Tuesday, 14 January 2014

slow progress

In my last post i was talking about tidying the beadroom and using it a bit more, well a bit of progress has been made. 6 hours of sorting and tidying resulted in this:

You can see the floor!!!

the desk is also a lot clearer now so is in use. I am currently working on 2 projects one of Julia S Pretls beaded boxes, progress pics of that can be seen over on my facebook page (i hope that works its been ages since i did clicky linky things in here)

The other project I'm working on is affectionately known as pam's poppy (that link will take you to the website, but there is also a facebook page).  I'm really proud to be part of this project and will be visiting the completed wreath.  I will blog a bit more in depth about this project when i have a bit more time, but here is the progress so far, this is my second poppy for the wreath.

that's all for now folks.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

hello 2014 and all you may throw at me

Right then,
its been a heck of a long time since i wrote anything in my blog and I'm really not sure if i can remember how this works so if things look wonky and pictures are in weird places....I'm sorry, I'll figure it out eventually.

I guess i should have reread everything i had written in past posts, but what the heck its been that long its history. So whats new?

I'm hoping to make a bigger commitment to Pintail Jewellery this year, but that's easier said than done, lack of confidence and a full time job are a couple of hurdles i have to overcome, but hey this time last year i was facing redundancy so i should be grateful i still have that income coming in and i am as i really enjoy my job (even if i do like to whinge about it).

First thing i need to do is get a grip of the "beadroom", its a box room at home that i have all my bead storage in and a desk etc so i can work up there.

as you can see....EEEK.  it has become the proverbial dumping ground, as i no longer feel i can work up there when i want to. The reason being...
Lenny!  He's our old boy and he struggles with the stairs and unfortunately has toilet issues, that i would prefer to keep limited to the downstairs.  So I end up beading on the sofa, which is great until i need something, which is upstairs and then his lordship insists on trying to follow me up the stairs which makes me feel guilty.  Needless to say as a result of this not much beading has been done the past few months.

But the plan is to get the room back in action, and use it in the evenings, when Rich my boyfriend is home and can keep Lenny out of mischief.

Well i think I've wittered on enough for you to be going on with, plus i need to leave some stuff to write about for the next instalment.