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Friday, March 29, 2013

Squeezing a March Post in

When you are a qualified procrastinator like me it is so easy to let months slip by without blogging (or doing housework, essential work training or even enjoyable things like keeping up with everyone else's blogs - sorry). So I am determined to get a post in this month even if it is a progress one rather than something achieved.

Taking up most of my time was some necessary repair and renovation to our ageing real life bathroom (towels and linen piled all over our house to a certain cat's satisfaction) then having to rest a strained hand (following sanding painting and tiling) but in between I began knitting a new give-away blanket (the other being rather dowdy and much more suited to be scrunched into a corner out of sight at Hollyhock Cottage.


As part of my fantasy to get Hollyhock Cottage to 'lock up' before the 3 year anniversary of building commencement, I also started on some windows which I have really been enjoying pottering with. Lots to go, the deadline has passed but as said, this is a progress report.







Meanwhile, Welcome to those who have popped in to visit and are scratching their heads at how someone can achieve so little and still manage to write a blog post!

To all have happy and safe  Easter 

(and I hope the Easter bunny remembers you!)

Cheers, Christine

Cats sleep anywhere...

30 comments:

  1. Hola Christine, te entiendo, muchas veces nos pasa que no podemos con la "vida real" y el blog al mismo tiempo.
    Tu tejido es precioso!!! Ö
    Yo también creo en el conejo de Pascua.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had time for everything! Happy Easter. :)

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  2. Blogposts are like phone calls....catching up with friends, chatting about 'stuff'. Nice to hear from you! and pics always are appreciated :)

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    1. That's true and it's so nice when you have done it that you wonder why you kept putting it off. :)

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  3. Susan is right about blogposts :) can't believe you can knit on those !! Your windows really look good too. Looking forward to seeing more later. Laughing at your cat too. Have a nice Easter

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    1. Once you get started they aren't much different from knitting on bigger needles. I've had good inspiration too and have been catching up on Miss Marples (and thinking of you :D) whenever I get the knitting out.

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  4. Si que a veces nos falta tiempo para hacer todo lo que queremos,pero avanzas aunque sea ratos,la manta tiene un punto y unos colores preciosos!!!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping that the colours will suit others as well. :)

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  5. I love your description of "qualified procrastinator", I think I must have passed the exam with flying colors as well!! Never put off 'till tomorrow what you can happily put off 'till next week is sometimes my motto. Then it all piles up and you just have to deal with it. Anyway, have a good Easter. P.s. I love your knitting.
    Hugs, Vicki.

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    1. Ah, but did you get the assignments finished! :p

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I want to knit like that!!! I am having a rough time getting started.... Happy Easter to you and yours.

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    1. If it helps, once you have struggled through the first few rows, it is exactly like knitting full size...until you drop a stitch!

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  7. Christine.... I would really like to see a photo of your cottage. I love half timbered houses. I just LOVE the extension you added to the house. I look forward to seeing the thatched roof in progress. XXX

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    1. Thank you Catherine, sadly most of my house is still an unfinished pile - there is a picture in the background in my previous post, but apart from windows, that is as far as it has come.

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  8. Happy Easter, Christine! It's nice to see that you're back, and the windows look great! Take care! Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna. Have a lovely Easter. :)

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  9. The knitting is fab. I admire your patience and I love the wood on your house, you've got the detail just right.

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  10. A less nice person than you would call it stubbornness rather than patience, Irene. :D

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  11. Your windows look great Christine! So neatly done :)

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  12. Great window, beautifully done Christine - and the knitting is looking wonderful. Hugs Sandie

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    1. Thank you Sandie. :D Having just caught up with your new blog, I can't believe you have done so much of an entire house while I have been faffing about with one window!

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  13. So nice to see a post from you! I am a fellow procrastinator, and get caught up in real life with my girls and job, etc... Keep up the great work!

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    1. If only we had time to live several lives and do everything we want!

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  14. Hi Christine,
    Just went to have a look at our blog seeing that you started following mine recently. Because I like what you do (and write!) so much that I'm your newest follower. I also like your enthousiasm about Enid Blytons Famous Five, I devoured those books growing up! I even asked the dvd-box on my 34th birthday 2 years ago, can you imagine? Well, despite the laughter and frowns that generated I'm not ashamed of it ;) And although the mystery and feeling I got from the books didn't make it into the footage, I still liked it. I'm looking forward to your progress, slow progress is still progress right? Bye! Monique

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    1. Never be ashamed for loving the writings of Enid Blyton! In a world that can be busy and stressful they are the perfect escape so it was a great choice of gift with the benefit of lightening others lives as they laughed away. :D

      Thank you for your lovely comment and following. :)

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  15. Hi Christine,
    Your almost finished knitting blanket already looks exquisite. I've just found your blog and am planning to follow it! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  16. Hi Christine! I am so glad that You have your long awaited Hollyhocks for your Hollyhock Cottage. It makes a nice addition and the deep window sill is just perfect for your geraniums. Just being able to cross one thing of the looonnngggg list can make a person feel house proud! So good on ya' for the window and the flowers. And I love your knitting!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, I have never been brave enough to make a list - there is always so much that would need to be added, no paper is long enough!. :D It is satisfying to have something to share though.

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