Monday, 26 July 2010

Catch up post !!

You know it's time to update your blog when you start getting emails from concerned readers wondering where you are - lol !! I'm fine but still taking things easy due to this bloomin back pain. I have been working on a few things though which I'll show you soon.


But first a massive thankyou to my wonderful cousin in Australia. Sarah has sent me a beautiful hand-made gift which arrived a few days ago. I apologise in advance for my rubbish photography - this is absolutely gorgeous.




You see - I am so lucky to get this - thanks a million Sarah - I will treasure it. I also received a lovely warm and snuggly hand-knitted hat and scarf set from my Auntie ( who is Sarahs nan ) but the photo was very unclear. I think I am going to start an Australia fund so we can get to meet in person one day - wouldn't that be lovely ?



I have also been dabbling in a bit of knitting - aren't these cute ?



They finish about 4 inches square and are knitted on 2 needles. Nice and quick to do now and again - I may have enough to make a blanket in about 5 years time - lol ! If anyone is interested I will post a little tutorial soon - need to translate the instructions in my head onto paper first :-)


In my attempt not to start anything new I am working on a UFO that's been in progress for quite a while. I think the last time I showed this it was like this.



A while back I got it to this stage




and very soon I'll show you how it's looking now - just want to do a bit more first.


I've also been working on one of my hexie quilts - I have 3 in progress !! Please don't ever let me start another - lol ! I enjoy English Paper Piecing but boy - it is labour intensive !


Now I've started this post I realise I have loads more to say but time is running out - and my back is saying enough - so that will have to keep til next time


take care xxxx

26 comments:

A Time for Stitching said...

It's good to hear from you after so long. Sorry to hear your back is still giving you trouble!
I love how your little stitched house is looking.
Look forward to your tutorial for the knitted squares!
Teresa x

Kay said...

Your stitched house is so pretty! Lots of interesting projects going on. Hope your back feels better soon!

Winona said...

Andrea, great update. I am so sorry you are having back issues. Saying a prayer for you. Lovely gift from your cousin. I would love it too. Your UFO is looking fabulous. Yep, need to finish that one. (grin) Now take care of yourself! Winona

Gail said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday! Perhaps I should think of you more often so you post more often? LOL I miss you. I am sorry your back is causing you pain, I whine when I'm a little sore or stiff can't imagine true back pain. Hope it gets better very soon. Would love a tutorial for the knitted squares, altho it would take me TEN years to finish anything!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your gift you got is wonderful! And your UFO's you are working on look great too!

mereth said...

You'll have to come and visit Keryn and me when you get over here, wouldn't we have fun? Have you bought any lottery tickets lately?

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Val said...

Hi Andrea - just catching up with what you have been doing. What a lovely gift from Australia - very useful to collect all your 'offcuts' in! Love the update on the little house - and of course the tree is fabulous!

quiltcat said...

just found your blog, very beautiful works on it. please can you tell me where I can find the pattern for the knittingpatches. they are so sweet.
your house also very pretty. will look on your blog soon.
much greetings from sterreich
elfriede

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely present from your cousin...and your house quilt is looking great, looking forward to seeing the finished project.
Glad you are on the mend and your back is improving. Take care...Hugs

the ark said...

So good to have you back in blogging-action! Hope you know that there are a lot of people out here in Blogland who are wishing you well...we selfishly want you to start quilting again!
Take care!
Tricia

Meggie said...

So nice to see your post, and hear how things are going for you.
Love your projects. I have none to show, so I will just slink off back into my cave...

Rhonda said...

Back pain definitely gets your attention....I know what you mean about taking it easy...You don't know now many muscles your body uses until you can't....LOL....my back pain comes and goes depending on which way I move...LOL...but not.
Love the pincushion/thread catcher from your cousin...what a great gift. What did she used to weigh down the embroidered area, if you don't mind me asking???

Quilter Kathy said...

What a lovely project you are working on....I don't remember seeing it before. So nice to read an update on how things are going for you.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Take care of your back...sounds so uncomfortable!

Really like that quilt you are working on..so pretty!

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做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................

毛彥宇毛彥宇 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

Mad about Craft said...

Hope your back settles very soon, there's nothing worse than not being able to do any one thing for too long due to pain.

Teresa said...

Oh, that is beary beary cute.

Your house project is making up nicely.

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家唐銘 said...

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偉曹琬 said...

看著你的BLOG 好多朋友都回應 真厲害..................................................

julieQ said...

Please rest and take care of that back...your projects are all just so pretty, especially your hexies!! Many hugs!

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