Tuesday, 3 January 2017

You Can't Beat...

..a little bit of fabric therapy.
I managed to buy a whole pile of festive fabric from 'Oh Sew Crafty' in Kidderminster.
Some of these 50cm and 100cm pieces were just £2/£3!!
I hope to make a patchwork stocking for every member of the family for next Christmas.
My "Crafting New Year's Resolution" is to schedule 'makes' so that they don't become chores!
 
 
You also can't beat a brisk walk by the River Severn in Worcester on a sunny winter's afternoon.
There's a lovely circuit which takes a path down the back of the racecourse, over the main city centre bridge, back over the footbridge by the rowing club and through an avenue trees to the car park.

 
I guess it must be somewhere between 2 and 3 miles.
Since I've stopped work I try to walk it at least a couple of times a week.

 
It's far more beautiful than the street circuits round the village
- especially in the light of a mid-winter afternoon..

 
While I was walking today I realised that I'd been really daft when I set up another completely new blog for 2017.  Mum's illness is an increasingly important part of my life (and one of the reasons why I didn't post for much of 2016) but essentially my day to day posts haven't changed at all.  So a few tweaks to the header and those explanatory pages at the top should be enough to 'set the scene'.
 
In this house we call these kind of episodes "Blibble Moments".. The rough translation is harmless, but time-wasting, stupidity....!  Do you have similar 'in house phrases'?
Jx

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow, your fabric haul looks like a good one. Lovely place for walking, very good for the lungs and soul xx

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  2. That's a beautiful walk Jan. It's so good to see you posting again; you have been missed.

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  3. Good to see you back. Your walk by the river looks wonderful and the fabric will make wonderful gifts for next Christmas. Best wishes for 2017:)

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  4. I am very happy to see you posting again, Jan. You do realise that you are going to have show us the Christmas stockings once they are done? x

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  5. wow love your fabric bargains, loking forward to seeing your stockings.

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  6. Glad to see you back, Jan. I shall be following you with interest and wish you all the best for 2017.

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  7. What a day for such a beautiful walk. A great haul at the fabric shop too, how lovely.

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  8. Gotta love a good fabric haul, lovely walk too.

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  10. Thank you for your message on my all but abandoned blog, I have moments when I think I should pick it up again, who knows, perhaps one of these days....
    My back is not great, it's a day by day thing, I am learning to accommodate it. I know warmer days will help..x
    Nice to see mention of Kidderminster, where I was born, and left over 50 years ago when I came to Canada. And beautiful Worcester, I never tire of seeing it, though nowadays it's usually online as my last visit was in 1994. I hope you are well and enjoying your retirement.
    I'm off now to catch up on your posts..x

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  11. Thank you for your message on my all but abandoned blog, I have moments when I think I should pick it up again, who knows, perhaps one of these days....
    My back is not great, it's a day by day thing, I am learning to accommodate it. I know warmer days will help..x
    Nice to see mention of Kidderminster, where I was born, and left over 50 years ago when I came to Canada. And beautiful Worcester, I never tire of seeing it, though nowadays it's usually online as my last visit was in 1994. I hope you are well and enjoying your retirement.
    I'm off now to catch up on your posts..x

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