The first half of this year has just been work, work, work. Back in February I worked out that my first available time for holiday would be the end of July/early August. I hadn't realised I'd only have about three weekends free too! This weekend is my first one not working since April - I'm not too sure what to do with myself...
I don't think I've done any stitching since January, the sewing machine hasn't been out of the cupboard since last autumn and the garden is a mess. The allotment is neglected and my seeds never got planted. It really has been a working 9 months - I've never taking on this much work all at once again. People keep telling me it's better to have too much work than be struggling, and I know they are right but it's not been fun! Martin and I had to work in shifts the other week as we needed the same computer. He worked til 2 am while I slept and I got up early and started work at 5 am!
I have been knitting. It's a real stress relief at the end of the day. Progress is slow, but here's my latest finish - Luciole.
Knitted in Wool Candy Eclair Silk Sock in Plum Cake
This is a pattern by Anne Hanson and you can find it here, together with the patterns for the Tudor Grace Scarf and Curling mitts I showed you way back in January.
Sarah is settling in nicely. I don't think she's ever going to be best friends with the other two, but she's a little cutie. Here she is in her new favorite spot - on the roof of the back porch. I wish she wouldn't lie so close to the edge - but that's a typical cat for you!
Lulu has been stealing Trevor's bed on top of the wardrobe in protest at the other cat in the office!
Well, I really am hoping to get back to blogging again now work is easing off. Fingers crossed! Thank you to anyone who's still reading and following me. I appreciate it!