Monday, April 20, 2020

Life goes on quietly

We are certainly living in strange times. Hope you are all well and safe. I seem to have so much spare time and should be tidying or cleaning cupboards but seem to be able to waft away the day! I am missing the kids though we do see them occasionally with a distance between us but it does seem very odd! We delivered Easter goodies and visited for just a moment at each house. Only managed to get pictures of the boys.

 I have been enjoying stitching the Love and Hugs free stitcheries. This is Gail Pan's design and the one below is Anni Downs'.

 The other job I had on my list was blocking these scarves. The first one is the Tendril shawl by Annie Design Crochet. It was a lovely project and the blocking worked so well.
This is another one of her designs and I crocheted it in 2ply wool. 
 This one is an old one but blocking it made it so much flatter and larger too.
My biggest achievement was finally sewing together this Stitching Circle basket by Lynette Anderson. I started this last September at the Stitch the Day away in Queensland. It was a big effort but I did do it slowly and paced myself. I am happy with the result.
I have managed to waste another morning really doing nothing much! Best go and sew a few houses!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Stitching away

I have been stitching but on many random projects. I must get on with some of my UFOs but I suppose it doesn't really matter, does it? I have continued to make a little scrappy house every day.
 I am making some embroidered circles with Sue Spargo but won't be doing 90!

 I finished knitting Alice's cardi and blocked it so it is ready for the cooler weather.
 The free patterns on the Facebook page, Love and Hugs from Australia, are just lovely. I really enjoyed stitching this one from Natalie Bird.

 And...I finally blocked my crocheted shawl. I am very pleased with the result.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Unusual birthday...

It was my birthday on Saturday and the celebration was very unusual! We had a Zoom gathering with the family! Thankfully the cupcakes were real and not virtual! Here are some pictures from the crazy family fun.
Image may contain: 5 people, including Sylvia Frazer, close-up

Image may contain: 9 people, including Sylvia Frazer, Bruce Frazer and Lyndal Parry, glasses and indoor

Image may contain: 6 people, including Sylvia Frazer, indoor

Image may contain: 3 people, including Sylvia Frazer and Lyndal Parry, indoor

Image may contain: 5 people, including Sylvia Frazer and Bruce Frazer, indoor

Image may contain: 5 people, including Sylvia Frazer, Bruce Frazer and Lyndal Parry, indoor
They are not really good pictures but it was a lot of fun! I also received some lovely cards. I do love a homemade card.

Friday, April 3, 2020

New starts...

Oh dear. I keep starting things. Sue Spargo has started a stitchalong on Instagram and Facebook. Just had to start! It is good fun. Some of the stitches are very tricky but interesting to work out. Luckily Sue does videos of them.

 I have made some more houses! I am using scraps so hope they look OK in the end.
There is also a new group called Love and Hugs from Australia, where our designers are giving stitcheries and appliques away each day. Can't wait for 2pm when the first one comes online! It is from Natalie Bird. I really need something else to stitch!