Ive been making and Ive been breaking (as in.......been away!)
Ive taken so many photos that I don't know where to start so Ive picked a few for now until I can get up to speed with the gazillions of emails I need to catch up with.
On Friday we went over to my brothers for the weekend. The weather was fantastic and the company was the best. We ALWAYS have such a good time and a good laugh. On the way I started one of 4 beanie hats. The first one? UGH - your first one is always rubbish, isnt it? It can be salvaged and I'll probably salvage that late this week. The second one was much much better but my third one was this one:Isnt she a beaut? I gave it to my sister in law and with the left over wool I made a hat for a collection I intend to make for babies in Africa. Since this new obsession I have bought more balls of wool in really BOLD colours to make more crazy beanies in time for winter and to hopefully make some pocket money for this new found extra hobby that I dont have time for. LOL. I just need to find a website that sells large buttons in singles and the more bold the buttons the better.... do you know any?
Aside from having sore fingers from all that knittery/crochet-ery I made some cakes for my bro. I love making things, the sense of accomplishment is such a great feeling and stems from school where I struggled with a lot of things (like maths and science) and was never the academic. As I have gotten older I now pride myself on creativity, being a great mum and running a comfy home more than the anal paranoia that I must be intellectual and part of the brain supremacy. Still, I manage to get by with common sense, at least!
I also made a card at my mums because I was feeling paper-crafty. My mums has a ton of stuff as she teaches cardmaking at home twice a week. I just dived into her supplies and made this. My cardmaking paper-crafty moment was relieved as soon as the last spot of stickles was applied to the card.
On Sunday we went over to Whitby which is half way between Mums and my Bro's. We met my paremts, my sister in laws parents, Tom and Lil and 3 million day trippes! Why have I never been here before - its absolutely beautiful! Plus its where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula - from the very top of those cliffs, by that ruin you can see...... I mean.........why didn't I come here before....WHY? Its also the place Captain Cook set sail on many of his infamous voyages. Im so glad I went, its was just such a beautiful little port where fish and chips shops were every other shop on the high street and where thousands of day trippers enjoyed the spoils of it very presence. I thoroughly recommend you go for a day or two, its magic!
On the way back from Whitby we stopped over by Muston for the boys to geocache (much geocaching has been done this weekend and Im ready to kill). We stopped by this beautiful church which also is the burial ground of my great Uncle Don and his wife Kitty. It was an honour to visit his grave in such an amazing little village church graveyard - so peaceful and pretty.We got back to my mums and were all ready for bed at 10pm .
I KNOW!!! - 10!!!!!!?
The fresh air and excitement had us all beat and within 0.1327839 seconds I was dead to the world and catching flies. I didn't want the weekend to end but at least it ended on a high!