Friday, 26 February 2010

Is it the end of the week already?

Don't you find that some weeks just flash past without you even blinking?  Fantastic.  I just can't believe it's Friday again!

How was your week?  It was a busy old week for me and I feel pleased that I achieved everything I wanted to, and even squeezed in an hour and half power walk with a friend which quite literally was a breath of fresh air!  I don't know about you, but because we've been stuck indoors so much lately, it really does feel great when you have the opportunity to be outside enjoying just 'being out'.

I've probably posted about this before, but we're lucky to be surrounded by lots of fields and trees and I'm always spotting a variety of different birds, normally I don't have the camera to hand but earlier this week I managed to get a snap of a Bullfinch.  Having then got my son's bird book out, I read that Bullfinches are "often seen in couples, and are thought to pair for life.  They are shy and secretive birds, and like to stay close to cover".  To acutally get a snap of one, I was obviously quite lucky - I have circled where the bird was - I know, I know it's not clear but it is there I promise!

My great achievement this week is this -

It's a start, don't you think?  Probably full of errors and I won't even tell you how many attempts I made to get to this point.  Can I actually say that I can crochet now?  Might have to put some spin on that one!

I also made these dolls this week, a kit which came from Clothkits.  I bought it last year and forgot about it, so thought this was was the perfect opportunity to get on with them. Take a look at the website, lots of lovely goodies.

We're off to London tomorrow, museums a beckoning.  Jack being the 'artist' wants to go to the V & A museum, Toby being the 'car enthusiast' wants to visit the lamborghini showroom - yawn, yawn.....

Have a great weekend!


Emma said...

I think where you live sounds lovely, lucky you, enjoy it.
Have a nice weekend Emma x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Its nice being able to get out. Although bright this morning its was quite cold! lol.

I know how you feel with the crocheting. I am getting there slowly but surely. Still finding granny squares hard to master though. Love your dollies how cute and colourful are they.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.


A Country Girl said...

Well done with the crochet - you have got further than me!
I love the Clothkits website too.
Have fun in London!

Michela said...

I've spotted lots of birds too this week, but unfortunately I was driving!
Love your dolls, they're so unique!
Have a great time in London! xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Well done on the crochet. Love the clothkit dolls.

Amy said...

well done with the took me loads of attempts but I got there and now I am well away!

I too can't believe how quick this week has gone...! xxx

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL! You and I are in the same place when it comes to crochet. Well , maybe you are one step ahead of me, because you have actually connected into a circle... I am still just trying to figure out rows. I have been watching some you-tube beginner crochet videos, so I can learn what to do. There is this one person... Aunt somebody.. I can't remember her name at the moment, and I LOVE her, because she is so patient and just shows slowly what to do for each kind of stitch. I would never have figured it out from the drawings in the books.

Jennifer said...

Great job with the crochet, it is really so much more fun when you are able to get a few stitches etc. under your belt. Can't wait to see more.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those dolls are sweet. And your crochet is so pretty in pink! Spring-feeling .... Have a wonderful weekend! My week was fun. We celebrated 3 birthdays and spring holiday ... Saskia x

maryannlucy said...

The crochet is looking good - I think I can crochet because I am doing what I need!! Just don't ask me to do anything else LOL. Have a lovely day tomorrow, the car showroom won't be too bad, and it'll be interesting to see how much those cars are!! Have a lovely time

Tabiboo said...

I made exactly the same dolls for the littlest boo last year - she adores them.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina x

Josie-Mary said...

Love the dolls, I like that web site although I've never brought! Have a good time in London....looking at cars...boring!!! :)

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Well done on the bird spotting ... I have a bad photo of something hawk like that was sat on our garden fence... in true Rolf Harris style "I can't tell what it is yet!" lol

glad to see you are getting to grips with the crochet... keep going and you'll get better and better... I did!

I don't think I have been to London since my art college days... I hope you have a not too yawny time! ;D

x Alex

Kate said...

I really want to do crochet too and you'll be pleased to hear you're further on than me! Hope you had a good day in the "Smoke"

Kate x

noelle said...

great job with the crochet and i love that shade of pink x