Thursday, 14 April 2022



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.


  1. Lovely finish on the blanket Ondrea. Enjoy your reading and have a nice rest Ondrea - your sewing mojo will come back I am sure. Happy Easter. xx

  2. Love the ripple effect on the blanket. That looks an interesting read.

  3. Sounds like you need some quiet time Ondrea, to recover and get your mojo back. The blanket is lovely. Good you can swap books around in the family.

  4. Your blanket looks lovely and cosy. Your crafty mojo will return, after a little rest.

  5. Your blanket looks beautiful Ondrea. Hope you have had a wonderful Easter and I hope that you have had time to relax. Take good care of yourself. Hugs Christine xx



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