19 December 2022

15 Minute Challenge - slow down for rest of the year

Although my boss has managed to ring/text every working day since I have been on holiday it has been ok and I think I have finished everything he needs me to do today.  Turns out he picked up Covid again probably from his interstate trip last week, so I told him it was great that I was on holidays.  

DH and I hit the shops this morning for some last minute gift buying for the kids as there is nothing under the tree.  Mo wanted her room redone and we did that last week with some pale pink paint for a feature wall and sheer pink curtains.  It turned out very pretty.  Maestro only really wants stuff for his new house and we have to store it all, but we ended up purchasing a couple of frypan for him which seemed like a good deal 2 for 1 and we can take them back if they aren't any good according the chief. I wanted to get him a saucepan set but DH didn't think it was a good idea in case they weren't what he was after.  

I started a new crochet project, Mo wanted a throw for her bed and I had been eyeing a tartan look throw in one of the my books.  I had some 10ply yarn in suitable colours from a kit that went nowhere just needed a couple more to add so we went to the local yarn store and came away with some more and I made a start.  With any luck it will be finished in time for her birthday.  

That's it for me we have a house to look at tonight, fingers cross it measures up to the picture, I've come to the conclusion photoshop should be banned from all realestate offices.

13 December 2022

15 Minute Challenge and I'm over house hunting but it continues

In the last 2 weeks I have been to Melbourne, put an offer in on a house, got the house then when the building inspection report came in cooled off on the house, put 3 more offers on houses, viewed about 8 houses, looked at new offices for work and worked way to many hours so that I could go on leave without too much guilt.  

My crafting time has sadly taken a bit of a dive but hopefully being on holidays means that can change.  

Mo is finished uni well and truly for the year, it's been pretty hard on her and her OCD is playing up and she has asked to see a councillor to get it back under control.  She had her first session while I was in Melbourne and will go again this week.  She also did her first market which was at the Uni and she did really well, recouping all her costs and making a nice profit.  Her and her boyfriend manned her little booth and they were pretty happy when we turned up to pick them up, though they said that next time they will bring chairs because 3 hours standing was too much.  

My local quilt shop is closing at Christmas for good so I have just been and done some shopping, not that I have been doing much quilting lately but I think I would like to do some stitchery and appliqué when I have had enough crochet.  Mo needs some help making her boyfriends Christmas present which we have left to the last minute, though she is busy painting her bedroom at the moment so it might be a couple of days before we can make a start.  

I'll leave you with my crochet, I have finished one more octagon but it has taken 2 weeks and lots of frogging as I started looking at the colours for the next pattern half way through.