We’ve been super busy in the Semmens household recently. We’ve been out way more than we’ve been in, and when we have been in we’ve had visitors everywhere 🙂 This is a good thing! I introvert way too easily and too often so this has gotten me out of my comfort zone and made my husband happy. We’ve been for walks and runs and visits and had people over for dinner and drinks and games of pool and made stairs in the bush and . . .
I fear I haven’t picked up a needle in 2 weeks and chances are rather high that I won’t this week either lol We are out to dinner Friday night and have a party to go to Saturday night but who knows. The weathers supposed to be bollocks so we will be in the house the rest of the time. Plenty of crafting opportunities then 🙂
That doesn’t mean that I have done nothing, just that I haven’t done a lot. I’ve managed to get 2 squares done for my patchwork blanket!
Double Moss Stitch Square
This one came together quite nicely 🙂 Knitted up in an evening. No restarts and no dramas.
I hate this one! and please don’t look at it closely. It was re-started 4 F@#$%^G times!!!! and I should have restarted it again cept I’m pretty sure they would have put me in one of those jackets that let you hug yourself in one of those rooms with the squishy walls if I did. I have no idea why this one had a hate on for me because I have certainly done more complicated works but I just couldn’t get it to work. It took me a week to get 50 rows done which the most ridiculous thing ever! GRRRRRRR!
One day I will attempt to redo this square . . . one day before I sew the blanket together . . . today is not that day.
Not only but also I made this. It’s a bit shit, somebody described it as ‘looks like a monkeys penis, and looks way better from a distance (So I made a smaller picture) but, hey, you live you learn 🙂
Finally to round things up, this isn’t crafty but I love the way the light is reflecting so I’m putting it in here to end the month with 😉
So to sum it all up, I have been as lazy af lately but what the heck. Tomorrow is another day . . . oh that’s right, its July even and this year I am once again going sober for the month to raise money for people living with cancer 🙂 The money raised through this campaign goes towards upgrades in the chemo centres as well as other areas. It pays for the free wifi and the non-government-issue comfy chairs that the patients can be in for several hours at a time, books and magazines, morning and afternoon teas etc. and that’s only the beginning. Such a worthy cause that is often overlooked by the other fundraising drives that you see and, trust me, one that my liver thanks me for every time that I do this. So far over the 3 years I have participated I have raised around $600 myself and look forward to contributing more again this year. Please feel free to sponsor my Dry July – http://www.dryjuly.co.nz/users/toni-semmens
Ka kete ano xx