Blackberry and Crumble are the dogs, not a comment on baking. These are, as we always tell people, great names for dogs until you have to stand in a field shouting them, and then you just sound like a bit of a wally...

Welcome to my thoughts, ponderings and crafty adventures.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

all by myself....

Bob and HWMBO(I) have been out for the day... other than my sewing lesson I have been by myself all day. I am really ready for them to come back now. I quite enjoy my own company but there comes a point that I don't know what to do with myself anymore. I work from home most of the week and while I am quite happy in my own company, I do like having people around me.

Not a lot  to report on the sewing lesson... I've cut out a pattern, used an over locker, made bias binding and piping, covered buttons and sewn the main parts together but its not quite finished. Another lesson has been booked for two weeks time where the top / dress will be finished and you shall be wowed (or not, but polite and encouraging!)

I could write about how I did my literature search for my dissertation, or started writing an assignment or updated my portfolio but I can't imagine for a moment that makes for interesting reading.

I sat on the balcony, in the sunshine with a cup of tea and hooked away happily to myself...

Purples, blues, pinks, bit a aqua. Colours that Bob claims the girl cousin will love (feels a bit like Chinese whispers but with yarn colour choices).  Rows and rows of trebles and just changing colours when I feel like it... lovely.

The weather is glorious here - after what feels like months and months of snow and ice. I walked Blackberry and Crumble yesterday on the moor across from Bobs school. I wore a tshirt, no coat and trainers instead of the boots that have been a permanent feature since October and it felt so good. I love standing up here and trying to spot our house... It's down there somewhere. (Sorry, the photos aren't brilliant, they were only taken on my phone.)

I continued to be wowed by comments and love following the links to where they came from, and having a nosey around other peoples Internet spaces. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

I have another hour on my own, in which I shall run around and do things like emptying the dishwasher, putting a load of washing on and generally trying to make it appear as though I have in someway been domestic while the boys have been out...and then there is a cold lager in the fridge and a spot in the sun with my name on it...


  1. Sounds like good progress with your sewing - various experiences which add up to good training!
    I would be interested to hear about your studies - what are you doing?
    Is that the Stylecraft yarn there? Lovely colours!
    It's pleasing to hear that the weather seems to have settled for you lovelies over there in Yorkshire - enjoy that sunshine and the rest of your weekend!
    Joy x

  2. Hi Joy, the yarn is style craft, it's great stuff and such lovely colours.
    I'm doing a masters in public health and looking at the use of maternity services as part of a longer training scheme to be a consultant in public health
    I love where we live, it's really beautiful but this last winter went on forever...

  3. Hello lovely writing person. Just wanted to let you know that I replied to your comment on my blog and left you my mother-in-law's recipe for meringue which has (to date) Never Gone Wrong.
    Best of luck!

  4. I've just seen it... Please be careful on the scary corners. x