon with of course a coal fire, Netflix and aforementioned smelly monster.

It’s Nerd Nirvana 💖20170209_1504251486654523313-6375402421486654649043-1603692774

 

Grass Is Grass Is Grass ….

Oh no it isn’t.

Spotted a bouncy biting little black friend on the pup this morning so a prompt visit to vet to stop him turning into a full on flea bag. £67 later and one very stressed pup we swerved by the fields out back of our house before taking him home for a bath on this glorious white skied Summer’s day (blooming muggy though).

I know dear reader that you will understand when I say, nature is just full of art and I felt it necessary to take a few pics.

The nature strip along the fields is full of buzzy friends, this is where I picked a few stems of grass as they drifted in the breeze. As you can see, grass isn’t just grass, look how beautiful each head is. Natures perfection. The head of cows parsley as it turns to seed and the promise of fat juicy blackberries in the autumn. YUM!

Whilst on my nature appreciation march the pup and HH had a good old game, both as daft as each other ( because I’m so very sane ). You can see how happy they are, even I don’t get greeted with open arms! It’s a bit of a love affair in truth. That said it was lovely to have an hour or so of family time before getting back to boring old chores.

Have a lovely weekend where ever you are x

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Not Been Totally Idle….

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Been trying to keep my hand in with the crafts along with another wonderful holiday in Aruba where I finally snorkelled much to HH delight!

DD’s took me to Jackie the Musical, a 70’s themed evening of heart warming nostalgia based around th hugely popular Jackie magazine which was read by pretty much every young teen in the UK back in the 70’s. The music was a full ling a long of Hot Chocolate, Donny Osmond, Marc Bolan, David Cassidy to name a few. Of course we went in appropriate dress, both gypsy skirts knocked up by my own fair hand. A bottle of fizz between 2 of us guaranteed much more confident singing 😂

As you can se I tried to clean Aruba out of its shells…… Not a chance the beaches are FULL of them so I brought a bundle back for crafting and whilst chatting to my darling Dellis last week I started to string the citrine and shells as a trial. I have to say as a first attempt, made up in my head mobile I’m pretty darn pleased.

So that’s what I’ve been upto in a nut SHELL 🤗

A Strange Time …..

I’m pretty sure we all go through times in our life when we feel clueless about life no matter how experienced we thought we were. My personal roller coaster has been being out of work following a life changing experience, many ups and downs with some days being horribly dark (you know the type)  have culminated in my starting a new job last week wth a company who have been on my radar for many years and for all the right reasons. To be honest I would have choked on my cuppa had I been drinking one when Jane my new boss called me the day after my interview to say I’d got the job and how excited they were to have me coming on board. ME, silly, crazy, (apparently funny), quirky I’m an artist don’t you know darling me!!!!

No warmer welcome could have waited me and now 2 weeks in my roller coaster is on the rise. I am working with my most favourite client group lovely reader.  I am a pretty highly qualified support worker for vulnerable people but my specific group now is Older People.  I LOVE LOVE the group. They are funny, talented, rude, intolerant and just gawjus!  If that weren’t enough for me my ladies will sit and talk all things crafty till the cows come home HOORAH!

This group of people in our society are so over looked time and time again in the UK.  The wealth of knowledge sitting inside their heads just waiting to be shared with any one of us who cares to ask leave me humbled.

In just 2 weeks I have seen works of art made by their very own hands, some many years ago and some only last week. I have noticed the ones who have art in their life, be it sewing, knitting, gardening, baking or the likes are the ones whose emotions sit closest to the surface but also have the most life about them.

Maybe us young pretenders with our strange roller coaster lives have that to look forward to.  Being the ones who are more ‘with it’, ready to share, love and laugh.

For me in summary, being a creative has what I thought was its cross to bear – being an emotion pendulum but now I know it’s that very cross, that funny type of madness we share that will ensure our future will be wonderfully colourful, vibrate, textured and just down right FUN!

Even when I’m in ‘mad’ phase I can squeeze out some creativity. For beautiful Amelia the newest addition and first of the next generation in our clan, Great Neice an Auntie Samantha blanket 😍

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