Thursday, August 7, 2008
I have discovered a blogger who puts me to shame with the speed at which she seems to knit. She also dyes and spins her own yarn (yes, I do possess some!) and sells it from time to time! You can find her at http://happyspider6.blogspot.com
Well, that's the only update for now! I really must get on with my assignment on Henry VIIIs 6 Articles of Uniformity. Do I know anything about this subject?!?!? Nope, not a skerick! Best go become learned!
Monday, August 4, 2008
This is the Fair & Square block that i sent to Staci. I loved the crazy bright thread which if you're interested is Needle Necessities colour 1931! I haven't seen any brighter variegated thread on the market and so I ordered it in quantity from America!!
On other matters I'm back into study again! Just dragged a whole library home with me so that should keep me busy for a while!!!!
Tomorrow a friend is coming over to get some help on her mitred corners on her patchwork! That should be fun and hopefully we'll manage to sort it out for her... it's been ages since I did some! I guess that after that it's hitting the books big time and not so much time for crafting!
Till next installment!
Friday, August 1, 2008
I have been doing this cross stitch for so many years now that it isn't funny! It is almost finished thanks to a burst on it in the last few weeks... methinks maybe if I just keep it out it will get done! Unfortunately the colour of the threads is quite different to the picture (cool rather than warm colours) which has always disappointed me and probably made me more reluctant to get it done!
I have now done 3 Fair and Square rounds and these are the two I have received so far! Ruths one really matches my lounge room and I think I found the perfect frame to reflect the borders in it. I'm so pleased!
Last week I received on from Chris which is also gorgeous and the frame I picked up for $3 is perfect though the photo probably doesn't do it so much justice. I really like the bright colours in it!
I have recently dug this cross stitch out again... probably a reflection of how I'm feeling at the moment! It is progressing slowly but surely!
My son's pj's are well on the way! I finished him a pair a couple of days ago with collar and buttons but this is a new pattern with a v-neck and no buttons! I'm hoping it will be quick... I also have to cut some out for my daughter! I'm thinking these will be the size for next winter which will be great!
Well, I think that's enough to keep me going for a bit! There are a million other 1/2 finished projects in my stash and I think I'll gradually list them on my to-do lists down the side! I'll also try to put up some more pics of completed projects that I can find around my house! Now I'm off to do a spot of knitting before I hit the sack! Night night from Downunder!