Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wip Wednesday #21

Oh my goodness I am so excited today, I think I am finally getting my knitting mojo back! I have been doing some knitting but I've had a couple of disasters and to be honest my heart just hasn't been in it. But today it has all changed. I went into Newcastle this morning as I had heard about this knitting shop and I was looking for a gift and thought I would give it a go. Well I am in love!! Apart from feeling slightly foolish when I phoned to say I could find the place and thought the door I was trying was the wrong one as it wouldn't open only to be told to give it a better shove, honestly what a eejit I am! Once I finally made it through the extremely heavy, in fact lead like door (I may be exgagerating!!) and got into the shop it was amazing! So many beautiful things to look at and the lady/owner was so helpful and really just lovely, she has asked me along to the knitting group that she runs at the shop. I am so excited, I have been looking for a group and have found some but none of the times have really worked for me but this one is perfect! So I bought the gift I was looking for and some yarn for myself (how could I not?!) and almost ran home so I could tell you and cast on something so I can take something to the next group!

So no real wip today but I am going to show you this

This is all my lovely yarn that will be wips very soon as I'm back baby, I'm back!! (Sorry that seems a little dramatic, but you know what I mean!)

This is what I'm reading at the moment

I started it yesterday and so far quite enjoying it. It's one of those books that you've had for ages and never picked up and in fact when looking at it you can't even remember why you bought it in the first place... not to worry though it seems good and it's not very long. So far its about an Italian author in the 1950/60's and his experiences in New York. Its non fiction and wrote in a diary style, which I quite like so its not hard reading!

I'm off to visit Tamis and see what everyone else is up to!
I will also be linking this post with the following blogs
Wednesday - Show off your stuff party
                     Yarn along
Thursday - Our creative spaces
                 Delightfully inspiring Thursday
                 Creative Juice Thursday

Monday, 21 November 2011

Much love Monday - Durham

This weekend (Thurs-Sun) the city I live in, Durham has been having a light festival called Lumiere. It was held two years ago but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to go, but heard lots of good things. So this year when I heard it was on again and going to be bigger and better I decided I would definitely be going. Husband and I went on Saturday night and then again on Sunday, it was amazing, that really is all I can say, yeah it was busy and it was cold and some people were annoying but hey it was free and I'm sure you'll agree when you see the photo's it was very cool!

So today I am loving Durham! What are you loving?

Linking today's post with Anna over at Much love!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Fo Friday #11

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Today I have a little something to show you , it's a little bit of a cheat as I've shown it before, kind of... anyway here it is

I mentioned some time back that I had an idea about sending a Christmas card to fellow bloggers and I would love to still do this. All you have to do if you would like to receive a card from me is comment on this blog and email me at sam_mcconachie(at)hotmail(dot)com with your details! Simple! If you would like to send me a Christmas card in return, let me know in your email and I will send you my details! I will probably keep this open until 30th November, so plenty of time!

Well I'm off to check out Tami's blog and see other Fo's!
I will also be linking this post with the following parties:
Friday - Creative Friday
             Fiber Arts Friday
Saturday - Weekend Wrapup
                Weekend Blog Hop
                Show and Tell Saturday
                Lovely Crafty Weekend
                Link Your Stuff
                Strut Your Stuff
Sunday - Strut Your Stuff
               Sunday Showcase Party
               Think Pink
               Homemaker on a dime
               Linky Party Sunday
               Say Hi Sunday
               The Sundae Hop
Monday - Motivate Me
                Inspire Me
                I made it
                Handmade Monday
Tuesday - Tuesday Timeout
                Topsy Turvy Tuesday
                One Project at a Time
                Handmade Tuesday
                Too Cute Tuesday

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wip Wednesday #20

Christmas is coming!

Well it is certainly starting to feel like Christmas in my house! I have done most of my shopping, made most of my cards and started sending invites for my Christmas party! It feels like its all coming together. I even went to see my first Christmas movie of the season in the cinema on Sunday!

So needless to say all knitting has been Christmas themed recently, partly the reason for the lack of blogging I'm afraid, but this week I'm back! This is mainly what my knitting and reading look like at the moment

I am desperately trying to get lots of these little trees knitted for my Christmas card event (read more about it here) which I am hoping to launch this Friday, fingers crossed! Other than that not much other knitting going on or reading really, things have been busy here with getting organised for Christmas, having visitors, going away and husbands birthday, but I'm glad to be back and can't wait to see what everyone has been up to and sorry again I have been absent, please pop by and say hello, I have missed you all! xx

I'm off to visit Tamis and see what everyone else is up to!
I will also be linking this post with the following blogs
Wednesday - Show off your stuff party
                     Yarn along
Thursday - Our creative spaces
                 Delightfully inspiring Thursday
                 Creative Juice Thursday

Monday, 14 November 2011

Much Love Monday - Ice skating

Well its been a while since I blogged and I thought what better way than to start again with a much love Monday post, so today I will be linking up with anna, pop over and have a look.

Torvill and Dean we were not!

So yesterday the husband and I went ice-skating, it was husbands birthday on Friday , so it was kind of a birthday thing. We had a great time. I had however, forgotten how hard ice-skating is and boy do my legs hurt today, but it was so much fun. We were both a little tentative to begin with but once we got going it was really good. It had been I think about 10 years since I last went ice skating. I did fall over but just once and thankfully suffered no injuries so it was all good.  It was also such a good work out, we were only on the ice maybe 40 minutes but I worked up quite a sweat! I think husband and I will definitely be going again!

So there you go that's what I am loving today! What are you loving?