I’ve just discovered the 1 Million Steps challenge set up by Diabetes UK – don’t know enough people well enough to ask for sponsorship, so I’ve sponsored someone I do know, and committed to support her by doing the 1000000 steps along with her. It starts tomorrow, and lasts until the end of September. Rather … More 1000000 steps?
Back in the days when I could see well enough to attempt (and finish) fairly fine cross stitch pieces, I came across, and often used a rotation system. The idea was that when a stitcher had several different pieces on the go at once, working in a rotation would facilitate each of the pieces being … More Wherefore art thou, Shakespeare’s Pedlar?
‘Learning by doing’ is a phrased taken to heart by my eldest offspring. Not satisfied to be taught be someone else, he’d much rather have a go, make the necessary errors to learn the best way to do the job, and know what he’s doing next time around. This week I need to be able … More “Learning by doing” Harry Dean
Second crafty challenge of 2017, to run in tandem with the one previously mentioned is the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics 17 point challenge. Full description of how to earn the points is on the Ravelry discussion page, but I’m posting the main grid here, with permission, for my reference. Time to choose the first pair…..
The last few months have been very much focussed on a sizeable research project, which has seen me putting in regular 50 hour weeks- great fun, but tending to push other activity out of the window. I’ve been working on a plan to rebalance my activity for 2017. The genealogy plan has been described earlier, … More Plan, part two
After a bit of pondering it’s starting to look like I may have the beginnings of a plan for 2017 blogging. Aside from occasional random posts, there will be at least one family genealogy based post each month. This will make sure that I do actually make time for personal family history amidst the mass … More I believe this might be the beginning of a plan
As an addendum to the post about the 2017 genealogy challenge, an alternative challenge, and the one that prompted the challenge on Ravelry, is the one from 2014 and 2015 called 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. Whilst one person a week sounds daunting, and might be too ambitious to succeed for the whole year, there are some … More 52 weeks, 52 ancestors?
As 2017 approaches at a great rate of knots I’m still unsure how my genealogy writing will work next year. What prompted me to decide to do something was a post in a Ravelry group where we were invited to write a blog post about one ancestor each month. At the moment that looks likely to be … More Hadens and a few more besides
It appears that the title of my previous posting was prophetic – three months since this blog has been updated, and no excuse, other than having too little week to pack my list into. Knitting has been virtually non existent. Crochet hasn’t happened. The usual four Christmas cakes have been reduced to two. Family tree … More Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Only one more full week and we’ll have Easter upon us – I must be getting older than i give myself credit for; the weeks are just disappearing before my eyes. I’d thought finishing work would leave hours ahead of me to do all of those things that I have on my ‘to do’ list. … More 36 hour day required