To be happy you must be your own
Buongiorno my friends, how glorious is it to wake up to this wonderful morning! Considering my holidays have come to an end...lol.....I'm still pretty happy. I've had a crazy, fun and fantastic holiday and it is time to get back into work mode.
This week I've made heaps of show entries that I will not share right now, but I have also made some projects that I'm thrilled to share. Why not grab a cup of tea or coffee and join me while I show you my craftwork and my walk through the garden.
Let's go groovers......
A new addition to the market table, Miss Owl. I had some fabulous pieces of fabric that needed to turn into something special and not just get thrown out. So they became the ruffle and wings on this little cutie pie. She is about 7 inches tall and 8 inches across.
Heather and I sell covered coat hangers and I adore this knitted pattern that I have used several times now.
I have knitted two roll collar cardigans in different colours suitable for 9 month old babies.
Now I have an idea that I would like to share with anyone out there who is naughty like me. I am notorious for sewing buttons on to garments weeks after they're finished and lose the coloured thread you need to attach the buttons.
I now cut a long piece of the yarn and attach it to the knitted items. Here I have threaded it through the colour and......when I buy the buttons and sew them on I will not have to tear the house apart to try and find the right colour. You like that idea? You gals are precious....you are probably not as bad like that as me. lol
This is the second cardigan in a different colour, though it looks very similar. You guessed it....no buttons. The yarn is attached to the garment, I have just hidden it. I guess you're laughing at me Heather the feather. lol A sweet short sleeved cardigan pattern knitted in 8 ply baby yarn...
This cardigan is part of an order for 12 cardigans!!!I was nicely surprised this morning as I walked through my garden to see many of my bushes have made a colourful winter bloom. My native bushes have popped out in masses of pretty pinks...As always...nasturtiums never let you down.
The garden is my happy place, mostly I'm thinking about all the wonderful people who surround my thoughts and life. Each one of them treasured and appreciated.
I was walking around the garden just this morning remembering how one question from my dear friend Bruno put me into a journey within my soul...."Did you go to Piazza Navona?" That one question turned a key and opened a door....I have been on an awesome ride ever since. Have you ever had that happen to you? It's amazing!!!
While I'm here loving my friends, Chris and Neville...you will be happy to know that I spent Friday night at the Ag Society meeting rolling up bits of paper and putting them down Mark's jumper. There were millions of them and we played a game called Hansel and Gretel. When Mark stood up there was paper dropping out of the back of him leaving 'paper bread crumbs' wherever he walked. lol....It was great for me. Love my friends.
Today I will be fixing up the last little jobs that need doing before I go back to work and then in the afternoon I will hopefully do a bit of knitting. My thoughts are with France, may you stay strong.