Sunday, 15 January 2012

Spring has officially arrived here in Shetland.
 I was having a rootle around in the garden and came upon these little gems of loveliness. 

I have been a bit of a project grasshopper today.
I started to paint the pantry window but had to stop as the damp proofing paint wouldn't stick to the damp !

Then I started to clear the drive which is totally over grown with grass and brambles. After clearing about a meter I went in as I was cold and my back was sore, but even the longest journey has to start with a single step.

This afternoon I started to wash red fabric for a project I have in mind. I rinsed and rinsed and added salt and rinsed and rinsed a whole heap more, but the blessed stuff was still running with liquid that had the appearance of cranberry juice. Finally I gave up and whapped it in the washing machine with a cup of salt.
Does any one have any suggestions on how to stop fabric from running ?

I'm keeping up with most of my new years resolutions .... well most of them any way.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year.

So finally 2012 has arrived.
I hope this will prove to be a good year for every one.
Due to one thing or another I am glad to be out of 2011.

I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency and told by the doctors it would take about a year for me to recover, so 2012 can only get better and better.

I have made some New Years Resolutions and I hope I can keep to them.
They are :-
1 Read more.
I have started to read Moon-Fleet.
2 Do some craft work daily.
I am working on a crotched cushion cover. And today I also finished making 3 toy bags for the bairns. Each had writing on the front - Toys, Lego and Dolls. I had already made a Zoo bag for the play mobile.
3 Loose weight.
Hmmm 11st 8lb long way to go.
4 Read a chapter of the Bible each week and try to take in what it means.
5 Write more letters.
6 Work more in the garden.
7 Have a family night set aside for the bairns.
This is going to be a Friday so we can play games and chat with no telly.
8 If you can't say owt nice, say nowt.
9 Go to bed earlier.
10 Learn some thing new.
This is a piccy of two of my bairns decorating the tree. There was a lot more went on the tree after this but unfortunately the camera broke and we have no further pictures of Christmas. Never mind. I have some lovely memories.