Hi everyone. The past week I have been knitting, crocheting and stitching frantically. I have finished the charity blanket which was knitted by mum , stitched together by me and the border crocheted by me. This is the first time I have attempted to crochet the edge. Last week at knitting group, ( we meet every Wednesday) , one of the lovely ladies kindly showed me how she does it . I was determined to learn and this is the result. Our knitting group has knitted over 600 blankets for charity within 3 years as well as knitting trauma teddies, penguin jumpers etc.
Meanwhile, I have nearly completed a lap blanket that I am knitting for the group and may have a photo of it stitched up and edged with crochet next time.
I also completed 3 more Farmer's Wife blocks.
I have now done about 30 blocks for this quilt and find them to be quite addictive.
I am signed up with Sue Daley's "Block to Block" and the 3rd lot arrived this month. I haven't started it yet but plan to later this year. I just love the fabrics that arrive each month.
Speaking of fabric, I went to Spotlight last week and bought these fabrics for my Farmer's Wife quilt. They are not Civil War reproductions like I have been mainly using but I think they will go nicely.
Did you make anything for Easter? All I did was these cute eggs I found instructions for on the Red Brolly blog. Bronwyn Hayes always has such wonderful ideas and tutorials.
Since my last blog entry I recieved another beautiful birthday pressie from the talented Vicki of The Pickledish Patch.
Thankyou for visiting my little cyber space home. I am now heading off to knit, stitch and crochet some more. Many angel blessings to you all.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Isn't it lovely! I have put all my thimbles on it and my wooden cotton reels. There is a lip on the edge of the shelves to stop them falling off if they wobble towards the edge . I know this sounds strange but we have wooden floors and when you walk past some things tend to move a little.
Last week I found another cute tin from an Op Shop. It is not an unusual one but I particularly like it.
On the weekend my girlfriend took me to lunch for my birthday at a little cafe we love in Tyabb which just happens to be next door to one of our favourite patchwork shops. So, naturally, I had to come home with some more fabrics for my Farmer's Wife quilt project.
Today I opened my pressie from Barb that has been sitting on my table unopened but well squished and fondled. Thankyou Barb it is just gorgeous!
For my birthday, among other surprises, my lovely man gave me this.
The pressie from my parents came in this beautiful box.
So spoilt! ( And I love it hehehe)
So what am I stitching? Currently I am working on this stitchery pincushion that is a free pattern on the Red Brolly blog. I love Bronwyn Hayes stuff. Hopefully, or is that hopfully, I will finish it in time for Easter to add to my pincushion collection.
Talking about birthday pressies, it was Barb's birthday yesterday and I made her this.
Thanks for stopping by. Tell me if you have the collector's bug too. What do you collect?
Angel Blessings to you all.