14 August 2017

Rainbows

Rainbows (and the rainbow flag) are a very topical symbol in Australia just now.

A few months ago this brightly coloured wool appeared in my Instagram feed and I knew Elizabeth would love it, so bought 4 balls to knit something for my granddaughter.



The jumper and beanie will fit next year or the year after.



Last week Mum and I went to see "Dunkirk" - I've seen so many rave reviews about the movie but I could have done without seeing it.  I think the main problem was the sound was too loud in the theatre - probably would have enjoyed it more at home.

Had a very busy weekend.  Saw a local production of "Wicked" on Friday night - so, so good (except for one character) then the rest of the weekend was spent in front of a computer at Wollongong Song and Dance Festival - troupe weekend is always huge.

Hoping for a quieter week coming up - have some sewing that I really need to get on with and haven't switched on the machine for ages.

07 August 2017

Crochet Wreath

Over the last few months in my lunchtimes I've been crocheting all sorts of shapes:

Stars
2 Layer and 3 Layer Flowers
Holly and Leaves
Bird

Little Balls
 and making more pompoms


 all to be stitched onto a covered polystyrene wreath


 to make this


for my daughter-in-law's birthday present.  She was thrilled to bits with it.

All of the designs are from Lucy's blog - loads of photos and very detailed instructions.  Lucy is very generous sharing her very clever ideas.

Still no sewing but maybe back into it tonight - working on a special present at the moment and have a deadline.

02 August 2017

Pompom Mania

Last year I bought a load of wool



to crochet a rug


and a scarf


for Peta for her birthday.  There was a fair bit of wool leftover so I added a couple of other balls of wool from my stash and knitted jumpers for the two little ones for next winter.

 




I think the wool is magic - there's still more leftover.

Spent yesterday with my favourite little man - we had such a great day.


No sewing over the weekend but I did cut out two cot quilts - Kaleidoscope and Dresden Plate.  Looking forward to starting these when I finish up my current sewing.  (Think it's time for a new ironing board cover.)


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