24 July 2013

Hexagon Quilt and Crochet Along

Sorry I missed doing a blog last week.
 After visiting our solicitor about the land we are about to purchase he informed us about a possible problem with the land titles. So we put the site visit on hold while we researched and contacted people 'in the know' about it.
It all boils down to one word "interim". 
I'll not bore you with the details, but the outcome is that the original land titles records were lost in the 1930/40's when Napier was hit with an earthquake.
The outcome is good though. All is well with our titles, and we can continue with our land purchase. Phew.....for a moment there I thought I had lost my dream home.

Anyway, back on topic now.

Hexagon Quilt

The week before last I was making more hexagons to add to my hexagon quilt. This seems to be a favourite with one of my boys but it was meant to be for my bed in our new home. We'll have to wait till it's finished and fight it out then, lol.

Here are the hexagons I did last this week

And here they are added to the hexagons I did last month.

I still have rather a lot more hexagons to put together yet. This is the pile waiting to be done.

Crochet Along

I have run out of the pastel coloured yarns for the crochet along squares I was doing. So until I can manage a visit to the yarn shop I have started a new project with the crochet cottons that I have in abundance here. If I were to crochet for 12 hours a day every day I probably wouldn't run out of crochet cotton until about the year 2050.

 You will notice I am back to Free Form mode again with this. It's going to be a freeform bolero/waistcoat type of thing. If you can see inside my head you will see the picture of it. hahaha.

So this is what I have created this week. 

Coffee and Cream Bolero.

That's me done for this week. 
Wayhay...... back to the freeform crocheting and the hexagon quilting. 

Oh, by the way, just thought you might like to see what else I have done this week purely for pleasure.

Picking oranges from our orchard to add thick slices to my glass of Southern Comfort.

(that bottle is now almost empty)

It has been a fantastic week.

Happy Stitching


  1. Hmm - I'll have the oranges, but you can have the Southern Comfort. A freeform crochet bolero? Oooh - I can't wait to see it!!

    1. Haha not a lot of delicate stitching getting done here after that bottle. The beauty of free form is that there are no mistakes..... just plenty of happy accidents.

  2. I love the coffee and cream bolero! The colours are delicious, and the design is so cute! Kudos on the hexies.
    Ummm, make mine amaretto and lime, please.

    1. Thanks Suz. After that bottle I think I need strong black coffee and no cream.