Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crafting goes on....

I decided to add a few more woven scarves to my stall items as Winter is coming. I have used some Bendigo wool yarn and some natural brown that I overdyed. I have also spun up some of my blended batts, with no colouration in mind except to see what they turned out like. And, I am happy with the results so far.

....scarf on the knitter's loom
.....a scarf completed using overdyed natural brown processed yarn

.....handspun wool yarn from blended dyed wool fibres

.....blended dyed wool fibres batts
I recently picked the almonds off our three trees, resulting in a bucket and a half (not including those picked and eaten straight off the tree in preceding days).

......almonds after picking
A little bit of sad news as my ex-mother-in-law is seriously ill in Ballarat's St. John of God Hospital. As she is 87 years old I envisage a sad outcome, as she will certainly go into care if she gets through this acute stage. My FIL also has to have an operation on his hip, which is infected (previous hip replacement several years ago), this week so they will be in hospital together. They have been unwell over the last two years, but have managed to be able to stay in their own home with services available to them. So with 2 daughter and two babies, and meeting my middle daughter off the train at Ballarat, we trotted off to visit them. It was particularly important as the hadn't seen Amelia yet. The girls were happy and the great grandparents were happy, and now we play a waiting game.
All the local markets at the moment seem very quiet. I am unsure whether it is the current economics or the fact that there seems to be lots of events on at he same time everywhere. We will wait and see what the winter brings.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

a little update....

Due to last weekend's predicted storms and further rainfall I cancelled Nagambie market (disappointingly), but lucky I did as I was coughing and spluttering most of the night and woke up with a sore throat, (I hate being unwell).

As part of the long weekend I organised a felting day for my friend Kaylene who has been wanting to try felting for a long time, and here are the fruits of our labour...

Ten years ago I learnt how to quilt with a group at Rochester under the guidance of Sue Reid and this was my first quilt which was a block of the month we did, and I handquilted it as well.

I was very proud of this first effort and, now I am losing count of the quilts that followed. I do have photos of these quilts but not good for uploading so I will gradually take photos of the ones I still have and then post at times.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why does other stuff take up time...

I think generally the older we get life changes and every minute is taken up with stuff and other things.
I am getting photos taken of projects, and articles completed. But getting them on to the blog takes extra time, and when that time is short the blog takes second or last place.
I have 4 markets to attend this month, plus going to work 3 days, so have lots of work to do.
this is just a hello to say I am still here.
Button, thank you for your recent comment on my blocks, will be posting photo of completed quilt soon.
Better get off the computer, now. Off to feed the sheep, then water vegies, shower and off to Echuca to babysit, then wool & Craft meeting, check on other daughter, then check out another car. My Pulsar is feeling the pinch going to the Markets and is heavily loaded. I have had it for 10 years and have clocked over 240,000 kms, with no mechanical issues. Sigh!!!