Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Book give away and other bits.

On June 18th I posted about a book give away, 'Divas don't Knit' by Gil McNeil. I want to draw a name but I could do with a few more names to put in the hat so if you are interested please leave a comment ASAP.

In the last couple of days I've made more cards for work and I've done half of another baby blanket. I really want to do some quilting but I haven't got a clear space in the diary until Sunday I think and hope!

On Saturday the Oh! Bearded One and I are hoping to go to Arley Garden Festival. This is an annual garden festival held at a smallish stately home near us. We have been once 2 years ago and really enjoyed it so I hoping the weather is reasonable so we can go. We won't go until the afternoon as I need to go into work in the morning and the Oh! Bearded one is involved with Scouts going sailing.

Saturday night we are going to our annual Scout leaders and helpers BBQ which is usually good fun.

From Sunday I've got a couple of clear days so the sewing machine is coming out!!! Never mind the housework and ironing!!! Although once I come back from the Czech Repbulic I really must get the paint brush out and decorate the downstairs loo, lobby, lounge, stairs and landing as it is all getting grubby and it is annoying me.

I find I can ignore dirt and grime for so long and then I just have to do something about it. I wish I was the sort that did a bit of cleaning everyday or every week but I'm not but then if I did it that way I wouldn't have time to do any crafting which would make me very unhappy. If you have read previous posts you will be aware I suffer with depression. Since I've been blogging, making a conscious effort to knit or crochet and learning to quilt has made me more settled and far less prone to depressive episodes.

3 comments:

clarabelle said...

You have a few days off for your crafting: never mind the housework! And what a positive outcome from blogging/crafting, eh?

Andrea said...

Yes - do try and find some time for your hobbies. I find myself getting tense if I leave it too long. I am decorating my kitchen at the moment but never seem to get enough uninterrupted time to really get stuck in - it's going to be a long job lol !

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

Kim and Aggie wouldn't like my house much either. I don't care any more. There is more to life than housework. I find I am a happier person when I am immersed in my knitting or crocheting so surely that is more important than me having a super sparkling show house.
These days I do just enough to keep the dust bunnies at bay and spend time doing the things that make me happy. Life is too short to worry about a bit of painting. Go out and enjoy your weekend.