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Catch up : Week of the bags

Hello all 🙂
I am sort of getting back into things. I have taken all the pictures but I can’t always remember what I did that week but I will do my best.

So on Sunday the 23rd of April I decided that look better with a top / dress that has a little sleeve because i have quite big shoulders.  In hind sight I can say that I still agree with past Diella and I have been keeping this in mind when dressing and when sewing new dresses.


I also decided that I wanted to try painting a portrait of my sister from life. In hind sight I can say that this has been abandoned as it is quite hard to orchestrate. I have to be in the mood to paint and she also has to be free.


Monday the 24th of April I sewed myself 3 zipper bags for using as project bags to keep my knitting in. I used the Open wide zippered pouch pattern.


I also knit some more on my aunts socks.


Pangaea was still enjoying sleeping at the end of my bed.  This evening was also the last time that we saw Salty for a while. She went missing.


Tuesday 25th of April I took a drive to Paarl to go to my favourite bead shop. It was my first time driving so far out, I usually just drive around the city, and I found it quite tiring and I had to use my phone to navigate where I was going. I also felt quite vulnerable because I was driving a little Hyundai Getz which is fine when you’re driving 60km/hr but at 120km/hr it is not so great!


I can’t remember when in the week I made the following things.


Wednesday 26th of April I had to go and have my TB scan. This is an xray scan of your chest to see if you have active tuberculosis in your lungs. And I don’t, yay! I didn’t think that I did but I need the certificate in order to apply for my visa.

While I was waiting for my results to be printed I knitted at a coffee shop and enjoyed my little project bag.


My mom and I drove around looking for Salty and calling for her and asking people in the neighbourhood if they had seen her.

When we got home Pangaea was enjoying being an only cat again and she was being silly and playing with the doormat.


Thursday 27th of April my parents left to go to their holiday house in Yzerfontein and my sister and I stayed in Cape Town.

I started knitting a baby jersey for one of my sister’s pregnant friends since I had finished my socks the day before.


And that evening Salty came home! She was missing for 3 days. I had been devistated and I couldn’t sleep at all during the week. Every time I heard any little noise I thought that it was Salty trying to come home and I would wake up and look out the window.

Salty came home and wolfed down all the food in her bowl. We always keep the cat’s two food bowls full so they usually just eat a little every now and again when they are hungry but Salty was eating and not chewing. Then she moved onto the water bowl and almost drank it dry. Then when she was all done she went into my bedroom and fell asleep on my bed.


I was so happy to have her back that I felt too bad to move her so I slept curled up on the end of my bed.


Friday 28th of April I took my sister into university to go and write a test. I sat outside on a bench and knitted and admired her pretty campus.


Then I took my sister to the hospital to see the specialist about her knee. He said that after all the MRI’s and the injection he now says that it is just inflammation and there is nothing that she can do about it but just wait for it to go. So the good news is that it is not permanent but the bad news is there is nothing she can do. At the hospital I saw this lift…. Schindler’s Lift… made me think of Schindler’s List. I am silly.


Then we fetched some of her friends and they came over for lunch and I made headway on the baby jersey.


Unfortunately that afternoon our internet connection died! They said it would only be fixed on the following Tuesday!

Saturday the 29th of April  I started cutting out bags to sew up.


I took a break to go to Canal Walk and try and buy a simcard to put into the router to fix our internet and then Sio and I got coffee at Mug and Bean.


At home I did some more cutting out and Salty helped me.


In the evening we went for Sushi at Hongs, our favourite sushi place. I am enjoying sushi so much because it is too expensive to eat in Edinburgh.


I am a weirdo I know, I love Veg sushi even though I am not vegetarian

After supper we watched Fight Club, since Sio hadn’t seen it, and I finished cutting out all my bags.

Sunday 30th

My parents came back to Cape Town. And Salty helped me sew up one of the bags.


My mom and I decided that Salty would be under house arrest until further notice. If she keeps running away she can’t be trusted.

Good grief it has been a long time since I have written one of these posts! I hope that you are all still doing well.

Love Diella xoxoxo


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