Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WOYWW A day in the life of ...

I love to have him home for the half term holiday - after all, he's offered to clean my car tomorrow, and I'm sure it wasn't because of this (cough!)

'What's this been used for?'

'I've just washed my car'

'Great, but next time, could you use something from the rag bag in the pantry, rather than one of my new tea towels, please?' (Very restrained, I thought, in the circ's!)

'Oh, but you've got loads of others'


On a happier note, I finished this yesterday

This pic shows almost the true colour

More anaemic than the actual doily

I based it on this beauty by Angela Armstrong that I found on Pinterest, with a few extra rounds as I wanted it bigger.

Mum's now got it, after a not-so-subtle 'One in that colour would really go in my room!' I'll make another for the dining table, perhaps in a softer pink, better suited to the Cath K theme.

Meantime, Rosie still chooses strange nests - why would she lie on a tissue box rather than her own cushion, right next to it?!

and sofa crafting continues, with the hexie quilt growing nicely.

I hope to catch up with all you lovelies, at Julia's for a virtual cuppa, over the next couple of days. If you don't know WOYWW, click here for a wonderful, whistle-stop crafty world tour.

Hugs for now, Chris xx


  1. Your crochet is beautiful. Something for me to aspire to, having just grasped a few stitches at the weekend!

    Fiona #20

  2. Well done - the finished doily is beautiful.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #16

  3. I love the in-your-face pink :) and now, based on your comment, I really need to go hunting for your Flash books (?) so I can see your font play :) Have you ever used ?? It's great - type your text and you can preview it in all the fonts you have installed on your computer on the web-page. Harder if you have 10,000 fonts, like me :) but you can set aside ones that are potentials and the look at just them to compare. Very handy and free :)


    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  4. The car washing made me laugh! Only cos I can just see my lads doing exactly the same thing!! Still, a brand new tea towel...sigh... Wouldn't have been so bad if it was a few months old eh?
    Love that in your face pink have a very even finish. No wonder your mum pinched it!
    Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

  5. LOL, lucky he didn't use your beautiful doily to wash the car! Thank you for cheering me up this morning! Rosie's funny too! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

  6. Cats being silly is one of the best joys of life!
    When I work in my garden at the Steam Trains the 'yard' cat loves to come and sit under the lavender and watch me - in between naps of course! I trimmed the lavender yesterday and could feel the 'stare' in my back!!!!
    Have a good week
    Bishopsmate #42

  7. Your sweet kitty is so beautiful and you can just tell she's so soft!!! Great job on the doily, and the quilt is coming along too! Have fun!!!

    Jeannie #27

  8. Hi, love the finished doily it's beautiful. To him it's just a bit of cloth Lol!
    That's cats for you! Have a great crafty week, Angela x 34

  9. wow thats what i call PINK .... love it..... haave fun getting your clean car dirty .... justbecause
    janet #17

  10. That is a very pink gorgeous doily! Should be quite difficult to misplace. Love Rosie's choices of beds. What a hoot! And I remember our son "forgetting" where the rag pile is in preference to something more handy. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #54

  11. Hi Chris, Have you got one of those males too? Just don't get things, and it is no use explaining because they still don't get it.
    Love the pink doily, not quite my colour but love the crochet work in it.
    You are getting on well with the quilting, I might start one day.
    Thanks for popping by my desk and nice remarks about cards, next week I'll show today's Christmas card.
    Bless you
    Chris #22

  12. Oh gorgeous puss and crochet. Want to start a quilt - have to see as have so much to do - as always! Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #18

  13. Thanks for visiting - you cat made me smile all scrunched up on that box !! Ali #21

  14. Hi Chris, thanks for your lovely comments. Your kitty makes me smile :)
    I guess the hexagon quilt is a long term project :) ?
    Have a good week.

  15. Hi Chris. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm catching up with my visits this morning because I had another twinnie fun day yesterday so didn't get a lot of time to call by.
    I really love your crocheted mat...such a pretty pink.
    Annie x # 26

  16. Your cat sleeps in some funny places!!!!!
    Jackie 15

  17. G'day Chrysalis. Happy late WOYWW. My new job started today so I got caught up most of last evening getting uniforms etc ready. Thanks for dropping by my blog. LOL your ?son sounds like mine with using anything but the rags for cleaning the car. That pink crochet circle looks gorgeous and your cat Rosie make me laugh
    Annette In Oz #12

  18. Lol Chris - he sounds like my hubby used to be (he's now pretty well house trained with the occasional lapse!) - he used to raid my kitchen cupboards and take my measuring jugs to drain his motorbike oil into!!! What is it with men? I think they're an entirely different species at times! Love the crochet too - gorgeous colour. I picked up some of these crochet doilies at a charity shop recently, for pennies each. They are so pretty. I might dye them...

    Rosie is so funny! Typical cat. They always do their own thing, don't they! We can put ours on the bed and they jump straight off again, but two minutes later they'll be back, but this time it's OK because it was their idea lol!

    Thanks for your great comments, and your very kind and encouraging words! I'll get back on track soon, but things aren't helped at the moment by a lot of Mum-induced stress, resulting in me feeling very poorly indeed yesterday. (I won't tell anybody about the cards - promise!! ROFL! Have to confess to the same thing on occasion!)

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

  19. Using a tea towel for the car! Typical male thing - they would say practical.
    Your crochet is so lovely, such a cool colour!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Gabriele 31

  20. Aren't cats interesting. I have one that crawls into any box or basket and the smaller the better! The doily is very pretty!
    Angie #59

  21. too true Chris! Son's can be the blessings or the bane of our lives. Love the doily and the color is awesome. Might have to try that in a purple! Rosie is so cute cuddled up wherever she is and if she is like my cats she knows it! I have three that are all princesses of the house! Are you cutting all the blocks for your quilt by hand? An awesome lot of work. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I don't know how that happened because Okienurse P+T is a lot different then Vickie's Fibro blog!! I love hearing from you! Vickie #65 now #71

  22. Oooppps that was very restrained. That's a lovely bright doily and I'm sure your mum will enjoy using it. Your cat makes me smile every time. Thank you for visiting my blog Anita woyww 44

  23. Hi, Chrys, happy WOYWW! Your kitty is sweet -- they do seem to be able to get comfortable anywhere. Your doily is beautiful and how kind of you to put it in your Mom's room. Thanks for visiting! ~ Laura #64

  24. Having three sons, well, I completely understand the first part of your post.
    And you know how it goes--Miss Rosie is a cat, and that's pretty much all the excuse she needs for sleeping wherever she wants. Our Maggie is at the back door right now, mrrreorrwing to be let in with a rat she caught . . .

    That doily is gorgeous, Chrysalis--definitely not my grandma's doily, no ma'am!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww,
    #56 this week with
    a new old stamp set

  25. One can never have too many tea towels! haha. What a cute post and the doily is gorgeous!

  26. Thanks for your visit. I love that cat!!! What a treasure to have in your life. :) I'm happy to be able to share Rosie's antics by visiting with you. :) Still in awe of the quilt, and the crochet doily is lovely. The upside is that you get to make another. ;)
    Have a wonderful week. Nann #43

  27. With 2 college age girls of my own, I got a kick at your son's dish towel mishap. I love the color of your crochet coaster. Blessings!

  28. Great post! You've been busy for sure. Love your sleeping cat!

  29. I'm late.
    I can see why your dear Mum dropped her subtle hint - it's a beautiful piece of Crochet, and a fab colour. Lovely pattern. I love the tea towel story....just take heart from the fact that we all have a are not alone!!

  30. What a fun post, Chris!! Happy Belated WOYWW! It's amazing the thoughts male creatures get in their heads, isn't it?! I love your bright pink doily and how passive aggressive your Mum was in saying she would like it! lol! Enjoy the rest of the week and thank you for coming to visit me!! Hugs, Darnell #66

  31. oooh what a beautiful piece of crochet Chris - I bought some bright colours of crochet cotton ages ago and haven't done anything with them yet, so you've inspired me now! I love your Rosie, my old Archie used to sleep in strange places too - most memorable was the time we caught him curled up on the pizza I had just taken out of the oven! Have a great weekend :o) Annie C #50

  32. Lovely little doily. Bright and cheerful! It would cheer up any cup of tea or coffee.
    Your hexaquilt is really coming on isn't it It's looking very promising.

  33. I LOVE the bright colour of the crocheted circle... makes me happy! Cats make me smile (I don't have a pet anymore, since my cat died, because my beloved is not too fund on pets...) they always look for strange places to sit/sleep and are very inventive in finding those, isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier this week, have a great Sunday. Hug from Holland, Marit #63