Sunday, August 29, 2010


I have become on of those people that cannot sit in front of theTV with out doing something, usually it is applique, it used to be cross stitch, but my house is full of pictures so that sort of went out the window. Or I got sick of it.
Just lately I have been knitting, I started out with the soul slippers, made five pairs of those, then decided that I needed something better than that to do so found myself a nice pattern on the net for socks. I am now up to the fifth pair.
I had to model them myself, because for once there was no one here to do the photo taking, so I stuck my feet up against the back door and off I went.
I also made three matching beanies for my grand daughters in Tasmania, but was so anxious that they got them while it was still cold I forgot to take a photo.

Those Blue scraps

For what seems like years, but is only really a few months, I have been trying to reduce the amount of blue scraps that I have accumulated. I have a plastic box with a lid that I could no longer get the lid to fit except by basically sitting on it. So I decided it had to be reduced. Now I am very much a hoarder, always think that if I throw it out or give it away I will need it. So this is what I have come up with, it still needs one more plain border (maybe two) I want to make it into a doona cover for my bed.
If my adding up is correct there are a total of 136 blue squares made from the scraps. Eleven borders so far and the turning in the centre. I made it up as I went along.
The centre is sixteen 4 1/2 inch squares. All the rest are 5 inch, except for four in 3rd border which I had to make bigger to make them fit.
By the way the lid now goes down on the box easily, but it is still full.

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.