lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Word of the Year recap

Now December is progressing and 2020 is just off-stage, running through its warming-up exercises, I think the time has come to sum up my feelings about my chosen Word of the Year. I have kept my word with me throughout the year, with the hand-written sheet shown in my January photo accompanying me across a… Continue reading Word of the Year recap

Nostalgia · Sewing

Stitches, steps and Rhoda

I worked a fair bit on the cushion cover the weekend after I dug it out of storage, but didn't add much at all this week. Looking back at the previous photo, I have put the last few touches on the leaf to the left of the rose, worked a reasonable amount in the top… Continue reading Stitches, steps and Rhoda

Knitting · lifestyle · Writing

Bye-bye summer 2019

I can't remember a year when the arrival of September has coincided so exactly with the arrival of autumnal days. Over the course of the weekend, the temperature here has suddenly dropped from highs of 30℃ to 20℃ and the sun that was scorching on the last day of August seems merely warm and pleasant… Continue reading Bye-bye summer 2019

blakes 7 · lifestyle · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Fail is a four-letter word

In the world of Blakes 7 fandom, there are many hotly debated issues, but the end of the series is particularly divisive. There are many fans who feel let down by the fact that everyone (debatably) died and that the evil Federation 'won'. Personally, I have always been happy, although obviously also devastated, that it… Continue reading Fail is a four-letter word

Avon beauty · Fountain Pens · Knitting · lifestyle · Planning · Quote of the week · Stationery

I’m doing this…

Here's a snapshot of what is going on around here these days. This is what was piled on my settee when I started to tidy up last night prior to heading off to bed (before I took the photo I did move them into a more pleasing arrangement than the 'old heap of stuff' that… Continue reading I’m doing this…

Knitting · Tech

Knitting photographs

There has been steady progress on my Gaudi cardigan and lace-back mitt over the past week, but nothing hugely interesting to photograph, so I thought I would talk a bit today about what I use to take my photographs. This has been prompted by the fact that over the past few days I have been… Continue reading Knitting photographs

Etsy · Knitting

How is the knitting going?

In an effort to straighten up my thoughts and plans a bit, here's an update on how the knitting is going in this neck of the woods. First up, fingerless mitts for my Etsy shop. The above are my first pair trying out a lacy pattern and they are as finished as they are going… Continue reading How is the knitting going?

Purpose · Reflections and Intentions · word of the week · Writing

Word of the Week – Accomplish

Looking forwards as we start a new week and a new month, my chosen Word of the Week "Accomplish" is an exhortation to set goals and strive to achieve something. To set oneself a challenge, to determine a course. It is wise, in setting goals, to accept that we can still accomplish something even if… Continue reading Word of the Week – Accomplish

Etsy · Fashion · Knitting · Purpose

In which progress is made

We live in a universe in which stars are being born in clouds of gas whilst others cool and diminish; entire galaxies are spinning, colliding, grouping and re-forming. So it is with our everyday lives - there are things we have just started, others that we are making some kind of progress on or completed,… Continue reading In which progress is made

Fashion · Knitting · Sewing

Project status update

Now I see the photo and compare it with the one I took last week, I can see that there has been a little progress on the knitting front, but all of that progress was achieved yesterday. Prior to that I had hit a bit of a dead-end. Having started two garment projects, and then… Continue reading Project status update