Sunday, 19 September 2021



I finally did it! On my 4th attempt to start the blanket I succeeded. I have no idea why I kept mucking it up as my final attempt was easy. I guess sleep deprivation had something to do with it. It is amazing how much more clear headed I am after 5 hours sleep. I am not as edgy either. So here is what I have done so far. Alas, I now have to wait for my yarn to arrive from the UK before I can continue. It usually takes 7 to 10 days but, I suspect it will be more like 7 to 10 weeks! I have no expectations and it will be a nice surprise when it comes.

I decided to start making a Christmas gift for my friend in the UK hoping it will get to her in time if I start it now. I am using 6 of Michelle's beautiful Australiana stitcheries to make into a table mat. As I rummaged through my left over Christmas fabrics I realised the scraps were not big enough and th en I discovered I had run out of the CG thread I use for Christmas projects. So, I ordered some lovely William Morris fabric and 3 CG threads from Patchworks Plus in Tassie. I have ordered from there several times over the years and my yummy parcel arrived within a week.

Preparation has begun. Three stitcheries are traced and  the pellon hexies are cut ready to go. 

The background fabric does not look as dominant in reality. The pattern on it is a lot paler so the tracing stands out much more than seen here.

Nothing much has changed here re Covid restrictions apart from being able to travel within a 10km radius instead of 5 kms. This means I can go to my usual supermarket instead of the closest one which I don't really like. Unfortunately, my last 2 vidoe chats with my daughter and grandsons were pixelated and freezing which was disappointing. I really miss them. Knowing they are only 20 minutes down the road is frustrating but a lot of people are in the same boat. It still angers me that my holiday neighbours keep coming and going weekly and chatting without masks to walkers passing by who are unaware they are from Melbourne. I really need to get over it! Ommmmm. Ommmmm.

Keep safe and keep well.


  1. Well done on conquering the hiccup. What a lovely gift for your friend.

  2. Glad you managed to get the pattern started Ondrea! It is going to look beautiful, so I hope that the yarn from the UK doesn't take too long! Your friend is very lucky to have such a pretty project planned for Christmas! Hope your weekend was a good one! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Well done on sorting the pattern it looks great, hopefully the wool doesn't take too long to get to you, seems hold ups are more this end. Your Christmas project is lovely, will make a special present.

  4. It's frustrating when you follow the rules while others break them so openly without any repercussions. Your fabric parcel looks lovely. Those threads are gorgeous. Do you order from the Wool Warehouse in the UK? I love receiving mail from them (though it's been a looooooong time since I've ordered anything). Enjoy your day xx

  5. The blue wool is very pretty Ondrea, It's going to be a lovely blanket.

  6. It was great chatting with you on zoom. I found your blog! Is there a link to your crochet pattern? It’s very pretty.



  Unfortunately , I have not done any crafty things since my last post. It is a cold and wet day here so I might venture into my sewing room...