Sunday, February 26, 2017

In a world where you can be anything..... be kind!


A good morning to all! In Australia we celebrated our last Saturday for the summer....lol....but this does not mean there will no longer be hot days. Our summer is coming to an end and Autumn will be  upon us as far as the calendar is concerned, Mother Nature will decide how much hot weather she deals out to us though.
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To me it doesn't matter what weather I have, I will always enjoy my craftwork and this week I show you more of what I have been up to. I have finally finished a baby set using some yarn I had wanted to use for ages. It is an 8ply yarn with a tiny hint of gold thread running through it. Usually I steer away from yarn that has the gold or silver threads as it tends to be a bit stiff. But this particular yarn knits up very soft. I was extremely happy with the result.
 Just to shock myself, I did a whole heap of sewing too!!!! I proved to myself that I can actually leave my knitting needles for a short time and survive it. lol. 

I needed a new ruffle bag as mine was really past its use by date. I love the black and white printed fabric, so I went for it. I loved it so much that I made 2 bags in the black and white fabric and will sell the second one.
 The next two bags are for the markets and have a completely different look. We have the goth and punk look here. The first bag has studs lined up the strap and a thick row of shiny stones around the top section of the bag....and skulls on the ruffles. lol

 The second bag is a plainer pattern style that highlights mainly the print on the fabric, finished off with a big button.
 I knitted up a little beanie through the week, and this came about because I could not cope with putting a tiny ball of yarn back in my stash.
 My project of the week though is this cute crocheted baby blanket. This also came about because of all the yarn laying around the house. Oddly enough....there is also tones of blue laying around the house as well. I don't like to say that too loud as my dear husband might remind me that he built a shed so I could get all  my fabric and yarn out of the house. lol....oops!
This might look just like a plate of salad to most but to me it is a reminder that I am thankful to my oldest son for installing a better lifestyle for myself.
Years ago my oldest son started going to the gym, and then slowly changed his eating habits. I noticed this, and I was very proud of him for the care he was taking of himself. His way eventually rubbed off on me and he then suggested that I go to the gym as well. It is years later and now I without a doubt, would be the healthiest I have ever been.

I now sign off as I have a busy day ahead of me. As always, I wish you all a beautiful week ahead. Sending good wishes to my Italian friends and hoping Carnivale celebrations are going well.
Ciao, Anita. xx

14 comments:

Astrid said...

You have been busy! Love those bags. Beautiful baby set, blanket and beanie. Still summer here and about 4-5 weeks to go before it starts cooling down. Can't wait! Have a nice Sunday!

webbsway said...

That salad looks soooo good to me - wish I could have a bite! Those little cows are so precious! The bags are really cute - I bet they go to the young people fast. I cannot believe you are running out of Summer ! Yea- that means it is Heading my Way! Whooopeeeeee! My daylight is actually 30 minutes longer than it was a couple weeks ago!
I am glad your son had such a good affect on you too! Looks like he did good by Both of you-what about the hubby and other son???

Julie said...

You have been busy again Anita - love those ruffle bags & your blanket looks beautiful too. Your salad reminds me that I need to start eating more heathily again!!! Get a bit off track sometimes!!

Maria said...

Lovely Knitted baby set, beanie and love the crocheted blanket too.
Oh and you made four bags ,WOW !!!!
Your salad looks great !!!

Kim said...

Oodles of gorgeous pretties to be seen here Anita. The baby set is very sweet and LOVE those bags. I can just see you out and about with that ruffled beauty slung over your shoulder. Love that crochet blanket too. As for Summer, I don't really think it wanted to visit me down here. =) Have a great week, lovely Anita.

Mereknits said...

I can never understand how people can knit or crochet only when it is cool out. I would never pick up a needle if that was the case living in FLorida. Love all you have made Anita. Have a great week.

JoJo said...

I always thought the Southern Hemisphere's fall equinox fell on the same date as our spring equinox which is in late March. You must be looking forward to cooler weather. I love all your projects. My DIL would go nuts for the goth purse with the skulls.

Francesca said...

quanti lavori riesci a fare!! molto cucito, lavori a maglia e all'uncinetto, sei instancabile. buona settimana

Verbena C. said...

Bellissimo post, come sempre!
Buona settimana cara amica.

Fiona said...

I amlooking forward very much to cooler evenings.... hope the scorch is over....

LOvely bags .... I'm not a gym person but I do love salads and yours looks great...

Hugz

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I wish the heat was over, but we have some more coming our way... love the reason for making that beanie, lol! And your salad looks yumptious :) xx

Karen S said...

Lovely work with the baby set. It must be and interesting yarn to have a gold thread through it.
All your different bags are looking great, too.Glad you made one for yourself to keep.
The baby blanket is very sweet. I think a blue one would be wonderful too.
Good on you for getting healthier and fitter!!

Angélica D said...

Amiga tú trabajas y trabajas ., cuando descansas ,, todo muy lindo ,, pero especialmente me enamore de esa delicada colcha ,, para quien es a.

Jane Galley said...

What a pretty baby set,the yarn looks wonderful. Have a great week

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