Search This Blog

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just like a bus!

Well a country bus maybe. No posts for ages, then along come 2 in a week LOL
So I have finally been getting some sewing done & have had a range of companions. The cats LOVE my sewing room especially at the moment when the sun is stretched all the way across the floor. So much more space to stretch out in!!

 Diego loves to get in real close to see inspect the latest project.

 REAL close!! LOL
Yes I am wearing sunglasses in my sewing room. Here's why.

They also love watching Bird TV from up this high, it looks like they could be in the room with you!! LOL.
This little guy spent hours tapping on the window with his beak trying to get my attention. Drove the cats batty!! They so wanted me to let him in to play. Was I mean to leave him outside?? I don't think so.

I have had a baby quilt project on the machine for some weeks now & it is so close to completion which is just as well since the baby in question is 8 weeks old already. However I think this quilt will last him a fair while as it has ended up around 54 inches square!! Not sure how that happened exactly but that is the size it wanted to be, so it is. Just need to decide if I am going to quilt it or send it out?

This little chipmunk cheeks is the nephew of The Prince. Dad is an Aussie, Mum is Swedish & the little guy was born here in the UK. I tried to reflect his heritage in his quilt so there is a Swedish fabric in the border, an English print in the centres & the border, yellow border to reflect the Aussie sun, fabric to reflect the time of year he was born into (harvest pears) as well as crowns for the label to remind him of "that other birth" that happened around the same time.
Hope he gets from it years of comfort & warmth. Also that he feels the loving embrace with which we welcome him into our family.

Loving what I do & for whom I do it.

Lush x

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wow look at me, I'm suddenly popular!!

My stats tell me that in 2 days my reads have gone from zero to 48! In 2 days. Last week they were at an all time high of 83. Wow!!
Of course the fact that most of the reads come from sites called "our meets", "vampire stat" , "7 secret search" & something that looks like a cat walked across the keyboard, I don't think I should be getting ahead of myself with thoughts of a book offer or TV show anytime soon huh?
How does one stop this crap?? Seriously, anyone have any ideas?? This is why I had to put the whole type a scrambled word & number back on. Mind you they still leave the most ridiculous comments. "Your blog is best blog in world, other blog not come close. Visit my site, leave credit card number". Yeah right!
Clearly these people don't read my blog or they would know I am dead broke!!

NOT loving what they do!!

Lush x

PS: I am declaring this weeks haircut, THE. WORST. EVER! As I am 51 & was a teen in the 70's, that is truly a big call but there you have it. 
I am just really glad that it is the season of hats. One will be firmly planted on my scone for the duration of the "grow back" phase.
There will be no photos.

PPS: The Prince had a hair cut the same night, looks amazing! WTF?? Did he get worn out?? I have no clue & clearly neither did he!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feeling the cool

I absolutely love this time of year. I know I am probably alone in enjoying the early dark & the cold but they feel like such a soft embrace to me. I am happy to come inside early & settle down to some sewing, knitting, baking or even just snuggle with a good book.
We are still enjoying being so close to the sea. I love it in all it's moods but really enjoy seeing the awesome surging power at this time of year. 
The sunsets have been a riot of colour & light. Spectacular!!

Mind you it would not be fun to have to be out in this weather overnight & I have been doing loads of knitting to donate to the homeless shelter here in Worthing. My knitting has never progressed beyond the basic purl & plain but it is enough for a warming scarf.

 So far I have handed over 17, have another 2 ready to be dropped off & have another on the needles. It's what I do while waiting. Waiting for anything is perfect knitting time.

Loving what I do.

Lush x

Friday, November 08, 2013

Be careful of whom you ask opinions

We were up in London recently & had a scrummy lunch in an "upmarket" new hamburger joint. Being that I am not usually a fan of the burger, it's high praise indeed. LOL
I was amused to read the comment card on our table. Seems some people will make a game of ever situation. Had to admit it made us laugh out loud!!

Yes, that does say what you think it does. LOL

Found some fabulous fabric shops that are definitely worth another look, even if the staff seemed a tad snooty.
Lovely to visit, lovely to come home.

Loving what I do

Lush x