Pom-Poms

Some months ago I bought a pack of Pom-Pom makers.They look a bit weird but how hard can they be to use?  After all we used to make our own Pom-Pom makers by cutting out two circles of cardboard (usually from dad’s cornflake packet, which didn’t go down to well at breakfast time), cutting a circular hole in the middle, winding the wool around, a bit of snipping and voila! One perfect Pom-Pom.  

All very well but I couldn’t work out what to do with them.  The instructions were pretty poor so I had to resort to a You Tube video to find out what to do.  And success!  My first Pom-Pom.Not as good as I hoped it would be but not bad for a first attempt.

And here it is attached to the Christmas Wreath.So, with apologies to my husband and sons, and any other visitors to my house, this is what will be gracing the front door over the festive period.  It’s go to be better than the rather sorry Wreath we’ve been using over the last 25 years – it was quite pretty when we first got it but it’s now so old that robin on it has gone bald.

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A Day Off

I'm having a day off work today. I've already wasted most of the morning doing not very much although I did manage to spend a bit of time in my sewing room sorting out the photos on the shelves and getting my laptop to work. It turns out that the only thing wrong was a flat battery but because it appeared to be plugged in I hadn't previously checked the connections. With the power lead going from the laptop to the transformer, from the transformer to an extension socket and the extension socket to the wall socket there are five connections so I really should have guessed sooner that one of them might be the culprit.

I plan to spend the afternoon, while my husband is at work, in the sewing room, tidying up.

Because I'm not at work today I'm dressed in 'lounging around the house' clothes – white tee-shirt and palazzo pants:

Meanwhile, Marbles has been indoors for most of the morning getting in my way so I made him a plaything – he's had such fun with it:

I Forgot To Post

I can’t believe that I forgot to post any photos of my finished Tunisian crochet blanket.  Here it is:The yarn is Caron Cakes in Blackberry and Kiwi.  It’s the most expensive, best quality yarn I’ve ever bought and it’s worked up into the ugliest blanket I’ve ever made.   Never mind; for all that I don’t like the finished product I enjoyed making it.   I just won’t buy this yarn ever again.

I’ve also finished the Christmas wreath I made to go with the other four wreaths I made earlier in the year.  Marbles has been indoors this morning.  He hasn’t been helping me with my crochet today; he’s been far more interested in keeping himself clean.​

That’s Better

Up at a decent time this morning and, as I didn’t have to go anywhere, I had my usual weekend breakfast.And Marbles spent the afternoon indoors with me, helping me with my crochet.

First Day of July

I overslept this morning.  I didn’t wake up until nearly 9.30 and as we had to go out before 10.00 I couldn’t have my usual weekend breakfast.I had to make do with Rice Krispies and a glass of water instead.

We had to go out as I had an appointment in town to collect my new glasses .  It means I now have both my new pairs so I can keep one of work and one at home.  

We also went to a bank to ask about opening a new account.  Our own bank has closed its branch in town which means travelling 15 miles to the next town for any face to face banking so we’ve decided to switch banks.  I know 15 miles doesn’t sound a lot but when our town has several other banks it seemed silly not to switch.  

I’ve just realised that there is something else I intended to do in June and didn’t get round to.  I didn’t have my haircut.  I had thought that I’d go in this morning to make an appointment but didn’t, because of this:

The first I knew there was a problem was last Sunday when my husband suddenly asked me what was wrong with my eye.  It’s the third time this has happened and I don’t know why.  A blood vessel bursts, I don’t feel it happening, it doesn’t affect my vision and it doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort.  So I forget about it until someone says ‘ooh, what have you done to your eye’ and then I feel self conscious.  I feel I need to wait for it to clear up before I make a hair appointment. 

My list of things to do in July is quite short and simple. 

Grow herbs  I try to grow herbs every year but am unsuccessful. This year will be different.

Enjoy fresh air  I can spend time in the garden, open windows and doors while I’m inside and go for walks.

Go for a picnic  Onr fine weekend we’ll drive out to the coast, or to a country park, and take some sandwiches.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.  A simple meal al fresco will be fine.