No Such Thing as a Coincidence

I had the link for this blog post sitting in my to do pile for months and months before I got around to writing that post.  Then the day after I wrote it, I saw this linked on Tumblr.

Here are a couple of the pictures of German street artist “1010”‘s murals.

Now, I’m not sure if I believe in fate or anything, but that seemed like an awful big coincidence.  So I’m taking the hint.  I’ll have a go at making one myself – possibly not that big though.

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Random Observations

More of the bits and pieces I find on the interwebs.

  • Hahahahahahahahah!!
  • I’m a Stage 4.
  • So cute.
  • Puns are funny 🙂
  • Awwww.
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Random Observations

Wierdness from the internet 🙂

  • This is true for me and my depression as well.
  • Nobody show this to my cats, they’d get ideas.
  • If only I knew 400 people.
  • Genius!  Evil genius, but still.
  • Well that explains it.
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Stash Busting Round Up

One of my other goals for 2016 was to bust my yarn stash a little bit.  Although I can classify the WIP busting challenge as a success, this one is not so much a bust as a small dent.

I started the year with 275 balls of yarn and I planned to use 50% by the end of the year, and have a smaller number at the end of each month.

In December I used 2 balls of yarn, but then I decided it’d be a good idea to make a scarf using a swatch of every colour of Stylecraft Special DK Yarn, so I added 5 balls.  I’m not counting all the balls I got for Christmas.

Starting stash # – 275

Stash # at the end of November – 206

# added to stash in December – 5

# of stash used in December – 2

Stash # at the end of December – 209

209 is definitely NOT 50% of 275, so overall the challenge was a failure.  As for the having a smaller number at the end of each month.. I managed that in January, February and March.  I went up a little in April, down in May, up in June, down every month from July to November and then back up in December.  Down more months than up, I guess that’s a little bit of a win.

It was a silly idea to bust stash anyway.  The more the merrier!!

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WIP Busting Round Up

One of my goals for 2016 was to finish some of the Works In Progress I’ve been gathering.  I started with 31, and I wanted to have 50% of that number left by the end of the year, as well as having done 50% of the original 31 WIPs.

I have been doing monthly updates.  Well, updates for each month, not necessarily monthly.  And here is the final update.

In December I added 16 projects, and finished 15 of them.  They were mostly little embroidery pieces.


# of wips at end of November – 19

# of original wips at end of November – 14/31

Wips added in December – 16

Wips completed in December – 15

# of wips at end of December – 20

# of original wips at end of December – 14/31

So, to recap my goals.  Have 50% of 31 WIPs at the end of the year.  20 is a not quite 50%, but it is a big jump.  More importantly, my other goal was less than 50% of the original 31 WIPs, and 14 is definitely less than 50%.

So maybe I can count this one as a success 🙂

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Random Observations

Here’s some more random weirdness from the internets.

  • This is just adorable.
  • I look forward to cute stuff like this from my little niece.
  • This applies to books, pens, craft supplies, food, etc etc etc
  • Bunnies!!
  • Presented without commont


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Bucket List Bonanza – The Fails

I posted my Bucket List Bonanza Round Up a few days ago, but I thought I’d write a little about the items I attempted, and failed at.

Item 34 – go tech free for a week.  Yeah, I tried this for a weekend as a tester.  Fail.  I can’t live without the internet!!

Item 158 – meet Wil Wheaton.  In 2016, Wil Wheaton was at a convention in the UK for the first time in 20 years!!  I was going to go to Destination Star Trek, in Birmingham in October.  But then one of my cats got sick and the vet’s bill increased rapidly.  Given that my income had halved in previous months anyway, I was unable to afford to go.  Which really really sucked.  But I’m not giving up on this one.

Item 368 – keep a plant alive for a year.  I have notoriously black thumbs.  I have killed cacti.  I killed a plastic plant!! (I forgot it was plastic and watered it.  It rotted.)  This year I purchased a cute little succulent in a glass cube way back in June…


…which I then promptly forgot about.

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