You know how I said last week that the early mornings were finished with? Ha! Hahahahahaha! Still going, and I’ve discovered just how long a crappy Nokia Windows phone will stay on a call before hanging up (10 hours, in case you’re wondering) Aren’t you glad you don’t pay my work phone bill? I certainly am! Anywho, consequently the evenings have been a wee bit of a blur, and Saturday wasn’t much to write home about either, requiring a nap mid afternoon! Oh, the hoovering got done finally… it was decided when the most enormous spider hove over the horizon (aka my home PC and work laptop mice) and had to be removed stat! Of course while I had the hoover out and running it seemed a shame to waste it.
Still, all that aside, I’ve got tantalisingly close to finishing the original part of the MSW quilt, with just a teeny bit of sky left to sew together. It’s all laid out on my cutting table, I just need to finish at a sensible time to be able to stitch it together, wish me luck! I also got my tutorials for the Remnant Kings blog finished, so I’ll post about that when it goes live.
I hope you all had a better week with considerably more sleep!
Finishes This Week:
This is now assembled into 2 things, along with some friends, for the Remnant Kings tutorial:
In Progress This Week:
I got sucked into something else this week – did you notice that I conveniently failed to mention that above? Well it’s all Mr Sainsbury’s fault, on Monday he had these colouring books at the end of the salad aisle you see, and it seemed like such a calming way to while away the early mornings while the tests run though… So I decided to dig out all my coloured pencils to see what I could colour in with. Turns out, I have a bit of a coloured pencil habit! Most of these are watercolour pencils, but there’s some pastel pencils in there too.
I can remember spending my pocket money on the grey barrelled ones when I was about 7, and the ones with the gold ends were my dad’s that he got around the same time, but which I eventually acquired as he wasn’t using them ;o) The natural wood ones on the top row were free with a magazine series, the pastel pencils top right were from my A-Level art class (the particularly short ones had a very tough exam!), the black barrelled ones were from my scrapbooking days, the ones in the tin were from a set I bought to take to FQR for some class there that I can’t even remember, the blue barrelled set I picked up in South Africa when I lived there and obviously felt I needed some, possibly for scrapbooking, and then the metallic ones with the wood barrels on the bottom left were also picked up for scrapbooking,
My first shot of these gave people with OCD fits on IG, so I won’t share that, but here they are all laid out. Of course now I need to make a colour chart for them all before I can use them for colouring in…
When I wasn’t playing with my crafty toys, I got parts 4-5 of my MSW completed. I’m going to be absolutely stuffed when I get this all together though, as it won’t all fit on the wall, and unless it stops raining, I won’t be able to get photos of it outside! I have been eyeing up a wall in the office that might work though, but that will have to be an after hours activity, I think my colleagues think I’m nuts already ;o):
To Be Worked On This Week:
Keep on keeping on with the MSW
Ponder a new pattern
Work on some boring business stuff
Maybe rescue a friend from a damp caravan up the road…
Hope you all have a great week! Linking up with Lee and the gang: