In preparation for a Christmas in July group project.
Everyone gets to make four of these Heart Christmas Tree decorations, and decorate them as they wish.
I know there are only three here, but that is because my 1st one was used as the demonstration piece to show the group, and I no longer have it. Other members had difficulty putting the hearts together, so I made up most of the 50+ hearts for them to embellish.
These three will have a Blanket stitch edging and beads added to decorate the crocheted tree.
A plain and simple crocheted baby blanket WIP. Not finished yet, but just the border to do now.
Some brainless crochet to do while sitting in the garden enjoying a glass of wine and the last of the sunny days before winter is upon us.
I've been busy on my genealogy work over the last couple of weeks, hence not much happening on the stitching side here. I have made a great headway on one particular small branch of my tree, and I always get a lump in my throat when certain discoveries pop up in my research. It is so interesting to discover new people in my tree.
But now I've actually got some stitching things done again I can show you what I've been up to.
The Embroidery Sampler has two small simple stitch bands added.
The crochet scrumbles from last week turned into a pillbox hat (or is it 'pillar box' hat?).
And I have stitched a few more hexies together, but nothing worth showing that the moment.
On the non-stitching side of my life - we have added these girls to our paddocks.
Eenee, Meenee, Mynee & Mo
That is the sort of lawn-mower that I like best, hahaha.
So that was my week.
Hope you have a great stitching week ahead.
p.s. if any of you saw my post on Facebook about my a$$ over t!t tumble, this is just to let you know that I survived without damage, and I'm still laughing at how funny it was. Poor Tony didn't know whether to laugh or panic when both my feet were level with his chest and my head was disappearing over the 'A' frame of the trailer.
'A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That' is a very good title for this weeks work.
A YOP post.
Here we have a bit of freeform crochet that started off as one scrumble, and quickly progressed into three more scrumbles trying to match the first. They are not exact replicas, but near enough for me and this project.
And then I got to stitch some hexies together, which turned out just fine, with
6 of these:
and 6 of those:
Things will start to get more intense for me on the hexies soon as the numbers for each 'round' increase and it will look like I'm 'stuck' in one place as I work on, and build up the required numbers of a particular colourway.
Both of the above projects were done early in the week and nothing has
been done since Thursday, because on Thursday morning I woke up as normal,
but soon found that I was in severe pain if I moved.
My shoulder injury (from 8 years ago) had reappeared while I slept, probably because I did a fair bit of gardening on Wednesday.
I did not want to believe that my shoulder tendons had snapped again. It was the same extreme pain as the first time. So painful that it made me sick, but of course then I had to move. I just couldn't win.
Luckily for me the pain subsided a little bit through the day, and now, 4 days later, it's eased up enough for me to realize that the tendons are probably not fully snapped, but a bit damaged.
Since my accident I have been getting recurring pain if the shoulders get any sort of a workout,
but Thursdays pain was the worst since the original damage.
Hopefully I will continue to improve, and I'll have to keep reminding myself that I do not have the same strength anymore and take into account my physical limitations.
Ah well, such is life.
And I'll end here with a laugh-out-loud (I must laugh or I'd cry).
This panel starts with a band of regular weaving at the bottom which is the same yarn as Panel 1, and then gradually incorporates freeform weaving as it progresses. Multiple weaving styles and texture will be added to this.
So that was my week. Very productive, and I even got to empty and clean out the fish pond (as the two last fish in there disappeared last weekend, probably to a kingfisher or new stray cat that I've seen hanging around).