Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Wow, it's over 2 weeks since I last put anything up here.  We had a great Easter, catching fish & going to different places, plus a houseful of 20 somethings who have too much energy lol.  The house is strangely quiet............

I was saddened to hear of the Gum Tree Designers going their own way, but that I guess means 5 blogs to look at.  Wonderful of them to share their BOM so we can continue :).

GUM Tree Designers - Block 3
I did this block in Cottage Garden Threads for the cat & the words.  Very nice threads to stitch with too - just need to save to buy some more lol.  A variegated DMC was used around the mat. 
Now to plan the remaining blocks & perhaps create some of my own...........

Hope your Easter was as good as ours.  Not forgetting ANZAC day - lest we forget.

Off to work.....and a short week too :) 

Enjoy your week


Monday, 11 April 2011

more crochet........

3 Ply white jacket with green variegated border.  From the 'Array of Layettes' book

3 ply variegated jacket with white edging - from 1980's Cleckheaton baby book

4 ply mittens - from a Sirdar leaflet
As you can see I've been doing some more crochet.  One pattern I tried was so hard, I undid it in favour of the white jacket at the top.  Besides, I'm thinking now simple does look better (and it's less irritating when the pattern doesn't work).  I much prefer jackets for babies on a yoke - no seams and because they don't really have shoulders, a yoke seems to sit nicer.  The mittens were a special request (first time I've tried this pattern) so these will go of in the post today.

Not a lot else is happening - just getting ready for Easter - a chance to have a few days off & a rest (11 sleeps - not that I'm counting though).

Have a good week!!

~ Karen~