Thursday, February 21, 2013

Finished - Finally

No not the house.  This is much better.  My Crochet rug.

19 x 20 = 380 granny squares (but whose counting)


9 months work (off and on)

It feels very good

Monday, February 18, 2013

I've been reading

I have nearly finished the crochet rug.  Just stitching in the ends of wool.  It is a long job but there are 400 blocks...half way there at the moment
Since I have nearly finished this I am looking for my next project and have a thing for circles at the would think that the George Town Turnaround would have put me off?
I saw this book and all the different circles that it has on offer and have not been able to put it down.....all those blue tags are pages of inspiration. 


I also have bought this book recently and there a block in here I am going to have a go is an excellent book.  I generally tend not to like modern blocks but this book grabbed my attention.  Will show you the block when I make one up as I think I might be adapting it.  Again the yellow tags are the blocks I like.... never is it simple....I just love everything.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Can you believe there is just a month to go?

The house is nearly done.  I can't believe how fast it has happened.  They are right now doing the "final fit out" and the "making good".  I just love the terminology.  I am right up with all the terms now.  "first fix", "rough in", "fit off", "making good" etc.....

Here is the bathroom...they are "making good" the tiling issues - can you spot them (its a bit like where's wally)

Here's the ensuite - BAM is very happy - a room with a view!!!

The view from the back veranda - or "al fresco" as the Building Practitioners like to call it..have to excuse the builders rubble.

What do you think of the colour of the external spotlights...we wanted white or cream...lets see if they will "make good" this one.

About a week to go

I have been very busy working on the Crocheted blanket for our bed and I have about a weeks work to go.  Here it is at the moment...its getting rather heavy

And here is part of it all stitched together. 

I am on the last twenty blocks now!!! Yeah

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Boys have Started School


....there were tears....all mine


Australia Day 2013

Ice Cream in Castlemaine, then in Flora Hill - dinner with Friends - 32 degrees, JJJ Hottest 100, BBQ sausages and steak, potato salad, watermelon, backyard cricket, sprinkler dashes, cuddles of the new baby guinea pigs, a "chardy" and a red.  That's how we spent Saturday.  Well that was after I had the hairdressers, Big W, Safeway, and washing......

The rest of the long weekend was spent with Family (extended) and then blobbing around home.

Craft well I am nearly finished the crocheted bed spread....I am on the home straight now.

Planning my next project -  another hand piecing project....and I might also attempt some raw edge applique.

I have purchased material to make curtains for the Laundry.  Problem is the repeat runs the wrong way so this material can only be for short windows.....why would you do that?  I saw it but I just had to have it ....might be cushion covers yet!.

My fabric club arrived

I am making the felt butterfly hanging for Missy E.  I just have to go to the "S" shop before I can start.