7 November 2014

Lost - One Plot. If Found Please Return ASAP.

I made a point of going outside and seeking out the moon last night.  Sometimes it's hard to tell if there is a teeny sliver missing from view but I'm pretty sure it was full.  Please let it be full.  You see, that way I can make some sort of sense of this last week which has, my friends, been an unrelenting catalogue of errors.  Or, as I like to call it, a complete tits-up.  (Apologies if that offends.)

It's a well known fact that the moon's cycle can affect people's biorhythms and, I've heard (and selectively remembered) that people with green eyes are particularly susceptible.  Phew.

Either that or I've lost the plot.

I have broken things, spilt things, burnt things, lost things, forgotten things, hurt myself, hurt my car, made mistakes and put my foot in it.  I've been ratty, stressed, impractical, clumsy and away with the fairies.

Then, just to round off the week perfectly, my car got a puncture on the way to school this morning.

Of course it did.  Joy.

I think the only thing I've managed not to do this week is face-plant a pile of freshly-laid dog poo but, hey, there's still time.

As tempting as it might be to climb back into bed and hide before anything else goes wrong, I've decided to come and see you and jumble my way through an appropriately random blog post. :-)


Little affirmation on my bedroom mirror.  Quite tempted to cross out 'great' and write 'trying' at the moment!  ;-)


Oh how I love a sunny corner.  Despite being lucky enough to have a little craft room, this is where I prefer to sit and crochet.  It's always flooded with light.  Our house is a peculiar upside-down, three-storey affair with the lounge being on the second floor, at the back.  Just to the right of my armchair, as you look at this picture, there are double doors with a juliet balcony.  From here I can see into about twenty gardens, including our own, and nose to my heart's content.


One of my favourite recent purchases.  I simply cannot tell you how deliciously chocolatey it smells.


Another recent purchase, Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes by Nicki Trench.  Rest assured, I don't have any announcements to make; I bought it almost purely for this pattern which has been on one of my Pinterest boards for an age.  I absolutely adore it.




My accessories of choice this week.  I won the scarf (Avoca Anthology) on Ebay a couple of weeks ago and just love the colour combination.  I did a little happy dance when it arrived in the post, so delighted was I with its prettiness!

Ok.  Another small matter to address - my promise of a crochet pattern to be released on Tuesday.  It would seem that a public declaration on my blog acts only as a magnet for disaster and I am not going to be quite so contrived again.  If I am, you have my permission to come and give me a slap.  In future, I will only announce something once it's happened.  Like now.  Three days later than planned, I can confirm that I have now listed my Miss Read Mitts pattern in my Etsy shop.




I do hope you've all managed to drift happily through the week without adversity.

Have a glorious weekend and, if it involves fireworks, look after your little selves.

xxx

25 comments:

  1. But looking on the bright side ..... ;) I love your sunny corner - I've actually got the lamps on at two o'clock in the afternoon because heavy rain has made it soooooo dark outside. Well done on the mitts as well you clever spud x Jane

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    1. 'Spud' - I just love that!!! Truth be known it's gone a bit grim here too. x

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  2. Like I haven't already got enough WIPs on the go...! I may have to try out a few of these. They'd make lovely Christmas presents, don't you think?!

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    1. Oh without a doubt! It is of course the law of crochet to have at least twenty projects on the go … isn't it?! x

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  3. Oh Heather I hope your week improves, don't go walking near any ladders!! Lovely gloves, very pretty colours and your scarf is just gorgeous xx

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    1. Thank you, Niki. Isn't it lovely - I get terribly frantic when I fall in love with something on eBay. The minute I saw it, I knew it had to be mine. Have a super weekend. x

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  4. Oh my, what a week you had! It's almost over, so fingers crossed, or is that a bad omen?? Love the gloves. Very nice colours and, hope this doesn't sound creepy, you have lovely hands! Not creepy, I promise :)
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Haha, Deb, you've made me laugh. Have I? I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I actually have little lumps on my first two fingers because I sucked them until the age of 20! That's between you and me though. ;-) x

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  5. Just to reassure you : the moon was indeed completely full last night ;-)
    So everything should get better from now on...
    But just to be safe, beware of black cats, ladders and broken mirrors ;-) !

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    1. I KNEW IT!!! Doors are locked and I'm going nowhere. ;-) x

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  6. Off to Etsy she must go!! Sorry you had a rubbish week, in the words of Yazz.......the only way is up.... Sarah xo

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    1. For you and me ...! You're such a peach Sarah, so glad we crossed paths. xx

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  7. Lovely gloves pattern Heather, so neat, pretty and stylish.
    Sorry you've had such a rubbish week, it does sound like you can blame the full moon!
    Hope the weekend is back to normal for you, have a good one!
    Gill xx

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  8. Sorry you've had a bit of a week of it, there must be something in the air as lots been going wrong here too, at least you have the pretty sunny chair to craft in, love the mitts
    Clare x

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    1. Oh no, really? Do you have green eyes too? Here's hoping for a serene week next week. x

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  9. Hi Heather, I love your Mitts, v. sweet. I have been looking longingly at that baby crochet book for awhile, and now with my sister pregnant it seems like the perfect time to purchase, I would love to hear your thoughts on the book first though :0)
    I have just started my own little blog and have mentioned you in my first post, in my second post I plan to put a list together of my favourite craft blogs and would like to include you in that as well, I had hoped to put a little collage of some of your crochet pics together for it, would you grant me permission? pretty please?! it will all be linked back to you.
    Lisa x

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    1. Hi Lisa.

      I do hope you come back here to check for a reply. The book is just lovely and, I promise, I wouldn't say that without meaning it. Despite the title, it's got toys, blankets, a garland, the cutest little clothes hangers and wash cloth patterns too. The heart blanket is my favourite but there is a tank top with the same design which I should love to make. I don't know how experienced you are re crocheting but, in my opinion, Nicki Trench's books are up there with the best when it comes to clearly written patterns.

      I am extremely flattered you'd like to include mention of me in your blog and, yes, by all means, feel free to use my pictures. Do let me have a link to your blog though so that I might come and visit.

      Heather x

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  10. Ha-ha!!! Lovely post Heather!!! Sorry you had such a bad week but you're writing style actually made it sound quite funny!!!! Have a fab weekend!!!!
    Love
    AMarie
    xxx

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  11. I hope that your weekend will be a great one with absolutely no incidents!! I hope that next week will be better too! xx

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  12. Hi Heather, thank you for replying to my comment :0)
    Well I think you have sold the book to me! I'm going to have to sneak out and buy it I think!

    My blog link is http://cornishrosediaries.blogspot.co.uk/ Ive actually mentioned you in my first blog post and in my second which I plan to post Sunday evening, so please, if you have time take a look at them both!
    Lisa x

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  13. I really like the mitts Heather, the ribbing on the cuff is a great idea. I hope you have a better, mishap-free week this week.
    Jane x

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  14. We all have crappy weeks sometimes, don't we? I hope you've been able to recharge your batteries during the weekend. I definitely have as I was also exhausted on Friday after a demanding week.... Your mitts are adorable Heather. Have a great week!! Pati x

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  15. Oh dear, what a rubbish week :( Hope this week is better :) Loving the mitts
    Jillxo

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  16. I really LoVe those gorgeous mitts, love the ribbed cuffs and the lovely colours! And such a sweet name too. Some weeks are just full of things going wrong aren't they?? I hope this week is full of things going right for you :)
    Helen xox

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