Thursday, 25 April 2013

April OPAM

here is a stitchery I did for SAL, it was lots of fun.

I am knitting a hat, but not sure if it will be completed in time.

Also have some socks on the go.


Sunday, 21 April 2013

Broken Circular Knitting Needle

Alas, last night I was casting on a moebius and my needle came adrift from the cable, will have to get some super glue to fix said needle.
And yes lost all the cast on I had done :(
Happy stitching

Monday, 15 April 2013

Harry the cat

The boys hard at it, Harry is the smooth coat, and Salem is the fluffy one.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Kangaroos, and dogs

What a start to the morning, first of all up at 05.00 hours or so to make porridge for the OH (Other Half), before he goes to work, me back to bed (as I have a late shift today).  Not much of a sleep in though, the dogs were barking their chops off, up I get and find they had escaped outside the house yard and had a 'roo bailed up, got them in and then Kate was lunging at the fence and the 'roo kept coming up and putting his paws through the fence, got them separated, back to the washing and thought it was all over.

Who was I kidding, Kate is back outside and had the 'roo cornered against the gate and fence, I hosed them both, threw sticks, yelled and almost cried, rang the OH and he said to tie up Kate, so out I go lead in hand, finally got the dog away from the 'roo, meanwhile, making sure the 'roo did not come at me.

All is good Kate is tied up, silly 'roo kept coming back, but finally hopped away to the creek (which is dry as a bone).

Washing done, getting sorted for late shift.

PS both cats are sitting either side of me, I think it is due to the weather being cooler today.

Happy stitching


Monday, 1 April 2013

OPAM - March Finish

This is what I achieved in March,

  Mum's quilt completed and labelled.

A Pincushion for a SAL I am in.

Hopefully I shall have some more completions for April.

Happy stitching.


Time Has Flown

Well it is almost a month since I have blogged, do not know where the time has gotten to.  Have been on holidays, went to Brisbane to visit with family and have some medical appointments, and dragged myself to the Sittches and Craft Show.  Had an amazing day with my daughter there, saw many new and interesting, we both shopped til we dropped for our various crafts.

Today is a day off from work, and I am cutting up twelve sets of one hundred two inch squares for a "Postage Stamp Charm Swap".  This proves lots of fun as you send a set on squares to someone elsewhere in the world, I participated in last October's swap and had a lot of fun.  When I actually commence stitching this together I shall post some photos.  Earlier this morning I saw a great tip on the PSQ Swap site, the lovely lady who organisers the swap suggested to another member to put aside thirty minutes a week to sew squares into pairs, I shall be taking up that most useful hint.

Currently working on a BOM, when I have made some tangible progress I shall post some photos.

I have also pulled out my knitting needles and am looking for patterns to knit socks and slouchie beanie hats, these are good portable projects to take out, I knit my socks on circular needles now, oh it is so much less stressful that the dpn, I was always fearful that I would lose one, and I have on occasion.

My resolution for April, is to ensure that I blog at least once a week.

Happy sewing/knitting to all.