I have a day off today and it's a beautiful day, my walk along the beach with the dog this morning was lovely. The sun is out and it is warm enough still for a t-shirt. #lovewhereyoulive
It was so nice I did even contemplate finding a nice rock to sit on for a while to enjoy the sunshine and view. (Meet Scotland's answer to Shirley Valentine...."Hello rock!")
The only downside being, today is my only day off this week apart from Sunday, therefore I have a list as long as my arm of jobs and tasks to achieve instead. This working lark really eats into crafty time! Even my crocheting on an evening has been slow. My "staying power" is obviously weak with hubby on shift, work and all the usual everyday things to do, where does the time go?
It will be Christmas before we know it!
Today I thought I'd show you how slow my progress has been with my crocheting.
Only 190 left to make and then stitch together! I might have to stitch and go I think. The thought of having 196 to stitch in a oner is a little scary. I think it might have to be a long term project especially if I am going to make some gifts for Christmas too.
I was also looking at patterns for poppy's last night. Do I use one I've seen, do I use last years or do I make one up myself. Decisions, decisions. I have seen some beautiful ones on Pinterest but if I am going to do them again for Remembrance day I need it to be good but not too complicated.
I am drawn to the beautiful yet complicated ones....force of habit, but I need to get my sensible head on instead.
I mean look at this one....
Or this one.....
I would love to rattle these off but I know my limitations. Don't you think it is stunning work?
Mine will not be as complicated because at the end of the day I shall be wanting to make as many as I can to raise funds for the British Legion again.
I guess you can say I've got the next few months mapped out, now all I need is some willpower, more energy and a few extra hours in the day!
Catch you tomorrow. x