Wednesday, 23 January 2013

My Wednesday

I love Wednesdays. Well maybe love is too strong a term for a day but it certainly is up next to Friday in my rankings. I finish at twelve and have no other commitments so it is usually when I get some 'me' time. The last few Wednesdays have been filled with getting the house back to some sort of post Christmas normality so this afternoon time was going to be my own. I say 'going to be' with a wistful sigh.

My 'me'  time started like this: 
  • Discovering I had been blocked in the school car park by a mammoth car the size of a bus. 
  • Hunting down the owner of said vehicle.
  • 55 minutes later, and after many laps of the school, finding owner and very politely asking him to remove the obstruction. I am not an angry person. I like to be fair. But aaaaaargh - did he not know it was Wednesday?
  • Picking up some shopping on the way home - person at checkout in front of me has queried the price of a brush - noone can agree. I patiently watch as the people at the checkouts either side happily pack and pay.
  • Home. Kettle on. Kick over half cup of coffee that has been left on the floor.
  • Take Jessie Dog for a brisk walk to the lock. The fresh air and exercise will perk me up. Fall over on the ice. Hurt bottom and pride.
  • Pick up Little Sis from school to take her for haircut. Someone snowballs my windscreen while I'm waiting. Do I get out and throw one back - no I'm a grown up (and I'll probably miss). Grrrrrrr.....
Five hours after my me time began I have finally reached my sofa. Little Sis has made me a cup of tea and Mr K is cooking. Bliss.

Now I hope you won't mind if I indulge in some of the things that have been cheering me up.

I treated myself to 'Simply Crochet' magazine. Having heard some comments about it on other blogs I felt compelled to buy it. I justified this by telling myself that it was the law and, even though I own crochet hooks in every size known to man, those plastic ones on the front might come in handy.

Belonging to Ravelry (janiek66) I really couldn't ask for more in the way of ideas but there is something oh so lovely about snuggling up with some magazine eye candy. Not sure if I'll do any of the projects - do I really want to crochet a picture frame?

I've sorted out the shelf for my craft books. You might recognise one or two that you own up there.

The box ( the one on the right that I have managed to splice in two) is full of patterns from when I started sewing many moons ago. I really must start this up again. The last thing I made was this dress (it really is a 'better on than off' type thing) and I still haven't worn it!

 The Readers Digest is the most well thumbed. Although it's now getting tatty it's still the first place I look for instructions on just about anything.

A parcel arrived! I never usually make the most of January sales as this is when we tighten our belts but I couldn't resist some of the lovely things this company had on offer.

How sweet is the little sewing pack - a snip at 29p!

My lovely blue hyacinths making the kitchen smell diviiiiiiiiiine.

Making contact with someone who we lost touch with some time ago via her lovely blog - 'A Quiet Corner'. If you've never visited before it's well worth a look.

'The Greatcoat' by Helen Dunmore - oh I am sooooo enjoying this. A good old spooky ghost story that has been a perfect accompaniment to snuggling down on these icy nights.

My (very) little granny square project.

Although it started off as the beginnings of a grand blanket I have now downsized my expectations and hope to make it into a sweet cushion cover - a bit like this:

So although my 'me' time didn't exactly arrive on time I'm looking forward to a cosy night by the fire, watching celebrities baking on television, crochet on knee.

I think Thursday's going to be great x


  1. Hello:
    We should like to think that after that very uncertain start the rest of your Wednesday has, indeed, turned out as you would wish.

    We very much enjoy all of Helen Dunmore's novels and recently read 'The Greatcoat' ourselves.

  2. Your post really made me chuckle. Why is it our best laid plans always fall apart but we get there in the end. I admire your patience and stamina! Your buys look great and I can't wait to see the finished cushion. Happy Thursday! Chel x

  3. I was hoping you might have a blog too, and I'm so glad I came to visit
    How typical when you just want to get home and everything goes wrong, I'm so glad I'm not the only one these sorts of things happen to, particularly at the checkout, I always pick the wrong one!
    I love your little crochet squares, they will make a lovely lovely cosy cushion, can't wait to see it finished :o)
    Emma x

  4. Hi,
    Many thanks for visiting my blog at Poppy Cottage48 which has lead to me discovering yours!
    As an ex-teacher myself your story about getting blocked in at the school car park made me chuckle!
    I recognise your Readers Digest book - used to have it myself - think one of my daughters must have 'acquired' it now!
    And your granny squares are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the end result!
    Angie x

  5. How annoying to be cheated out of your wednesday afternoon and that was very thoughtless parking, naughty man.
    what lovely treats and your cushion is fab!
    love jooles xxx

  6. The pillow is great!! If I started a granny square aphagan mine too would turn into a pillow. I think I did that once and didn't even finish the pillow ;-), such a slacker I can be.

    Have a JOYful weekend!!

  7. You have a great collection of craft books there. I have very recently purchased the very same Readers digest second hand and I am thrilled to bits with it. Your granny squares are looking lovely and I am sure it will make a great cushion. I have seen those crochet frames on pinterest and would love to give it a go. xo


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