I strapped a soft toy into the front seat of the car. Whenever I get in the car I strap Gorgeous Girl into her car seat, put on my own seatbelt and comment that we “never, ever get into a car without a seatbelt”. So today she insisted that her toy elephant sit in the front passenger seat with a seatbelt.
We only made it 200 metres down the road because the car made that weird lurching that it was doing last month (before it was repaired) so I turned right around and went home again. So much for the trip to the bank and the groceries, but there is no way I was going to risk going out with the car in that condition. Of course Gorgeous Man came and picked it up, took it for a drive and it behaved perfectly, and perfectly again when he went to get the groceries this afternoon…
I worked this weekend, so not much time for crafty stuff. I did manage to make a couple of cards – no pictures and do a scrapbook layout. Grandpa’s place in Australia was full of lots of fun things and we got some fabulous photos of our Gorgeous Girl.
Not going out to the bank this morning did have some advantages. While Gorgeous Girl slept I worked on one of my blocks for the Free Radical’s block swap. This is the second of the two black, white and red blocks that I had to do.
Now tell me honestly, is the block a complete disaster?
You see between cutting and sewing the HSTs and the final construction was a period of a few weeks, and even using the instructions from the website I couldn’t work out how to put the block together following the original pattern. So this block is a Ruth Special pattern. I’m still not sure about it… The person it is going to is very artistic and not at all traditional, so it might work for her.
Gorgeous Man has a work related trip to the USA coming up in October. He has offered to bring me back a spinning wheel. My current one is a little loud for spinning and watching TV etc. So I’m currently considering options. I know that buying a spinning wheel without spinning on it is risky – kind of like buying a car without a test drive…but even if it’s a complete disaster, wheels seem to hold their resale value pretty well. We would also need to work with a supplier to ship to his hotel, so would need to get timing right. At the moment I’m torn between the Kromski Sonata and the Schacht Ladybird. The Ravelers have given me lots of good advice about both wheels, but I’m a bit stuck. I may end up not getting one and just ordering a truckload of fibre instead 🙂 I’d like to try some of the fancy blends out there. I only have merino and cotton to spin at the moment. [And given that I currently have three parcels missing in action (thank you thieves at South Africa Post and Customs) I’m not inclined to risk Etsy orders direct to SA.]
I’m looking for a second wheel that is super quiet.
Recently I got my hair cut. I think, after 3 and 1/2 years, that I have finally found a hairdresser who ‘gets’ my hair. Here it is on the day of the cut. She blowdried it straight and then got out the straightening tools. It looked fabulous, but hasn’t looked like this since.
I’ll try and get a pic of the hair in it’s usual form. I’m having some exceptionally good hair days, and some rather dodgy days, but overall I’m happy with it. Which is saying a lot since I usually come out of the hairdresser hating what they have done and hating it even more the next day.