Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Life can be so cruel..

Gone but never forgotten..


Life can be so cruel, 8 months ago we lost a brother, and now we have lost a father!

I really can’t even find the words to express how Grief stricken we all are, and how very low I am feeling right now, having to watch my husband go through this all again.

I don’t know how long I am going to be absent from blog land, I hope not too long but I need some time to gather myself and support my husband and family at this tragic time.

My Father in Law Sid, Died aged 51 23/08/12
If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart's still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Snappy Happy Monday - Been a while



It's been ages snice I last updated my blog with my Instagram feed!! (Warning Photo Heavy!)


 


 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 

 


 
 

My blog has been neglected recently, just seem so busy at the minute, what with custom dye orders, developing new products and colours for my shop (NOT moaning at all!!..i am Loving it!!) 

I am sure once the children are back at school, I will be able to find a rhythm again.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!! xx

 P.s If any of you lovely lot are on Instagram come say hello!!  You can find me @astashaddict, also those of you on instagram using A Stash Addict yarn tag those photos with #astashaddict so I can take a peek at your progress!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Fibre Appreciation Thursday - Customs


One of things I really enjoy dyeing are custom orders; firstly I enjoy the challenge, and the opportunity to try colours and combinations that I may have not of otherwise put together!

But what satisfies me most is the customer’s reaction when they see an “idea” become reality....And the best being the fact that I helped made it happen :)
Pink into Black Ombre DK
Beautiful clean graduated colours
Dark arts - Using Brown instead of black

Volcanic in sparkle sock! - i have reproduced this one a fair few times now
Really love the fire tones in this skein!

Donegal one in light Grey and one in Mustard
I don’t charge extra for my custom dyes, and I charge a flat rate for all my fibre blends across the many colour ways I have, so if you fancy one get in touch :)

I have introduced a new fibre blend to my stock; this Donegal Nap really is stunning, soft and interesting! At the moment I have it in sock weight, but will be ordering some in, in DK

Darker than my other fibre bases
The nub's spun into the fibre give the skeins awesome texture!
These three will be added to my shop - Witching hour, Vamp and Zombie
 Have an awesome fibre filled Thursday!! xx

To take part all you have to do, is leave your link with MR Linky, making sure it’s your relevant blog post link and not actual blog address! And leave a link on your blog post back to Fibre Appreciation that way hopefully readers can come find Mr Linky and join in!Your fibre can be something you brought or dyed and/or spun recently or something you brought years ago!!! - The "When" Really doesn't matter!Please visit and comment on as many blogs taking part, after all that’s the aim of the meme!! :D

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WIP and Yarn along - I am Back :)



Hello everyone :)

I have put off blogging since Sunday night, because I knew ultimately it would lead to whole post dedicated to moaning!

Our “holiday” to the Haven was SHOCKING and one I would never repeat again! The caravans where dirty and smelly, hubby and I had to sleep on the floor because the beds were broke! The carvan park its self was poor equipped, the park for example had 1 baby swing, and one normal swing, for 900 caravans!! (I have a better park in my back garden!!) The swimming pool was tiny!! More like a puddle to bob up and down in!  

So with that and a trip to A&E with Phoenix due to high fever and a nasty rash, I wouldn’t say it was a holiday at all lol.

My daughter Sophia

My Son Bailey

My Son Phoenix

The children (11 of them) dispute being really bored, behaved really well and we still managed to have fun, and the weather was lovely – I am glad to be home though ;)

I got a little bit knitting, done, not as much as I had hoped! As really couldn’t take our eyes off the little ones for even a second!


 

Reading wise, I did manage to finish book 6!! of Black dagger Brotherhood (YIPPPPPEEEEE) and now I am having a break from the series to read “it starts with food”, as some of you know i have changed the way I eat, because of a number of symptoms I have been experiencing.
 It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
Before I went to Haven I had been on Paleo for a month, so I thought the holiday would be a good time to reintroduce all the foods I had cut out, to see what would happen!

In the month that i started Paleo my skin started clearing without any need for creams, within 4 weeks!!
 Within a couple of days, my tummy (which was flat while on Paleo) bloated right out, was really tender to touch, my eczema flared up on my face, neck and hands, face started to break out in spots! And I got ulcers under my tongue and on my inner lip, and my energy levels hit an all-time low! Even my hubby agreed that he felt bloated and sluggish.

Last week, from introducing Grains, refined Suger and other crap
What also amazed me, is how my taste buds have changed in such a short period of time!, I used to love salt, but now the taste in foods over power me (had to buy reduced salt bacon, otherwise it makes me feel like I have drunk sea water YUK!), while away diet coke gave both my hubby and I acid reflux . These are just to name but a few!

At the moment we are on day3 of the whole30, which is basically a Paleo detox, to reset our hormone and metabolism functions, I am already feeling tons better than last week :)

I will be back tomorrow with Fibre appreciation Thursday xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fibre Appreciation Thursday!





This week in the dye studio, i have been dyeing some Tweed DK (not pictured) BFL DK, some more dark arts in BFL high twist,some semi solids, and Tweed sock.

Semi Solid BFL

Dark Arts

BFL DK

Tweed Sock

I also got to do a few awesome customs this week, but i think my fav had to be a NASA picture one customer sent in!


With the summer holidays in full swing i now have a little assistant, and she takes her job seriously lol

Short and sweet from me today, i am away next week, so its a busy few days here!
Hope you all have a fun fibre filled Thursday!!

xx

To take part all you have to do, is leave your link with MR Linky, making sure it’s your relevant blog post link and not actual blog address! And leave a link on your blog post back to Fibre Appreciation that way hopefully readers can come find Mr Linky and join in!Your fibre can be something you brought or dyed and/or spun recently or something you brought years ago!!! - The "When" Really doesn't matter!Please visit and comment on as many blogs taking part, after all that’s the aim of the meme!! :D

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIP & Yarn Along...Another one bites the dust!!


I had the perfect opportunity to get some car knitting done over the last two days (see yesterday’s post) but when I open my project bag…all I found was ANOTHER SNAPPED needle!!  - Gutted and P***ed off is an understatement!!
 
I have now ordered the deluxe Knit pro novas after recommendations via FB and instagram. Just hope they don’t take too long, as I just want to finish this shawl!! A) so I can start something else, with some Mermaid hair that has been waiting to be used for ages!! And B) I am fed up with blogging about it lol

Ok BOOKS….umm another sore subject!! I am now resorted to skipping and skimming over pages just to get the damn thing finished! I have three books in waiting! -I am so tempted to just jump to the back and read the ending!!  In fact I think that’s what I will do!!

65% of the way through Book 6 of the Black dagger brotherhod.
BOOK 7 & 8 of BD Brotherhood and a New book recommendation.

Hope you have had a more successful week then me!!
xx

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