14 February 2022

15 minute challenge & lots of crochet this week

 It was my birthday on Saturday, we made a last minute decision to head to a pub for lunch.  We went to the Largs Pier Hotel, which we have eaten at before during the week but the restaurant was open on the weekend so we snuck in there.  The meal was wonderful and their was service was great.   Mo and I couldn't finish out serves.  I love the look of the hotel, I was trying to talk the hubby into maybe staying a night there for an occasion.  The restaurant had a view of the ocean that you don't get when you are eating in the bar section of the bar.  We were going to get ice cream at the pier but there was a big line up so we just walked back to the car along the foreshore.  There were lots of couples just sitting on the grass in the shade of the Norfolk Pines and I said to him we should do a picnic down here some time.  

Lots of crochet this week, not much embroidery. It was a 7 out of 7 week for creativity this week though.    I have finished all the flower centres for Asterles and now I just have to square all the blocks up and hope I have enough yarn to put a small border round the finished squares.  The 2nd picture is the yarn i picked up for my Sophies' Universe blanket.  I was going to do it in 8 ply but couldn't get the right colours in the yarn at the shop so settled for 4ply (hopefully I won't regret it).

Mo has put in a few pieces into be fired, one is a commissioned piece and I have asked her to finish one of her mugs off for a gift. She painted a small watercolour on some board that she bought back from Japan a few years ago with the gold edge I thought she had purchased the painting,  I should have known better.  She has kept up the tradition of making me a card and she always puts my age on it, I told her she doesn't need to do it any more (pretty sure I told her that last year as well).  

Head to Kate's to see what everyone is up to.  

07 February 2022

15 Minute Challenge & Not Much To Show

The week of teeth is over. Turns out Maestro's tooth ache was caused by a bad mouth ulcer where his wisdom tooth was rubbing on his cheek.  He doesn't have to have them out unless the ulcers become problematic.  He did make an appointment for a check with our regular dentist which he has been avoiding for a couple of years.  I'll leave it to her to nag him now that he is a big boy, my nagging has just been ignored.  

Its my birthday next weekend and I bought myself a wooden ball-winder and picked up a book for a CAL Sophie's Universe which I have admired for a while and didn't realise there was a book.  Don't know when I will start but it looks fun and pretty every row is different, there are lot so colour options to choose from.

I have made 6 Asterales flower centres and need to finish the borders on 4 of them.  Have decided that I won't be making the blanket very big and will just stick to 3 x 3 and put a border round them.  Couple more rows to go on this one, but I need to look at the video help for the next row.  

I made a transferred a few small flower motives to the linen and have started stitching.  I have asked Mo for another sketch but it is a bit low on the priority at the moment so I am fill in time with small embroideries which will probably be the centres of some pieced stars.  

That's it for me this week I think it was a 4 out 7 this week really wasn't enthused to do to much.