Today I made my own time. Literally! Yes, you can make time. Unfortunately it takes time to make time so it isn't really a practical way of making time but there you go. Shall I stop wasting time and tell you what I really mean?
Ta Dah! My own time!
Lovely Jo from Three Stories High held a giveaway a little while ago for a make your own clock kit. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of the giveaway. You can read all about Jo's experience making her own clock - or time! - here.
The clock kit comes in a box like the one below from needcraft.co.uk and includes all that you need to make your own clock, you just have to provide what you want for the face of the clock.
Jo made the face of her clock with fabric and I chose to do the same. I had grand ideas of sewing together 12 wedges of fabric for each of the hours. I soon came to my senses and just decided to go with one flat piece of fabric.
It is really easy to make your
I tried my clock in a couple of places and it is now hanging here in my office and when I am in my new podcasting location in September I will be able to see it to keep an eye on how long I am talking for!!
Thank you Jo for the giveaway and clock and the inspiration, I love it!
As for the blogging thing? Well I really have had loads more time over the last week, I have done four - yes, four! - small embroideries, a small and fiendishly difficult cross stitch, loads of work on a blanket and am well through hand patchworking a cover for my swift - a yarn winding device. So pretty darn busy hey!
Not too shabby overall and proof of how much time I spend blogging as I can get loads done when I don't blog. I have still been reading your blogs though!
I have also cleared through all of my outstanding magazines, I only have September's Country Living to read - which arrived maddeningly in July, why do they do that! - and I have cut out all of the crochet patterns I want to keep from my crochet magazines and then tossed all of the read and cut up magazines into the recycling so that I don't get tempted to keep them.
Yarn and fabric have been sorted and tidied, I made a new blog header and a new Five On Friday badge. This week I have plans to actually do the ironing, and the dusting, get the swift cover finished. I also have some things to photograph and film for the podcast and then put away. A shawl to block, pattern to write up, another small pattern to write and more blog sorting out work to do.
That should keep me busy for the next seven days or so....
Oh, and we built a pond in our garden on Saturday. I will show you that soon too.
Good job that I have made some extra time and that I am on a blog break isn't it!!
I hope that all is well with you and that you are enjoying yourselves. I missed you all on Friday!
p.s. this isn't a sponsored post, I just wanted to share Jo's generosity with you because she is lovely and because it is a great kit.