Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Blog Identity crisis and more of the yarning alongness
Hello, how's things?
Hope all is well in your world.
As I may have mentioned last post, it's Spring here.
It has been a rather cold start this year.
Given that it's Wednesday, it must be time to link in with Ginny at Small Things for more Yarning Along.
(I really need to lean how to link properly, and not just cut and paste from websites!!)
This week I'm reading a new book by Karin Slaughter (very appropriately named!!)
It's great, and I'm really enjoying it. It's the latest in a series about a small town paediatrician who is also the medical examiner. The characters are really well developed, and the plot is intriguing.
I have begun to realise that my bog may be having some form of identity crisis.
I feel like a more accurate blog name might be "sometimes I have a chat about crochet stuff, and show you the odd stuff I made, sometimes I just blether on about nothing, and I talk a lot, but not in much depth about the books I read. Oh, and sometimes I pop pictures of my favourite trees or nice photos from my daily walks."
It seems like a bit of a weildly blog name however, so I might just stick with what I've got.
In keeping with the random blethering, here are some pics of our turtle Pedro
He used to have a friend, Alexander, but sadly Alexander left us to go and live with the other turtles in the sky.
I could just watch Pedro for ages, I really love him!
He and his dearly departed friend Alexander were birthday presents a few years ago from my lovely husband.
I use my phone for most things, but I love the tactile nature of writing things down.
I have a huge Filofax for work, but have been wanting a smaller travel sized one for personal use for ages. i was really happy when I found this bad boy for only ten dollars!!
Naturally the first thing I turned my mind to was crocheting a cover for it, so that it doesn't become contaminated by all the random stuff in my handbag.
I had quite the love hate relationship with this little project as I was trying to use up lots of random small bits of wool.
It began as a Granny Square bag, then I became bored with making the Granny squares. And yes I know I only made three, but I have a very short attention span at times.
I then decided to make stripes for the back of the bag, as I love making stripes.
But the colour mix seemed a tad confused, and looked awful.
I then decided to go with the eclectic patchwork look, and just chuck in as many colours as I could.
I ended up quite liking it in the end, but I really really hated it along the way.
This weekend Daughter#2 and I made our family out of wooden pegs.
Don't we look lovely?
I'm the one in the very bright red number. I have clearly been out flamenco dancing.
Here's a photo of my weekend walk, where we saw kangaroos up close.
And below is the obligatory photo of a tree for Jamie from http://easilyamusedmommy.blogspot.com/
Well, its the top of a tree at least.
I saw "The Help" last night with Daughter#1 and really enjoyed it. I did cry a lot in it, however I am a bit of a weeper in movies.
Hope you have a lovely rest of your week