I wish I was clever enough to get my point across whilst still managing to be economical with words.
If you've never visited Alice's blog you've missed a treat.
She can always say the cleverest things with a handful of pictures and precious few more sentences.
However those of you who are familiar with my blog will realise that I never use one word when I could use a dozen.
I'm the sort of person who suffers from verbal diarrhoea in life and something similar in my written output. My father has always said I must have been vaccinated with a gramophone needle :o)
That's part of the reason why my postings have been scarce this past week or three.
Not because I've been writing for my blog - I wish!
More because we decided that the rugby girls, being teenagers, are incapable of getting messages back to their parents each week.
So instead, three weeks ago, I decided it was time for a weekly newsletter
This takes up my valuable stitching time for most of Tuesday evenings.
However at least the messages are getting to the parents now and the feedback has been complimentary so the sacrifice has been worthwhile.
We've also had some major discussions going on by email with some of our coaching team (why they can't just get together face to face is beyond me but at least even if it is only by email the channels of communication are staying open - just! - I think I rather suit the particular shade of pale blue favoured by the United Nations)
And finally we've also had some heavy email conversations going on amongst the 'league' our girls play in which have also necessitated some lengthy and carefully worded emails
It is always a joke within our rugby club that people can tell at a glance who out of Nigel and I has sent any particular email - his are short, grammatically appalling and barely functional - mine are long, wordy and very carefully composed and proof-read. Because of this I'm afraid it has fallen to me to write all these various missives.
Which all in all leaves less time for the important things in life like stitching :o(
However what stitching I have been doing has involved a fair proportion of sawtooth stars.
This is a sneak preview of my second border on the Spring Fling Round Robin 2 - another sawtooth star coupled with a fair bit of celtic knotwork and a sprinkling of applique to finish the job - hope the recipient likes celtic knotwork, there was nothing in her preferences against it anyway. Just needs parcelling up and despatching on its way.
Then on a more festive note I turned three more stars into a table runner for the Craft sale in early November
There are a few more of these festive stars in the pipeline but in different fabrics that I'll try and show you next time