Thursday, 24 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Tonight I want to show off the handiwork of my Half Deaf Half Blind Elderly Mother. A year or two ago she decided that she would stitch afghans - one each for the grandchildren to give their children. Grandchildren who at that stage were neither married nor had offspring of their own. Nothing daunted the Afghan Mania Marathon began and yesterday the final one had its binding put on. Although two of the grandchildren are now married there are no great-grandchildren yet but one of these has been put away carefully marked "4 Anita". No others are designated so we may have to hold a ballot!!
HDHBEM is too shy to show her face but here she is holding her handiwork.
So here we go in no particular order -
First Animal Safari Then two Noahs Arks Two Alphabets Two smaller ones were Golliwogs and DinosaursNow let it be noted that HDHBEM has only six grandchildren so there is one Afghan to spare in that count. Perhaps I should get first choice? But unfortunately the one marked "4 Anita" is my choice. Oh dear oh dear.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Can you hear the cheers and the foot stomping? There are only three things left in my "unfinished" box and I have three pieces to take to Sarah the framer.
The ABCeDaire is finished. I see I started this on 30 July 2009 and finished it on 31 May 2010. No prizes for speed here but it is now complete. Along with it will go Quaker Row. This was started in February 2010 and was a much more speedy finish!
With two pages and the covers left of my Anne of Green Gables book, a "birthday kiss" to finish-finish for my niece-in-law, my coveted new start is no longer just a figment of my imagination. I won't mention the still waiting Queens Sweet Bag which has been in its unfinished state for nigh on three years :-)
But before that, I am stitching a "Christmas in July" ornament for The Crazy Exchange - this must be the nomenclature of the Northern Hemisphere because down here we say Mid-Winter Christmas. It sure is winter here but for us it will soon be the shortest day and we can start the countdown to summer.
Tomorrow is a public holiday when we celebrate the "official" birthday of Queen Elizabeth. There are some advantages to being a paid up member of the Commonwealth but this is our last public holiday until October so the cold hard cheerless days of winter go unrelieved by public holidays. Anyway let's be thankful for this holiday and Happy Birthday Ma'am