A special occasion will be happening for my blog in a couple of days time, so you might want to stop by on Monday when I will tell you more about it.
Our lovely home has been very busy this week. Hubby is still working on the decorating project. It is very nearly done now, just the last bits of woodwork to be painted and some tidying up to be done then it might need a few decorative touches and it will be finished. Yay!
He has worked very hard on all that he has done and it has made a massive difference to the area. I will of course show you when it is finished!
I have been busy sewing this week as you will have already seen, I have nearly finished another shawl and sorted out a big pile of magazines that were waiting to be read. I found copies going back to February that I hadn't read yet, and as August's Country Living had just arrived I thought I better get them read.
Life seems to be busier than ever right now. Last weekend went by in a blur and this week has been rather like that too. It is all good, just whizzing by too fast. I need some time to slow down!
We had an upset with Man last Friday, all is OK, but it was another reminder of his continuing decline in health which is so sad. There isn't anything we can do and he seems happy in himself as far as we can tell, but worrying times nonetheless.
In a bid to try and get some more time by getting things finished that are already underway, I have decided to rationalise my ongoing crafting and am going to attempt - note I did say attempt! - to restrict myself to working on one project at a time. We will see how that goes.
Otherwise life continues much as it always does!
So, on with the Five things for this week!
The garden looks amazing right now. No words - because they will not do it justice - just enjoy the pictures! Oh, except one little bit of words as you will see!
Yucca flower coming - above.
These seedlings that are just starting to emerge are foxgloves. I think that we will have enough for next year!
Jo of Three Stories High had a giveaway of a clock kit on her blog and I was lucky enough to win a kit. Thank you Jo! I haven't made it up yet as I need to decide how I am going to cover the face of the clock - lots of ideas in my head! - and then take some time to carefully put it together. More to come on this!
Yesterday I took some time to transfer my projects from various baskets and other places into some of the first trial bags that I kept for myself. My baskets now have other things stored in them which has also got some other things more organised! All good all round.
Some baskets are still in use for larger projects but that is OK. The bags are not blanket sized after all.
I really enjoyed making these and hope to do some more for my Etsy shop in the near future. You can read more about them here.
My shawl collection is growing on the back of my office door! I need to find somewhere else to store them really. They are handy here though for grabbing to wear!
My newest shawl is the Jo Shawl which I finished and shared with you yesterday. I couldn't resist a few more pictures. Sorry!
A gift arrived this week from my friend Susan. Thank you Susan. A roll for my crochet hooks - some of which have moved in all ready as you can see! I adore the fabric which is crochet hexies. How fabulous is that!!
Friends are so kind and such a treasure and this gift will be treasured too.
That is it for this week from me!
Thank you for your support, especially this week with your bag and pattern purchases, I really do appreciate it more than I can say. To know that you like things and are prepared to buy them is a wonderful thing.
I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy visiting some other Five On Friday posts!