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  1. bud10

    re introducing myself

    I remember you I was wondering if the forum was even still going, so put in my name and here I am. Work (dirty word I know) had to take the front seat, but I still knit and crochet when I can X Will keep an eye on here and check back.
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    finished stitch

    Finished Stitch! DD loves all things Disney, (who doesn't?) and Stitch is her favourite. As soon as she saw this pattern she started picking up yarn in shops asking if it would be the right colours! Thanks go to Sweet N' Cute Creations on Ravelry. xx
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    Finished bits and pieces

    Finally getting round to posting pics of FO. Here is some bits i found i had photographed a little while ago. Two snowmen tree ornaments and some brooches i made. xx
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    Saturday

    Good afternoon all. Hope all is well with you and if the weather is horrid/cold/unsafe to go out in, that you are warm and crafting. I have just finished the sleighs with DD. Two have grown up chocolate on top, three have childrens chocolate on top. I have one more to make but need another run to the shop first I'm off in a mo to do some more knitting. I'm trying to finish my birthday brought wool/xmas present to myself before the big day. Only problem is, the lamp i brought for behind my chair failed two days ago. It was one of those with LED's and it just stopped working. The shop refunded me but im left with my headtorch again and it eats batteries. Ok my mini moan is out of the way Stay warm everyone. xx
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    Thursday

    Good afternoon all. Chilly windy rainy day here today so will try to stay out of it. I will have to walk the dog but only a quick run round the block. I say run, more of a fast walk really. Linda i love those tiny jars! I am also planning to do the candy cane sleighs. I will post a pic when done. Glad you had a better sleep Goose. Hope you get the crochet done. I believe you need a resting day today CN after the fairs yesterday. Good to see you Su2ie. Chocolate for the secret santa? I mean who doesn't like chocolate? Hope the Dr's went well Eliza, then you too can relax, especially if the rain is still coming down. Keep warm and well everyone. xx
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    Sunday

    Evening. Just a quick note to say glad the car fixed. Hope everyone is well and crafting. Stay well and warm. xx Oh lovely dog too. x
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    Sunday

    Good morning. *whispers* the weather isn't too bad here either. I do feel for those in Cumbria though. Right, just spent a marathon time reading back through all the posts i had missed. Trees and babies first Christmas Keeping warm and eating cake? Christmas card writing or not as the case may be...... and a naughty car. And on that note Eliza, do you belong to the [email protected], [email protected] or other, because if you do, they can come to you to see what is wrong. Just say you need to be somewhere and the car is playing up and they will have a look. I started writing my cards out on Friday, but only got a few done before having to put them to one side. So that is a job to finish. Although we have my stepson over today, so it may have to wait a day or three (again). Our tree won't be going up until the 13th. I will post a pic when done though. Sarah, we have a window in town with what sounds like the same animation of Santa on a loop. I'm with you though. It's a bit creepy, but i think the kids will love it Right i'm still in my PJ's, so better go and shower! xx
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    Wednesday

    Hello all. So glad that people seem to be getting some sleep. Even if it is in the early evening. It all counts. Glad the eye appt went well Linda. Sometimes the best people are in the right jobs and things go smoothly. Pleased for you he was kind. My DH has sleep apnoea and wears a mask to keep him breathing in the night. Unfortunately next door seem to be getting up for a wee in the night and as it is so quiet we can hear them walking around. This wakes him up. This wakes me up, so it has been a bit fraught at times recently here Plenty else going on here to keep even the heaviest sleeper awake with worry but you have to keep putting one foot in front of the other don't you? Sorry for the moan Not been watching the pottery thing or Kirsty Addicted to the aussie jungle Will try to find Kirsty on catch up sometime. Hope everyone is still smiling. (i am) xx
  9. Finally getting round to posting pics of FO's and one UFO. I have also posted some of these in the right places/sections of the forum. My version of pepe. Winter headband and fingerless gloves. Snowmen tree ornaments and brooches. And my UFO, a scrapwool rug for DS's room. xx
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    Tuesday

    Hello all. Nothing of note to report from Somerset apart from the rain had stopped here too today!! Been running around like the proverbial headless chicken today and am ready for a cuppa and a sit down. Feels like i have been on the go for days not hours. If i feel so inclined later i will be knitting too. Hope everyone is good and keeps warm. xx
  11. bud10

    Pepe pug

    Finally Finished a version of Pepe. I guess my strength is not in sewing. Well following a pattern anyway. The main thing i guess is that i am as pleased as i will ever be with him.
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    Pepe pug

    Hi, Could someone please help me to understand the instruction in section 4 of the process. I have the 40x17cm rectangle, have placed the template over it to line up the pinches i need to make. However it says to sew the pinches in place. Do i sew all along the fold i have made with the pinch or just secure somehow else? If i was to just sew the edges, when i come to cut fabric with the template i could lose the folds that way. A little help please. Thank you in advance.
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    Tuesday

    I cannot convey the pictures in my head K&F, with the naughty hot water bottle I agree. Plain is best.... Am i having a good day? I have had better. My health is blooming after losing my gallbladder so i will concentrate on that. So i see that a few of you are still having trouble sleeping. I'm afraid i have no words of wisdom to offer. Lavender is supposed to help, but otherwise i guess just keep trying till something works. (sorry i have always been very good at stating the bleeding obvious) On a positive note DD had a college interview yesterday afternoon and has been accepted (conditionally- she has to get 'c' or above in her exams) to study photography. Very proud mum and dad. And i wish i had a camera in my hand to capture her face as she came out. Beaming. I have been knitting/crocheting/sewing and as i said earlier taking pics so i will gather myself together by the week-end and post the lot. Well done Goose. Just make sure you don't find it again now that you have lost it! Right i need to get on with boring but necessary stuff. Keep warm and keep crafting. xx
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    Tuesday

    Happy Birthday Eliza. Hello to all. Been around just busy Will eventually get round to posting pics now it works again. Hope all are well. xx
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    D Day Wednesday

    Well done on surviving the demolition Eliza. I'm with K&F. I think i would have gone crazy. Well unless they got me helping of course. The glossing took a little longer than i thought, DD was back a while before i had finished but i'm just glad it is out of the way now. Well ok one room down, two to go sorry, three if you count repainting the bathroom ceiling. Somebody (DH ) started, using the wrong colour. Off white instead of bright white. In bad lighting you cannot see it, but I know it needs it sometime . I hope everyone has a peaceful, crafty evening. I will be glued to itv2 as it is Back to the future night xx
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    D Day Wednesday

    Hello again. Sunny here atm, but as with Goose it is quite windy. Two sills and a quarter of the skirting glossed, just had a bite to eat and will get cracking to finish before DD home from school at 3.30 (fingers crossed). for your bestie Goose. *whispers* are you being naughty Su2ie? or was it too good to miss? The rain stayed off till I got back; plus I had the car so not awful Vibrating furniture? Bet you want to go on another walk Eliza, if only to escape the dust. Right, better get moving.... xx
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    D Day Wednesday

    Keeping fingers crossed for you Eliza that not too much dust is created . Wet start here today, so a soggy shop for me. Will try to BBL. xx
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    Tuesday

    Hello all. And sorry there are no pics from me again. My excuse; decorating. Glossing to do tomorrow then DS's room is done I had a call from my sister to ask if i will sell some crafty bits for her and it reminded me to get a wiggle on with the bits i need to try to sell also. So my downtime has been filled with crochet snowmen, mini stockings etc. Good to see so many on here. Good luck with the build/demolition tomorrow Eliza. A bit scary?. Not sure where you get all the hours in your day Su2ie. Glad the kids are well again even if school is not a favourite. Sorted your woolly donations Goose? Ooh cooking apples. I loved having my trees in the garden in Devon. I do love a good crumble Linda. Lucky you. Bit warmer today K&F? It was here. Then proper autumn arrived this evening and i have my poncho on over my pj's Hello Suzy. Right Holby is on in a bit so i will say goodnight. xx
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    Monday

    Helloo all. Im guessing it is just a temporary glitch in the system, that i see two different page types on craft forums? I think i will be decorating on my own a bit more after today OH's back has started seizing up again. Not that it has ever recovered after the knock we took in the car last year. Still i guess he will 'supervise' in the manner he thinks he is elevated to Has the photo thing been sorted yet? Not that i am posting pics tonight but just wondering if i should try in the morning. I have finished my scarf bit of the scarf/headband/mits combo. Right, off for a mooch round the web. Night night. xx
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    Monday

    Hello again. Well when i got back from the shops, OH had started on the decorating. (again). We are trying to get it done before DS gets back on thursday for a few days, so i shouldn't really complain. A fresh colour and a a jig of the furniture maybe. I'd like to get a sofa bed in there but finances will not stretch just yet. Still if i keep the minimum of furniture in there it will look lovely. I hope everyone has a good afternoon, despite the grey conditions. I'm off to roller behind the radiator xx
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    Monday

    Good morning Eliza. That build is racing on. And yes i did watch DIY SOS. Cannot wait for the next bit. Agree with you on Diana being proud too. I have always felt an affinity with the boys as i lost my Dad just a few weeks after they lost their Mum. Glad the site is back up and running again. Its been odd not saying hello or reading what everyone is up to. I must go and do packed lunches. BBL. xx
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    Tuesday

    Hello. We have the sun here too I'm afraid Goose, but as with Linda, its freezing out in the wind. I managed another cheeky row this morning on my scarf before going out shopping for gloss and undercoat. That is my afternoon sorted. Still, the quicker i start on the first windowsill the better. I have discussions with my OH like that too Eliza. Drip feeding i think they call it? I hope the drill doesn't go on all day Linda and you have some peaceful crafting. How much decreasing is there Goose? Will you have crafting time? Well, i need to get changed into my old clothes and start sanding down those sills. xx
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    Monday

    Hello again all. Just posted in crochet corner. I finally got round to it! The A**i yarn is lovely and although i have only knitted a couple of inches of the scarf pattern, i am going to enjoy this little project. I intend to do a scarf, wrist warmers and a headband/earwarmer with this 400g. If i think about it i will take pics of WiP. Hello Su2ie. Sounds like you have your hands full again. Good to see you back. Glad the mystery alarm has stopped Eliza. Are you tempted to find the cause? I reckon its the same sprites that have gone off with DH's headtorch! He went up in the loft to get a few bits sorted. He had the torch on his head, but came down as the dust mask had scratched his face, (the staple that holds the elastic) and was bleeding. Sorted that out but then couldn't find the headtorch anywhere! Both of us have searched up in the loft again (twice, and together) and everywhere in the house. It has vanished I hope Sophie and her Mam have a good break Goose. Just wait till she is back telling you all about her 'holiday'! Right after yesterdays trip to Birmingham im shattered so i'm off to bed. Night all. xx
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    Monday

    Oh K&F, poor old kitty and you both too. I hope he is a little more settled now, but what stress. May i suggest a simple garter stitch scarf to do that you can wear on your trots round the block? About A**i. I did see something machine-like but didn't take that much notice of it i'm afraid. Maybe Goose remembers? Oh and my OH says i'm going on about how good the boys were and that i have to stop now. Right off to find a pattern for my aran yarn that i bought just now. xx
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    Monday

    Morning Ladies. A tired bud here today, though not as tired as my sister. She drove from Exeter to us in North Somerset, then on to Birmingham to watch 1D last night and back! Loudest night of my life so far I think but brilliant. Jamie Lawson was the support. He was so happy to be at the top of the charts and fantastic live also. On a knitty note, a trip to A**i will be on the cards for me today. We have a new store just five minutes walk away. Thanks for the info Goose. I will put the pics of my FO's on today. Time just flies away from me atm. I hope the skip siren is silenced today Eliza. Those builders arn't half cracking on with your build. Here's hoping that we all have a lovely day, the weather looks promising at least. xx
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