Hello Blog Buddies. How are you all doing today?? Well I hope.
I have an achey elbow/arm again, must have been overdoing the crochet 😦 Not that I feel like I have done a lot really. But if my elbow is sore then I have to give it a rest for a while so there won’t be any new hooky creations for a while. I have done a few squares for the blanket, got enough for another strip now. Sewing it together is a different movement and I think I should be OK to do that so there might be another blanket update soon. For a change last night I did a few flowers with my cottons but I better leave them alone for a while.
So here’s a different kind of post with no crochet at all but it is related. If you are a bit
nosey curious like me then it will be right up your street.
I am also not entirely sure if I want to post these pictures because… well… you’ll see what I mean!!!
Ok this is safe territory. This is my little crochet corner in the living room. This is where the majority of the crochet is done, in the evening, when the little people are tucked up, listening to the tv. The box sometimes moves to the kitchen occasionally, or to another part of the room if I’m sitting elsewhere, but this is its usual home. The cottons are in the gingham bag that you can see. We recently moved the living room round (more on that later) so it is a relatively new home for crochet corner but nice and snuggly next to the fire.
Ok, slightly more wobbly territory now. This is where I currently sew. Its literally an attic room full of boxes. We moved in about a year and a half ago and we still have lots of boxes as we are lacking cupboards/shelves for them at present. The house is very much a work in progress and will be for a long time. It is 170 years old and needs some tlc. Its also listed so any tlc we do has to be done correctly (and consequently costs much more) so for furniture and decor we are on an almost non-existent budget. But having said that I LOVE my home and I shall just have to accept the challenges that come with it.
The workbench and shelves (and the poster!) were all left behind by the previous owner so I have just utilised the space as best I can. It may look a bit scruffy but it works perfectly right now. Small pieces of fabric are on the bottom shelf, threads/pins/machine parts on the left and larger pieces of fabric on higher shelves (as they are used less often) along with the jars of buttons and ribbons/braid. You can’t see the stereo which is on the floor to the right – always have to have something to listen to. Its quite cosy when the heating is on.
What you can’t see is whats behind me as I sit sewing. Now we are getting on to REALLY wobbly territory. You don’t really want to see do you???
A Great Big Mess (hangs head in shame)!!!
But really it doesn’t matter because when I’m sewing I am completely absorbed in what I am doing and can’t see any of that mess. I only get a short time while Little J is at pre-school so I tend to go at it like a mad woman, trying to get the most out of the time I have. I don’t look up or around, I am just focussed on the fabrics, ribbons, buttons or the sewing machine in front of me. No one else sees this mess. Its not in anyone else’s way. Eventually, when do have more shelves/cupboards/storage then it will shrink and there will be more space in here. We have a big table I would like to use in here maybe one day. Inside the boxes are things like books and records (Mr Patch won’t give them up) that are not needed on a daily basis, so they can stay in their boxes out of the way until there is a proper home for them.
Phew! That wasn’t as bad as anticipated. Anybody guess which company moved us, by any chance???
Its almost time to collect the boys and its going to be a busy evening as Mr Patch and I are going to a gig (yay!) so there will be no crochet tonight and lots of arm resting. Enjoy whats left of your tuesday everyone.