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Very Quick Blog…

…because I’ve not done a great deal of crafting this week. But I have begun a reorganisation of my craft room.

I’ve started to go through my fabric collection and have filled a bin bag so far with fabrics that I no longer care for. I suspect that I won’t downsize my yarn because over the years I’ve sold or swapped the outcasts.

It’s going to take a little while so in the meantime, here’s some flowers from the local Farmers’ Market

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Second Sock

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New Blog: Long Overdue Update!

The problem with taking a break from weekly postings is that well, as you can see, you can end up just not posting at all.

 

Lots of stuff has happened since February, firstly some very sad news.

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My cat Emma died just after midnight on September 19th. She was about a month shy of her fifth birthday and always been very fit and healthy. Unfortunately she suddenly developed an untreatable thrombosis and had to be put to sleep. I miss her so much, she was a lovely puss cat.

I’m not the kind of person who can live in a house without any cats so I took on a kitten. Her original owners weren’t able to keep her because their little boy was allergic to her. I’ve called her Billie, after Billie Holiday, and she’s currently trying to destroy my house. But she is very, very cute.

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She enjoys watching the washing machine..

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My knitting stalled a bit this year but I’ve finished two lots of “second socks” and I’m almost done with a hat from a pattern called Seedling. Billie loves it when I knit.

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I’m not quite so fond of her reaction to my knitting…

Last month I had to build a new PC because my old one, which had kindly been given to me by a friend a couple of years ago, decided it wasn’t very happy. So I ordered some parts and a really ugly tower case and built a new one. At the moment I’m hoping to slowly add new things to it. This month I doubled the memory to 8 gig. I’m hoping to give it a graphics upgrade next month.

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This is a warning quilt from The Festival of Quilts. It warns people not to touch quilts but I thought it was lovely.

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And here’s some Japanese fat quarters that I bought in Bath in May.

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In July the bf and I went to London for a day. We went to a Lebanese restaurant for lunch and I had a fantastic pot of mint tea to accompany it. That led to many mint tea experiments over the summer.

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Think I’ll try posting every Monday again for a little while…

New blog – The Perils of Christmas Knitting

There’s only one word to describe this past weekend. Frantic.

I’ve been knitting Christmas presents and cursing my slow knitting pace. Sadly, I’m not a knitting speedster. Things that take other people three hours seem to take me three times as long.

So next weekend may see me taking a little break from knitting for a few days. 🙂

Copyright and this Blog

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the internet and the question of whether if something is online if that means it’s automatically in the public domain. There are also some horrific tales of people’s work being used without their consent, and to make matters even worse, sometimes being used inappropriately.

So although, I’ve always had a copyright statement on my blog I’m just going to reiterate it in this post. Anything on this blog, unless clearly marked otherwise, is copyright Marie Irshad. That means that no one has the right to copy or reproduce any of the content on here without first seeking permission from me. Just because something is on the internet doesn’t automatically mean that it’s in the public domain.

PHOTO: Cake!

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Another charity bake sale at work 🙂

Happy Batman Day to Me

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In the past I’ve been lucky enough to have Batman films open on my birthday. Today, sadly, that’s not the case. Instead Green Lantern is out from tomorrow. Whether it will be an appropriate substitute remains to be seen!

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Bake sale at work 🙂

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New shoes! Red glitter leopard print ones!

A OK

Went to the hospital today and my results were good. The weird black thing was just breast tissue so huge relief all around.

Now I can get back to the rest of my life 🙂

Edited to add – Thank you so much for the lovely comments! Really appreciated them 🙂