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2012 in review

I’ve a couple of fab projects to share with you next week; both of which you can participate in. Until then the stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog and I thought I’d share it with you.

Thanks to all of you who read and shared my posts last year.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


A stitch in time

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Ok my title is poor but I thought I’d look back on 2012 and give a nod to the coming year. I knew 2012 was going to be tough for me in my personal life. I didn’t realise quite how … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: part 3

So the next Day in the Life date was set by Alice of Quaint Living and it was Friday 2nd September. Be sure to check her blog for everyone else’s entries.

So what did I get up to?


I’ll apologise now as this will no doubt be a rambling post. I’ve had a silly (*)tummy bug & headache since Wednesday. It’s stopping me from concentrating which is really annoying as there’s so much I need & want to get on with. Apology over and on with my day.


Was at my day job. I provide housing advice & advocacy to refugees. Luckily none of my clients came in I had to do a lot of advocacy on the phone for them with various government agencies it wasn’t too taxing just frustrating. I’m always amazed at how jobs-worth and inept some people are. Anyway those moans aren’t for this blog.

Lunchtime is a strange one as there aren’t many folk at my work work get a proper lunch. I often just grab a sandwich and go round the block. Working in the old Anderston Bus Station (for those of you old enough to remember it) it isn’t the nicest of walks but it does hold some surprises. If you press your nose to one window (right beside the desks of the Hilton call centre) you can see the abandoned escalators that don’t go anywhere any more…or maybe they do when no-one is around!


Work over for the week. Well if you ignore the fact I’ve got a second job ushering at the Concert Hall & its sister venues and I’ve got a shift this weekend. I’m so excited about getting a shift for PJ Harvey on Sunday [update: too I’ll too work& absolutely gutted]. Please let me be working inside the hall!

Got on the bus before the rain came down. Due the the roadworks for the M74 extension this is quite a long journey and not the most picturesque. I forgot to bring any sewing with me so I just took in the view through the windows that was scratched by someone’s who wanted their name preserved in glass.


Round the corner from my flat there’s a new shop getting ready to open & I’m very excited about it. The name Gold Thimble caught my eye as soon as it appeared and today they have a sign outside looking for a machinist. Ya dancer! I’m going to have a haberdashery & fabric shop on my doorstep! This won’t bode well for my bank balance if it has pretty fabrics but when it opens I’ll let you know more and see if they’ll let me photograph inside.


I was meant to be doing a fair tomorrow but it’s been cancelled – something wrong with the old building. Would normally be gutted about this as as much as they take a lot of preparation I love the actual day but as I’m feeling bleugh it’s a bit of a relief. Also has the bonus I can listen to the Scotland match on the radio (it doesn’t seem to be on council telly & I don’t have or want Sky).

The cancellation of the fair kind of threw me as I’d planned to finish a few pieces & had arranged to give someone a corsage they’d commissioned from me. Still it has meant I’ve been able to prepare some blog posts, finalise Shewin n Bletherin and plan some new pieces.


I also packaged my fish for the Fish Exchange. Will blog about this next week as I think you might like the quirkiness of the project.


Those of you who follow me on Twitter or regularly read this might have noticed I’m also on Blipfoto. This is a site where you take one photo a day & post it with or without any comment you want to make. I enjoy the challenge & love dipping into other people’s blips. Some are amazing photographers while others photograph their daily lives. Then there are folk like me, the random blippers. Today’s blip is completely random as I was taken with the shadows on my ceiling. You can’t get more random than that.


All that sorted I’m now flicking channels trying to find something that grabs my interest. Nothing. Think my cat has got it right & it’s time for bed.


Sorry my day hasn’t been more exciting, blame it on the bug & normal service will resume soon. Promise.

(*) no point going to the GP but the local pharmacist think I’ve got Stomach Flu. As I’ve been in bed all weekend & feel very sorry for myself it sounds plausible.

A day to remember


I love dipping into peoples lives, don’t you? Feels a bit naughty, like reading a personal diary. If you’re like me then you’ll love the “A Day in the Life” series.

Last month Claire from Miso Funky revived “A Day in the Life” where crafty bloggers detailed what they got up to on a specific day. It was really successful and we’ve decided to do it again.

I’ve been chosen to organise the next one and have set the date for Sunday 14th August 2011.

A Sunday might seem strange but us crafters are always on the go and as I’m at the Little Birds Market that day I thought you might like the perspective of a stallholder.

It would be great to have even more people take part this time, so if you blog why not take part. The only rule is you have to blog about whatever you get up to on the 14th. Your entry can take any form – detail every hour, as a photo journal or even make a video. To whet your appetite here is the round up of the last Day in the Life.

Fancy it? To take part please leave a comment with a link to your blog entry on this post. You can also tweet the link to me – I’m @JuJuDollie – and I’ll compile all the entries.

Looking forward to reading about what you get up to on the 14th.


A day in the life…

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This could have been called “two entries in two days shocker” but don’t panic I’m not getting super efficient. Rather, along with other bloggers I’m taking part in a link up. Claire from Miso Funky thought it might be nice … Continue reading


Have you noticed..?

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I’ve got some new pages on my blog. Yup I’ve finally got round to some tidying up. I’ve never wanted my blog to just be about where you can see frayedattheedges as that would just be boring. So I’ve added … Continue reading