Monday, 31 December 2018

2018 Ends

The year is almost ended and I am at home watching TV and thinking about what 2019 will bring to my life.

Christmas Day was interesting to say the least, not too hot or humid at least and in the end we all over ate and enjoyed the time together.

This week for whatever reason I finished two works in progress and started and finished another.  This is the crochet project, Secret Paths shawl from Mijo Crochet.  Made the edging wider to use as much of the self-striping yarn as possible.  I am very happy with the result.

This summer dress ended up knee length after all, it looked too much like a nightdress that granny would wear, oh my not for me.  Still looks like a nightie, but at least I will wear it during our hot steamy summer.
High waisted shorts for summer, I really want to make the long pants, but decided that shorts were a better option for altering and making a good fit.  They fit so well with minimal adjustment I am amazed. 

The world's worst selfie, the only mirror is in a very dark wood paneled room.

Back with invisible zipper.
And finally:

Monday, 17 December 2018

The Lost Months

This has been a pretty awful year, annus horriblus as the Queen stated in 1992, selling, buying, moving, emotional turmoil, hating my workplace, feeling lost and lonely.  2019 hopefully should be much better, starting to feel settled into my new place, and slowly making changes, small and large.

I started on one side of the front hedge, cutting back and today I finally managed to dig out the root balls.  I will put day lilies into this space after a little tender care to the soil.

Removing one of the front hedges.

This is the quilt I made for Miss M, it was for last year's birthday took me about 9 months of stop and start work.
Top corner.

Miss M chose the panel.
Today I went to The Quilters Inn here in Rosewood and purchased fabric to make a Temperature (minimum) Quilt for the Craft and Quilt Show next year, would like to have it pieced together by the end of school holidays, but who knows, my concentration levels fluctuated drastically day by day.

Adding to my wardrobe a tunic dress for summer, again if I can keep it together enough to sew. I have lengthened the pattern by 40 cm and plan on leaving the side seams open from the knee.
Bye for now.