Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am having a break from blogging for a little while.

It has been a wonderful time and I hope to return some time in the future.

If you would like to see what I am getting up to in crafty things, you can still find me on flickr ( I am quiteahandful )and ravelry. ( I am Sallyanne )

Thank you for your love and friendship and interest. I have really enjoyed my time here getting to know you all and reading your stories and blogs.
Ka Kite Ano for now.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A hands free bag

The other day I was browsing through some crochet patterns that I had put away with the usual "must do sometime" label attached, and found a great pattern for a bag to take when you are out walking or tramping.....for your essential knitting supplies of course,( just in case you wanted to stop and have a quick knitting fix ), and I would add my car keys, and an ipod as well.
This little bag can fit on to your belt or the handle of a violin case, and I am already thinking of many reasons why I need to make at least a dozen more.
You can find the pattern here if you felt like making one and taking a break from all the half finished big projects lying around the house feeling sorry for themselves......I can hear their little voices calling me from the many doorhandles in the house "when is Sally going to finish me"..."hey, it's my turn next ".......soon, soon my lovelies !

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Quilt in a garden

Sarah and Kevin's wedding quilt all finished. I have yet to stitch on a label, but there is no great hurry for that, so I can take my time and embroider something to remember their special day.

You will notice the pink Handmade for Christchurch badge on the top right hand corner of this blog. Please take time to read all about it, I think it is such a great idea and you might want to be involved too.

I am making some items that I shall donate to the cause...some small quilts and some knitted things, and I am thinking that it is going to be many months that Christchurch will be needing help and donations as they start to rebuild their city and their lives. The enormous task ahead looks overwhelming, but some great stories of love, kindness, goodness and courage are appearing each day in our newspaper and on the radio, and I look for these each day...very uplifting, and inspiring.