Next the central heating 'combi' boiler seemed to be leaking gas, so the engineer promptly condemned it....no heating and no hot water.. yuc! It's the hot water I am missing most as luckily the weather has been kind to us and I do have a few crochet blankets I can wrap myself up in.
There has to be a third thing.....yep! The garage door came off its runners.......we manage to close the door with a little bit of brute strength, but carrying my bike through the house it not ideal. I have called the guy that fixed it back in February but he seems to be a bit busy at the moment so Mr. D and I spent an hour or so this morning
All I can say is that I have started a number of things (unlike me!) so I can give you a bit of a glimpse of some of them.
Sat under my blanket I started to make one of the laceweight yarn scarves, I think these may be for Xmas gifts so there is no rush.
|This yarn is hand dyed Angora, and beautiful|
Then I saw some bargain yarn locally that I could not resist, so have started a baby blanket. This yarn is so soft I am really pleased with it and as 200g was only £1.75 I can't really go wrong can I? Not sure if there will be any left, but I bought it from here
|Its the 'Attic 24' pattern|
|Not sure making baskets is my 'thing', but love the colour|
For the next 'group meet' I found this little critter. I thought some of the ladies that are interested in making animals might just like the little snail as well. The pattern can be found here, there is an English version or your computer can translate for you (that 'Mr Google' is a star). I realised (after stuffing him with all wadding) that his house needs to be stuffed with plastic beads (or the like) otherwise he just falls flat on his face. I think that is mentioned in the pattern, but I obviously didn't understand it or just chose to ignore it, He is quite cute don't you think?
I have been asked to help at our group in September and the theme for the day is Mini Quilts. So looking around I found this and thought the ladies that like to hand sew might enjoy making a mini Dresden plate. Phew! I have gone off that idea pretty quickly. I have not quite got all the points perfect and some of them are drastically one sided. Not that I am a perfectionist, but thought it should be a bit better than this sample. I will go back to the
|just the start|
|looking good so far|
|But those points are just not quite there|
I have had a couple of evenings out walking and riding my bike. The walks have been country walks and surprisingly informative, and the bike ride showed just how unfit I am (again informative!). Note to self.....get out on that bike more!