Friday Five : 24th Feb 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

Gosh Fridays come round fast don't they. I almost didn't put one out this week as I was on half term and for me everything seems to stop for half term and the juveniles but hey, I needed some time out from them so here I am.

Friday Five (1 of 5) Yellow

And the colour this season is yellow. Or pink. Or green. Or red. Take your pick and I'm going to pick yellow. This bag has caught my eye and I've been to visit it a couple of times. I don't think it will be long before I crumble. They did the leopard version last year which I loved but I think I love this one more. #mellowyellow

Friday Five (2 of 5) Holiday Hobbies

I've still to make a pompom for the hat.

So far this week on the half term jollies, I have read the second Harry Potter and knitted three hats. I'm away from home and it's been raining just about all week in Wales so I've had plenty of time to kill. Depending on the  thickness of the wool, I can knock out a hat in an evening. I'm all for quick wins. The hubs has asked if he can have a scarf now and I said no. I only make hats. And I have a bit of a stockpile of them at home. Anyone want a hat? Taking orders now for September.

Friday Five (3 of 5) Embroidery Part One

I tried this top on last week. It's quite a crisp cotton rather than the softer voile styles for summer. You can fasten it at the neck if you fancy death by strangulation but I always prefer my necklines open anyway (joys of being blessed with a short neck) and it's far pleasanter when the temperatures rise. I  was quite drawn to the dark embroidery - it feels a little more eastern European than the usual monochrome offerings. I tried on a 10 and I would say this is true to size.

Friday Five (4 of 5) Embroidery Part Two

I'm a messy worker.

I've been googling how to do different stitches on Youtube and chain stitch looked nice and easy. So I popped to a local crafts shop, had a natter with the lady there who advised on one of those embroidery hoops when I told her what I was up to and I've been practising on an old jumper. If it all works out, you can see the fruits of my labour on here soon.

Friday Five (5 of 5)  Saltwater Slides

I've been waiting for these to launch since I spotted them on Hannah's blog in January. I kept going back and forth on sites which I knew stocked Saltwater and today - bingo! I kind of like these over the traditional strap version as I feel possibly a little less "young" in them. And I do like a pair of slides in the summer months and if these are as comfortable as Saltwaters are reputed to be, I should be just fine. However, what colour?


Last Note :

  • I really love my boys but boy am I glad they are back at school next week. My ears are bleeding.


  1. Oh Sue that Matalan top - what a find! Did you get it?!?! x

    1. No I didn't. I was trying to be good. I might go back for it yet as I do love the colours on it.

  2. Hey Sue! You really suit embroidered tops, I hope you bought this one! And speaking of hobbies, how are you enjoying the knitting? I've been seeing all these amazing woven wall hangings everywhere with lots of different colours and textures and am tempted to start...

    1. I seem to take up knitting round about this time to year when winter is nearly over. Go figure. Now I'm on to embroidery. And yes I've seen some of the wall hanging - I think you should have a go. I would if I thought it would suit my house.


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