Some little unrelated things12:14
Hello! Firstly, let me warn you, I'm grumpy today. I suspect it's because my sleep was rudely interrupted by Dus coughing away all night.
So, I've got lots of little things to say. Feel free to skip this post, there's nothing here for you Geraint.
Firstly (well, sort of firstly if you ignore my telling you I'm feeling grumpy), thank you all very, very, very much for your comments on my PJ quilt post. Up til then I had no idea the binding was that bad. Sure it didn't look very good but I thought that was just a matter of opinion! Until the flurry of comments, I thought oh well, just live with it. You've given me the courage to (politely) email the quilter to tell her how disappointed I am with the binding. Even if nothing else, at least I've told her.
Secondly, I've finished my gift for the covert robin swap. Annoyingly when my email came through (two days late - technical hitch) there was no blog address and no pinterest! Eeek! I emailed the host back asking for them (thinking that they must be somewhere, it's a bloggers swap right?) who sent me a wonderfully helpful page of tutorials.
I ignored them all :) I turned to my sister Liz and her powers of search engine manipulation (her day job is something to do with search engines, all very hush hush, I didn't just tell you all that eh) but she could only find a facebook page and a pinterest board with one pin on it! She was however able to find enough information for inspiration to flourish within my mind and now I've finished it.
Seeing as I don't think my partner reads my blog, and she doesn't seem to be very active online, would you like to see it? If you think I should wait til she's received it then I'll wait, just let me know in the comments. Here's a sneak peek.
Thirdly, we exchanged on our new house last Friday and are due to complete this Friday, 22nd March. EEEEEEEEEE!!!! It's kind of scary buying your first house, what if the boiler blows up (likely), the house burns down (we've bought insurance), the basement is damp (a basement!!!!!), etc. This blog could get very housey, very quickly. Sorry in advance ;)
Fourthly, I've sold more patterns this month than any month previously, thank you to everyone who's shared my patterns with the world. One day I may be able to buy myself a giant cutting mat with the proceeds :)
Fifthly, I've been RUBBISH about telling you what giveaways are on for the Satchel pattern and when they're ending, so here they are:
Maria's giveaway - ends 20th March.
Dee's giveaway - ends 20th March.
Nissa's giveaway - ends 25th March.
Liz's giveaway - ends 25th March.
If any more come to my attention I'll let you know. :)
Sixthly, Google reader going. Grr! (Sometimes I call my friend Geraint "Grr" when I can't get the name Geraint out easily, it's a tough name for us English!) At the moment I like that I read my blogs in the browser then just click the 'next' button on my toolbar and it takes me to them. I tried Bloglovin' a while back and found it was missing some posts and when it wasn't it was just very slooooow. So I am on it, but I'm loathe to use it again. I logged onto GR over the weekend to discover that the 95 unread posts that my phone told me I had were all suddenly marked as read and I couldn't find them again. My phone then refreshed and lost them too! I'm hoping I didn't miss anything important :/
I'm trying The Old Reader next but I'm currently behind 42k people waiting to have our subscriptions imported. If it works well when the import is done I'm happy, I don't mind about waiting for now.
Seventhly, doesn't it feel early for Easter? We haven't even put the clocks forwards yet (here in the UK) and yet the week after next it's Easter.
Eighthly, I'm all out of things to say but thought that Eighthly was a fun word. My spelling corrector (red squiggly line) is trying to suggest seventeen instead of seventhly. If I had 17 things to tell you, this would be so long you'd have fallen asleep by now! Maybe you already have ;)
Oh, ninethly, watch out, I've been pattern testing again!