Sunday, 8 January 2017

A bag is born....

Quite literally...
1. Gestation period - got this mid November so about two months.
 2. Getting ready for the bag big event.

 3. Stitches - come at the beginning in this process....


 4. Approx 10cm dilated.

5. Crowning.

6. The shoulders are out.

7. It's a baby bag! 

With three pockets. Fully lined pockets.

Just need to add straps now. 

Another finished project shot I can show you now because the recipients have had them. 

And finally 
My purchases ready for next year...

  The angel stands about 40cm tall and is just GORGEOUS! 
Roast chicken and duck fat roast potatoes for tea tonight. But not unless I get my bum off this sofa! I may be having a go at a new craft this space.
I am  also LOVING The Voice and Let it shine on telly and I am looking forward to the new dance thing on tonight! Work tomorrow. 

Lots of love from 
Rachel *happy with my lot* Radiostar xxx


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Saturday Silence

It's 7.59am and only I am awake. The only sounds I can hear are the ticking of the clock, the humming of the central heating, the occasional creaking of the stairs, a car outside is being scraped and defrosted and my clearing of my throat.

 Am sat on the recliner, feet up under a fluffy blanket happily ignoring the chaos of last night's tree removal, esconsed in Blogland. I am so knackered!

Yesterday we came back from a few days away and I had to take the tree down so was nearly midnight by the time I finished. I need to go to Dunelm today to get some more storage boxes. A lot of mine are cracked and so brittle now that even the duct tape holding them together is cracking! I might pop to Sainsrobbers and get a chicken to roast for a nice finale roast dinner to end my holidays. Back to work on Monday. Should feel totally ready, but with going away, I've not done half the stuff I should have in the house. And do you know what? I'm not even arsed.

Last year we had to back to school on the 2nd January - that was BRUTAL. This year, the NINTH, is practically Half Term already! That and the Cancer thing influenced my decision to book us three nights away in the Log Cabin that we stayed in in Summer. It was magical. Our lovely bedroom.

Being in the hot tub whilst it's so cold is magical. The starry sky was magical though I was narked to not see any shooting stars or and tinges of Northern Lights. We did a coastal walk.

Can you see the teeny weeny far away lighthouse? 

We walked right to it! 
Proof from my watch...

The HG looked like Scott of the Antarctic with his big fur lined hood up. It was freezing! I was red cheeked but it certainly blew away the cobwebs and doldrums. Also, Berwick is a FAR nicer place than it is in Summer. No horrid tourists clogging up the place! Just us nice ones. We went to Dunbar


heeded this.

on Thursday and it was glorious clear blue sky, sunny and also cold! I got out of the car first and being hot all the time declared to the HG he didn't need his coat on. I was fine. He was blue with cold!!! It was zero degrees when we got back to the car! Other people were wrapped up with bobble hats and scarves!  We saw a bonus big seal in the harbour too.

We returned to Eyemouth to look at the new monument that was revealed in October. Really poignant.

We even went beyond the 'danger  the tide will be over the wall so the prom is closed' barriers ( the tide was out )

I was really moved by this.
We found a couple of nice Garden Centres to mosy around and I made the ground breaking decision to start up a new colour scheme for the Christmas Dining room next year! The lounge will still be purple and silver for a few years to come ( mainly because I've about £10,000 of purple and silver decorations) but the new scheme will be bronzes and whites/glass and more natural of a feel. Everything I bought was half price. One thing I saw was crocheted snowflakes that had been stiffened with PVA glue and they were roughly £8 EACH! So I think I will be trying to make some of those for next year!

It's 8.18am now and I suppose I should make a start on today. I'll just go respond to all the comments on my last posts. I do think you are all brilliant for taking the time to add your bit and bobs to what I write. My sock loom knitting is coming along slowly but nicely. It's so easy to pick up and do a round. I'm busy reading The Dressmaker- the film really did bring it to life well, I've been jig sawing and I've just a strap to stitch onto the bag I made and it's finished. I want to do a couple of cushion covers too for the lounge. I really could do with another week off work!
 I did this while away, £1.49 from the charity shop and here's a shot of my delicious macaroni cheese lunch one day! Though I have to say it wasn't actually macaroni so I was a bit miffed.

Lots of love from

Rachel *had Quality Street for breakfast as she blogged* Radiostar xxx