Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments on my last Post. It really means so much to me to have such a supportive bunch of blogging friends out there, it really does!
It has been 10 days since I penned that last Post. I've had lots of things to say but every time I've sat at the computer the words just haven't translated onto the screen - I think it's because it feels like such a huge leap going from a Post about this massive development we're undertaking to a Post about what I made with my leftover scraps of yarn. But that's exactly what I'm going to do in this Post. Would a white duck in a little red wagon serve as a good enough segue into some randomness? Excellent.
Life goes on doesn't it and this space will become even more of a little sanctuary away from all the extra stress that will be coming my way. I predict little scraps of yarn will also become very important as the development progresses - my sanity saver of choice.
The Development is a long process so I'll just mention things as and when they crop up and hope I don't bore you in the process. We are currently in the 6 week wait as local Council deliberates on our proposal. I've been using the time to tie up some loose ends, both literally and figuratively.
I finally finished Charlie's Jest. It's not perfect but he is such a champ he couldn't care less about the minor (cough) puckering around the bust. It would be a very simple and rather handsome pattern when made properly and the yarn was the most glorious stuff to work with. Ravelry notes here.
I'm on a mission to use up all the leftover scraps of yarn from a project or pass them on. I haven't ever started a new project where old scraps could be used because either the colours or the type of yarn aren't appropriate so the scraps just sit there cluttering up space. So with the left-over Zpagetti yarn from my Mandala Rug I wanted to make a huge fruit basket for the table but didn't think I'd have enough. So I made a jumper for a glass jar instead.
And then I made another and another and another and another.
In addition to thinking I may be drinking far too much instant coffee, I also realised I would have had enough Zpagetti to make the darn fruit basket in the first place. Now I really really want to make the basket and will need to get some more Zpagetti which will produce more scraps. I better keep drinking that coffee. So much for my theory on scraps!
I was going to plant some succulents in them but I need to drill a hole in the bottom which means I need to go into the Great Abyss (otherwise known as "the Shed") to search for the appropriate drill bit. Unless my tool of choice can be found within 30 seconds the task gets put onto a list and since we are talking about a hole in a glass jar, this job will be far far down the list and won't be done anytime soon.
Just as well they look pretty with tea lights in them.
I have some long overdue Thank-you's to make as result of receiving some gorgeous packages from lovely blog friends near and far.
Firstly, an unexpected package from this lovely lady with a bunch of vintage wallpaper squares. I have a few ideas of what to do with them, which coincidentally involve glass jars, but my blue-loving girl has already snaffled the blue one to go in a white frame in her blue room. She is having a super retro giveaway as well as a sale on her vintage wallpapers so if you are interested pop over to her lovely blog for more details.
It's so nice having talented blog friends because whenever I need a little gift I need to look no further than my fellow bloggers. Some time ago now I ordered this necklace from this lovely blogger for my friend's birthday and it came so beautifully wrapped that I had to wait until I saw my friend again to get a photo of it. What was unexpected was the note along with a little necklace for me as a get well gift following my surgery a couple of months ago.
Finally, last week I received this little package from another lovely lady which included one of her handmade cushions made from vintage linens as well as a vintage book for the kids and other bits and bobs. She is also having a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her Birthday so pop on over to her blog to enter and say 'hello'.
Thank you so much ladies!
It feels nice to tie up loose ends. Now I can continue on with my 'normal' mode of blogging, whatever that is.
And thank you to all of you who continue pop in here from time to time, to those who leave such lovely comments and welcome to any new readers. I'm coming up to my 2nd Blogoversary - time to start thinking about a little giveaway of my own methinks.
Have a wonderful day!