Sunday, 29 May 2022

MORE EPP AND CROCHET

 

Over the past week I have been doing more of my EPP project but have had to stop for a day or so as my fingers get very sore and painful. It is so annoying when I am on a roll. The colours in this pic are not as nice as the real thing.



On Friday I ventured out to Lincraft to buy some yarn for crocheting some headwarmers. I am trying different free patterns and started one last night . The purple is actually a lot darker than my pic.




I finished another book last weekend which is the 3rd one of this author's I have read. 



I am so sorry I missed the Zoom day yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed the Chookshed's birthday party.  Stay safe.


Sunday, 22 May 2022

A GROWING CONCERN

 

I have been steadily  stitching my EPP project and it is growing but my concern is that I am not sure what shape to make it. I am thinking a rectangular shape for a table topper. Meanwhile I am still tracing, cutting and basting more blues and whites to add on until I decide to stop. I have limited variety of blues so I am trying to do different combinations and spread them out so they are not too close together in another rosette. 




                                       Happy stitching! 

Sunday, 15 May 2022

ZOOM STITCHING


A big thankyou to Donna for hosting another lovely Zoom sewing day yesterday. It was the highlight of my week and it was wonderful to see what others are making and chatting to gals from other countries.  I kept stitching last night and have made more progress on my blue and white EPP project. 



 

I finished another book last week which is the 3rd one by this author. It was alight read like her others which I also enjoyed.




My daughter and 5 year old grandson are in isolation with Covid until Wednesday. Her hubby and my 2 year old grandson had it first and they have both recovered and are out of isolation today. However, my son in law still gets out of breath easily as does his mum who had it and my daughter is fatigued with shortness of breath. I just wish the Govt. would acknowledge that we still need to wear masks and sanatise hands wherever we go.  

Thanks for visiting and stay safe.



Saturday, 7 May 2022

FOUND A WAY

 

Yey! For the time being I have been able to save a pic on my tablet by freeing up space taken up by pod casts I have listened to. I have been stitching more little half inch hexies for my blue and white UFO which is coming along nicely.  In this case I should refer to it as my FPP project instead of EPP .....finger piercing project . 



I am thinking about how to join them together. Maybe a single blue hexie between each or perhaps 2 in between? Or I may just join them together without any between. A large hexie shape or rectangular? Hmmmm, decisions, decisions. I think I will just keep piecing until I think there are enough. At least I am stitching again. 



Monday, 2 May 2022

TABLET TROUBLE

 

Just a quick post to say that I am unable to take pics on my tablet to put on my blog until I free up space . Apparently I have reached my limit with storage and need to transfer all my pics to my laptop and then save on a memory stick. I have worked out how to load onto my laptop but they are not saving and I can't work out how to get them onto the memory stick . Once I achieve this task I shall be back. 

 I had a lovely couple of hours stitching with others on Zoom yesterday thanks to Chooky. 

See you soon.


Sunday, 24 April 2022

BACK TO EPP

 

Oh dear! I have too many pics stored on my tablet and have had to delete some so I can take pics to put on my blog. I got rid of a lot of pdfs but need to work out how I can transfer pics to my laptop. Any ideas? 

Anyhoo, in an attempt to get my mojo rebooted I found my ongoing little EPP project I started many many years ago to do on interstate flights every time I went away ( which wasn't very frequent).  The hexies are half inch on each side and I am adding the white ones around the blue and white rosettes ( or flowers as we tend to call them).  I already had 3 done and I stitched another 3.



I have been seriously thinking of giving up patchwork and quilting as well as embroidery as I have limited place to display things and noone is really interested in having anything made for them. I have considered just stitching for charity but I am more a hand stitcher than machinist. Have you ever pondered this? I have plenty of UFOs to keep me going for a while. 

I only have a few pages left to read of this wonderful book. I loooooove Steven Tyler's voice and music. You may not know that I love music especially hard rock and metal. However, I also love the classics like Pachabel's Cannon, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata etc.  as well as Barbra Streisand and Andre Bocelli. Quite a mix really, anything but pop music ( not really fond of that). One begins to feel old when one of their fav musos  is now 74 ! At least he's still performing.



Thanks for popping in. I shall visit you soon.


Thursday, 14 April 2022

LACKING PRODUCTIVITY

 

What have I stitched, crocheted or knitted since my last post nearly 3 weeks ago? Zilch, nil, nothing. I did complete the crocheted blanket almost straight after that post but that is all.





I simply had no energy left after being out most days each week, something I am not accustomed to. I found myself sitting binge watching programmes while doing jigsaw puzzles on my tablet and eating things that do not actually nourish my body.  Speaking of which.....



I won a prize in my grandson's kinder's Easter raffle! My daughter delivered it to me yesterday and both my grandsons eagerly unpacked the bag one thing at a time showing me what I had won. You can guess why they were so eager lol. They were disappointed when their pleading eyes didn't do their magic on grandma or mummy , and they were only given a small egg each. ( They still have heaps left over from last year and the Easter Bunny will be visiting soon). With a big family they receive an abundance of choccie during Easter, and yes, I have some for them too. My girls were only allowed carob and a book when they were little. 


Books....I finished reading this book that was a Christmas gift from my youngest daughter. So, I have finished both the books she gave me and I have loaned her the other one I finished. I also borrowed one of hers which I am currently reading. It is wonderful having our very own family library.



My mum has been housebound since her surgery late January and is waiting to have her booster after Easter. Constantly requesting magazines and books to keep herself occupied since gardening and Table Tennis were out of the question, I have been lending her a few of my books and am finding it hard to keep up the supply lol. It is good that we share similar tastes, but not the ones my daughter and I do. It is good being a family of readers.


Easter is upon us now and although I am not a religious person the message of rebirth and renewal is extremely relevent during these times of world upheavel. May your Easter be a time to focus on happier times ahead and share with loved ones . 


Happy stitching.



MORE EPP AND CROCHET

  Over the past week I have been doing more of my EPP project but have had to stop for a day or so as my fingers get very sore and painful. ...