Just popping in to say hello there.
It feels like it's been ages. It hasn't, but it sure feels like it.
It's been hugely manic in my little world, and to add to it, I've been hit my the mother of all winter viruses. It invaded our home, and hit us all one by one. It's knocked us all for six, and I've been amazed at how much it's taken hold of me. Urgh, I hate admitting defeat, and as a mum, I don't have the luxury of spending a few days in bed to get over it. I think I was a bit run down to begin with and it took advantage of that. I had thought about pressing the pause button on my blog for a bit. Just for a bit. Today, is the first day in what feels like ages, that I've been at home to get stuff done and woken feeling like I had the strength to tackle a day properly. So I'm hoping the pause button can be kept at bay for a while. I've sat and managed to make a dent in my inbox which is good for the head, and a good cup of tea has refreshed me.
..... the sun is shining today!
I have a burst of colour in my kitchen and they look just glorious.
The sun is shining everywhere......and Oh.........it feels so energising.
Usually, I am a bah humbug at this time of year.
I've said many a time that the last couple of months I find really stressful. It's mammoth family birthday time, and I find, I'm always so concentrated in trying to get them all sorted, that christmas just suddenly appears and I'm not ready. I've started to not feel christmassy AT ALL these past few years.
But, this year, I'm trying to make a BIG effort.
So, I've started early.......
I couldn't resist actually. He was really rather adorable. I think I might want him around all year.
I snuck in a mini tree too. Oops.
I have so much to pack in, and time is not on my side. It hasn't been for the last few months. I'm itching to be able to craft. I'm getting quite frustrated and ratty I think, as I don't have the time to start anything new. I have some projects I really want to give a go. Grrrrrrrrr.
The only thing I have made is a cup warmer. Not exactly thrilling, but I like how it turned out. I am trying cable in crochet. I really am a texture girl. It's the one thing I love about knitting, but, I have to face reality, I SUCK at knitting. So I am trying cable in crochet and have some great projects lined up in my head. I just have to have the time to get them from my head to a finished piece.
I have been gathering colour inspiration from pinterest too, choosing yarn brands and colours from pictures, and I'm SOOOOOO wanting to get going. It'll just have to wait a bit. Probably until after Christmas and hopefully things might have settled down a little more in this little world of mine.
So, I've said my hello. Gosh, I wish I had time to blog hop and say hello and catch up with what's going on in blog world, but housework beckons me. I'm so behind, it's laughable.....seriously laughable.