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.