Monday, 13 August 2012

Surviving the school holidays?

Good morning and hope that all are well in Blogland. Did you watch the Olympics closing ceremony? Looked like a great party was had by all!  It was so nice to see all the atheletes & their teams pour into the stadium without the formality of the opening procession. And what were the highlights for me? I loved seeing 80,000 people singing along with Eric Idle and 'Always Look on the Bright Side', and got quite emotional seeing Take That perform with Gary Barlow - it must have been so hard for him with the tragedy he & his family have dealt with this week - to sing 'Rule the World' (one of my favourites). And I'm sure even the most sceptical cannot deny that the Games were a great success and a fabulous morale boost for the UK with all the economic gloom and rubbish summer weather!

Anyway, less of my waffling! I must try to stop waffling on so much in these posts - I'm sure most people will have dozed off before they even reach the 'crafty' bit!

Not a card today, but some cross stitch & crochet!

When I saw this cross stitch pattern I just had to smile. My kids definitely cause my insanity (although the dog and the cat add an extra dose!).  And surviving the school summer holidays is a sure-fire way to increase the insanity with a constant stream of teenagers wafting through the house!

It's a shame that it doesn't really show up on the picture, but there are seed beads on there too. It was an easy pattern to do, but now I'm just deciding what to do with it! Frame it, cushion cover,....? Think it might go in a frame in the kitchen - where a lot of my insanity occurs! 
The crochet underneath is a baby blanket that I've just finished for my friend's daughter who's just had a baby (which I mentioned in an earlier post). It's been a while since I did any crochet, but quite enjoyed this, and would just like to make a few crochet 'flowers' to add on. 
Hope you like them! I'll be back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this creation into the 
Make It Monday Challenge - always anything goes! 


  1. Oh wow, such wonderful delicate work, youa re so talented.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. This is stunning Kim, such a great saying too.
    Yes, I enjoyed the closing ceremony, and got quite emotional when Take That sang (one of my favourite songs too)

    Hugs Sue

  3. fabby piece hunnie an dlove that sentiment lol!!! hugs sassyxx

  4. Beautiful cross stitch and I love the saying. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. WOW, this is sweet! I've done a lot of cross stitching in the past - you've kind of inspired me to take that up again! Thanks for the inspiration! I came over from MIM...

  6. Love it Kim, such a fun saying :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Both creations are awesome Kim. I don't know how you have time with all your brood coming and going.


  8. Ha ha! That is such a funny sentiment. Love it. Now that the Olympics are over, I might consider channeling my spare time into cross-stitching. Thanks for the inspiration. Saw you on MIM#102.

  9. Beautiful card, saw you on MIM.

  10. Well I for one love your waffle Kim!!!. Just want to apologise for not getting around before now. I'm pretty sure that you understand though hun. This cross stitch is beautiful and would look gorgeous in a frame. That shawl is stunning and I am sure that your friends daughter will just treasure it. You are such a clever girl Kim. Big hugs Clare xxx


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Kim x