Friday, August 1, 2008

meme and more.

I was tagged absolutely ages ago by April from Cakes makes the World
These are the rules to the tag!

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Six random things about me
1. I am left handed
2. I do backward ticks
3. I was abandoned by my mother at a year old
4. My foster parents lived in Worthing, my foster sisters still live there
5. I love classical violin music, Vanessa Mae and Bond
6. I love eating but hate cooking.

I am not actually going to tag anyone else, I can't remember who's done this one and who hasn't. If you want to play along then please feel free and have fun.

I got my cupcake swap parcel today. Inside a reversible apron and some green tea which I love but it sends me hyperactive so it is strictly rationed by DH who can't cope with me bouncing off the walls and an American Cooking magazine. Lovely gifts. The material on the apron is so funky and vibrant that even though I never, ever cook (baking with the kids doesn't count, as they're cooking, I'm supervising) I am going to have find an excuse to wear it.

Peri had to been in the photo. It's not that he actually seeks the limelight, he's just so darn interested in anything I'm doing. Honestly I should have called him shadow because he's never more than a foot away from wherever I am. I love it. However it would seem that he's slowly taking over the blog. I might even have to consider letting him have his own. Well I would like a shot if I thought he could handle all that typing, but who's going to have to sort things out when he's mauled the mouse to bits. Moi!

I decided, foolishly I might add, to clean out the various boxes, bags and other containers which house current UFOs; not the ones which have no hope of being finsihed but the ones I'm still pretty happy to do a row here and a row there until completion.
I thought I only had four projects on the go. I've repeatedly told myself that it's too much to have more than four on the go. The brain can only cope with a certain number of items before things start to fall off. So here are the four.

The observant ones will note there are actually seven projects in the picture, a cream sleeping bag (still can't say who for) a brown, cream and pink ripple blanket, for Daisy's bed, Ophelia waiting for the final push awhile now, a blue cardigan ( baby size) and a red vest top for Daisy, a pinkie purple book cover, and a pink bag experiment that I forgot to put eyelet holes in. I didn't photograph but should have the pink cardigan which is awaiting buttons and will have them tomorrow. So that makes eight. I have no idea how that multiplication happened, I guess they just feel out the memory bank. Perhaps I ought to continue the search in case there are more?
I have also frogged some lilac cotton from a poncho given to my girls (the poncho had been made by a very helpful nanna and worn by the previous family's girls, ) we didn't want the poncho, but the yarn was too pretty to waste. I'm thinking, blanket or maybe a sweater. There's about 200 grams.

The photo doesn't really show off how lovely the colour really is.
Finally if anyone has bothered reading all the way to the end, and well done to you if you have, I just had to share these cute little scissors bought for me by my DH. Sometimes he can be nice.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your cupcake swap goodies - what a sweet apron! The new scissors look very funky - your DH has a good eye!

Grace Yaskovic said...

the cupcake apron in awesome, just love all of the goodies, and what a sweet hubby

Channon said...

What a nice swap package! Cute scissors too.

Elizabeth said...

What are backwards ticks?

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I just found time to read the blogs in the cupcake swap!
Pin scissors - perfect!
(PS - I'm having a fab blog giveaway - I hope you can drop by and have a look!)

raining sheep said...

Well I am left handed too so hurray for us. I love the little meme posts because I can learn more about you...things that might not otherwise come up.

LizzieJane said...

What a lovely swap package you received, won't you look posh cooking in that apron!
I have a kitty just like yours, everywhere I go she follows me, if I leave the room for more than two seconds she comes looking! I agree it is lovely isn't it.
Those have to be the cutest scissors I have ever seen, see hubbys do get it right once in awhile!
Have a lovely weekend!

Thimbleanna said...

Your swap package looks wonderful -- I love that cupcake fabric! What a great hubby to find you such cute scissors!

Ragged Roses said...

Wonderful swap goodies, love the apron. Glad I'm not the only one with numerous UFOs. Enjoy your knitting.
We're going to Worthing next week to visit a friend

erin michelle said...

You are very brave for facing up to your knitting UFOs. I don't have it in me to do that! You are obviously a knitter of great fortitude! Also, right there with you on the hate cooking love eating. I am the worst chopper in all the world.

Sal said...

Fab goodies!I love the scissors!;-)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Lovely swap goodies, you lucky thing.
Love Alison x

Jane said...

Oh such lovely things, the cupcake material is just beautiful, Peri is very sweet to be your shadow and be so interested and finally your scissors are just lovely. I'm right handed but my Dad and Em are both Left handed (I think Al should have been too)I've already done this Meme a couple of months back. Jane x

Willow said...

What cute scissors!

I refuse to delve into my UFO black hole. There's a blue sweater in there--the one I'm still having a temper tantrum about--and I just don't want to face it. And a scarf and a tea cosy. And other stuff.

The apron is awesome. You could use it as incentive for your girls to cook. "If you make the dinner tonight, you can wear the apron..."

Interesting meme. Have you ever tried to find your mum? I don't know how records work in NZ. In the US there have been all kinds of petitions back and forth about opening birth records.

LOUISE said...

Great scissors. I live about 2 miles from Worthing, did you live there? We cycled into the town this afternoon and got drenched coming home, and this is our summer! x

Tracy said...

Such delicious swap goodies! Those bunny scissors are funny! Fun to read your tag and learn mor about you :o) Good luck with you UFO's! Happy week ((HUGS)) Oh, stop by if you can--I'm having some gift giveaway fun at my place this week :o)

The Vintage Kitten said...

I just made some green tea muffins on saturday, but after reading your blog today I had better not let you have one, although it might be fun seeing you bounce off the wall! LOL! If I eat Smarties or Wine Gums I will bounce with you, BOING! BOING! Hee Hee

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the cupcakes pattern!

LOUISE said...

Hi Alison, I have just completed my six random facts tag. Take a look if you have the time. Yes, we did make it to Worthing pier, after a struggle against the wind. We wanted some exercise and then blew it coming back by stopping for doughnuts! x