thoughts on allsorts!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Catching up

Its been a funny few weeks really - bit of an emotional rollercoaster to put it mildly! For example how did this little bod suddenly turn into a lovely girl, about to start a new adventure at Uni. My emotions have been in a bit of a turmoil really! I'm so happy for her , starting a new phase in her life with lots to look forward to - on the other hand i'm wondering where the hec all those years went - i know its a cliche!!!
We took her up to her Uni last Saturday and leaving her there was the hardest thing i've had to do - we were both crying and hugging! I know its not for ever but it certainly seemed like it and i know i'm probably over reacting but i miss her soo much. Its been just over a week now - one of the longest of my life - and she is really homesick - but she seems to have a lovely girl in the room next door and some in the flat above her, so given time, i'm sure she'll settle down.
I think when a change like this happens it makes you take stock of where you are and what you want to do next! (sorry getting a bit 'heavy' now!)
However things do move on and i have lots to do, five horses to look after for a start!!! I'm soo behind with all my quilting, knitting and crochet stuff - lost my mojo for a bit but am sure it will come back.
As for the new laptop, well its okay but in trying to do this post it will not let me put pics where i want them - i think i need a mouse instead of just trying to do it all with the little pad gismo!! God i'm such a technophobe!!!
So tomorrow will go and purchase one of those and see if i can do better!!


Thursday, 24 September 2009

back in the land of blogging!!!

just to say that at long last i have a computer/laptop!!! Yay - my old one gave up the ghost the day after my last post!! soooo frustrating!

Still have a few things to sort out, pics ,etc. but hopefully will be up and running very shortly! in the meantime i have a lot of catching up to do!


Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Well, i made it - first ever skirt. I think i'd give it a 5/10 - i know the mistakes that are hidden and putting the zip in was an experience (not too much swearing tho!).

i know you can't see it, but i hate the lining - the pattern recommended using muslin, but the lady in the fabric shop said anti-static lining would be better, so i bowed to her better knowledge. However, next time, and i think there may be a next time, i will use muslin.

Needless to say the fabric is very summery and as it is now lashing down with rain i may not get to wear it very much, but i will wear it!!!