Monday, 7 July 2008

Holiday Happenings

I'm on holidays!
...and I've been busy renovating.

I'm having air conditioning installed and I've had a blind put into my spare room. The spare room houses all of my crafting supplies which have been, um, a little disorganised (actually, one of my sisters calls my spare room "the hell hole") so I've spent a lot of time tidying it up ('cause if I hadn't the blinds installer wouldn't have been able to get to the window) and it now looks wonderfully ordered. I'm going to try really, really, really hard to keep it that way.

The air conditioning installation is turning into a drama, but I'm telling myself that it's only to be expected ~ that renovations and frustration go hand in hand, and that I'm not going to let it get in way of having a good break.

Of course, I've managed to fit some crafting in between the tidying.

My fan scarf is getting longer:

I've made a pentagon washcloth for a friend's birthday,
using a free pattern from Drew Emborsky:

and I've started crocheting a floral neck warmer from Hook and Needle Designs:

I'm using a silk wool blend, Cleckheaton Silk, which is lovely and soft.

I've been op~shopping too and adding to my button collection:

I like the texture of these small white ones:

I haven't spent time in the garden (not yet anyway) but the hibiscus is flourishing regardless:

...and I've been quietly waiting for a Wanderer butterfly to emerge, from this pupa that a friend at work gave to me:

You can't really tell from the photograph, but wings are visible from the casing now which means that the butterfly is almost ready to make its entrance into the world. I love the delicacy and the wonder of these little creatures.

Wishing all of you moments of wonder too.
Happy Thursday!


Rachel said...

Congrats on organizing your craft room! It's never fun, but it's always worth it when everything is tidy!

Anonymous said...

Oh, a job I hate -renovating and re-organising- but it will be great when you are finished. Isn't it always the way that a simple things turns out to be so complex???
So many nice things, the scarf, the dishcloth but especially the neckwarmer in the delicious Country Silk ( I have some!!) and the buttons!!!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

What pretty green yarn! Congrats on a cleaner "hell hole" (giggle) -- my basement fits that description.

Anonymous said...

Your scarf is looking beautiful, I really love that colour and the green yarn too.
Good luck with your hell hole!