Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Time to Move On

It is kind of funny that most normal people start to make changes or resolutions at the start of the year, but I’m a bit slow. It takes me approximately three to six months to decide what kind of changes I want to make in my life. In May this year, I’ve decided to change job. It is not that I didn’t like the company I was working for, it is just that I needed a change in focus and a change of environment. Now, after some thought I have decided to move this blog to another site. The reason for the move is to streamline my blog and my shop, so the name of the new blog will be Intertwined Crafts. I know I have been a bit obsessed with my knitting lately, but this new blog will bring me back to the reason why I starting blogging in the first place which is to blog about knitting and sewing. I might also have a dab at other crafts too, such as quilting and patchwork or printing will be fun too. So watch this space. I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog, but I’m sure you will enjoy the new one too. Please pop over (and remember to change your blogfeed) when you have the time.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Time for some Organisation

Our car broke down this weekend. It has got to a point where I'm starting to see the funny side of things now....really. My husband took Friday off to take my daughter and my Inlaws to Chessington World of Adventures and the car broke down on the way back. I found out whilst having dinner with a friend at Carlucios after work. She asked me why I wasn't bothered about the whole thing and why I was still able to enjoy my tiramisu. Well, I know my daughter will be well looked after as my Inlaws are there, it is most probably the car battery that is causing the problem, my Inlaws live close to Chessington and we have road recovery so it's not much of problem. Anyway, we bought a new battery over the weekend and our car is fixed now.

I have got so much tidying up and organising to do. At the moment, you can find yarn and unwashed/unblocked knitted items everywhere. I still haven't finishing sewing up my garter stitch cardigan (only one side to do) and I still haven't blocked my blue cropped knitted jacket. I need to sort out my book keeping for Intertwined Knits (this is naughty considering I'm an Accountant) and I need to list more items. Arggg....so much to do. Kyoko and I are planning a trip to Ikea one evening. She needs to get some storage for her bread making ingredients and I need to get some storage for my yarn stash and a new clock (yes our old one is broken).
Here is some proof that I really need to start getting myself more organised:
Yarn scattered at the bottom of my wardrobe
Left over yarn on top of my drawers
Yarn still in the bag in need of some storage
Yarn on top of my craft books
Knitted good in need of some washing
I will let you know how I get on.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Relaxing weekend

I'm feeling more relaxed now. I took three days off work last week and the long weekend also helped. My fridge is still not working properly but we are going to get an engineer to fixed it this weekend (fingers crossed it can be fixed). Luckily it was working when I decided to make a birthday cake for my daughter (click here ) last week. I've also been doing some yoga and I managed to convince Jax to come with me. For those who do yoga or Pilates; do you find that it is like having a good massage? My stiff back is a lot better now. The view of the docks while doing an headstand (well attempting to do one) is strangely relaxing.

During this time we went to the Museum of London to see their new gallery.

Such beautiful shoes and dresses. I can only day dream of wearing the brown sequin dress and the golden shoes at my ballroom dance classes.....sigh.....

We said farewell to a neighbour who are moving to North London, if you look closely you can spot her off to do their last shopping in this area. We are going to miss them.

Then over the weekend we cheered Kyoko at the 10k Bupa race followed by dim sum and Hagaan Das.

The last 400 meters towards Buckingham Palace.

Well done Kyoko! Read more about her run here.

So it has been an enjoyable time off.

I can now reveal the secret project/thing that has been keeping me busy lately. Well, I've decided to change jobs. I didn't think it would be good idea to blog about it until I had secured my new job and resigned from my existing one. My new job will still be based in the City and it is still close to both I-Knit and Loop (I had to get my priorities right), it is also very close to the British Library which I'm hoping to visit after work one day.
I hope you all will have a relaxing week/weekend (and enjoy the sun if you live in London).