Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've been busy

My crafty mojo is back, but I've lost my sense of humour. My body can't cope with craft and humour at the same time it seems. No incredibly witty slightly funny comments today, just some photos of what I have been up to in the last 24 hours.

Firstly, a whole lot more has been tackled on the Noro stole.  I had to drive 35 mins to the shop to buy an extra ball of wool, as when I finished using the required amount of wool, the stole wasn't long enough. I took it to the shop with me for "show and tell", they said I crocheted tighter than the original pattern and that is why the stole wasn't long enough. I think they were being polite and my money is on - "the girls" are bigger than average and I need extra to cover my ample bosom!!
It is longer than this I just forgot to take a photo later.

Next up, finally finished the binding on this baby this afternoon.  The sewing of the binding took longer than normal as the fabric was quite heavy and took a lot of effort to push the needle through each and every stitch.

It has the Lulu stamp of approval.

The Bar Harbor charm squares for the table runner were laid out again, and again, and again, until I was happy with the result. You can see from the two photos I changed it again before I sewed them together.

All sewn together in rows. They are still not ironed yet as I had to stop to cook dinner. I am hoping I have the rows sewn together tomorrow, and possibly almost finished.  Cross fingers.

Note: No snowball blocks have been tortured this week.


  1. Wow! You have been busy.

    The stole is lovely. What a great pattern. The indigo and red quilt is gorgeous--and it's good to know it's been properly inspected by Lulu. (Lulu looks like my cat, Charley.) Love the fabrics in the table runner.

  2. Glad to hear your mojo is back, don't you hate it when it is gone? I like the shawl very much, I think the colors are really nice. It is funny that you crochet tightly, my teacher told me I crochet too loose. I have never bothers with a test piece. Have you? The quilt has turned out beautiful and I think the table runner will come out nice also. I love all of the white furniture in your house. Very pretty and fresh! Can't wait to see what you come up with in the next 24 hours!


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