Friday, 5 December 2014

On men, love and dating.

I know this is supposed to be a happy craft blog but....

Last night I found out the guy I've been seeing has been living with some one for the last few months. 

I'm ok, I feel hurt of course. But mainly I feel like a dick.

I feel stupid because I bought all the lies he told me. That he was studying and could I wait till December when he had more time.  And then there were the stories about the custody dispute, he didn't get to see his daughter, that made me feel sad for him. He was very good at these lies.

But what really pissed me off is that I feel stupid.  Like I should have worked it.  But I'm here to ask you how? How the hell should I have known? I'm a kind, generous and trusting person. Is that a fault? Should I be suspicious of every man I meet?  This is what my friends tell me, even the men. One guy at work today told me that men will just say anything to get what they want.  This guy is a highly paid professional manager. wtf!

So I stalked him on Facebook and I found out everything was a lie. And worse his partner seems sweet, and I feel so sad for her. I sent her a message to tell her, but I've deleted it.  I do think she has a right to know, but I don't want to get involved in some messy domestic. Cop out?

So I'm not going to feel stupid, that I trusted him and believed in him. That is who I am and I like the person I am. I'm not going to change (well I may be a little more cautious). And I'm not going to feel stupid for being lied to anymore. 

And I'm not going to treat every man I meet with distrust and suspicion, I've met some really wonderful men in my life(I just haven't dated them). Afterall my brother and my son are both lovey men that I respect and trust. And I have cousins and uncles that I absolutely adore.

I'm going to be thankful I found out what sort of person he is, before I married him ha ha.
And I'm going to embrace the person I am, dry my tears and quite possibly ask out the gorgeous guy that I used to work with.

So the reason for this post what would you do?
Would you have told his partner?
Would you give up on men all together?
Or just use them as sex toys lol?

I'd really like to hear what you think.
Oh and the guy, well he's pretending to have no idea who I am... He's such a dick!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Bunting

Last month the very generous and talented Jenny from Elefantz offered a monthly subscription for an Elefantz stitchery club. to say I was excited is a little understated. I love Jenny's designs and she always manages to post something special right when I need a little pick me up.
 Jenny is such a generous soul and offers free tutorials and designs almost weekly over on her blog, so signing up for the stitchery club meant I could support Jenny AND also receive gorgeous stitchery designs every month. And all for a bargain price of $6.95 per month. Sew much inspiration.
The first month's design had a Christmas theme and I spent a few days thinking about how I would put the designs together. I eventually decided upon a beautiful Christmas bunting. I used some fabric that I recycled from some pillows Mum was getting rid of. It turned out to be the perfect weight for bunting, it has a bit of a damask quality about it.
 I finally finished the bunting last weekend. I hand stitched the little flags'? on to some red ribbon from my stash and outlined the little flags with my favourite turquoise thread.
At the moment the bunting is hanging on our blind in the lounge room and I see it every morning. It's a lovely hug from Jenny everyday.
My stitching is a little wonky, but I've decided to embrace it rather than redo the stitching.
If you would like some monthly stitchery inspiration, head on over to this post on Jenny's blog and sign up for her little club, I promise you won't regret it. I'm already planning how I'm going to use these designs,  I'm thinking a beautiful set of linen towels...
 Aren't they just the sweetest designs?
The design below actually says 'hope' but unfortunately with my stitching it looks like 'nope'

So head on over to Jenny's blog and sign up for this gorgeous little bundle of loveliness.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

My little crochet Nana rug!

 Yay I finally finished my little Nana rug. This was a project in Australian Homespun Vol.  14.2 by Sarah London. I learnt how to do popcorn stitches which look so fun and also to join the little blocks as you go, which was so easy once I got the hang of it.

I added a red border before my white border simply because I ran out of the white and was itchin' to keep crocheting.

A little close up of my popcorn, I used up more of Bek's and Nana's wool stash, I love that Sarah uses whatever wool/acrylics that she finds and I didn't feel constrained at all to use only the best quality wool. Sarah gave me the encouragement I needed just to use the wools I had on hand and while I have stuck mainly to pinks I have also thrown in some brights. I love my little rug and I'm not sure what I'll do with it. I'm thinking of making a rather large pillow but it might be too big for a pillow. So for now it sits on my couch and makes me smile to see it.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

My Aurifil Blocks

This year I have become obsessed with block of the month's I am doing so many, my only problem at the end of the year will be what to do with all the quilts I make, or I can have a new one each week on my bed.
This is the Auriful Block of the Month, which is hosted by Pat Sloan and has a guest designer each month. This month was Emily Herrick from Crazy Old Ladies Quilts. I loved this Block it was so quick and easy to put together. I stuck to my plan to use Sarah Fielke fabrics from her Millefiore range available at Spotlight, but found I needed a solid fabric to break up some of the prints. Instead of a trip to Spotlight I dug into my stash and pulled out the green from Sarah’s On the Pond collections. I’m still not sure I’m happy with the green, it may have been better with some pink, but it is done and I am leaving it. Go here to find the instructions.

And here are the 3 of them together, it's going to be a very bright and colourful quilt.