Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy!



I had put in to take a week to 10 days annual leave for last week in order to get the house and garden in order!  With all the sickness and other things that have been going on this year, the house was desperate for a good Spring clean, and the garden was more weeds than garden!  The place was making me feel quite depressed in it's untidy and rundown state.  So I've been busy weeding and cleaning up the garden, and had made a good start on the house - actually, I'd already started the decluttering and cleaning process a couple of weeks ago - which was when I realised I could use a good straight run at it all to get it sorted out quickly, rather than trying to fit it in here and there between working!  I'm sure you working gals know exactly what I'm talking about!!
Last week the Spice of Life Crochet Blanket started the actual process of making those first
stitches, and there have been photos everywhere of lovely blankets starting to come to life!  part 1 was getting all the supplies together which I blogged about earlier, this is where part 2 took us......
And now part 3 has just gotten underway. It's a fun and easy little blanket this far and I'm considering making a couple of others to put in the gift box ....... After I get through finishing some WIPs ........ Yep, Stonehaven and Park Slope are still on the needles, with slow progress....  Also a bit of gift making has started........


However, Dad had a couple of falls with the last one seeing him in hospital for a week while they managed to get his blood and iron levels back up.   Thankfully, no broken bones! He's about 2000 Kms away and no family really close that is able to help while he recovers, so he is down here with us for a few weeks.     I'm sooooo pleased I had already taken this time off work and managed to get most of the house and garden in order!  
 I  had intended to get this post out a week ago, but things are pretty busy around here and one week seems to be piling into the next........... so for now I will finish here and hopefully get to work on another post shortly ......... By the way, Scruffy says thankyou for all the lovely birthday wishes

3 comments:

barb's creations said...

Great minds think alike, I too have been busy de-cluttering and spring cleaning in-between both parents ping ponging between hospital and home the last few weeks. I love how your CAL is coming together and look forward to seeing the net instalments. Waves to Scruffy and wishing a very happy birthday from me :) Barb.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely blanket you have started and aren't you sweet for taking in your dear father. Glad he is recovering:) It's fall here, but still feeling the need for a good clean out - my bedroom is a mess. Scruffy is a cutie! x Karen

Helen said...

Love your start on the blanket. hope your dad is still recovering well. It must be spring I'm also trying to do a bit of de cluttering. Enjoy your week and take care.