Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Rosa's Sunhat!

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends, I hope the day has been good to and that you've managed to get done what you planned today.
It's turned out nice now, but most of the day has been a bit overcast, but no rain.
Not really getting much done in the way of card making, more really about finishing off knitting which has been lying around.  I think I've lost a bit of something, I have my new Little Claire Club stamps sitting on my table but, I just keep ignoring them, so maybe I should just have a wee break from the cards.

Thanks to everyone who visited me and left lovely comments on my last post, always appreciated.

For those of you lovely friends who have been following my blog and offering words of advice and comfort, just to let you know my letter arrived this morning, and there was no surprises, and it was very obvious that only one aspect of what the problem is was noted, so on Thursday I'm off to see CAB with my job description and letter and see if they can offer any advice.

I've been trying to get the packing organised, and buying the bits and pieces needed, don't really want to buy holiday essentials in Iceland as everything is so expensive.
I tried on my swimsuit last night and fell about laughing at the sight I looked, Alistair commented that not to worry as it will be so cold just to keep my fleece on top whilst I rush into the hot pool and no one will see. I have a super model's lower half, I wish, but the top half's bit much.

Our Choral Society had it's AGM last night and the feedback about our concert last month was fantastic, we had great reviews, so all the hard work was well worth it. What an expense to put it on though, just as well it was a sell out.   We always have a bit of a social afterwards with a bite to eat and our Accompianist always puts a musical quiz together which is great fun and we have a sign along, nothing high brow, just all sorts.  The evening really cheered me up and was just what I was needing.

So on to my offering for today, it's not a card, but a sunhat;
This was made for a friend's little girl from a pattern in a knitting magazine.
I've used Wendy Cotton Yarn, and although the camera hasn't picked it up too well, the colours are yellow, lilac, blue and a peachy pink.

I have to say Rosa looked a little picture in it.

I would like to enter this creation into;   http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/all-crafts-challenge-blog-hop-and.html
 I found this challenge blog through May's Blog http://mayshappydaze.blogspot.co.uk/
and was delighted to find somewhere that I could enter my knitting into.

Well that's me for now, we are having a friend round for his tea tonight as it's the astronomical evening and both he and Alistair are away to that, so that means I've got a bit of me time.
Have a good evening
Kate x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Kate xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty hat, the colours are lovely. Hope all goes well on Thursday. xx

Wilma Brown said...

Love that little sun hat, bet Rosa loved it. Children need colours in their life, good luck with CAB hope they can help. Never mind not long to your holiday, that will cheer you up, just chill.

Wilma x x x

Hazel said...

Lovely little sun hat in great colours,
Kate don't let them get you down, stick to your guns if they are not happy let them offer you a package, please, please don't leave that's what they are hoping.
Sending you hugs ( ) ( )

Hazel and Patricia xxxxxxx

rachel said...

such a pretty hat kate - and I'm so glad you had a night out - something we all need every now and again xx

May said...

Hi Kate, I'm so glad you have entered your wonderful knitted hat into the all crafts challenge, Fabulous to see you there..Such pretty colours too...You did make me really (lol) with the tale of the swimming costume tee-hee...I totally agree Kate with Hazel...stick in there!! Make the most of your me time....Hugs May x x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate a gorgeous little sun hat I love it! I hope you can get some help from CAB. The main thing now is to enjoy your holiday and try to put this issue away until after you come back, enjoy your holiday everything else will still be here when you get back! At least you will have an excuse to wear a fleece over your costume in Iceland I can't really think of a good one for Texas lol!! Hugs Susan x

pam said...

hi Kate, lovely sun hat.. hope you get everything sorted soon, keep thinking of your holiday..
take care pam x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the design and pretty colours
I hope that your meeting at the CAB goes okay.
Take care
Sue xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Kate this is truly stunning lovely! Thank you so much for joining our challenge and good luck! Elaine-xxx- All Crafts Challenge

Erika said...

I'm laughing at your comments on the swimsuit, I'm needing a new one just now and that's my reason for not going with the kids...their dad goes in with them and I sit and craft or read....much more civilised.
Loving your sunhat so cute.
Good luck on the job front, hugs Erika.

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning love the colours. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge Hugs Tania (GDT) xx.

Alison Scott said...

That is a cute little hat. Great colours.
Shame the letter didn't hold any surprises, but hopefully the CAB should be able to help. Will be thinking of you on Thursday.
Have a nice hubby free evening tonight, not me, mines is back tonight, probably as yours is leaving! ;-)

hotpotato said...

the hat is soooo cute.

Rita said...

Hi Kate. Fight back girl, you cannot let them win. We will all be behind you All the way. Love that Hat. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandy said...

I would have loved to have heard your Choral Society sing - sounds amazing and a little something good to eat never hurts anyone! Oh Lord your description of trying on your swim wear made me laugh - I can well relate!!!!
Your hat is gorgeous - if only I could knit so well!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a super hat. It's so bright and cheerful. I bet she was delighted with it, and as you said it must have looked so nice on her.
Have a wonderful crafty day. I hope you find the enthusiasm to use your stamps soon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

fatmonica said...

Love it!I've got that pattern and thought about making it but you've done it so much better than I would!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kate, I want to thank you for popping by my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment I really do appreciate it. Kate this hat is absolutely gorgeous the colours are a show stopper, the design looks amazing I bet it will look lovely on.
lorraine x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Kate, thank you for joining us over at All Crafts.

Linda DT

Deborah Adams said...

This is a darling hat, what beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.