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Monday, 26 July 2010

Goooood Moooorning!!!!!!!!

Hello!!! everyone, what a week it was last week.  Things got really stressy here and in the end I completely gave up even thinking about blogging - sometimes you have to know when to give in don't you.  The heating system in our house was completely changed last week - so the guys were here for the whole week - and although they were very nice guys - its the UPHEAVAL !  dust, pipes, more dust, one minute no power,the next no water, but all of these things were to be expected and to be honest there was NO WAY we were going to put up with another winter with barely any heat!!! 

As you can see, where the old boiler was, lots of boxing in of pipes to be done and decorating,

and LOOK (I know you are thinking gawd a piccie of radiator - what is she thinking of)  but this is in MY office/craft room Yayyyyy! so it will be cosy Kimbles this winter.

Of course, on top of all of this, my computer had to be replaced which caused me lots of anguish - could they recover the data etc and I had quite a lot of work to catch up with which had to be put on hold until the end of the week.  Trying to catch up in blogland on an old veeeerrrry slow laptop was just crazy and time consuming - trying to leave very slow comments and then them not being accepted all of the time - so in the end I GAVE UP!

Snatching some sanity back in the garden with a cuppa and possibly some hookiness?

Well on that front - I have to tell you that I have been trying to "rest my hands"   its not really working so Iam trying to do a little crochet.

I have made a grandad square for the SIBOL project

Hope you like - its in that zig zag pattern which I found somewhere and can't remember for the life of me where. So I have played around and I think this is how the pattern goes.  Its a small enough project that I can do and hopefully not too much hand pain.  I am trying not to go "hell for leather" with the crocheting because if I had to give it up completely I would be DEVASTATED!!!! really devastated.

Its so good to chat to you all again, I will try my best to catch up with everyone and leave a comment - may take a while but bear with me. 

The other BIG thing on the go this week is my baby boy - (he's 19 really) is going off to the USA on his own to join a trek across America, so there will be a very early start later on this week as I take him to Heathrow - hubby will be away so myself and Little Kimbles will wave farewell to youngest Kimbles off on a big adventure mustn't forget my hankie!!

Speak soon xx


  1. Good morning to you too!
    I love the design of this square, and the colours are really nice too!
    I hope all those problems get solved soon...
    Have a nice day!

  2. Groan, I know what you mean about upheaval, I have had 6 years of it here and we're about to start again in the new house.Golly I must be mad..
    Best wishes to your son for his wonderful adventure, where would us Mums be without the mobile phone and internet, at least we can stay in touch with our offspring as they venture so far from home xx

  3. Good to "see"ou again! Hope those hands of your get better soon. That new square looks great but VERY complicated !
    Our kids sure do roam far and wide these days don't they? Sounds like a great adventure and there's nothing better for making them appreciate home than to travel a long way from it!!!

  4. Hi Kim!
    Looks like you're having a warm and cozy house next winter.
    Your square is wonderful! I'm watching close and wonder how you did it...
    Hope your hands get better soon!
    ~X~ Karin

  5. Hi Kim!
    How nice for you to know there'll be warm days ahead...
    the name of the block you made is Entrelac...if I am seeing it correctly...also called box stitch, I think.
    Hope the hands are better soon...take care

  6. Good afternoon Kim,
    I hope the invite worked okay now.
    Well, I am so pleased you've blogged!
    Haven't we missed Kim ladies?
    I can just see you now in your little office all warm and cosy! Doing your favourite things which you have truly missed! Your little square is just gorgeous Kim. Please do take care now. We wouldn't want you back where you started from! Beautiful colours.
    Now I am wishing your son a good trip and tell him to be safe which I know you will! What a wonderful adventure he will have.
    I hope you will post this Square on SIBOL The Archive!
    Many thanks,
    Love Suex

  7. Slow and steady wins the race and keeps our sanity ☺ well the crochet that is ☺
    Take care and good luck with the departure of your son
    BTW your hooky area looks very inviting, but I probably would not be able to get out of the chair ☺

  8. Thanks for asking after me Kim, which was very sweet considering you have your own problems at the moment. I dearly hope that you will recover fully sometime very soon.
    Take care.
    Jak x

  9. Hi, good luck with your redoing! You're so lucky living in England, I would love to live there some day! Am a bit of a britafanic (oops, a new word?)