Wednesday, 9 September 2009

No excuses!

Hello Everybody- I do hope that you are all in fine spirits and enjoying whatever's come your way since I last posted.
Things have been busy here and work has kept me more than occupied and left very little time for my new found love- blogging!
Strangely enough, I have also fallen victim to what I can only describe as "Blog-block" manifesting in a total muddle of thoughts on what to actuall y write about. Hmmmm I'd think to myself at regular intervals throughout the day in anticipation of my evening blogtime, will it be my latest craft? No- haven't had much time for that either lately. Perhaps I could write about what I've have been baking. No- I couldn't really write about that as it was a terrible failure- a chocolate cake that resembled a burnt pancake! I know- maybe an update on the increasingly naughty but still heart-meltingly adorable Bert and Ruby? No, perhaps not very interesting to all of you non-kitten lovers out there?

So, you can see my dilemma. I just haven't been able to make up my mind- hence my total lack of presence. I've also been writing alot for work- a book, so that possibly has something to do with it!

Anyway, tonight as I was walking home from the station I sternly said to myself "Enough is enough I WILL blog again!" so here I am!

Before, I go any further, I would like to say a huge thanks to the people who actually read my blog and to those who have  either signed up as followers.I am ecstatic to now have 15 yes FIFTEEN followers! Okay, well , um only13 actually, if you don't count my husband (who only signed up after some considerably bribery on my part!) and myself. How sad is that- signing up as a follower on your own blog just to have a follower! I cannot tell you how thrilling it is to read your comments too- so thank you so much! This rose is for you all to say thanks!

On a crafty note, I am very pleased to report that my blanket is almost complete! I have finally finished joining the squares and have sewn it up so it actually resembles a blanket. Being made of pure wool it is very heavy too, so should be wonderfully warm in the winter!
I just have to do two rounds of the whole thing to make the border and then it is done! Here's a little preview of what it looks like:

Another crafty snippet is that to my utter joy and delight I discovered that my local fabric shop now stocks (albeit a very small) selection of Amy Butler fabrics! HOORAY! They are beautiful! I just couldn't resist buying a little piece last weekend although I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I think it will probably go into my grandmother's quilt as a hexagonal patch.

Finally, I just cannot finish without a quick update on Bert and Ruby...actually, better than that- here's a few photos! ( My apologies to those of you who are dog lovers!)

So until next time, and it will be soon, goodnight!
Oh, I almost forgot- don't forget to enter Sarah's fabulous giveaway at Red Gingham
Definitely worth checking out!


  1. Oh you are funny! Did you seriously sign yourself up to follow your own blog?!! I've sorted out the anonymous issue you had at my giveaway site too.

    Love your little kittens and your funny rambles up there. I must remember to show our littlest one your kittens. She's mad about cats and always runs to the windows if one is outside. We can't have animals due to grotty allergies unfortunately. Big boo hoo really!

    Please keep up your blog as I'm sure it will come to you soon which direction to follow. It seems to just happen over time. Catch up later, have a good day!

  2. Ha ha, I love your wonderful warm and funny posts. I signed up to my blog right at the beginning too! Just to have a follower, and then followed myself again, by mistake! I love dogs, but I love your kitties too. As for the cake, I once made a cake that was so bad, even the hungry birds out in the garden turned their nose up at it!! Thanks for your great post! Suzie. xxx :)

  3. Lucy ~ I did wonder why you were following your own blog but now I know! I love your blanket now that you have joined all those squares together. It is looking lovely and I sure that you will have many an evening curled up with it on the sofa keeping cozy in the winter :O)

  4. 'Blog Block' I know it well; It comes in fits and starts, you'll have a month of loads to say and then a month of not a lot.
    I made my husband follow my blog too! :D
    Great pics of the kits, they look to be doing well.


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