Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Work in Progress

I have owned this lovely little chair for ages, a Camberwell Market find about 20 years ago.
It is very much in need of a make-over if it is to live in our new Unit.

 I have quite a collection of Granny Rugs, seems I cannot pass one in an Op Shop without buying it.
One in particular was a favourite, quite old, crocheted in multi colour and black, in 4ply wool.  Unfortunately, there were many holes in it, some I could mend, some were too big, so I couldn't use it as a rug / blanket.
Today, I decided to cut it up and cover the chair, so far so good . . .

I will post more photos over the weekend or early next week, as I get it finished.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Home, New Computer, fresh start

Well here I am on my new laptop, in my new study, in my new home.
What a year it has been, in June  we sold our home of 19 years --- this one 
and Vic and I moved into a unit not far away.  It took me several months to pack and move as we had over 30 years of accumulated 'stuff' to find space for or sell or store.  I have managed to do a bit of each, and now have our new unit looking like 'home'

Unfortunately Vic's health has deteriorated and he is presently in Rehab after a short stay in hospital.  We are hoping that after some physio he' ll be able to come home, with the use of some mobility aids. Fingers crossed on that one.

I think I am ready to get back into blogging, but my camera has decided it doesn't want to work now, so that will be the next thing on my shopping list.

Not doing so much Op Shopping these days, as I don't have room for all the things I own now, let alone buying more, but I do pop into some of my regulars for a 'look' occasionally.
I have a nice small garden now, and I do enjoy looking after that, no veggies yet, but a thriving herb garden and some lovely flowers.

I am still knitting, Yarn Bombing, and am an active member of the Yarn Corner on facebook,  enjoying joining in on many of their projects, including yarn bombing a complete Tractor for the Royal Melbourne Show this year.  That was a lot of fun, and my piece, with sheep attached, was on the top of the motor section, so I even got a good look at it on TV when one of the morning shows did a report from the Arts and Crafts Pavilion.