Friday, 22 May 2009

A stressful week

I've had a really bad week, lots of stress and insomnia. The main cause of this has been Bebo + one of my children. Of course when something has stressed you big time everything else just becomes too much. Just to make me feel better my camera decided to break, this could have been due to the fact that my bag, with camera in, fell off the kitchen table onto the slate floor! I've tried banging it a bit but it's still won't work, why do these things always happen at the wrong time! Today is Jodie's last day of school and the leavers prom is tonight, so there's been lots of excitement happening here. We are going to her friends house first where 28 of her friends + their parents are meeting for champagne and canapes before the kids leave in a limosine and a party bus to the prom venue. I'll be there with my disposable camera taking photos ....... how classy will that look, lol! After the prom they are going to another friend's house to party the night away in a marquee in their garden. Then the revision will start in earnest for GCSE's in a couple weeks time, more stress!!
Now for the good bits, firstly my dog is absolutely fine you wouldn't know that she'd had an operation, mind you if she tramples over all my potato plants again she may need another op! Also my wonderful freestyle swap parcel arrived from Lyn, sadly I couldn't take photos but will as soon as I get a new camera. I do however have photos of what I sent to Lyn.

I sent a fabric bucket, a crochet flower brooch, an owl bookmark, felt needlecase, a lavender filled bird, a chicken teabag holder and some chocolate.

I've also made 2 pairs of 3/4 length trousers and 2 skirts for Lily, here's the fabric cutout, pre camera breakage, photos to follow!

And I've started crocheting my hexagons together, at last. Because I hadn't crocheted them together on the last round, I'm doing it now with a lilac colour, in dc so it will have a ridge effect.

I managed to buy these a couple a weeks ago about 2m of new fabric only £2 in the CS

And these gorgeous barkcloth curtains for 25p at a jumble sale, not sure what I'm going to do with them yet though.

Now if I had my camera I would show a picture of what I did yesterday. My sewing machine has been sluggish lately and the tension had gone to pot, so I changed the needle and thought I'd clean it at the same time. Now if you're like me and forget to do these things I suggest you go and do it soon. This machine is only a year old and is kept under cover but the amount of dust and fluff inside was attrocious, works like a dream now :)
Have a great 'long' weekend, the sun is shining here so that may help to lift my spirits.


vintage girl said...

So glad to hear your dog is better thats great news! My niece is also going to her prom tonight and is so excited! my poor old sister has been extremely stressed out with it though! I absolutely love your hexagon blanket the colours are stunning! Lisaxxx

bekimarie said...

Just think, things can only get better now (hopefully)!
Hope your daughter has a good time tonight, certainly sounds like they've got a great night planned. I can imagine the excitement in your house at the moment
Glad to hear your dog is better!
Beki xxx

Daisy said...

Good news for you dog :)

I can't wait to see lily's clothes, they sound lovely. your blanket is looking adorable, I could do with cuddling myself up with a cosy crocheted blanket right now, on my CS wish list, no luck yet.

Have a lovely weekend :)


Daisy said...

Mmmmm Daisy's been on here again, you leave the room for 10 minutes, its me Mary Popps :)

Right where is she ;)


claire said...

well stress or not you have certainly been busy :) i love seeing what craftiness you have been up too xx
Hope your daughter has a great night - sounds fab x

summerfete said...

Now I know why my camera is on the blink!

Isnt it awful bein cameraless, I feel like my right hand has been cut off!!

Hope the crocheting chills you out!

We passed your way this week, I gave a little wave.


Serenata said...

I have heard (or read) of loads of people who have had a very stressful week. I hope your weekend is much better and that your daughter enjoys her prom night.

My son really enjoyed his last year.

Melanie said...

So pleased to hear your doggies is fine, love the swap gifts you sent and your hexagons.

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear about the camera, but great news about the dog. Ours was fine too, hasn't stopped eating since though LOL.

Love and blessings

Kitty said...

Sorry to hear about the stress (((hugs))). Your crafting though, is as ever wonderful. Bad news on the camera front :-( I hear Amazon are having a bit of a camera sale - worth looking over there? x

Country Cottage Chic said...

I have also been stressedthis week with the frustration of a disappearing blog!

I have set up a new blog to replace my lost one at:

Hope to see you there soon!

Floss said...

Hello there - it's nice to find your blog through my follower's list! I do hope you have a great holiday day today, and a much better week to come... Looking forward to keeping up with your news,

tcalamity said...

oh bless you hun, hope all is well now.Hope your daughter has a great prom and good luck in the GCSE revision. good news about your dog.

Melanie said...

Hiya, thanks for your comment, the happy hooker book is fab is'nt it, I love the designs in it. I think I grasp what you mean about converting English crochet to American, though if I get stuck I'll give you a shout, lol!
Have a lovely day.
Love Melanie xxxx

Florence and Mary said...

Hi thanks for stoppiver over my blog.

Hope you've had a less stressful week

Victoria xx