I still have to tidy the ends on the back and block it out. There are mistakes, an extra stitch and a treble or two missing, I deliberately left them. This is a first and there was bound to be mistakes but I finished it, joined the blocks with double crochet and did one round of double crochet around the edge to finish. I am pleased with it warts and all. It will live in my bedroom as a cushion and will probably have Ben,s head on it within minutes of placing it.
I am off to the wool shop on Monday to buy a rainbow.
Exciting news, there is a large warehouse type shop on the edge of Long Sutton and it is being turned into an Art and Craft center. It is going to provide space to show, sell and teach, I am so looking forward to it.
My washing has been in and out like a fiddler's elbow today, we have had brilliant sunshine with a few showers and one tropical down pouring. It is dry and ironing is next on the agenda, I like to get it washed, dried, ironed and put away on the same day. When it hangs around it almost seems grubby before you use it again.
I am being spoiled tonight, dinner is being cooked for me. Chicken stuffed with Stilton, wrapped in bacon and baked served with potatoes and fresh veg. Yum.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. No damage in the village from last nights wind.
2. A Bond film to crochet by this afternoon (Sean Connery).
3. I have been given a DVD recording of the hour long Roger Moore interview from a couple of years ago.
4. I found 2 balls of craft cotton in my old knitting bag.
5. I ordered ink cartridges for the printer yesterday morning and they arrived today. Cool
I read Roger Moore,s biography when it was published and he came across as a decent man, even if his marriage history was complicated, so I was very happy to receive the DVD. I have had a sneak peak and look forward to watching it later. It was a pleasant to read him giving credit where it was due as his career took off. He heaped praise on those who helped and supported him.
By contrast I read Sean Connery,s biography and it was so different. Every thing that was good in his life was entirely down to him and everything that went wrong was somebody elses fault. Guess which volume is still in my possession.
My mum had a few knitting patterns modeled by Roger, I wonder what happened to them, worn out probably as she knitted for England.
A few trees came down during the night, a garage was damaged and no one was hurt. Neville's brother was called out to sort 3 trees out, he made them safe this morning and will be dealing with them on Monday.
Ben and Greg had their runs out today, they were fine but I was bent nearly double into the wind for part of the time.
I had a good read round blogland last night and will have a repeat tonight. I found some amazing tutorials from some seriously talented people, I have bookmarked lots.
Sewing will resume on Monday, meanwhile that craft cotton is going to become cleaning cloths.