Well, whether I'm nattering to myself, some peekers you other lovely people, here's a brief of what else I've been up to.
I managed to collect some lovely bits in Devon when we took the girls there for our anniversary last month. I've been trying to not go overboard on just shells, I have hundreds already, but try to find the more unusual. I picked up some nice water worn wood, a lovely cluster of big barnacles and a fab bottle neck with cork still in it. The cork shrank as it dried but I glued it back in before mounting them all in a deep box for one of the bathrooms.
I think this is a lovely way of keeping memories from beachcombing and I have quite a few now.
I really, really got fed up with waiting for the finishing instructions for the bead-a-long I took part in which started on 1st August for National Beading WEEK! Despite having several messages on her FB page from several ladies she was always doing other things. Why start something if you can't finish it? I would be devastated if I did that to others. Anyway, I had to clear the space on my desk so strung everything together in what i thought was a pleasing way and it's finished.
I have space on my desk! Only a little mind and I have a commission to be doing. Maybe I should try clearing some more first.
I never seem to show the continuous stream of knits I do for the grandchildren any more but this little waistcoat is the latest. Olivia doesnt seem to like sleeves, well I always seem to be knitting short sleeves for her anyway. This is such a quick and easy pattern and I loved the repeat in the wool, quite short which is important when doing small garments or you end up with huge blotches of colour and it just looks wrong. I hope she likes it anyway
My list for the K&S at Ally Pally is starting to grow and the next load of yarns is part of it. There was also a fabulous button lady at Westpoint, I wonder if she will be there too? I will have to check!
And our wonderful Facebook Pointer dog group had another local get together when some of the northern members were down, two from the very top of Scotland and one from Yorkshire. John calls the gatherings a stand arounds as 'walk' is a bit of a misnomer. There is always a lot of chatter!! He didn't mind the coffee and donuts afterwards though. The dogs love it and they really are a lovely bunch of people so worth going to.
I have a West Country Embroiderers meeting with Fay Maxwell now so I will let you know how that goes later.