28 Sep 2012

Its the weekend - just about!

Helloooooooo!

Ok, so today I am in an excitable mood. I have the day off of work but I got up early to take part in the Write for Ten challenge that I decided to do on Wednesday. Today was my third effort. I think it is OK, for one it is great practice. You see I have decided that I am going to participate in the NaNoWriMo in November. Which does mean that I have to finish all my Christmas stitching by the end of October! Nothing like a fast looming deadlines to get you moving :)

I have picked out the designs that I want to stitch and will start one later today - I also have Monday next week off so am going to try my best to do a couple at least. I am little miss optimistic today aren't I?

Once I start I will see about posting some sneak peeks for you guys. Finishing is always a challenge but now the sewing machine has been christened I am feeling (again) optimistic.

If any of you fancy reading some of the stuff that I write - to be honest it has been very short 'Five Sentence Fiction' pieces and currently 3 'Write for Ten' pieces - the they can be found on my other site 'The Suddenly Kate Show' , the links are on the pages for each.

I have also been practising crochet! I know - call me crazy - about a year ago, I thought I would learn, I mean how hard could it be? It turns out that it was a lot harder than I thought and the instructions were unclear. So every now and then I have been picking up a hook and giving it a go - and slowly but surely I have seen an improvement. Don't get me wrong - I am far from making anything other than double crochet squares, but I am pleased that the practice is paying off. I have noticed my knitting has improved with practice immeasurably! I am pleased with that too - and I guess all these small triumphs are what has left me in a bouncy mood today. I used to hold the needles all wrong, and i looked on youtube and the instructions didn't make it any clearer - If i can help anyone in any way who is struggling with the needles then let me know, maybe I will make a video! (Highly unlikely) teheheheh!

So tell me - what are your weekend plans?

10 comments:

  1. Well as you probably know by now I've already read your other blog eheheh... I can't wait to have a sneak peak on your stitching (including your crochet and knitting) I'll be here waiting for the photos :D as per my plans for the weekend I'll be working on my colour exchange (which I can't share pics on my blog to not to ruin the surprise and if I'm finished I'll stitch on something else...I'll see what will be calling me :D)

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    1. Sara, you can't possibly know how grateful I am that anyone would read my writing, let alone comment on it and enjoy it! You are appreciated. Good luck with all your stitching - I hope we can both get a lot done :)

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  2. hello deary, I also can't wait to have a sneak peak on your stitching and your crochet and knitting too.. cant wait to see the pictures..
    enjoy your weekend xxx

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    1. Thanks Cucki! Have a great weekend too.

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  3. Ok... that's just wrong... all these excitement from crocheting and NO PICTURES???!!!!!! ;)

    Christmas stitching done by October... that's awesome. No last minute rush or stress. :D

    This weekend... so far stitching and gaming has been scheduled. Thinking of going to a tile store, but I think that might have to wait. ;)

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  4. Lets hope there will be no last minute stress - keep an eye on your inbox at the end of October! lol
    :) - tiles?

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  5. I'm impressed - it's not easy to learn knitting and crocheting from books and videos. I hope you'll post pictures.

    All your Christmas stitching done by the end of October?? Good luck - and have fun doing it.

    I hope to spend the weekend stitching on my map of Ireland (I'm at the backstitching) and my oldest UFO.

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    1. I love it when you are that close to a finish and then you realise how long backstitch seems to take! Have fun doing it and I hope to see it finished. I'm sure it will be awesome.

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  6. I'm curious to see which designs you've picked! Show us more!! :D
    I need to start thinking about christmas gifts, I always give handmade gifts to my family so I need to start early :p
    Crochet is easy, you just need to practice a little and you'll see ;) And it's so fun!! Keep practicing :)
    Enjoy your weekend!! :)

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    1. I am getting the hang of it and will be posting progress pics next! Eek!
      Good luck with all your stitching challenges too.

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