Friday, 24 April 2020

NOT A LOT


I have just spent the last half hour trying to redo my blog list to this page. I managed to delete the list when trying to add someone. Grrrrr. I had to go to my emails to get the links to each of your blog pages. Whew! I thought I would never be able to find you all again and that was quite disheartening.  

I have not achieved much since my last post but munchkin's blanket is growing.




I finished another book last night. It took me a while to get into it but I still enjoyed it.


I tried to focus on making the pillowslips yesterday for my 3 year old munchkin but I managed to cut a piece the wrong size so I put it aside again for today. Well, that didn't happen because I didn't get to sleep until around 5am and I have had a headache all day. Perhaps tomorrow.

Angel Blessings

Friday, 17 April 2020

CALMING CROCHET



I love crochet. I tried to do it decades ago with little success so I just kept knitting. However, all that changed after learning to crochet step by step with pics to guide me on Attic 24 and joining a Crochet A Long. I had previously done some crocheting with some help via the phone from a blog friend and I had some success but now I absolutely love it. I have been making my munchkin's blue blanket.


A while ago I bought some Thomas the Tank Engine fabric to make 2 pillow cases for my munchkin and I am still trying to get around to sewing them. I need to follow a tutorial.


I bought a small iron from Spotlight quite a while ago to iron the small pieces and blocks I hand piece. I always iron them on a small ironing board in my sewing room but I usually hand piece in another room. So, I decided to buy a small ironing mat to use closer to where I stitch. I also replaced my sand paper board with a lovely thin rubber mat that can be rolled up and even washed.



Thanks for visiting.

Angel Blessings.



Thursday, 9 April 2020

HAPPY DELIVERY


Hello, hello , hello. I feel like it has been ages since I last posted but , like everyone else, we have been settling in to the new normal.  I now shop for my parents and pick up their prescriptions leaving everything on their doorstep. They are very active people but they both have plenty to keep them occupied. Dad has his workshop, vegie garden and his bees to look after . Mum loves tending to her garden, stitching, knitting and reading. Both my parents experienced the polio epidemic as children and WW2 restrictions here in Australia so they are quite happy staying home.

I did the happy dance this morning when my parcel of yarny yumminess finally arrived from the UK. I love Stylecraft Special DK  yarn as it is machine washable and feels so lovely. My 3 year old munchkin  loves snuggling under my crocheted blankets so I am going to crochet a blanket for him to have at his home. He keeps telling me " bwoo is my favrit colour grandma" so I ordered a few balls of the yarn in different blues, a cream and a grey.  I am going to use Attic 24's Dune pattern .



I love crocheting with Armour crochet hooks so I ordered 3 more different sizes to add to the 3 I already have. Before you ask, no, I do not have any association with the brand of yarn or crochet hooks, I just love using them. 



I have made progress with my little hand pieced quilt. It looks a bit messy but all the 2 inch blocks are placed in order.



I haven't been stitching much despite all the available time as I have been quite tired. I had 2 carcinomas cut out a week ago, one from my forearm and one from my cheek. The one on my forearm was ok but the one on my cheek was cancer. I am so glad I went to the skin doctor when I did because I was thinking if postponing it until the pandemic was over. Just call me Scarface now lol. 

Keep safe and well.

Angel Blessings.








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