Friday, 6 January 2017

A Million Tiny Little Things: New Me?

I had a new pencil I was going to use today: a new Batman pencil, just exactly like the one I bought for Little E's Christmas stocking and then wanted to keep for myself. (No. I didn't. Santa heard my sighing and obliged.)

One last Christmas picture before we pack it all away? The ultimate gift, from my sister to me : scrapbooking pants


I can't find my pencil anywhere. So much for my fresh new year of blogging. I can't blog without a sharp pencil because I still, even after all these years, scribble in a notebook before a finger ever touches a keyboard. It's a habit I can't break. It has kept me going for over a thousand posts now. Although, some time round the middle of December - full disclosure coming up - I did suggest to myself that I might shut up shop here at the end of the year. I did. I thought about it. I haven't run out of creative plans: not at all. If anything, it's quite the reverse. I have so many things I want to try that finding the time to write about what I've made seems to slip down the list.I'm still making like mad.

I'm still scrapbooking as much as ever I'm able (this weekend, for instance, now that the brother who has been sleeping on top of all my supplies has gone to spend a few days with Little E). And I'm delighted to be able to say that I'm going to be back with Gossamer Blue for the 2017 term, alongside all of these amazing creative brains


Gossamer Blue has exciting plans for this year and it's a real pleasure to be a part of that.

I've also been working on my contribution to


Get It Scrapped's Story + Design feature for February. I've been recording the audio for it this week and, know what? I quite enjoyed doing it. Thinking, thinking..

There has been plenty of knitting going on, too. I did four pairs of sock and two scarves as Christmas gifts. The pokemon socks for Little E


done with amazing self striping wool from London House Yarns (on etsy, follow them on IG for shop updates) made it into an IG photo before they were wrapped; and I have one more photo of


a ripple scarf in progress, with Koigu Painter's Palette yarn and a free pattern from Loop London. My current project is the can-you-finish-it-before-I-go-back? cardigan for Uncle Dave. It's a blue tweed teacher-ly number and I have managed two sleeves and a back, so I should probably go see if I can get any further with it. If I disappear from here for more than a few days, come find me on instagram! But I'll be back here very soon, possibly wearing my scrapbooking pants. I've just spotted that new pencil. Under a big pile of new books. But that's another story.

20 comments:

Ruth said...

Please, please don't stop blogging! Imagine just how much I'd be texting you in order to find how what's happening at From High in the Sky ...

Jane said...

so many people seem to be giving up blogging, please don't be one of them I so enjoy your posts x

Lizzie said...

Oo, I do hope you carry on with your blog - even if it's scaled down a little. I do enjoy reading your posts. There's always so much lovely stuff going on at High in the Sky.

Great pants by the way. You should absolutely consider wearing those Outside your trousers - after all, you are a scrapping super-hero(ine)!

Jennifer Shaw said...

I'd be really sad if you gave up blogging. You're my favourite. But, I would understand. :)

Patio Postcards said...

Those are fantastic pants - where ever did your (amazing) sister find them?!

Glad to know that there will be a new blog post on Monday with all the new ideas about Mondays.

alexa said...

That ripple scarf is just delectable. What a fabulous selection of colours/shades. And little E's socks are so sweet - you present things so nicely, Sian. I am, needless to say, relieved that you are carrying on blogging as I would miss you terribly.

Lizzy Hill said...

A CARDIGAN ...now that's a leap from the sock knitting! Good luck. I'm sure you'll get it done in time! Loooove Little E's socks. I'd wear them! And fabbo news re: GB....that story site sounds great too. Just up my alley. Don't give up blogging. Although I must say, I've been tossing that around. Anyways, you can't now cos you're DTing again;) !!!! I never do a post in pencil first. Always straight onto the computer. Maybe that can be a goal this year? You'd save a fair bit of time, I'm thinking....

debs14 said...

You were considering stopping blogging? Oh please don't! I absolutely love your tales and crafty inspiration, without you I'd never have learnt to knit a sock (or two). You would be so missed in blogland, so I'm totally relieved you reconsidered. Phew. Panic over!

Mitra Pratt said...

Happy you found your pencil! And are thinking about what works in your life regarding blogging. It's a huge time thing, but then there is the release of the writing...or creating! Happy Happy!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad the Batman pencil made an appearance to help you continue blogging. You would be greatly missed. There's certainly lots of FUN crafting going on over there High in the Sky!

Susan said...

Glad that you decided to keep blogging - I really enjoy your writing!

helena said...

another regular reader very pleased you have decided to stay in blogland - I like Instagram but it is not the same for community.

Love your ripple yarn and hope you manage the rest of Uncle Dave's cardi - or he could be starting a new front free knitwear trend for warmer climes

Susan said...

I'm glad you've decided to keep blogging. I love your writing and yours is one of the very few blogs that I still follow.

Linda said...

Oh no Sian! Don't give up blogging! I might not read blogs all that regularly, but yours is one of the first I read when I do! I wish you and your family all the best for 2017, and looking forward to hearing all about the million tiny little things you do this year. XXX

Jo said...

I don't know what I would do without your blog to read, there's just so much fun as well as inspiration to find here and I would really miss hearing about Little E x

Karen said...

I can certainly see why blogging might seem a bit much with all the creative projects on your plate, but I would miss you terribly. Instagram just isn't the same!

Sandra said...

I'm going to admit after the whole "I thought about not blogging again" the rest of this post was a blur. Ok, now this is said with love! If you stop, I'll be on the next plane to give you a slap! And hey, you know you can't mess with a short person lol xxxxx

Sandra said...

Oh congratulations on the design team and contributions... but still don't even think about stopping xxx

Missus Wookie said...

Glad you have decided to continue blogging, I thought hard about it too last year as I struggled to keep up even with the regular family record posts.

Never got into instagram, I like the stories as well as the photos. Congratulations on the DT work, looking forward to hearing that audio on GIS.

Barbara Eads said...

It seems like more and more people are leaving their blogs behind. After 1722 posts myself, I can understand why. It takes a lot of time---not to mention the over 200 blogs I follow (thank goodness I don't feel compelled to read every post). Still for me, it's another way of documenting my life---plus if I haven't posted for a couple days, my family and friends start contacting me to find out if I'm okay. My blog has become part of their morning routine---as is yours for me! I look forward to your posts. Glad to hear you are sticking around a while longer! PS Doris Sander is a personal friend of mine. We met years ago in the scrapbook community here in Nashville. I don't get to see her much (we live on opposite ends of town), but following each other's blog and Instagram and Facebook keeps us up-to-date with each other. I'll have to check out your class.

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