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all over the place

Sep
2014
16

posted by on chatter, crochet, cross stitch, cushions, nursing, quilts

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  I’m very unsettled at the moment.  You may have noticed. Each day, I bounce from room to room, from project to project.  I hit upon something that takes my fancy for several hours – throw myself into it – it’s delightful – I’m delighted – I’m going to do marvellous things with it.  Then, [...]

posted by on furniture, sewing, thrifted

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If you happen to follow my instagram, you may have noticed that I picked up a truly dreadful piece of hard rubbish a couple of weeks back.  I was on my way into university to have documents certified for the final grad interview the next day, when I spied an old 60s (?) desk outside [...]

posted by on chatter, crochet, family, homely, knitting, our furry children, outside

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Since there’s nary a green finger between us – I’m hoping they’ll grow when we turn our hands to gardening our own land – our best “gardening” is enjoyed in other ways.  With wool, and cotton, and needles, and hooks, and books, and bikes, and tools, and paper, and pencils, and good food, and lovely [...]

granny busy

Sep
2014
05

posted by on christmas, crochet

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The morning may have dawned extra cold and foggy – but after a trip to my favourite Wondoflex for some extra balls of crochet cotton – the rest of the day was gloriously spring, spring, spring! I spent it on the front porch, baking so warm in the sun that after shedding two jumpers, I [...]

posted by on a pint of cream, christmas, crochet

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It all started here.  Wondering what I’d get if I didn’t add any increases to a granny circle.  A-ha!  A granny bowl.  A very wee granny bowl.  It sat so prettily upon the table.  It was a jewel like jelly fish washed up on the sand.  A very pretty jelly wobbling on a fine china [...]

posted by on books, knitting, yarn along

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joining Ginny and her yarn-a-long!  I highly recommend checking out the other lovely people who link to this – you’ll see so much prettiness :-) You know me – always longing for the sun and warmth.  And yet I do sooooooo love knitting and the wearing of all this knitty goodness.  The current knit that [...]

posted by on crochet

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I started my spring flowers – from the Paton’s Modern Crochet booklet – when this was my view – last summer at Merimbula.  I sat out on Mum’s front porch and crocheted a few, here and there, in between swimming at the beach, adventuring, reading and generally just lazing about with my family. But the [...]

posted by on applique, chatter, embroidery

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Silly old Melbourne’s been playing tricks on us lately :-)  Delivering up late winter days of beautiful blue skies, heaps and heaps of sun, and warmth!  Only then, just when we’re shoving the jumpers into the backs of the wardrobes, it throws us cold, wet, grey days – several in a row – just to [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, needlepoint, nursing

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This morning was another cold, dreary, grey, flattening sort of morning.  Melbourne specialises in these.  I have to exert a lot of energy to rise above it.  But the last few weeks, as I’ve been waiting for application acceptances and grad year interviews, I’ve been a little bit wobbly on the rise.  Checking emails every [...]

posted by on books, chatter, family, moomins, our furry children

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… to swing by Bootville, in the mid-afternoon, when school’s out early, the late winter sun is setting the back garden aglow, and the sweet scent of jasmine is wafting across the grass, don’t knock at the front door.  Come down the side, and through the gate – we’re in the garden! kick off your [...]

slowly … slowly

Aug
2014
11

posted by on books, chatter, cooking, family, homely, patchwork, quilts

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There was a sleepless night – we call it “hover sleep” here in Bootville, that kind of sleep where you’re not really asleep, not quite awake, but oh so aware that dawn is creeping closer and closer.  Followed by another early morning, grad year interview – intense occasions after which I can always think of [...]

posted by on chatter, cross stitch, family, homely, patchwork, quilts, thrifted, vintage sewing machines, woollen blankets

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:: lamps were lit very very early :: corners were tidied and reorganised :: the perfect vintage blanket was unearthed from the sewing shed :: mail from Japan was rescued from the leaky mail box, delighted over, and ideas were hatched :: borders were chopped and stitched and pressed – the material so very pretty [...]