Saturday, 18 June 2022

NOT MUCH DONE

 

My dear hubby gave me a present a few days ago....his cold. It was the gift that kept on giving . I am almost over it now but I lost my voice for a day, had a massive migraine the next and there was no way I could achieve much stitching while one eye was swollen closed and my nose was constantly running. However, before I came down with the cold and after Little Lucy wouldn't play nicely and I put her aside again, I was determined to pin baste another UFO. 




(Apologies for the ugly toes )

I prepared everything I need to do some machine quilting but haven't started yet. 

I did start a little stitchery for a bookmark. It is a free design from Jennifer Reynold's blog. ( Jenny of Elefantz). Sorry, I still haven't worked out how to add a link. Jennifer has been creating free monthly bookmark designs this year and they are all really sweet.



The book that Chooky recommended was hard to put down. It is a true crime story here in Australia which is about a woman who is a very interesting but dangerous person. A really good read.




It has been difficult to sneak into my sewing room because we have a furry house guest for 2 weeks. Freya is my daughter's cat who is staying here for 2 weeks while her family are away with their caravan. She has settled in quite quickly and is getting used to a much quieter household without 2 noisy little boys running around. She has been trying to sit on my lap and was washing my hand while I was typing this. 


It is another miserable winter's day, but no rain. I am happy to have Freya sitting on my lap or stretched out on my legs to keep me warm. Stay safe.





Saturday, 11 June 2022

NAUGHTY LUCY

 

It's Saturday. Housework is done, 2nd load of washing is in the dryer, what better time to get back to Lucy? I have to get it finished sometime so today was the day....note I said 'was'. I spread it out on the floor with the floor rug behind me and managed to get a carpet burn on top of my foot from constantly moving backwards and forwards aligning and pinning the borders. I finally pinned the corners of the borders straight, not mitred, folding the fabric about 7/8ths inch for the neat join. I then ironed the fold before machine stitching the first border along the join. After searching for a bandaid for my pricked finger after realising blood was on the fabric I finally sat at the sewing machine and sewed. Oh dear! It didn't join as planned so I unpicked it all, put the sewing machine away and put Lucy back where I found her.




I sewed along the crease but that was a silly idea. It didn't catch the other border. Dah! I cannot work out how to attach the borders corners despite searching You Tube. Look like Little Lucy is staying unbordered a while longer.


           I enjoyed this light humourous read last week.




Well, I think that is my sewing day gone kaput so I shall attend to hubby who has a cold, open the bottle of sparkling rose I bought yesterday and binge some Coronation Street.


Keep warm and safe.




Sunday, 5 June 2022

STILL GROWING

 

My EPP has grown a little bit. A round has been added to each side and now I am wondering if I should start filling in the gaps to make it rectangular at this size, keep making it larger or leave it the shape and size it is.  Any input will be gratefully received.




I finished the crocheted head warmer that I was still making last post but it is not the right tension so I started another one using a smaller hook. This one is much thicker and hopefully I will finish it tonight. The photo is darker this time but still not the true colour.




I enjoyed the 3rd book by Christian White. He lives here on the Mornington Peninsula.




I am halfway through another book and have a couple more in the queue including an Australian true crime book that Donna ( Chooky)  recommended while chatting on Zoom. I ordered it from Booktopia and it arrived quite promptly so I am eager to start it. 


It is very chilly here with little sunshine , gloomy days and early nightfall. I was up extra early yesterday morning to take my mum to hospital for minor surgery. All went well and she is fine. Fortunately, I slept last night after no sleep at all on Thursday night and little sleep on Friday night. This morning my youngest grandson stayed here for a few hours as my daughter is unwell and her hubby took my other grandson to a birthday party.  My grandchildren always bring me great joy and are a welcome distraction from life's woes. 


Keep warm and safe. 


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. 



NOT MUCH DONE

  My dear hubby gave me a present a few days ago....his cold. It was the gift that kept on giving . I am almost over it now but I lost my vo...