Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Awards Come Flooding In

Well the weekend started so well and ended with disaster.

On Friday and Saturday I was nominated twice for the I Love Your Blog award by Elisa and Redwitch. Thank you both so much.

The rules are as follows:

1. The winner can put the logo on their Blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other Blogs.
4. Put the links to those Blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the Blogs of those you've nominated.

My nominations are:

Jayne - The View From Bag End
Becky - BeckyBee's Stitching Hive
Hazel - Quietly Stitching
Karen - Little Cat Blogs
Stephanie - In Stitches
Helen - Stitchery Nook
Rachael - Rachael's Stitchabilities

The first two blogs have been picked because they are the ones that inspired me to start my own blog. I know Becky's is possibly the most visited cross-stitch blog about but it is an absolute inspiration. Without Jayne's blog I would never have even got involved in the world of blogging. Whilst her main blog is gardening related if you check out her other blog, The Other View From Bag End, you'll see that she too is very handy with a needle and thread.

Hazel's is included because she has given me so much advice in translating the acronyms used and explaining how SAL's etc work. So it is nice to be able to say thank you.

The rest are blogs that I enjoy looking at and haven't been nominated for the award recently. There were one or two others I was considering nominating but they have recently been given awards, so, I decided to give the awards to blogs that hadn't had one recently.

Much of the weekend was taken up with the Olympics, catching up on my website and housework. I had planned to spend Monday evening stitching and was just taking a load of washing downstairs, to put on before I settled down to stitch, when disaster struck. As I walked into the dinning room I noticed a strange pattern on the table which I quickly realised was rather a lot of water. The shower in the bathroom had leaked. This isn't the first time and we have known it needed doing, but our temporary fix has now packed up, so we are going to have to bite the bullet and get it sorted.

To explain briefly, when we had the extension added three years ago the work loosened the bathroom tiles, eventually (2 years later) the shower started to leak through the back of the tiles via the loose grouting. In addition the day before we got married (three years ago) Husband was cleaning the bathroom and dropped a glass saucer into the sink. The saucer was fine, but it made a hole in the sink, which as it's fitted into a run of units and a rather expensive worktop isn't a straight forward replacement job. Despite all of this I did still marry him the next day!!!

Last week Daughter also managed to drop hair dye all over the bathroom carpet and I can't get it off. To put it mildly the bathroom needs a lot of work doing on it. We have been putting it off for a whole host of reasons but now we have got to get it done.

I am really not looking forward to it as I got so fed up of workmen in the house when we completely changed the layout of the house and had a two storey extension added. The original 6 months and it will be finished before we got married, ended up dragging out for 2 years and way past our first wedding anniversary. Whilst I can now say it was worth it and as nice as the various workmen were, I hated the lack of privacy and the constant stream of people in and out of the house. This is the main reason I've put up with the frankly, very grotty but clean, I hasten to add, bathroom for so long, but now needs must.

Having mopped up and put the chairs out to dry I really wasn't in the mood to sew. Today I plan on working on the Jayne's Attic Monthly Challenge which I doubt I'm going to get finished in time for the reveal day on Saturday. The stitching I'll get done but finishing it into something is unlikely. We will just have to see how I go.

Needless to say the Olympics has completely undone all my good work fitness wise so today I'm also getting back into the gym but first I need to contact everyone about their awards.


Hazel said...

Awww thanks Angela! Hope you get your bathroom sorted. Poss do some before and after pics. xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award!!

Stitchingranny said...

If you have a job that you are putting off you can be sure it will usually finally give up the ghost at the most inconvenient time, but I would say following hair dye on the carpet seems like pretty good timing to me as you know you could never have lived with that lol.

Thanks for the award Angela.

Redwitch said...

Argh! I hate having work done on the house, we have lots of outstanding jobs, so I have complete sympathy with you!

Glad you liked the award ;)

Karan said...

Congratulations on the award. :0)
Know all about workmen & lack of privacy from when we had an extension done, so I don't blame you for putting it off. It does look like someone's trying to tell you something though.
Oh & HD = Happy Dance, for when you finish a project. BAP = Big Assed Project, one of those huge pieces that, about a third of the way in, have you wondering if you should have ever started it . ;0)