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Friday, February 20, 2015

Torpor and FNSI...

Last night was Friday Night Sew In, here in Australia. And here at my house there was definitely a serious case of 'Torpor'. 'Huh?' you say...let's see how an online dictionary explains the word...
  1. Torpor; noun
    A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.
    ‘They veered between apathetic torpor and hysterical fanaticism.’

    Synonyms: lethargy, torpidity, sluggishness, inertia, inactivity, inaction, slowness, lifelessness, dullness, heaviness, listlessness, languor, stagnation, laziness, idleness, indolence, shiftlessness, apathy, slothfulness, weariness etc etc....
So you would now realise that nothing much in the way of crafting was done by yours truly during FNSI.

The last week or so I have been 'attacking' the pile of donated squares (for k4BN). After all the Christmas Swaps were posted last December, I had started joining squares again after quite a break doing other things. I tend to join the squares into a number of blankets and then come back later and neaten off any ends. So in the last fortnight I have been weaving in ends and also joining the last of the crocheted squares...just leaving the knitted ones still to do. So maybe I was all 'crafted out' after finishing off this lot?
In the 2 piles, there are 14 blankets, thanks to all the lovely ladies who continue to crochet and knit squares for our group. 

In one of my knitting bags I have a crochet hook and some oddments of 8ply yarn. At Knit and Natters I crochet squares, as well as sometimes at home or on trips in the car. These squares are then handy when I'm joining the donated squares and run out before a blanket is completed. Well I've used all my stockpile as well as crocheted donations. So last night I started on a new lot of 'spares'.


It's pouring with rain here today...as it did yesterday. Perfect weather for crafting, and I've spent part of the morning 'pottering'. The other day I visited Spotlight but later realised I'd forgotten to buy a couple of cushion of cushion inserts. So one job I did this morning was to take an old (and very flat) 'homemade' cushion insert, unpick the opening, put more 'fill' inside and then re stitch it. 


So instead of languishing at the bottom of the linen cupboard the cushion insert is now filling out a new cover...

Another thing I did this morning was prepare a beef casserole, filled with lots of vegetables and herbs, which is now cooking. DH and I are braving the weather and heading into the city this afternoon for a matinee performance of 'Mother and Son', so a beef casserole will be wonderful to come home to I think. 
Thank you to Wendy at Sugarlane Quilts for once more organising FNSI. 

16 comments:

Nanette said...

You managed to do quite a lot in your "torporous" state. Hope you got back from the city ok with all the nasty weather around. Mother and Son would be a fun plat to see, but can't imagine anyone being as good as Ruth Cracknell...I hope you tell us abut it.

Nanette said...

*play*

Katherine said...

Gorgeous blankets and I just love the granny squares.

Karen's Korner said...

It looks like you have been rather busy to me. Lovely blankets and squares.

Susan said...

Maria, you are always busy so a bit of a "torpor" won't hurt!
Looking forward to hearing about Mother & Son - could it be as good as the TV show??

Michelle Ridgway said...

Achievement was definitely made Maria xx

Bette said...

Your blankets are lovely as are your granny squares. I love the colors you choose.

Anthea said...

What a fab word Maria!
I've been feeling like that for a few days during the week...
lovely crochet!

Lin said...

Sounds like you have been pretty busy - hope you enjoy your matinee. xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fair enough you needed a rest after all that crafty activity...hope you enjoyed Mother & Son...

kiwikid said...

Wow you have been busy!! Well done with all the squares into blankets. Love the rescued cushion!

Soma Acharya said...

That's your torpor state??!! You have been busy! I am in a torpor state tonight! Dinner, knitting and watching Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes!

-Soma

Käthe said...

Hi,
I love theese granny squares,
lovely work !
Best wishes
Käthe

Janet said...

Looks like you have been very busy with the knitting and crochet! And the pillow is lovely - a piece of bought fabric or something you made?

Josie said...

Hummm... I think your body was telling you to take a break Maria. Heaven knows you deserve one after working on all those blankets and making more squares. Hope you enjoyed the play and the beef casserole... sounds yummy xx

Susan said...

Wow, all those squares - 14 blankets... all that joining. You may have been all crafted out temporarily, but you get right back into it dont you Maria. Good on you, lots of happy recipients for them this coming Winter :D)

Aw, so glad it arrived ok! (a lovely surprise pic as I work my way down catching up :D))

How did you like Mother and Son? I love to have a meal in readiness to come home to as well. Bye for now !!