Here I am making a very late weekend wrap up! I meant to do this on Sunday, and then yesterday since I had the day off, but here I am before work today finally getting this posted! FNSI hosted by Wendy was on. After getting the flower garden blanket finished my stitching was minimal for the entire weekend ...... I started playing around with a pattern using some of this heavy cotton brought back from US when my daughter was over in Hawaii for a holiday earlier in the year
And ....... we have our eldest grandson Jarryn who has his birthday in early November and is also getting a blanket. He picked these colours (black is a little tricky at night), but its working up quite well and looks very "boy" like. This will be another Ripple Blanket, but slightly larger in size as he has a double bed now he is in his first year of high school! French Navy, Black and Sambucca Crush all 8ply cotton from Bendigo Yarns. The sambucca was a limited one so I've had to sit and work out the stripping for just the 1 ball. I did this by weighing the first 10 rows of the black - so we shall now watch and see how that goes lol The Navy is looking bright in this photo
While sitting out on the veranda yesterday (finally a nice day), I glanced over to see that Cliff, our Lorikeet of 17 yrs, had found a little gap between the 2 cages to go for a climb on the outside of his cage! To date he hasn't flown away - and quickly heads back into the cage if he thinks you might be going to take his ball!
I managed, after much debate and hubby and I having a discussion regarding colours and how neither of us were overly keen on the extra colours used for the Sunflower section of the quilt - to actually cut out the pieces. I've yet to get them pinned on ready for hand-stitching into place. No photos yet ...... instead I'll show you the enamel dishes I picked up from the Sunday Market which will be getting put to various uses....... Have a great week, even if like me, you have to be heading to work for the rest of it!