Sunday, October 31, 2010

Found a Bargain..

The other side of my craftiness ,is quilting , sewing, etc.. To my utter delight when shopping at our local St Vinnies Store, my DH spotted this little beauty.... I have always wanted an overlocker, but $500 for a new model , well it was on the wish list LOL..

 Not any more this was only , are you ready for it? $40.00..................... I couldn't pass it by... and now all I have to do is work out how to thread it.. Thankfully I have a friend who is very wise when it comes to machines of the sewing kind.. and I know I will have all the help I need..
crazy hearts.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Quick Pic :))

Hello and here it is at last the completed article.. Waynes knee rug.. Another Christmas gift ready for wrapping..
The next crochet project should be a table runner I have started for a gift, but now that I have seen a wonderful red bag, I just may have to do that .. Trust you have had a great weekend.. :))

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bead knitting and crochet: Christmas Stockings

Bead knitting and crochet: Christmas Stockings: "Stockings for charity. Giving a helping hand for charity.. I will be sending these away this week as my contribution toward the 10,000 sto..."

Xmas crochet ..

Xmas square #1
 I decided I wanted a Xmas cushion. I didn't have any pattern in particular to use, and not a lot of Xmas colours.. The hook was away fast and this is what I came up with...
synthetic yarn and wool

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hexigon rug

Hello everyone I hope you have had a great  weekend.
I have had computer problems,  as you can see I still have a few to iron out. Not being comp lit, I have to rely on my other half to help out .. 

Like the heading suggested, I have been crocheting hexagons together, using that lovely Lacy look.. I couldn't be more happier.. so easy to do I am loving it.. Here is a pic of what I have crocheted so far..
3 more rows should see it finished..:))

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Two down One to go..

White and Cream Baby Granny Shawls.
What Joy to have completed these two projects before Christmas.. :) I was starting to panic  just a bit and now I can breathe a little easier.. 
 The border pattern is an easy one to follow, although once again I have changed it to suit me..  Its a Panda Yarn Family Circle book, first published in 1990 in Aust.
The cream shawl has 46 rows and only two of the 4 rows indicated in the pattern. This one will wings its way to Queensland :)
The white shawl has all 4 rows of edging. Both Shawls were crocheted with 4.50mm hook.
White in 8ply baby yarn and the cream in , wait for it, Patons Smoothie DK. I thought this would be a better choice for the hot weather, and much easier to clean than wool ..
Now I can get back to finishing other UFOs .. Have a great day everyone, and thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave a message, I love reading them..:))

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lizard in my garden

can you see the lizard on the basket?
What a beautiful day it has been.. The last few have been a preview of what summer is going to be....... I come alive when the sun comes out, and I don't want to stay indoors..
So much to do in the garden, lovely walks to the river for a picnic and maybe a photo or two..
                                                        I did manage a pic or two after mowing the
grass.. and turning over a new garden , I am planting Calendula on mass,not just for the beautiful colour of orange , but because Tina and I make a salve from it..
A few flowers in my garden.

I have made a couple of small Christmas stockings for a Friend 
who will post them on to a crochet charity..
small Christmas stocking..

 Well thats it's for now, cuppa time and a bit more crocheting :)) Till next time, thanks for dropping by, I would love it if you would leave a message..