Saturday, October 15, 2011

12 MONTHS SINCE OUR SEA CHANGE MOVE

10 months since my last BLOG, 12 months since we moved!!!!!  You might ask why the long time span between blogs?  We have both been soooooo busy.  I have only just got my sewing room sort of set up, still a lot of tidying up to do, but YES HOORAY, I have started a new quilt with Nancy Halvorsen's latest range of fabrics called BITTERSWEET.  I also am using her GARDEN SONG machine embroidery designs as alternate blocks.  I do not have any of her GARDEN SONG fabric range even though I just love it.  The new BITTERSWEET range is more along the lines of some of her earlier ranges with dark colours.  Here are a couple of photos of what I have been doing.






Over the winter months I have been knitting, nearly finished a lacey 8 ply long line cardigan/jacket, only one front to go.  That is knitted in a new yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.  You will never guess the colour I chose!!!!!   I am ready to start on a 2ply Haapsalu Shawl.  It is  Estonian lace knitting  I will do the rectangular form with sewn borders, instead of grafted borders.  Check out Haapsalu shawls on GOOGLE if you want to find out what they look like.

Our grandchildren are growing so fast.  Bianka is now 3 and Korban just turned two last week.  I mind them two days a week, but with volunteer work as well, I am kept very, very busy!!! 

Kerry, if you read this, I am sorry it rained on your quilt airing day.  Some of my old favourties went into the Arts and Crafts Quilt show here on OCT long weekend.  Terrible weekend here as well.  I put in 4 quilts, 3 vests and my favourite handbag.  The craft Centre has grown so much during my 8 year absence.  They still only have a quilt show every two years.  They made over $1500 in entry fees and a quilt raffle.

Anyway I need to fly away to dream land soon!!!!

God Bless you all

Maryanne

PS  A special hello to you Tuesday Girls at Nundle, I miss you all!!!

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