See what I found at a sweet little op-shop. A cute patchwork cushion cover that was put straight under my arm pit at the first sight! I spotted it just sitting on the top of a basket and I got to it so fast I had smoke coming off my feet. I gave it a wash, waited for it to dry and it went straight out the front verandah on my old wooden chair. Oh....it only cost $1.00.
While I was doing some housework today, I noticed an old cd disc that Brandon had given me as a present when he was about 8years old (he is now almost 16years old). He was so pleased with himself and isn't it sweet what a child will write straight from their heart. Whenever it is time to give my shelves above the stove a clean, everything comes down, including my disc that is so very special to me, gets cleaned and is put back up to admire once again.
One of my valued treasures - the old family radio that was equal to television in my day. We all used to sit around the radio and listen to the serials that were on, and just couldn't wait for the next week to find out what happened next. The radio has no internal organs left as my Father had just chucked it down the back shed for absolutely years. I asked him if I could have it seeing as it was just laying around. So now it lives on a quilt cupboard in the lounge room.
See in this close up how it shows the different states in Australia and some of their radio stations.
Another op shop find is this pretty honey pot. This was in its box with the plastic still wrapped around it. I love it.
At the moment in the craft department, I am knitting a bolero top...for next year. I'm also going to start knitting a few beanies for the local hospital. that should keep me out of mischief for a while. If you are interested in patterns for premature babies, just below is a small bonnet pattern for you.
50 g ball of 4 ply Size 12 needles
Cast on 35 sts, Knit 3 rows.
Change to stocking stitch and work 10 rows.
1st row: * K2tog, knit 3, rep from * to end. 25sts.
2nd row: P 2, p 2tog, rep from * to end. 21 sts.
3rd row: *K2tog, k 1, rep from * to end. 14 sts.
4th row: P2tog, all across row. 7 sts.
5th row: (K2tog) 3 times, K 1. 4 sts.
Break off yarn and thread through stitches.
Sew up side.
I have just found a lovely book my friend Heather gave to me on my birthday called 'A lifetime of girlfriends: moments of connection' by Bonnie Jensen. In it is a verse...A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. - Arabian proverb. That is our friendship, sometimes it's my turn, sometimes it's Heather's turn. We march on.
I hope the next few days treat you all well, I have now finished my working week, but it doesn't really finish does it? Kind regards, Anita