Monday, February 08, 2016

My secret purchase.

Good morning and how are you this Monday morning?
I'm just back from my daily walk along the beach and can confirm that I am now wide awake and ready to go.  It is a lovely day here at the moment, bright blue skies and sunny but just a tad fresh!

I'm not in work till Saturday this week so I am planning on catching up with a few folk I don't normally get chance to see and also getting a little craft time.
Did you watch the rugby at the weekend?
The France Italy game was close, I did think at one point Italy would win, it was edge of the seat stuff in the second half.  The Calcutta cup was not such an exciting game unfortunately.  In this house there are two support England and two Scotland so the banter makes it more fun.  Then yesterday the Ireland Wales match was a surprise result, both sides playing well.

As promised last week I told you I would be starting a new project at the weekend and I mentioned my secret purchase whilst buying my eldest boy's study books.
I looked at this book when I first started crocheting and oohed and arhed at the pictures but not understanding the patterns at all.  A couple of years down the line and I am now a lot happy so I thought why not give the book a go.

How cute are those animals?
Now can you tell which one caught my eye first?

I got the body done on Saturday but yesterday I reached a good part in my book so in between the rugby and housework my nose was firming in that instead.  I do like to get a little reading done on a Sunday, well it is the day of rest!
Then of course there is the Sunday night TV viewing, is anyone else watching Call the Midwife?
Oh me, I have been in tears every episode this season, it is such a brilliant series, last night was a little too close to comfort as both my two were born by emergency section.  On the upside they were both very healthy unlike the poor little soul last night.
Then of course there was the final episode of the epic War and Peace.  It was so more enjoyable to watch than the book was to read.  I have tried to read the book on numerous occasions but always end up losing interest.  It's a bit of a slog!
The series on TV was brilliant, I found it fascinating, I don't know about you but epics like that always make me want to pick up a history book and find out what really happened.

Anyway that is all from me today, I have an appointment with the dentist this morning, gulp, so I better get ready.  This afternoon I am hoping to enjoy a little crafting.
Enjoy your Monday.


Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning from a very very windy North Devon, thanks to Imogen. I looked at this book a little while back and thought it looked fun. Will be interested to see the results ;)

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
this looks very interesting, as does that book.
Yes I love call the midwife but am 2 series behind, and I do find most episodes make me cry.
Not watched war and peace though may catch it on catch up.
Have a wonderful week off.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, looks interesting and your new pattern book is fab, enjoy your days off, Kate x

Barb said...

Hi Erika, Well I did watch the match between Scotland and England on Saturday although I don't really understand the rules of rugby too well. We obviously would have been supporting different sides.

I'm glad you decided to get that book for yourself. The animals look adorable and you'll certainly get value from it. I have no idea which animal you've started with although I guess I can rile out the elephant - just the colour. But I look forward to seeing it progress.

We love Call the Midwife and I think I've cried at every episode in each series either sad or happy tears. It's a wonderful programme and yes we really enjoyed War and Peace. I wouldn't even attempt to read the book. We really enjoy Vera too so have that recorded ready to watch.

Enjoy your week at home. Have fun crafting. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well that should keep you out of mischief, by the time you have crocheted all those gorgeous animals it will be Christmas! :) Looks a fabulous book, can't wait to see which one you have chosen to start with.
I love Call the Midwife but don't get to watch it until later in the week - better have my tissue box on standby. Apart from the medical side of it I love the time this was set in, one when people helped and looked out for each other and although times were tough, there was a sense of community and togetherness. Something I feel that is very lacking in society nowadays.
Hope the dentist visit was painless.

Cara said...

Hmm I'm guessing at the fox! Looks like you're going to be kept very busy with that wonderful book. Maybe I ought to take up crochet.... I can see that going down well with hubby, "what more stuff you need?!". Have a great week, Cara x

Hazel said...

Erika, I will have to wait to see which one you picked to make. Yes I love Call the Midwife. I was 18 when friends were training to be nurses and we're doing their midwife bit when these babies were being born, they came home in tears many a night from what they saw. Last nights was what I think happened to many babies. It was a horrible drug., Hazel X

Lau W said...

A bear ? i would like a cat lol ! ;-)
this book looks excellent, you will make so fabulous animals, can't wait to see them !!!