Yeah, chance would be a fine thing! If I was the master at multi-tasking then my house would not stink of burnt rice right now! Apparently I cannot work on a spreadsheet for my swap, talk to the patent agent for our company, cook rice and reply to emails all at the same time. Something had to give and now my house reeks.
I have spent a good deal of time on my computer today replying to comments, sorting out the swap, etc. If you left a comment and I failed to reply then I do apologise. I ran out of steam after about 200 emails. There was a wee back log, shall we say. I do appreciate each and every comment I get on my blog (except the spam ones which are creeping in more frequently) and try to reply to everyone but it may be just too much for me this week.
Thanks to everyone for your terrific response to my giveaway. It has been lovely to have old friends enter as well as meet lots of lovely new people. For those who decided to follow this blog, welcome and I hope you like it enough to stick around.
If you are in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap - please ensure that you have sent me your postal details as well as having a mosaic posted on the group page on Flickr. Just about everyone has but there are a few more to go.
I did take a little time to sit down today and have a play with my crochet hooks and some cotton yarn.
I think I may be down to have a table at the PTA Christmas Fair so need to find some smaller things I can make and sell for small amounts. Because you know, and I know, I wouldn't be about to shift a whole pile of quilts there. So I tried making some snowflakes. I experimented with different size crochet hooks and came to the conclusion that the larger hook is the best, which surprised me. I also played with patterns, making up my own eventually. That would be the one of the top right. These snowflakes would need to be soaked in a fabric stiffener and pinned out to give them more shape definition and durability on the tree as a decoration. But as the start of a small project, what do you think?
My only fabric news is slightly old news. I got my fabric for the October blocks for Brit Bee from the lovely and talented Miss Laura Jane at the end of last week but I seemed to have other thoughts in my posts, and sulks about car reversing, etc going on. So here, belatedly, is the latest block fabric.
Our brief is to make stars. Any kind we like. Big ones, small ones, singular ones, multiple ones. Just so long as it is stars. I think I am going to like this month. Thanks Laura!
So my best cooking pot is sitting outside with oven cleaner sprayed in it to see if that will shift well cooked on rice. I have to leave the house in an hour to take Helen to dance and the girls are not fed yet. Best get a move on and see if I can manage rice on attempt number two. Best stay in the kitchen this time though!