It feels like ages since I have been here. Time really has been slipping away lately.
Today is a good day for blogging as I am stuck at home waiting for a repair man to come and fix our heater which stopped working on Friday (can you hear my frustration???). As it is not summer I would appreciate it if he actually did come today as he was a no-show yesterday.
On to other things; besides work, this is what i have been playing with in my spare time. It took longer than I thought, although in saying that I am not the fastest knitter on the planet, and I have done it in spurts, not every day. But it is done now. It was really to have a play with some wool that i had and I liked the pattern. So it is not for anything in particular; just to see. i am happy with the final product. I think it is about a 2year old size.
My other show and tell is this: a wonderful find in an op shop last week. i love seeing what my friends find at charity stores but I never make the time to go and look myself (one friend gave me a free Australian smocking and embroidery magazine last week that an op shop was giving away; free!!!). So last week off I went with a friend to see what we could see. And this is what i came home with (plus a couple of novels; Steven King among others).
Brrr, it is too chilly to be sitting here in pyjamas so off i go to see how many layers I can get on. We do have some heating; we have a wood fire. Sadly though, it was wonderful when we had a small house but after almost doubling the size of our house two years ago it really just takes the chill off. We are pretty much out of wood for it so I really really need this guy to turn up today. I do not hold out hope; we have had too many tradesmen over the years stand us up. Think warm thoughts for me??? LOL!!