Monday 24 September 2012

Still here.

Thought I should look in and say hello. I've been very busy recently. Most importantly, I've made a start on my SSCS gift. LOL Couldn't resist including the obligatory teaser photo. 
 My course is going OK, I'm off to get on a plane later today for another day of face to face learning tomorrow. On Wednesday I have to give a micro teaching session. I'll be doing a 30 minute tutorial on how to help a wheelchair user who is choking. My new best friend over the weekend has been Charlie. I also get to watch some of my class mates present their micro teaching sessions. I believe we'll be working in small groups and get to have a half day off. 
 I've also made some progress on my latest crochet creation. Not a huge amount, well I have been busy. There is quite a long way to go on this one, but I don't see it taking as long as the blue stripes did.
Right I'm off to bake cakes. :-)

Friday 14 September 2012

Busy, busy, busy.

I'm going to be rather busy for the next few weeks, and things may be a little quiet on the blog front. I do apologise. I have two more three day trips to Birmingham, and plenty of homework to be doing. 
I'm also a part of Chooky's SSCS so have some secret stuff to be getting on with. ;-) I was shopping for a few supplies yesterday. I'm all set to go in the evenings. (I refuse to do homework in the evenings, had enough of that as a teen. Besides, I work shifts, so plenty of peace and quiet during the days)
Can't have a post without pictures, so here are some more images of my latest crochet creation. The colours are still not perfect. that's green, not black! 
 I'm hoping to still get in a little time to work on this, just so I have pictures to post here. I have to say, I'm really enjoying working on it.
In case you hadn't guessed, the pattern can be found in this new book of mine. 
Time to go do a little homework. I have to plan a short teaching session. Any subject I wish. I did think about something stitchy, but there are a few blokes on the course. So I settled on Choking, I get to work with Choking Charlie. Handsome dude isn't he? LOL  (How would you help a wheelchair user who was choking? After you had tried the back slaps of course.)

Monday 10 September 2012

Gone Training.

I'm off to Birmingham today after my shift at work! I thought I should pop in with a quick update photo before I go.
The colours in this picture are even worse than last time. I promise that when I get home I'll play about and get a decent image.

Friday 7 September 2012

A day off?

A day off work that is, but very little time to play.
I have my partner details for Chooky's SSCS. So I'll have to get all secret and busy now. But I'm sure I'll find time for plenty of crochet too.  Can't have a post without a picture, so here's a quick progress report. I have been tidying up the ends as I go, but I ran out of steam last night and left just those two squares on the end. I have to say I'm enjoying this join as I go method. I know I haven't done a great deal of crochet, well certainly not granny squares anyway, the few I did were joined later and I really wasn't happy with that method, so I'm chuffed to have learned joining as I go. :-)
Once again the colours are not right. No bright sunshine though, today is very grey and overcast, so the flash went off.
I'm off to Birmingham again on Monday to start a teaching course. Over the next two months I have to attend a class room for 6 days of facilitated learning!! I'll have several assignments to write and a micro teaching course to plan and present. I'm really not looking forward to it!.
Better go, I have loads to do today.

Thursday 6 September 2012


Here you have it. My completed blue granny strip blanket.  It looks fantastic, I'm sooooooooo chuffed with it. :-) It drapes beautifully and is very heavy and cosy. It only took 5 months to complete.
I barely stopped to draw breath and allow my hook to cool, before starting on a new project. This basket of beautiful colours was begging for my attention.
So I obliged. I have to say, it's a beautifully bright sunshiny day here, and the colours are a bit off no matter what I do!! I'm sure somewhere along the way I'll get a more accurate image. 
I don't need to be psychic to see I'll have a lot of ends to tidy in my near future

Tuesday 4 September 2012

How did this happen?

I went upstairs yesterday with the intention of getting all Christmassy and doing something secret. So how come I ended up playing in my Figgy scrap box and making a half dozen of nine patch blocks?
I finished putting them together this morning, before finding the setting squares, now I just need to find something to make setting triangles. I'm sure I have some more buttery yellow somewhere.This little bunch of scraps is on it's way to being a crib size quilt I think.