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Monday, November 19

We started off the weekend with quite the journey to visit family.  A storm made it's arrival whilst we were travelling on the road. I do not like being caught  out in a storm one little bit especially when there is some hail involved, we kept safe in a side street without any damage coming to the car either thankfully.  The family plans of putt putt had to be changed, but it's all about the gathering and celebrating together that matters most so there was lots of sitting and chatting and eating. I made a little card for the birthday girl and crocheted a brooch for her like the one I made here to go along with some gifts I bought at the markets. I'm trying really hard to be more organised, it feels good when you get things done on time without the last minute rushing for me this year it's been a bit rare but I'm hoping I can keep it up until Christmas.....There were more storms rolled in on Sunday, there's been quite a few this weekend, the morning storm almost looked magical through the camera, like I imagine snow might look. So we hung out inside, having Molly cuddles, lying around watching movies and getting some crochet gifts made for the teachers. If you would like to check out the pattern you can find it here.  I changed the pattern a little and rather than crocheting 40 stitches into the centre I only did 30, I found that was a bit of a struggle for me.  I used two strands of this yarn with a 4mm hook and it still turned out nice and tight.  I'll add a body wash and that's one teacher present complete! There was also a bit of time browsing the net and admiring new photography blogs like this one. One day I dream of being able to take photos like the ones I see on those gorgeous photography websites, one day....  So how about you what did you get up to this weekend?

16 comments:

  1. There were a lot of storms around this weekend I think. We had them on and off all weekend. We went to the markets sunday morning and got caught in the rain. Luckily there was no hail!

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  2. No storms here this weekend....just a flurry and whirlwind of activity...love ya photos again. Have a great week. xxx

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  3. Those balls would look gorgeous on the Christmas tree..maybe a tad smaller..and perhaps with a few little beads sewn on to give sparkle! Lovely pics today.

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  4. Oh it sounds like a wonderful weekend! We once had hail damage to one of our cars in South Africa, amazing how powerful mother nature is.

    I find it so interesting how we don't see our talents, but they are so clear to others around us. Your photos are AWESOME! Embrace that and own it. xxx

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  5. sounds like a great weekend even if the storms did change your plans! I've started on making a few things for christmas too...both some preserves and some crafty things too. A lovely link to the photography blog too btw! have a great week x

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  6. Yes what a stormy weekend. Our poor pooch was so scared the entire weekend,she's exhausted today from the lack of sleep. Keep up the good work of been organised for Christmas:)Nx

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  7. No storms here either...some birthday preparations for the middle girl.
    Wishing I could crochet gorgeous gifts like yours!

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  8. A storm is brewing right here even as I type this...
    It's so true that it's all about gathering and spending time together. I'm glad you guys were safe.
    Thanks for sharing these lovely glimpses into your life. I think your photography is quite lovely.
    Ronnie xo

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  9. You might not have counted on the storm, but it looks like you had a lovely weekend anyway. Such a cute card you made :)

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  10. Always nice to see what you are up to in your corner of the world. We actually had storms today though nothing like you had. You always come up with the nicest gifts. I usually procrastinate so much that I never get anything together and then the time has come and gone. I really do need to get organized. Have a good week. Tammy

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  11. Lovely weekend photos, the crochet gifts are beautiful and I love your card too. Have a wonderful week, Wendy.

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  12. I thought that was snow for a moment! A shame about the storm but it sounds you enjoyed yourselves nonetheless. Love your crocheting. They are so cute xx

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  13. You blow me away with your amazingly simple cards that are just so..... Argh! Damn gorgeous!

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  14. 'One day' will come, just be patient and then the time for your passion will be another wonderful gift.

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  15. That hail shot is such a magical one - love it! you are so organized with your gifts this year Catherine - I need to take a leaf out of your book x

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