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As you may have gathered, I have rediscovered crochet and am currently in the process of making a temperature blanket. As this is a year-long project I wanted something to do in the meantime so those lovely people from Wool Warehouse have sent me some goodies. Okay, I did part with some money before they sent the parcel.
My plan is to make a bag following a pattern from Attic24's blog. If you crochet too and have never visited this lovely blog I thoroughly recommend you to do so without delay. You'll find it here - Attic24.
The bag ... read more
Did you notice something? Paul is waiting to send Timothy until he sees how "things" go with him - to see if he will live or die. (Remember, that is the decision he is waiting for while writing this letter.) He needs Timothy at his side right now.
Paul is taking care of himself by keeping Timothy with him until he knows his own future. Self-care. That's wisdom.
I've been struggling with that lately! It's really not surprising! I'm finally feeling more and more normal after chemotherapy! (The effects of this ...
This week has been filled with friends, family and grandbabies, so my crafting time has been minimal. And I'm good with that. My grandbabies will soon want to hang out with friends instead of me, so I'll take what time I can with them. Friends and family time has been wonderful.
Slow Stitching Sunday.
I have been crocheting a bit. My goal is to attach 2 - 3 hexagons to my afghan every week.
|I use a portable tray to set up |
my supplies. That way I can crochet
inside or outside.
It's exciting to see ... read more
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters!
To celebrate the arrival of the much anticipated Wonderland collection by Rifle Paper Company for Cotton and Steel (coming so soon!) we are planning a big Alice in Wonderland themed display for our West Hampstead shop and we need your help!
We would love you to get your knitting needles and crochet hooks out and stitch us some tea party treats! We are looking for miniature cakes, biscuits, cookies, and tea cups, juice bottles…. you get the idea!
The only criteria is that they should be no bigger than 4 inches by 4 inches. Pick ...read more
As Paul begins to discuss his future, he talks about sending Timothy to them. Obviously he expected Timothy to return as he staed that he expected to be cheered when he received news about them.
Hearing news about those we love is so special! I can feel Paul's eagerness for news about his beloved Philippians!
I used to send cards or little notes to my loved ones all the time. Now, for some reason, the osteoarthritis hurts when I hold a pen and write more so then when sewing/crocheting.
This held me ...
The gray is not showing correctly on the photo above ... read more
It is heading towards Easter, there is an abundance of ovoid shaped chocolates in the shops and people are getting ready to symbolically celebrate the sacrifice, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a child I often wondered what chocolate Easter eggs had to do with my family’s yearly celebration Passover. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I discovered that sadly chocolate had nothing to do with it and that the pertinent symbol was the egg itself. A symbol of new beginnings. We celebrate and are reminded that Easter is about a ...read more
No fabric in this week. I finished the rug for another 3.75 yards out. If you missed the picture in the last post, here it is again.
The border fabric came off the charity table. It’s a very long not-so-wide piece, which means the borders are on the straight of grain. I’ve never cut borders like that before. Many pattern instructions say to do it that way, and now I understand why. They are ...read more
I finished the rug this week, which had me doing a serious happy dance.
The next day we got hit by 60-mile an hour winds and a pole went down up the road. We lost cable/internet for the next 24 hours. I am grateful the pole didn’t close our part of the road and even more grateful we didn’t lose power.
I’ve had a lot of questions on the rug and plan to post a tutorial sometime in the near future. It ended up being a hybrid of three different rug patterns. That way I included ...read more
February was a wash for me. I didn’t finish anything.
I have much better hopes for March. I did make progress on the February list items that should lead to March finishes.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and Art Quilt Creative Play. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I adjust the categories as needed to add new interests and drop things that no longer appeal.
· Something old – The Quilt Addicts Anonymous BOM from 2016 is UFO #5 that was chosen for March’s Get It Done ...
I've finished February on my Temperature Blanket and as you can see the temperature increased enough on a few days (13 - 16 deg C) to get some green rows.
Looking ahead at the higher temperatures on my chart I'm beginning to wonder whether I will use some of the colours I've bought so will have to decide whether to adjust the bands. Think I needed to have a discussion with my daughter as she is using the same chart.
The wreath is pieced. Now I must carefully turn under and baste the edges.....
I don't crochet that much, but I try to get out my hooks once in awhile, just so I don't forget how! I recently completed Lac Rose, a lacy crochet scarf by Katya Novikova. The pattern is super easy, and I deliberately used a bigger hook and smaller yarn than called for for an even more open look.
I'm really happy with this scarf. I like my scarves pretty long, about 7 feet, so that when I wrap them around my neck once, they still dangle at thigh-length. The crochet lace look is a very different style ...read more
Very pleased with the progress I'm making with my Temperature Blanket as I was late starting. January is now finished and as you can see from the photo, it is very blue! I'll be glad when the temperatures rise a bit and I can get on to some different colours.
Looking so closely at the temperatures (I'm using the highest recorded for Bournemouth each day) you get a bit obsessed and how much they change. Also looking back on January I was surprised to see we started the month on 10 deg C although it did drop ...
Just a note:
My posts will be short and minus the Philippians Bible Study for a while. I'm recovering from cataract surgery and I'm finding the computer is hard on my eye!
I'm trying my surgery sunglasses and they seem to be helping! :)
I'm blessed to be recovering in the comfort of my home and oh so loving family and friends!