Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Can you spot your squares?

Here is blanket number 2 all ready and waiting! 167 squares sofar, but if more turn up, the blanket will be bigger. I promise to use every one sent. I know that I haven't shown you number 1 yet, but be patient my friends - I'm trying as hard as I can!

This week has been crazy to say the least (and oh dear it's only Wednesday!) School plays, tiling, broken printer, Christmas Cards, grumpy husband, oh it's all happening chez Stash Basket.

I still can't figure out what's happened to Blogger - is anyone else having trouble uploading pictures? Why have they disappeared from the 'create' page but miraculously turn up on the blog page? This is all too much for me on top of everything else.

Still no pictures of the kitchen I'm afraid as it's still not done - the tiler will be here all week doing the walls and floors. Today we are in an even worse mess than ever as the dishwasher, washing machine and freezer have all moved from the laundry room to the kitchen while he does the floor out there. I can't even get to the fridge anymore to find the milk for a cup of tea. Oh dear. What a shame. Looks like being Cointreau today. Two weeks ago I was nearly teetotal. This week I'm clearing the drinks cupboard at quite a rate. Still, it's nearly Christmas isn't it?


Merry said...

I can't believe how well you are coping with all this. You deserve a whole load of extra brownie points. Or even just the brownies. Hang in there. From now on each day will get a little better. Mx

Anonymous said...

Hello squares ! I've more to send, and plan on knitting more, so don't rush to sew up !
I love seeing them all laid out on the floor. All those kind and generous thoughts laid out, full of promise.
Wish I could help reduce your stress levels. You need a nice, quiet, bolt hole. An aromatherapy burner. A nice massage, maybe. The kitchen will be fantastic when it's done.

Thank you so much for all the work you are doing for Oliver. You know how much we appreciate it.

Emma. xxx

Anonymous said...

I do, I do see mine - woohoo! That pile of pretty squares knitted with love warms my heart. Thanks for taking time to share the picture while your home is topsy turvy.


Gigibird said...

You are bringing back memories that I thought I had blotted out from my brain....not having a kitchen....washing up in the bathroom, using the toilet as a draining board...

Kay said...

I've lived through the Kitchen Horror and come out the other side. It's worth it but you don't realize that until after the dust has literally settled and everything works again. The whole time the mess was going on I couldn't remember what was wrong with the kitchen to begin with and it all seemed like a stupid decision.

I hope the squares are a comfort! I love that purple strip especially...

xo Kay

benedetta said...

yes, i see one of my squares! so glad they made across the ocean safely and in time!
you deserve a medal, the first blanket is stunning!
Please let me know if you'd like more, I know Kay is under a big pile at the moment, but I do not mind making some and sending them over to you.

Virtuous said...

OOh yes I see 2 of the 3 in the top right corner!