Sunday, 29 July 2007

Ab Fab Sunday

What a lovely day was spent with my "Four Flat Fat" friends. Sensational Sue drove us down to Melbourne to go to the Craft and Quilt Show. We had a fun day having a look for new ideas and searching for some brilliant fabrics. I think we spent about one hour checking out the stalls in the first aisle!

I picked up some gorgeous Parisian fabric, a lovely blue silk cap, and stunning dyed wool tops. My favourite purchase of the day was a new crochet pattern and some wool to make a groovy felted crochet basket. I just couldn't wait to get into it, and had already started it by the time we reached the West Gate bridge on the return home. This is how much I have done so far:

Thanks for a great day out girls!

Friday, 27 July 2007

What has Katie Been doing?

I feel like I haven't done a lot lately, but I guess that when I look at what I have done, t's just been different to normal.

Since the beginning of our holiday in Queensland (Late June 2007), I have read the following:


I have read 75/607 pages of this one:

Today I put the finishing touches on a quilt for my Auntie Shirley. This was supposed to be finished ready for me to send to her for Christmas last year! My Auntie Shirley is a lovely, caring lady who lives in New Zealand. Her husband, Douglas, is an absolute treasure. Uncle Dougie is my Dad's uncle, who is really not that much older than my Dad. I hope they get a lovely surprise in the mail real soon, although I don't really want to part with this one. I wonder if I have enough fabric to make a twin?

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

My Crochet

I told you that it had grown "a little"!

Sunday, 15 July 2007

What has Katie done!?

Well, yesterday I visited my very clever hairdresser after a workout with my friends at Curves.
I think that they might pass me in the street, as they may not recognise me!

Not much crafting has been done this weekend, as I have been busy getting ready for work tomorrow. I have finished one frindship quilt border, some silk ribbon roses for my friend Annie, nearly finished a quilt for my Auntie Shirley (last years Christmas present), and have been planning the next border for the friendship quilt I received on Thursday at our rotation night.
The crochet has grown a little.

I wanted to post a picture, but can't find the camera cord. It must have disappeared when I tidied up the craft/computer room! Makes you wonder why you tidy up, doesn't it?

Friday, 6 July 2007

Hello again!

Well, it has been a little while, as I have been on holiday with the family in Queensland.

Yesterday, I had a great day with my friends experimenting with something new - felting.
I have been wanting to try this for quite a while.

We had a great time, although the efforty taken to make a large "pre-felt" was time consuming, and I must admit, I enjoyed making smalller items more.

Here is a picture of my small project. It has silk tops running through it, which didn't felt with the wool. The result is actually very soft and would be nice to cuddle.

Today, I have been working on a frinedship quilt. Members of our craft group "The Ligar Street Quilters" decided to start a "Round Robin" freindship quilt earlier this year when we were on a weekend away. Six of us decided we would love to do this, and so began our year long journey to create a border for each other. We are now on border number two, and change over is next week, so I thought I had better get a wriggle on! Deadlines are wonderful things! I can't show you what I have come up with, just in case Christine is having a look - she is not allowed to see her quilt until next year!

Tonight, I had a quick lesson on crochet from my wonderful friend Annie! I haven't done any crochet for probably thirty years! Wow, that makes me feel old! Here is a picture of what I did with Annie.

Tomorrow, I will attempt to make a list of things to do. ;)