So, what do you do when you can't have your daily forum fixes? Well...... there's Blogging catch ups and crafting and, if you're feeling really desperate......... eBay! Eheheh. ;0)
In the end I wasn't in the mood for the planned cardmaking session yesterday but the mood did take me today, so I made this:I don't actually know anyone who is retiring any time soon but there do seem to be a few ready for the off at the steelworks, from what DH tells me, so it will probably come in for one of the chaps there.
This one is all set for our Wedding Anniversary in July:
That's providing I haven't panned him in the meantime, that is. ;0) LOL Panned = heavy based frying pan/skillet to head, in case you were wondering. Unfortunately you can't swear blind to the police officer that it was an accident: "What, he hit his head on the floor a dozen times?" says the PO. "Oh, yes Officer, it was the weirdest thing - he just kept bouncing" says the wife. LMAO Only joking: if I haven't done it in the last 23 years it's unlikely I'll do it now. Anyway, knowing me, I'd be more likely to drop the darned pan and break my own toes before getting anywhere near DH! LOLAnother of yesterday's plans that didn't happen was stitching the central motif on the For Amanda SAL. When it came to it I just didn't feel like tackling it, so picked up a small 1 over 1 piece I started some time ago and stitched on that instead. That's another one I can't show you though because, if it turns out OK when I've completed it and done the finishing, it'll be another one going off to a new home. :0)
Well DS announced yesterday that he'd had a look at the holiday calendar at work and he can have the first two weeks in August off: where are we going? There was me and DH thinking he'd finally decide to trot off with his mates for a holiday, leaving us to have a quiet week or two somewhere by ourselves, taking things at our own pace, and at a time when the kids would all be safely back in school. Don't get me wrong, we love kids (had one of our own, enjoy seeing our nephew and nieces and I even used to be a playgroup supervisor) but we've got to the stage now that we would prefer to go places and not have to listen to someone else's badly behaved little monster/s having a tantrum when all we want is a quiet meal. DS didn't go off like that when he was little, so we don't see why we should have to put up with it from someone else's kid/s. We also don't want to have to avoid going to places at certain times just because we know it'll be heaving with families.
Help! I think we're turning into a pair of grumpy old f*rts! LOL
Weekend plans involve making sure everything we need for our week away at Rural Roosts is washed and ironed, ready for packing - so looking forward to the peace and quiet there. Must take the binoculars with us, as it's a birdwatching paradise. :0) Hopefully the weather will behave so we can get some gardening jobs done and I have a feeling DH may want to have a look at a couple of cars as well. Am pretty sure I shall also manage to fit in a bit of stitchy time here and there too. :0)
Thanks again for stopping by and for the comments - hope you all have a great weekend. :0)