To celebrate this occasion, Donna invited bloggers to join her in a weekend Sew In. At this site you will see that over 100 bloggers joined in...http://chookyblue.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/chookshed-party-time.html.
Just like when I was teaching...I planned far more activities than I could have hoped to achieve! Lol. It has turned out to be more a knitting marathon for me rather than sewing...which is not really surprising I suppose :-/
By this morning, (Sunday) this was some of the knitting progress achieved late afternoon and evening yesterday...as you can see, I have more than one project on the go at the moment. (There is also one secret knitting project which won't be revealed at this stage)
The project resting on the pinks and cream rug is also a rug/throw. It will be my donation to the annual Parish Art Show...it will be entered in the show and if sold, 100% of the money will be go to parish funds.
I took a break from crafting today to meet DD1 for lunch. Like so many young people, her life seems to consist of work, work, work and being tired when not at work. She has also had a sinus infection that made her very unwell last week. I organised our lunch at a cafe in Shorncliffe, (a beach suburb in the northern outskirts of Brisbane) so that we could take a lovely walk along the beach path after lunch...and we did!
This evening I have concentrated on the 'Art Show Throw' as the entries have to be handed in on July 3. The finished item will be a tribute to a parishioner who bought 2 of the throws that I've donated. She bought last year's ' Not Quite 50 Shades with Grey' as well as one a few years ago which was knitted in greens, blues and creams, called 'Over Hill and Dale'. Sadly Marge passed away late last year. This entry will be called 'Memories of Marge' and the colours chosen are similar to a dress she wore at a family celebration not long before she died.
Progress this evening...all colours have been used once...
A familiar and favourite slip stitch pattern that will knit up fairly quickly...
And the 'blankie' for DD2's dog Jimmy which was on the sewing list for this weekend was untouched. He will be staying with us next weekend when DD2 and partner go camping for the long weekend...so there's plenty of time to work on it ready for his 3 night sleepover! Lol