Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Cos I'm happy.....

...oh yes I am....yesterday a parcel turned up in the mail, something I had been resisting for a while but then caved in...
...all the way from the UK...

...yes I am joining the Ripple Blanket brigade!!! Love the colours in this bag....and the pattern from Attic 24, Lucy does the most beautiful crochet! Not sure when this will be done , but I have the wool for when the urge strikes!!! Lol!!

ALSO...another package arrived in the mail today......a surprise...from the lovely Ondrea...a while back I surprised Ondrea with a pincushion/caddy....here although stitching it has caused a few headaches for Ondrea.....and today she surprised me with something that needs no stitching, just wearing with joy!!!
Isn't this beautiful...thank you so much Ondrea, I love it and yes you did surprise me!!! Have been wearing it today!!
This afternoon (late) I produced these
with many thanks to  Jo who sent me a link to make 8 half square triangles at a time......worked a treat, now I just need to trim them.
This morning was sewing at St Leonards and Cathy brought in her Chooky quilt to show us...last time I saw this Cathy was hand sewing each chook
how cute is this???

and here is the quilt....

love this little chook.....Cathy has a new sewing machine and is very proud of her in the ditch quilting and then went on to make a table topper.....


......to try out different stitches on the machine. Didn't she do an amazing job??
Had better go and organise dinner...
Happy sewing.





9 comments:

shez said...

How gorgeous is Ondrea,that shawl will look gorgeous on you,what a wonderful circle of friends we have. Oh I love the chook quilt it is so cute and how exciting you are starting on a ripple blanket,that will keep you out of mischief,lol,enjoy your evening my friend xx

Jo said...

I am so glad you gave the half squares triangles a go. I do this way all the time and if there are left overs I put them aside for another project. Love the wrap. Good luck with the blanket. Always good to have on standby

Chookyblue...... said...

love the chook quilt...............

Ondrea said...

Oooo,nice yarn there. I also love ripple crocheting. May have to pop over to that link. Glad you like the scarf. It was a pattern the lovely Cheryll sent me . Chookies! Luv 'em! I have a few chooky things in my kitchen ahd I looooove that quilt with the hand quilting around each chook.

Anthea said...

Hi Sue, I've enjoyed catching up on your posts... I look forward to seeing your Ripple blanket come to life... the Chooks quilt is cute... bad luck with the measurements not quite working out, it looks great just the same!
x

Raewyn said...

The Ripple Afghan is a gorgeous one and a fun make - I'm sure you will enjoy yours when you get to it. Lovely scrummy scarf! I saw the tutorial for making 8 hst at once - wow, looked so easy - looks like it works too! Those chooks are too cute.

Fiona said...

oh what fun with your ripple blanket you will have... love all the chooks ...
Hugz

Leeanne said...

Funny chook quilt, lots of characters! Lovely wrap, pretty colour. Happy knitting!

marina said...

well done for joining the ripple movement lol
great gifty from Ondrea.
very cute chookies.