July 2016 Resolutions – all the craft!

I’m tardy on my July Resolutions, I haven’t updated you on my June ones, and I’m just a bit tardy in every respect. Sorry! Work is fun…but oh my goodness I just want to relax when I’m at home. While I find blogging enjoyable, it’s not really relaxing because there’s a lot of process that goes in – photo editing, copy-writing, making sure the thoughts that spew from my brain make sense to you…

I’m going to have to figure out my blogging schedule, but for now here are some resolutions.

July 2016 Resolutions

The most ambitious of my July Resolutions is to complete the first page of this guy.
The most ambitious of my July Resolutions is to complete the first page of this guy.

I really don’t want to start anything new, and I have a lot of projects on the go that I need to get done and dusted and out of the way. So here are my lofty ambitions:

  1. Finish knitting John’s Dr Who Scarf – I’m a third of the way through, hurrah!
  2. Finish knitting mum’s birthday present – I just have to pick up stitches along one edge. You haven’t seen or even heard about this before! It’s now two months late. Ugh.
  3. Finish page one of my cross stitch leopard – I’m so, so, so in love with this guy – my latest video update on him is here. I finally did the eyes this weekend, and I am really enjoying stitching every stitch.
  4. Fix Garland – I’ve got a problem on one of the bound-off sleeves and need to fix that. Not entirely sure what happened, but the stitches are starting to run.

All written down they don’t look like too much, but they really are. It’s going to be interesting!

One of my colleagues has a birthday this weekend, and we celebrated at work today with a little quiz! The colleague in question like gingerbread and buys a gingerbread man to go with his lunch at least once a week, so I decided to bake up a batch. I haven’t really done much baking since university, which is insane cos I used to be really in to it! I had a lot of fun, and they looked great – so I think I may have to get into the swing of baking again.

Tasty tasty gingerbread men!
Tasty tasty gingerbread men!

In other life news, it’s my birthday on Monday! I’m not very excited about it, I’m starting to feel that dread of “errrr I’m getting older” that people have been warning me about for years, even though I’m probably not even going to officially be in my late 20’s. Ah well. But I’m looking forward to giving myself some “it’s my birthday I can do what I want to” crafting time. I mention my birthday so that I can post this video, which I took on my birthday last year. We were in Sydney and went whale-watching. Can you believe it’s been a year already??

Anyway, I’m off to do some stitching on my lovely leopard.

Much love,

Corrie xx

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One Response to July 2016 Resolutions – all the craft!

  1. Julie Willis says:

    Hi Corrie
    From a rather chilly but generally sunny Western Cape – I LOVE your leopard and look forward to the finished product. You are very talented in all directions. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, and spoil yourself – you have another forty something to go before you are allowed to start feeling ‘older’! Like me, at a rather sobering seventy!! Take care, and love to Trish and John, and dear Jenny.
    Love Julie

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