Friday, February 25, 2011
It feels strange to be doing normal things when the people in ChCh have their lives turned upside down. I would like to offer our home to anyone who needs to leave ChCh and has no place to go to. We have spare beds, and would love to give a safe haven for you, here in Nelson. Just send me an email and we can help you.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I used 4.00mm needles and cast on 55 stitches. I then knitted three rows stocking stitch and three rows reverse stocking stitch, all the way increasing and decreasing one stitch at either end of every alternate row.
I like it so much that I am going to make another...a 4ply version in stocking stitch.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I have always loved playing with half square triangles in my quilts, and marvel at the huge range of geometric designs you can achieve with this simple little block.
I am making it up as I go along, which is the way I always design my quilts....block by block.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
and one little elderly Basil dog was wondering.........
why he wasn't top dog at retrieving sticks any more.
Billie was usurping his position very firmly.
Adventures were had with a very large log,
and one little boy learnt a new skill.
So much fun was made.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Whilst visiting with my granddaughter yesterday she showed me a very cute little apple cosy that she loves to use in her lunchbox. It protects the apple from bruising and she says makes it more crunchy ! What a good idea, I thought as I hurried home to 'google'it.
I soon found what I was looking for on ravelry and made one up this afternoon.
I wonder what our tree would look like if every apple that was about to fall was covered in it's own little cosy !