SAL #10 Stitching ABC – H.2 is for …..

H.2 is for No progress these past weeks.  My focus and time has been spent on other pursuits.  I do encourage you to visit the fabulously talented and energetic members of this SAL to view their incredible stitchery.

Happy Stitching xx Debbierose

Hooks, needles & yarn #4

Progress on the MOTH’s cotton throw has been made.  It is slow going I have noticed my tension changes.  Most likely due to my carpal tunnel (mild) which does not stop me doing anything.  Last left off it was this size.   I am still on the first ball and it has grown. Even thought each row becomes slower to make ti to the corner – Oi Vie

See you in a month

xx Debbierose

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SAL #9 Stitching ABC – H.1 is for …..

Have you figured it out yet?  H is for …..

Not revealing yet, keep the suspense occurring.

Make sure you visit my fellow  SAL participants.

Cheers Debbierose ❤

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Debbierose

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Hooks, needles & yarn #3

Some things you cannot frog – Time is one of them.   Yesterday I meant to post this update, yet it was 38 Deg Celsius here, time slipped away.  Ok…  truth is I forgot ^^

Commenced on 2 Feb at my crafting group.  Another large project – crochet Linen Stitch throw for the MOTH.  We recently purchased a new 2 seater lounge.  Now need more throw rugs, well thats my excuse 😂😂😂😂😂

Decided on a manly stitch for the MOTH.  Mine will be in a move flowery pattern.  However, one at a time.  Plus he needs spoiling after a tough 2017/18 with health issues.

Using a lovely 100% cotton from Bendigo Mills ( Australia)

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Follow-up from last month – Clarie was the recipient of the Red Riding Hood Bonnet.

I forgot to take photo with the ribbon, and Claire kindly sent pics of her baby doll sporting the jazzy red bonnet.

Until Next – Happy Hooking

Debbierose

 

 

 

 

 

SAL #8 Stitching ABC – H is for …..

H is for Humongous.  4/5 times the size of the regular alphabet blocks.  I have broken it down into many sections.   If I tackle a little bit each day this Humongous section will be completed eventually.  Need some method to maintain my craft sanity and momentum.

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Welcome to our newest SAL member Sharon. Please hop over to the craft SAL participants.  The list of member links is below.
Happy Stitching
Debbierose

 

 

 

SAL #7 Stitching ABC – G is for …..

G is for Gingham.  This one took me back to my school days.  The blue/white gingham school pinafore and matching gingham ribbon tied at the base of my braids.  Incredible memories about as this project unfolds. I commenced the next box with the I then stopped – the big H in the centre is actually next – Ahhhhh, this section is huge.

Do pop over and visit the talented crafters in the Stitch-a-long, they write amazing blogs and keep everyone motivated.

Until next time

xx Debbierose

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Hooks, needles & yarn #2

A month of productive crochet, and a tad of knitting.

2 yarn happy dances – yeah.  The first and largest is my crochet lacy scarf.  I did have a few reverse crochet moments to ensure I ended on the right spot of the chart.  I didn’t wish to waste the lovely Noro.

The next happy dance is a little knitted bonnet.  No pattern, except stitch numbers.  I really like moss stitch, lacy holes and had a rich red handy.  Silly me I forgot to get a picture with the red/white ribbon added.  Have already gifted to the recipient.  Hoping to obtain picture to complete the set.

I forgot to mention in the class I took with my cousin I also made this little tiny crochet basket.   Made great use of the lessons.  As you can see it is only tiny, to ensure I could knock it over on the same night.  Great fun and the perfect size to store some nail polish.

Until next month

xx Debbierose

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SAL #6 Stitching ABC – F is for …..

F is for French Knots and fashionable fantastic crafts.  Just like those of my fabulous fellow SALers.  The list is growing and welcome back into the fold Mary Margaret, and newbies Renee & Jenny.  Take care all, and pop over to visit all the stunning creative crafts on the links below.

xxx Debbierose

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Hooks, needles & yarn #1 In the beginning

I am setting myself up for a successful and productive year.  Once a month I will post my Yarn update.  I have a few projects on the go.  Crochet, knitting and need to tackle more yarn work on a regular basis to complete items.  Crochet being one of the many crafts I enjoy.   It had been several years since I spent serious hooking time.  After a pre-Christmas lunch with my cousins, one asked me a crochet question which I could not answer.  The recommendation/suggestion she/we attend a local crochet course – 4 x 2 hour sessions over 4 weeks.   We both attended the small group of 3 students and 1 instructions.

My main goal was to learn to correctly read a chart/pattern.  Expanding out of my comfort zone – the humble granny square into something a little fancier.  My MIL and I stumbled across a gorgeous scalloped scarf pattern years ago, and I even purchased the NORO to make it.   After several unsuccessful attempts with another yarn.  I gave up.  Stored the pattern and NORO away and swiftly forgot about it.  Until that fateful day at lunch.

On the first evening, I learnt to read and understand the pattern, whilst practicing on another yarn.  Then after a few more hours practicing at home.  I still did not have the courage to start on the NORO, I waited until the next lesson and under the guidance and support of my instructor this is my progress thus far, and I am very pleased.

Then stitch by stitch it is coming together.  especially a converted effort the day a few friends and I went to a Craft Cafe on the outskirts of Melbourne.   The perfect little shop smothered with year, kitsch retro furniture and “the best scones”.    20181027_114614 (1)

My nautilus shell scarf  has grown even further and almost half way.   Photo is not the best angle, perhaps I also need to add “work on my photographic skills” on the “to do list”

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I will see you in a month – take care and I hope you too have had a productive month.

xx Debbierose

SAL #5 Stitching ABC – E is for …..

As we approach Christmas.  I leave with the letter E.  Embroidery hoop and a wish you and your families have many happy moments.  This is the time to be with our loved ones, and to fondly think of those who have gone to a better place.

The gift of giving has been one you have all shared with me throughout the year.  I have relished the growth of your craft projects, and hearing the snippets of your life.  Thank you for sharing your 2018 year.

Roll on 2019 – bigger and better craft projects and I hope many happy dances for all.

xx Debbierose

Now go over and see the spectacular work of my fellow SAL members.

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