Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Day to myself

Steven has taken Kieran to Castleton for the day so I'm here on my own watching Andy Murray in the French Open and trying to get motivated to get some x-stitching done. I'm working on a fabulous design caled 'Double Dragons' by Designs in Thread for my Brother. It's a bit of a pain to stitch as it's on black aida and the light is so bad here at the moment that I can't see properly to stitch it. I look like having to work using my daylight lamp 'cause I only have about a fortnight to get it finished.

The house is looking a lot better now (at least the part of it that I'm sat in), but the garden is still in need of some attention. Steven found rats out there last weekend so we're trying to get rid of them too. They're coming over from our next-door-but-one neighbour - his garden is full of bags of rubbish and the grass is over a foot high. We sent the council man round and he took the public health officer with him so hopefully they will be able to sort it out.

These are some polymer clay pendants that I've been making when I haven't been able to stitch. I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out. Especially as they're my first attempts at anything like this - previously I've only used it to make buttons using moulds.

Well, the light seems to have improved a bit so I'd best go and get started on the stitching.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

First Post

Okay, I've set up a blog, so what do I do with it now? I'm new to all this, as you may have guessed, and my life isn't what you'd call exciting so this could be the most boring blog ever. I guess most of the time it will feature beads/jewellery in some way - my life usually does.

I am a member of Bead Buddies and try to participate in all their challenges but this month is a bit of a problem. I am in the middle of X-stitching pictures for my Brother and Sister for their birthday next month and I am fast running out of time to get everything done. My house is rather a mess at the moment as we are busy decorating and we are also trying to get the garden finished after ripping it all up last year. I have so many plans for different things but not enough time to turn them into a reality.

Given my last comment, I suppose I should make a start by going to get dressed! Bye for now.