I’m currently having a few days in Wellington with my eldest, it’s her birthday month and we are making the most of it. The Official Photographer went first and spent several days helping the celebrations get off to a good start…..
Then she came back to baby-sit
He misses his mumma when she goes away.
Prior to deserting my boys, I was playing with beads.
I put some new light catchers in the shop, including this little beauty ‘Marine’
Which is just chock-a-block with crystals and shimmery goodness – I’m a little in love with this one!!
I made some bracelets
As I like bracelets, and they are the only jewellery I wear these days, I’m learning how to make simple ones that are robust, don’t fall apart and are fun to wear. I’ve been wearing this selection for over two weeks now, gardening, housework, playing with puppy – so far so good.
The knitting was blocked.
I discovered a rubbery – foamy kit-set type of mat at Mitre10 [local DIY store] used for kneeling on in the garage, lining the car boot [trunk] or the children’s playroom or suchlike and did my best Archimedes “Eureka!” impression [minus the bath tub]. And Lo ……
You get a pack of four jigsaw sided pieces, each about 50 cm square so you can use what is needed to meet whatever shape you are making. It works brilliantly.
All the parts were blocked separately, then sewn together, washed again and laid out to dry – someone said ‘Oh, for me …..how kind………’ Sigh
The project was finished on time despite attempts to sabotage – wrapped in pretty paper and delivered to ED who kindly modelled it for you despite having on her red sneakers and standing in the baking heat of Wellington
And now I’m working away at my crochet project a very fine alpaca and silk scarf, currently about one third assembled – destined for the birthday girl sometime after her birthday, but hopefully before Christmas. Please note the careful colour matching………
If I’m missing from your posts, please forgive me – I’ll be back to normal in a few more days.
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!