It’s been a while…

Hello everyone 🙂

I didn’t realise, but it’s been over a month since I’ve visit. My only excuse is that life has just got in the way. I’m sure you understand how that can happen! Also, I will admit, I’ve kind of lost my blogging mojo a little. Life has just been a little “blah”, and I guess that’s reflected in my blogging too.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t been crocheting though. Oh, there has been crochet alright! Do you like orange? I used to like orange, before I signed up to yarn bomb a whole tree in orange. I better keep details of the project under wraps for another few weeks – just until I’m sure it can be announced. I will say though, that “my tree” is 2 metres tall by 55cm wide, and the brief is orange motifs – all orange.

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Luckily I chose some quite nice yarn – it’s Patons Cotton – not too expensive, but easy to work with. For the flowers and some of the middles I’ve used different (orange!) shades of Sirdar Baby Bamboo. This yarn is just scrumptious. Once I get back to post-yarn-bombing-reality, I’d love to make something else with this, it’s so nice to work with.

In other news, a few weeks ago I signed up for an online blogging course with Pip Lincolne. I’m rather fond of all-things-Pip-Lincolne – not in an icky stalkerish way or anything though, of course not. We’re only into week two, but I’ve learned so much already. In the coming weeks, fingers crossed you will see some improvements here. If I’m clever enough, I may even work out how to make a Pinterest button, so you can follow us over at Moo’s Pinterest page.

Well, I hope you’re all well, and not too busy. Melbourne is not coming to the party with much nice spring weather yet, but we remain (unrealistically) optimistic. Now, I’m going to put my jacket and beanie on and take Moo for a little pre-dinner walk.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS Today I got a bit of sad news from my Dad’s wife. Their dog Flute passed away yesterday. We lost my Dad six years ago, before Moo came into our lives. I never quite understood how much Dad loved Flute until I met our Moo. Flute was a gorgeous golden labrador, and she lived to 14 and a half years old. I hope we have our Moo for that long – she has been getting lots of extra hugs today.

15 thoughts on “It’s been a while…

  1. It was so lovely to see a new post from you pop up in my reader, Terri and Moo. You’ve certainly been missed. Yes, everyday life truly has a way of taking over everything, doesn’t it? And I honestly think it is very human to go through a bit of a blogging slump. I’m so sorry to hear life has been a bit “blah” – and you’re right – it certainly won’t be helping that our beautiful city has produced a rather gloomy spring! So very sorry about Flute, too – it’s always so hard when a beloved pet passes away – especially when she was so close to your Dad.
    On a bright note – your crochet is amazing – it has certainly brightened up my Spring! It is beautiful. I never really was an “orange” girl, but you’ve singlehandedly converted me! All the very best with Pip’s course – what a really great idea. I struggle with the technical side of blogging and literally stumble across things – but I’m sure there’s so much I miss! Big hugs to you and Moo. x

    • Thankyou so much for your message, it has made my day. You’re so right about Melbourne’s spring – we seem to get one nice day here and there, but then it’s gone again. Thankyou also for your lovely comment about my crochet. I must say, for orange, I think this one is not such a *bad* orange. I originally bought Stylecraft Special DK for this project, but it was such a flourescent orange when it arrived, I just couldn’t see myself spending all those hours working with it – although it will make lovely pom poms! I too am not so great with the technical side of blogging, which is one of the reasons I’m doing the course. Also, because I’ve been meaning to change my blog theme for more than a year but have just never got around to it! Take care, and thankyou xxx

  2. Hello! I’m glad you posted, I’ve missed your posts. Sorry you’re feeling a but bleurgh. I know how you feel – we’re heading into winter here with short days. It’s dark, cold and sometimes really hard to get going. Hopefully in Melbourne you should get some nice days soon. Equally sorry to hear about Flute. She got to a great age.
    BUT Your crochet is just gorgeous. I thought it was an autumnal table runner when I saw the photo pop up on my blog reader. I’ve not come across the cotton but I also love the baby bamboo! Bamboo yarn is, I think, my favourite yarn ever. I admire you for having the patience to yarn bomb!

    • Thankyou so much for your comment. I feel a bit bad complaining about the weather, when I know for you it gets to much colder and darker. I think it’s that by the end of winter, we’ve all just had enough. I’m glad you like the crochet. Maybe if it survives it’s month decorating the tree, I might be able to get it back and turn it into a table runner :). I can’t believe I’ve never really come across bamboo yarn before ~ better late than never I guess! x

  3. Hi Terri and Moo!! Your project is beautiful!! So sorry to hear about Flute! I bet he is dancing in heaven with your dad right now!! Pets become wonderful members of the family! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  4. Wow, I want to keep your yarn bomb piece just for me… I love orange! It’s beautiful. Sorry to hear about flute, I hope your week improves and your spring too 🙂 xo Janette

    • Thanks Janette. Yes, it’s a good week so far. I hadn’t seen Flute in a long time, it was more a sadness that another lovely dog was gone. I’m glad you like my yarn bomb… I’m not sure what I’ll do with it if it’s in a decent state when I get it back… or even if I will get it back!

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  6. Can’t wait to see what you are creating! The blogging course sounds great, really wanted to do it too but the timing wasn’t great – I’ve seen she’s planning another one next year though!

    • Hello! Yes, I think Pip is planning another course next week. So far I’ve got a HUGE amount out of it… some just little things, but knowing that I have somebody to help if I change “a little thing” that turns into a big mistake, I have somebody to turn to. It has given me confidence… stay tuned for a new theme (we hope)! 😀

  7. A little late to response, but I am glad to read your post. It is well understandable that life sometimes is somewhat blah…. Hope you feel better and happier!
    Looking forward to read about your adventures of the e-course with Pip Lincolne. It is always nice to see her work, so you will pick up a lot of inspiration of her.
    Best wishes to you an Moo!

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