Well, it's that crazy busy time of year again, and we have lots to do in this house.
We were away for a few days last weekend, and had a nice family break, swimming and lounging around reading a great book (Book 2 of'A song of Ice and Fire' series, I love a good sci fi/ fantasy tale)
It was great, because this week is pretty hectic!....
All the usual end of year things and lots of Christmas catch ups and get togethers...... I think more socialising is crammed into these few weeks than six weeks in Winter...... all lots of fun and very enjoyable!
.......having said that, I am freaking out a little bit how I am going to fit in everything I need to do, I haven't bought any presents yet, but there is still a week or so to get that done.......
Today - Garden job in the morning (paid work, so very welcome), Catch up in afternoon with friends for a chat and drink, make meringues for school break up party for andre,
Friday-out all day on bike riding trip with Max's class, basketball Christmas party in evening,
Saturday - SummerHarvest lunch at Community garden (I am catering the lunch, luckily a small group only), Tennis Christmas BBQ in the evening (bringing some sort of salad)
Sunday- big extended family christmas party at my olds place (70 people, and I told mum I'd bring potstickers, fairy bread and cupcakes, and a salad if I had time),
....as well as these organised events, I have a lot of little admin type things that have to get done like booklists and biscuits for teachers, and running Jesse to his job and his friends places and having enough food in the house for extra kids........I am sure I am going to forget things, I do that even when we don't have this much on!!!
I hope this doesn't sound whingy, I am happy we have lots on and am looking forward to see everyone,
I do like to enjoy the festive season, so I am trying to not get overwhelmed, but there is a lot of cooking coming up in the next few days!! haha...
I thought this is the perfect time to start a new bit of crochet, just the thing to unwind my frazzled brain.
So this is the start of my polka dot squares, I am going to make a cushion cover, it is hard to tell the size from these photos, but they are not that big, so I think 16 will make a good size cushion.
wouldn't mind a big blanket made of these either.......
I have seen some lovely circle in squares crochet blankets recently in blogland, there must be something in the air! ( Sorry, it's after midnight and I can't be bothered finding links to show you what I mean, I am a slack unit!)
I made this pattern up, as the ones I saw in other blogs used dcs (tr), and I wanted a nice dense weave using scs (dc), I am pretty happy with how it has turned out. I am sure I am not the only one who has made a pattern like this, but I didn't find one in my short little hunt on the internet, and it wasn't hard to figure out for myself.
Thinking of writing a little pattern and tutorial post if anyone would like to have a go themselves.
Probably after Christmas though!!
What have you got on at this time of year, are you busy, busy, busy or are things more cruisey at your place ?(lucky you!! haha..)
See you soon!