This is a pile of 1/2 inch hexies. The plan is to make a Grandmother's Garden wall hanging with an applique border. This could possibly be a prim hare leaping around the sides. The flowers will all have yellow (from light to gold) centres.
There are some things that might be great in your head, but no good in reality....This is one of them. It is one of the blocks from Debbie Mumm's Retro Hoot Owls from her book 25 Years Of Quilting. I want to make the quilt, but just not in these fabrics, so it will be unpicked, pressed and popped back in the stash.
Crochet has finally clicked in for me. It is beginning to make sense! This is my first attempt at Allison Hoffman's baby monster. Her work is fabulous! She has patterns for sale, as well as some very cute freebies!
Last night I sat down and decided to go right back to basics with learning how to crochet. My knitted facecloths are looking a bit ratty and need replacing, so I decided it was a good time to practise single crochet by making a new one. This is NOT going to be it! lol The stitches are so tight I can hardly get the hook through, so it is going to be ripped and started again....with a bigger hook.
I really like crochet motifs, so the plan is to make a few face/laundry cloths, become competent with a few stitches and get the tension right (in other words figure out what I'm doing lol), then move on to motifs and make a giant granny square blanket!!!! It is something I've wanted to make for rather a long time.
Tim (on the left) and Wanda were out with me the other morning enjoying the cool air. It is lovely to have some cool days after the heatwave we had recently!
Lestat is terrified of the vacuum cleaner and always hides in the bed or under a quilt. Then usually stays a little longer.....He looks very relaxed under there, doesn't he?
This is another honey eater which visits the garden. I took this the same day as the one of Tim and Wanda. My sewing table faces out onto the back garden, so I get a lovely view of this and another grevillia bush with all kind of bird antics!
I'm not sure what kind of insect this is. I've not seen one before. I took the photo earlier this morning. It is still sitting on the fence, so curiosity got the better of me. I ducked out and measured it. It is 6cm long. I felt very brave....only because it hadn't moved for so long. If it had flown over, landed and then crawled on me I think I would have passed out with fright! lololol