Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Its not the weather

no no
i started on this at the beginning of summer last year
thats almost 6 months ago for us in the Southern Hemisphere.
With my left hand in a splint for 2 months allowed me a little and very slow stitching fun
but i certainly was not able to knit
And yes the weather also know has encouraged me to pick this Tealeaves Cardigan up again.
I lashed out and bought the pattern and the beautiful Merino DK in the colour way Fathom....
such a deep deep sea is proving an absolute delight to knit with and a simple pattern.
I must admit though, it is a little more difficult to knit at night...given its dark shade.
I just make sure i am sitting under a brighter light. Seems we have a lot more mood lighting in this house with all the chandeliers...must buy another spotty or two.

I am taking a wee holiday and traveling even further south to the southern most corner of Bruny Island next week. Cloudy Bay offers a humble little cottage with limited modern day resources.....but breathtaking landscape and views.
I will be taking my deeps sea blue Tealeaves with me ...not sure if i will be overcome by the views, but the intention is to knit a good part of this while recreating.
To see more yummy knitting i am sure pop on over here
thanks for popping by and have a beautiful day
it sure is extremely fresh crisp and a soft blue sky here this morning ...xx

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I started with these

 I have been wanting to give the off centre square quiilt/blocks a go.
Since i recently signed up for the Modern Sampler Bee i thought now was my chance.
Until i made one or two.... i started to think that my choice was a bit lame....
Dont get me wrong....i love the off centre square block and can imagine a quilt done in these.
I was more worried the recipients would not share my enthusiasm.
Hence i decided to choose another block.
Of course i cannot tell you as that would spoil their surprise.
This block i had been wanting to make recently i had made this into an itty bitty for another swap
and thoroughly love them.....i can tell you once done i will be making them again and into a full quilt for me!

So...back to the Modern Sampler Bee

My first block arrived from Leonie
I am not sure if the other girls have received theirs yet...but i am sure its ok to show here
Cute...huh?   thanks Leonie

Now..this next little bunch of yummyness is for my gorgeous little grandson 
about to turn adorable....him that is...
i was recently sewing something for someone else and he was sitting watching me
when he suddenly asked so so sweetly if i would make a quilt for him
i know he will love Dr. Seuss
as he is such a character himself

 It is his birthday next week and i cannot wait to give this to him

 I thought i would link this up with a couple of sites this and here
I have had a wee break from work...but its back to it today
Thanks for popping by x


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