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Showing posts from August 31, 2014

August Makes

First of all, thanks for your kind comments on my last post. I've edited it to give the rest of the saga so you can find it here if you're interested.

I was crafting on the go in August since I spent the whole of it in England.
From top left,

A brown cowl for my sister. I used Drops Merino Extra Fine and really liked it. It is DK and was less than £4 for 50g so not bad. A cardigan for Jasmine, followed by...A beanie hat for Jasmine. She looked so cute in it!Smocked peg bag for MumCross stitch for a book cover.Dress for Mum Only one thing for myself on there - which this morning I turned into this: I really love it although if I do another I'll make the flaps that the covers go into extend further.  On this one they only go about half way so I have a feeling they'll often fall off with this notebook. It has frosted plastic covers and you can see the lining through it so I used some tape measure fabric I just got hold of. So pretty!

Sometimes Incredible Things Happen

(3rd Sept - Edited to add the end of the saga)

The title of this post is something a cleaner we used to have once told Pooch and I when asked where some missing items had gone. It is a phrase much used in the Byrne household ever since. On Friday, an incredible thing happened. I'll give you my timetable.

Friday 29th August
9am: Cab arrives to take me and my very heavy suitcase to St Pancras9.45: Train to Gatwick10.45: Check in with Vietnam Airlines for 13.10 flight to Hanoi, where I'll transfer to a Tokyo flight, due to arrive the next day at Haneda at 3pm Tokyo time (8 hours ahead of the UK). 12.10: Due to be given gate number for departure. Departure board changes to "next update 14.00" with no reason given.14.00: No update15.30: Told flight is delayed (no reason given) and we are being put up in the Hilton (really not as grand as it sounds) and they'll phone if we can take off tonight. Otherwise a letter will be put under our bedroom doors telling us what to do…