Friday, 28 November 2008

lots of socks!

Well... it`s official... nobody is too old for a stocking! I am now back in action again having received a new foot pedal for my sewing machine and have made a newly married couple one each(romantic eh?)

and one each for the new parents of a beautiful bouncy baby boy

and this one is being sent out to Cyprus...

oh I am a busy bee...

...meanwhile husb was having a Victor Meldrew moment-he was sat marking test papers when he knocked the answer paper off the arm of the chair and straight into the shredder... what are the chances eh?

Saturday, 22 November 2008


P.U.S.B!!!!!! P.U.S.B!!!!!!

By the sound of the match report, Sheffield Wednesday were the better side but "HEY" they didn`t put the ball in the net and WE did so wutwoo and yippee and WEYHEY! 3 very welcome points for the Sky Blues.

It was a great tonic after what has been a frustrating week.A week where I haven`t got very far fast.I`d got my sewing machine back and was eager to get cracking on my stockings again so nipped up to the market for more red fabric only to find Cooper`s closed..apparently Cooper was on holiday. The totally unhelpful lady in the butchers opposite kindly informed me ("kindly"???)that she had opened up his stall for him but ONLY until 3 oclock and it was NOW half past and she wasn`t getting paid for it and it was only a favour for mr Cooper and yes she had the key but no she wasn`t opening up again.(Temporarily thwarted)(it gets worse)

I eventually DID get some more fabric from somewhere else and got cracking again..the newly serviced machine purring and sewing like a dream...until..OMG OMG OMG it suddenly started sewing on its own. SMOKE WAS POURING FROM THE FOOT PEDAL!!! OMG!! OMG!! Quelle Horreure.

THWARTED!!! But more worryingly could I have set the house on fire? Mr Singer-Fix-It says its not serious and IS repairable so fingers crossed as Ive got half a dozen half finished stockings.. (and plenty still on the cutting table) and its nearly December.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Progress is made...

Look what arrived in the post today!!! BUSINESS CARDS from the cubba at his London office. I don`t know how important he is there yet(he`s been there 6 weeks!) but things are looking good!

It`s been a very good week (if you ignore the fact that the Sky Blues blew it in the last 5 minutes of their game at home to Plymouth)(but as a loyal but long suffering CCFC supporter, Im used to that)

1. Our house is warm!I didnt think I`d ever get excited about a new front door ! but it`s so nice not to have that draught blowing up the stairs.(We`d better paint the step)

2. Linz has finished her chemo!!! YIPPEE and WEYHEY and WUTWOO!! I want to put it on record here how much I have admired her attitude to her treatment.Basically she just got on with it. One day at a time, doing only what she could. She has ..quite simply.. been.. fantastic. WELL DONE!

3. Drake`s boyfriend has started his job as a Postman Pat. Sammie was keen to snuggle under his new hi-vis jacket.Anything for a bit of fuss!

4. My sewing machine is home from the menders!!!!!!!! I can get on with my Christmas stockings!!!!! Husb is convinced it had a heart attack ... all this fast whizzy zigzag stitch after lying dormant in my friend`s must have been too much for it...

5. The "devillishly handsome Mr Thornton" aka Lucas North looks splendidly dishy on our new flat screen tv. Need I say more...

6. Drake and I had an afternoon in Liverpool (OMG look at that blue sky!)looking at the Art of Architecture exhibition in the fabulous crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral

It is the first time the crypt has been used for a major exhibition.I liked the high vaulted ceilings, the dark bricks and the grey granite, perfect for the work of Le Corbusier who is regarded as the twentieth century`s single most influential architect. "Space and light and order.Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep"

7. And at last I got round to burning Ruth`s bread board... she got married in August so just a few weeks late!