Monday, 26 April 2010

What a lovely start to the Week!

Hi! What a lovely morning I had. A young friend of mine came over, well she is twenty something and I am sixty something, so yes she is young!
We have been talking about me teaching her to bead for ages but the calendar just did not work out for either of us. Today we both had a window and took it!
This is the result. Kate chose her beads and I showed her ONCE how to crimp and then we just chatted and drank tea for around an hour and Hey Presto! This is the first necklace Kate has ever made. So pretty, and I love that we agree about random beading. It has to be symetrical!! So, she is now obsessed, as I am, and we are going bead and pliers shopping on Wednesday. Shaftesbury look out. Two bead obsessed women will be there around 10.00. Thereafter to eat cake and drink coffee and drool over our purchases!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Craft Cupboard is Back

Good Morning, just a quick word to tell you that I have reopened my The Craft Cupboard on Misi.
I have been meaning to sort out my beads for ages and always find a reason not to, but Thursday night I decided to 'get on with it' !
I have kept the prices low and included postage as a 'Come and Buy Me'. This is an expression I have picked up from Bargain Hunt the t.v. programme! So come and have a rummage in my craft cupboard and see it you fancy a few beads to be creative with.
For some reason I can not pick up the link, so please try. then put The Craft Cupboard into search box.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Knitting Story

Good Morning, I needed to blog but no subject! I always like a photo on a blog and so went to my file to have a hunt. This button is from John Lewis and it is to go onto a jumper I half made for my grandaughter, Alice. I say half made. I made the back, worst bit as boring, the left front, could not remember how to do button holes so decided to do that later....then I made a sleeve.

I did as pattern told me. Increased every 4th row until ?? stitches. "Now measure and keep knitting with these stitches until ?? measurement." O.k.I Measured the sleeve and it was already longer than it should have been. Oh Shitake. So, my next move is to put it away into a bag and ignore it for 9 months!!!

A friend of mine was telling me how bored her Mum was as she had finished all of her knitting, it was during the snow and she could not get to the wool shop. Ping! I have some knitting she could finish for me, Emma! TWO DAYS LATER the knitting comes back FINISHED! But, with a note from the Mum congratulating me on the neatness and eveness of my knitting which was far superior to hers, my friend's Granny agreed! Imagine how I felt about that. Very very proud.

All I have to do now is learn how to read. :(

So, that is all for now. Off today to have lunch with some Wiltshire Misians (Misi Site Shop Owners!)Have a great Saturday.
p.s. John Lewis is a fantastic store. I bought the buttons but did not read the pattern properly (anyone surprised about that!) and I guessed the number I would need. A quick phone call to the Bristol Store, two days later they arrived in the post.
Brilliant service.