Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Getting into it .........


Now in the second month of the year I have this feeling of it flitting through my fingers if I'm not
mindful ........   OPAM  has opened once again. I think I first joined in on it back in 2010, with just a couple of breaks (where I no doubt missed the sign up, since I seem to miss things like that from time to time) - Mostly my finished items are knitted or crocheted with a few sewn items here and there - its not a competition as such, but more a gentle way of helping you to keep moving along on your projects, but not forgetting just how many you have managed to achieve.  Naturally some things are quick to finish like a mug rug - while others like my WIP "Down the rabbit hole quilt" are taking more than a year in the making!!! I have a page set aside just for my OPAM now, rather than using the sidebar which I used
to erase when the new one started! Both Kris and Peg look after OPAM and have it open for sign ups till the end of Feb!  I've finished off another little cotton crocheted bag - another new design as I wanted something light, small easy to pop across your body but big enough to hold my phone and a pair of glasses - since they seem to be my constant companion these days lol .....

 I'm  also working hard on getting a baby blanket crocheted up for a gift for one of the girls in my team who will be leaving in a few weeks time.  Hope to have it finished this week..........  The summer shawl has been set aside for me to work on this, but hoping to finish off the shawl sometime during the month.

Pete was away again this weekend - off fishing/ camping with blokes from the fishing club here at Bundalong.  He's been having a great time the past few months with so many times away camping and fishing (males only). He managed to catch another Cod this weekend that was a keeper, so the freezer has quite a stash of fish in it at present!  With Pete having had 3 or 4 weekends the last part of last year and 3 out of 6 weekends away so far this year ....... I'm struggling with some green eyes and a spirit that is dying to be able to head off somewhere ......... just wish I could actually plan something in advance, but alas with not knowing just when we will be making the big move, its hard to make plans!!




Every 2nd year I enjoy a particular book that I tend to like reading over the summer months for some strange reason ........ "A Town Like Alice" by Neville Shute.  It's quite an older book now, my copy is falling apart - and is currently packed in a box 2 states away lol .... the story is based on a little bit of reality that occurred during the war.  I finally decided I needed to borrow it from the library  and started reading it last night in bed -  its amazing how a good book can transport you into such a good state of mind and body isn't it.  Of course this book was also made into a movie - one of these days I should try and get hold of it on DVD so I can watch it again!   There never seems to be enough hours in the day for everything we need and would like to do is there? I've got quite a list of things that need doing - like using up the 20 litres of olive oil I have waiting to be made into soap.  Its really only good for making soap with and I know it wont be allowed on the truck when we move, so it needs to be transformed into something that can be used or easily transported!
Early morning around 6ish when I go out before work for a short walk/run


5 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

well sort those green eyes out and plan something for yourself........be spontanous and do something this weekend or next........clearly your not moving that quick.........go for it........

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely litle crocheted bag. Lovely to have fresh fish. Nothing nicer than a favourite book x

Susan said...

I think you need to plan your own mini retreat - when DH is away set yourself up with easy meals, wine and lots of sewing - invite someone over if you have a sewing buddy...

Ellie Mork said...

Thank you for sharing, lovely little bag. You inspired me to join the OPAM 2018. Happy Stitching :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It sounds like you are making good use of your time while the Mr. is off catching some fish, but you are right, it is no substitute for a real get-away. Perhaps you could do some planning in advance until that time. Lovely little bag you have made and so useful, too. Olive oil soap sounds wonderful! xx Karen