Archive for the ‘crochet’ Category

posted by on chatter, christmas, crochet, homely, nursing, quilts, woollen blankets

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:: the sofas are crumpled with quilts … speaking of the cold but cosy nights we are having as we move past the winter solstice and once more towards the sun :: so many corners filled with so many projects … a little dabbling in last summer’s crocheted cotton throw, and turning a doily pattern, [...]

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Ah this weekend heralded the true beginning of Melbourne’s cold season.  Grey, drizzly days where the damp seeps into your bones and no matter how many layers you accumulate, you can still feel the cold. Saturday we went to the movies – a very unusual event for us  in Melbourne given the price of cinema [...]

weekending

Apr
2014
27

posted by on chatter, cooking, crochet, family, homely, knitting

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Oh long weekend how I do love you! Homemade doughnuts, fair isle sock knitting, teaching my girlie how to crochet, wool shop shopping, friends over for the afternoon, movie watching, clothes washing (that always makes me feel good at the start of the week!), and hours of lovely peaceful time around the kitchen table together. [...]

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Do you remember, I mentioned the other day that I was so inspired by Nanny’s 110 Crocheted Edgings book that I wanted to make a crocheted edges sampler? Well, I’ve started!  Yes, 2014 is the year of just doing it.  And I thought I would make the whole project into a little weekly thing and [...]

clara and nellie

Feb
2014
06

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Perhaps you noticed the “”110 Crocheted Edgings” book on my tray the other day?  It belonged to my other Nanny (that is, not the one who is married to dear old Grandad, but my father’s mother). Mum passed it on to me a few years back now.  It was in this bundle of goodies … [...]

oh the woolliness

Jan
2014
29

posted by on books, crochet, knitting, yarn along

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I’m home!  I’m back!  Goodness, I have been away a long time.  And there’s so much to share here.  I don’t know … this summer has just escaped from me.  We’ve had many lovely times … and many dreadfully hot days when it is all I can do NOT to indulge in a nice little [...]

posted by on christmas, crafty, crochet, embroidery

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  I’m sorry I’ve been so silent this December.  It’s this placement thingy – it’s been really hard.  The first two weeks – agonising back.  Now into the last of the second two weeks – streaming hay fever.  All four weeks – relentless insomnia.  I’m so buggered.  And so over it.   Only four days [...]

full days indeed

Dec
2013
04

posted by on crochet, nursing, sewing

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Goodness, life has been exceedingly full over the last ten days.  It all began with a washing basket that only had 2 towels and a half load of washing in it. That was two Sundays ago – the day before I began my two week placement in an Oncology ward at a large public hospital. [...]

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Well!! This afternoon, Abby and I had arranged to go to Caulfield Park after school – afternoon tea first at Uffizi’s (which serves wonderful food and has very quirky and good service if you’re ever looking for a place ’round there) and then across the road to the Goose Lake for a wee photo shoot. [...]

sidetracked

Jul
2013
16

posted by on crochet, nursing, patchwork

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Beginning of the week, a 2pm start.  I finished the chores that simply had to be done and left those that I could live with.  Then, with winter sunlight pouring in through the windows, I settled at the craft table to do a wee bit of stitching.  Oh yes, I so needed a bit of [...]

delia duck

Jul
2013
02

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This is Delia.  We found her at the op shop.  A bit battered.  Tatty tail feathers that suggest she may have had an unfortunate encounter with a wily ginger critter.  She needed a wee bit of tender love and care. A good sanding.  A rich oiling.  Some sweet clothes for outings.  Ah yes.  Delia loves [...]

just add crochet

Apr
2013
15

posted by on books, clothes, crochet, thrifted

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:: sigh :: I think I may need to put down the crochet hook.  If I’m not careful, every litle thing will wind up with a crochet trim.  I fear I will soon turn into The Chicken Sisters, Laura Numeroff’s fabulous picture book that Abby loved when she was little … omg!  Check out the [...]