Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Still Ill!

As a Smiths fan I could not resist the title Still Ill for this blog post.

Yes you guessed it, I still haven't managed to get over this horrendous flu type thing that I've now been fighting off since the end of September. I had to call the doctor to the house at one point as I didn't feel well enough to get dressed and get in a taxi to go to the surgery. He confirmed my worst fears - it was flu. That was 2 weeks ago and I'm still croaky voiced and now have sinusitis and a chesty cough.

I've been planning to do a giveaway for weeks and haven't had the energy to arrange it yet - hopefully it will be announced over the weekend. I haven't even been able to do much knitting or spinning as my eyes hurt and I get stabbing pains in my face when I look down. It has also aggravated my fibromyalgia pain over my hips, shoulders and back so getting comfortable is very difficult.

There have been a couple of good moments through all of this though - as many of you will know I often spend quite a lot of time on Twitter and as a result of my tweeting about not feeling well the lovely people at Interflora sent me these lovely flowers to cheer me up :)

Then a few days later a lovely customer and friend Amanda, otherwise known as @knittingmummy, sent me a lovely project bag as a surprise gift as she knew I'd been feeling really fed up. It really made my day :)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Thank Folksy It's Friday!

Its National Wool Week! In celebration I have done a woolly Folksy Friday selection today, hope you like it :)

Tricot Treats by Helen Dey Colourfield
woolwoolcymru toggle
ZM Felt The Rainbow Room

Friday, 1 October 2010

Thank Folksy It's Friday!

Having missed doing a Folksy Friday for the last couple of weeks I was determined to get one done today. I actually prepared most of this on Wednesday so I wouldn't have a mad rush on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Then I ended up being off work ill today anyway - I had a heavy cold last weekend and couldn't go to Silverstone for my birthday and yesterday I left work early as I couldn't stay warm even wrapped up in a heavy duty fleece jacket in an office which has an average temperature of 78 degrees! Thought it was just a Fibromyalgia flare up at first as I was achy all over but now I suspect it's a mild flu I'm fighting off. Going to miss out on going to the Alpaca Farm tomorrow now too :(

My Folksy Friday for this week is a celebration of the lovely bath goodies available on Folksy. For some reason I didn't get any smellies for my birthday this year - that must be a first! Hopefully some of my family will see this and be inspired to treat me at Christmas ;)

Hearts and Homespun Saffron Barr
Handmade Soap by Caroline Hea'ram-Skearam Soap Company
Briallen Lomond Soap

Friday, 3 September 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

It's good to be back!!!

I had a fantastic week in Cornwall, staying in a house in Hayle and enjoying travelling round the area, which is so beautiful. I managed to get to the Eden Project and Lizard Point, both of which will no doubt inspire yarns soon. But more of my hols (including snaps) over the next couple of days.

When I returned from my hols to the north I was struck by the industrial beauty that is all around me. People often stop to appreciate the fields, rivers and trees in the area where I live without giving the mill buildings and factories a second glance. This week's Folksy Friday pays homage to industrial beauty in its many and varied forms...

Thornless Rose NRjewellerydesign
Zebedee Dyche Photography
Leopard Print Bee Kate Boyce

Friday, 13 August 2010


I have decided to make some changes to my shops, so my Coriandr and Misi shops are closed until further notice. My Folksy shop is temporarily closed until I return from my holidays, at which point I will be adding some new yarns, including this lovely Superwash Merino Laceweight :)

That is, if the housesitter doesn't snaffle it all first ;)

At the moment I am considering putting all my knitted items and custom knit slots in my Coriandr shop, as I cannot separate everything effectively on Folksy until their long awaited shop sections are available. Knitted items will include longies and soakers as before (I am a Sheepy Time cottage licence holder), plus hats for adults and children knitted from patterns by the hugely talented Woolly Wormhead
(I have her permission to do this) as well as some scarves, mittens and bootees of my own design.

Here is a recently completed set - Tubey hat by Woolly Wormhead and mittens and bootees which reflect the hat design :)

My Misi shop may well end up stocking stitch markers and earrings, like these I made recently...

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

For once I'm not stuck in the office on a Friday and boy does it feel good!!!

This means I get the chance to do my Folksy Friday during the day at my leisure rather than squeezing it into the evening. My theme for this week is Beach Huts, due to the fact that I set off on my hols at midnight for a much needed break in Cornwall :)

As usual, if you click on the piccies you should be magically transported to the shop in question.....

Buttercup Boutique The Mosaic Garden
Charlotte Macey Textiles Kirsty Elson Designs
AmyOrangeJuice Zoe Sadler

Friday, 6 August 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Here at last is the fourth of my elements themed Folksy Fridays - air. All of these lovely items from talented Folksy sellers have a link to the air or it's movement....

Harvey Crafty Cards Hollie Lollie
Niche Handmade Emma In Wonderland Photography
Blackoutwell Mollimoo

Friday, 23 July 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

As I have already done the elements water and fire and have recently acquired an allotment, earth seemed like a good theme for this week's picks...

Owl on the Sill The Crafty Bride
magicalphotographers Dig the Earth
Peg Bessie's Love from Penny Lane

Friday, 16 July 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Carrying on from last week's watery offering fire seemed like a good theme for this week...

Wentworth Wood Uniquely Different
Diomo Glass Handmade by Anna Cole

Friday, 9 July 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Hi - this week has been so hectic I haven't had chance to blog or even to tweet for the last few days. Things should quieten down a little now though as the Aussies have now left Yorkshire and are wending their way back to Sydney via London, Thailand and Singapore.

I've been busy trying to book a holiday too - last minute as we've been short of cash this year and can't do France as usual. I've very luckily managed to find a cottage in Hayle, Cornwall and I can't wait!!! Thinking about the Cornish coastline inspired my Folksy Friday picks for this week. They're all water related :)

Pipistrelle Miss Frekkles
Tania Covo Designs Ginko and Butterfly
Creative Mix Debbie Carlisle Vintage Jewellery Wedding Bouquets