Saturday 7 January 2023


The final stitch has been made on my Cotton Country quilt binding about half an hour ago. I decided to use the fabrics that were in the quilt to make a scrappy binding and this is the result. Now I just need to design and stitch a label . 

Attic 24's CAL started last night here in Australia so I printed up the relevant pages and started crocheting a sample today to check my tension. I don't usually worry about tension for crocheted blankets but I thought it was a good idea to also get used to the pattern. 

We have had a lovely lot of strawberries to pick this week. Despite being under netting cheeky ravens managed to squeeze their beaks in gaps and eat a few themselves. Ah well, at least they share. 

        This was the last book I finished reading in 2022. 

We have had a lovely warm day today with 2 more summer days ahead. Tourists are everywhere, the roads are bedlam, and I am happy to sit, stitch, and crochet . I hope you are enjoying some crafty time too. 


  1. Very nice finish Ondrea - the scrappy binding links everything together well. Enjoy your new crochet project. xx

  2. Love the scrappy binding Ondrea, it's a beautiful quilt! Have a lovely weekend. Christine xx

  3. Such a lovely finish.
    I'll watch your crochet progress with interest. I do like Lucy's designs.

  4. Well done on your quilt finish, and I very much like the scrappy binding. I’m really wanting to begin Lucy’s CAL right now, especially with those pretty yarns waiting in my sewing room, but it’s so hot here. Patience, I tell myself. 😂

  5. Love your quilt Ondrea, the binding is perfect. Enjoy your CAL ....

  6. Lovely quilt Ondrea. I do love scrappy binding! Enjoy your CAL looks to be a pretty pattern xx

  7. Congratulations on the finish and the scrappy binding. Looking forward to seeing your blanket grow.



  The past week or so I have cleaned out 4 drawers, 3 cubicles and my drawers of colour coded scaps for applique. A basket full of patterns ...