Friday, August 19, 2011

Catch Up!

Well, it has been awhile since I last blogged!

I have a new laptop. While I have been transferring files and programmes from the old one to my new baby, I have been cleaning up and deleting a lot of accumulated rubbish. It is a baby compared to the old one in both size and weight.

This last month saw my father turn 80. We gathered up in Gympie so the brand new baby was not travelling on the highway. Dad didn't want a big family gathering, just his immediate lot. This photo show our mob plus a couple of ring-ins. We had a pleasant day and a delicious lunch at Gunabul Homestead.
The trip north meant I could deliver the little quilt I made for Miss S.
Another finish is this little bag - 'Precious Things' by Leanne Beasley. It has been a WISP, for along time. In 2009, Heavens to Bettsy and I went to Melbourne for a Girls Day Out at Glenharrow with Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan. It was a wonderful day- lovely company, fabulous and very 'atmospheric' location, good projects and scrumptious food. I finished the project I started on the day shortly after coming home. This one lingered, part done, ever since.

I have a new system now. Six projects of varying types, written up on cards and stuck on to my craft cupboard. I can work on any one of them. A new project or a WISP can only be added if one gets finished and its card taken off the cupboard. So far so good.

Now for the exception to the rule. Yes, it didn't take long before I broke my own rules. LOL.
Knitting and I don't get along - bung arm and too slow. But I can crochet. I have always wanted to make a cardigan or similar. Crochet patterns for garments are not common. The lovely ladies at Yarn Over put me on to some American magazines.

I made this! I'm rather proud of myself as it didn't end up a UFO and was done in fairly quick time. The pattern is from 'Crochet Today'.

I have replaced the small bag's card with GDITC Nundle's wall hanging. I have told myself I cannot go on another Girls Day Out or similar until I have completed all the projects I have accumulated from the 3 I have been on. Let's see how long that resolution last!

Catch you all later,


Maria said...

All those finished projects look wonderful! I love your photos but especially the one with Miss S :-)

Janice said...

I love the way your new cardigan turned out. It didn't turn into a WISP, so it was on and off your cards so quickly that no one would notice. Your new system sounds great. I tried something similar with six project boxes, but fell off the wagon. I have to climb back on and get something finished.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm a bit behind in my blogging catch up. Glad to catch up with you. Loving your idea of the UFO card and love your knitting. xx

Grethe said...

what a beautiful picture of you and the baby!
You cardigan looks great on you,lovely colour for you:-) Nice picture from your Father`s birthday. You have been doing a lot lately;like the colours in the baby quilt too.
Love the little bag,I have the same stitchery on my table runner:-)
Must adapt your card system,good idea,I`ll
try, probably:-)
Happy Quilting,Kayly!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt, bubba and cardy...........better get working on those projects so you can come to GDITC next year with Lynda............