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So thought the title today should reflect the olympic theme.

Well what have I done to make me feel proud?  That is the big question.  After viewing the olympic ticket site for a million hours, we have managed to acquire some olympic tickets.  OMG I hear you say, I must be one of the very lucky ones to have tricked the site into letting me buy them.  I have never known such a frustrating site in all my life.  It entices you and says tickets available.  It should say tickets available but not really – lets just waste your time for a bit.  So I selected the tickets, put them in the basket then hit request only to be told “just checking” – please wait one minute – no tickets for your selected event.  Well stop putting them on your website then.  Some of those tickets have been on there for days and there are none to buy.  Next evening it was “please wait 15 minutes” and then reduced its count as each minute passed by.  I think the site has an operator who cannot tell the time as their 15 minutes equated to 36 on my watch.

So whilst waiting for the site to let me know I continued on with my quest of making one of my secret items with beads.  You will recall that I had already sent the instructions out to a magazine and that I now just needed to make the item again so that it looked one hundred percent right.  It did take a while but I am very happy with the result. Cant show you it at the moment but its bronze and aqua and looks really lovely.  Managed to bend my needle trying to stitch all the beads together as well.  This is all I can show you for the moment.  Sorry

See you soon

Mrs Ladybird Cottage


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So after looking at my stash of beads in tubes I thought I better start using them a bit more frequently.  You know the sort of stash I mean.  Addictively out of control stash. The stash that suddenly accumulates when you are in a shop thinking “oh shiny beads, I must purchase you” and then there you go, lots of money later you arrive home with a bag of stuff that you try and casually pop into a safe location until you need it, then spend hours looking for it at a later date.  Oh what joy.

Had a quick go at knitting and using the beads as decoration and came up with the idea of a wristband and also a necklace.  Its quite difficult I think to make it look appealing using the knitting and beading as it needs to look so professional to pull it off.  I will let you decide yourselves if I have done so.

The main problem I find with knitting is that you have to concentrate too much especially if you are doing beaded knitting as you have to set out what sort of pattern you want on a grid and then follow it.  Not that easy if there is something that takes your attention away.  I think on balance I prefer trying to bash a button maker of an evening instead.  Far more satisfying.

I am sure I will be able to find a grateful recipient of this jewellery combination.

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Well it’s not been a great day for us brits.  No gold medals – so many hopes.  Mark Cavendish is a bit stroppy isn’t he.

I am sure we will make good in the next couple of days. Go Team GB.  At least Seb Coe is cashing it in so someone in GB is happy.

So spent the day in Southport today wandering down the pier and around the town.  At the end of the pier is an arcade which uses pre decimal money in its machines and after having a go of a few of them it suddenly dawned on me that the imprint on the coins would be brilliant on wedding favours for the vintage themes.  Not made them yet but they are on my to do list.  I forgot to say, also at the end of the pier is a nice cake and tea shop which I was drawn to and also had to sample a few things.

Off to Delamere forest tomorrow but before embarking on our walk there, I have to stop off at a bead shop to buy some supplies.  Not more I here you say, but yes I need some colours which represent colours for gentlemen as my brief from one of magazine editors is the creation of “item x” with colours that blokes would like.  Wandered into a couple of shops to look at what colours blokes wear and I was surprised to see the current colours are pink and lilac.

Too much time spent watching olympic coverage to do any proper crafting today I’m afraid.  Just found that some tickets for swimming have come on sale at 11.42pm, really wanted to go but there are for Sunday at 10 a.m so there is only 11 hours before it starts so not much hope of getting there…..

See you tomorrow

Mrs Ladybird Cottage

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