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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Crafts fair and a tattoo

Last time I blogged I had some bad news and first I want to thank you all for the lovely comments, support and hugs. I am now much better and I'm over the first shock of losing my job. I have some plans for the future and I am also planning on changing the career now that I have the opportunity to do so. I have until the end of November before I am officially unemployed and after that I will get unemployment benefit from the union so I still manage financially before I find a new job, or I might aply to university next spring to study pharmacy. All the roads are open now so I just have to figure out what I want to do.

I have no new pics of what I've done since all that I have finished are on their way, one to USA, one to Netherlands and one is a Christmas present. So I think I show you some other photos. The first one is of my catch from the crafts fair in Oulu a week ago. I wrote to the picture what I got, click it to see better. I had so much fun there and I saw many friends too.

I really love these two badges, I bought one and my mum bought the other one for me. First one says "I have all the yarns on my hands" and can also be translated that you have everything under control. :) The other one says "I am on the sticks (knitting needles) now" which can also be translated that you're in control. Thay had many more and also bags and knitting needle pouches. I might want one of those bags... :)

I haven't had a printer at home before and now that I can't print at work I bought this all-in-one photo printer. It has printer, scanner and photocopier in the same machine. Oh BTW I didn't buy this from the crafts fair. :) I have test printed and scanned and it appears to be a nice piece of machine. The model is Canon Pixma MP630. The biggest job after I brought it home was to make some room for it on my stitching table. Remember this post? I placed this where the chocolate and my WIPs were. The chocolate is long gone but there are now some Mrs Bridges hard Blueberry & Rasberry candies, yummie! :P´ The whole table has now less free space and it's not as tidy as it was in the last pic so no overall picture this time, lol.

And there is a little bridge to the next photo. I don't usually have pink Bepanthen ointment, cling wrap and skin tape on my stitching tape but I have use for them at the moment. On Thursday I went to a tattoo parlour to have my birthday gift that my husband gave me. As you might know I love sheep so naturally that was the theme for the tattoo. The photo is taken the same day the tattoo was made so especially the white sheep looks like she's been plucked instead of shearing. :) I'll post a better photo after the tattooed area has healed and the colours have settled. I am pleased with the end result and I don't think I mind having two sheep on my ankle even when I am old granny. Try not to be too shocked about the fact that my leg is as white as a sheet even just after a warm and sunny summer. :D Red hair, freckles and white skin, that's me! ;)

Edit a bit later: I just cleaned the tattoo and took a new photo before applying the Bepanthen. Still looks quite red but it is healing up nicely. This photo is a bit sharper so they look nicer. :)


Daffycat said...

Baaaa ~ love the tattoo, Sari ~ awesome!

You will love that printer! I use ours (not the same kind) all the time to make working copies of my charts, or to enlarge small printed ones. It's sooo handy.

Wow, great stash at the crafts fair!

CindyMae said...

First of all, thanks for becoming a follower on my blog and I am now following you too!! Love the new tattoo, that is just too cute!!

I LOVE The way that you finished the quaker pumpkin!!! It is always such a joy to see my designs stitched but especially finished so great!!! Would you mind if i use that pic on my web page to show it off??

Michiko said...

I'm happy you are feeling better now. Oh Yes! I remember the chocolate was on your desk. Now, some candies are there. I want to eat them, too.LOL!

The tatto is so CUTE!!! Thank you for showing it.: )

Micki said...

Glad that you are optimistic about things...i am sure that everything will be alright!

tkdquintmom said...

Haha! WHAT cute sheep! Whoever did the artwork for you did a great job! I wouldn't be surprised if someone tried to hug your ankle because they are so cute. LOL..