I don't have the right yarn!

Wouldn't you know?  Julie releases a new pattern and I don't have the yarn to knit it up.  Even though I have boxes of yarn.

Screen Shot 2021-09-23 at 10.51.05 amThese little ones are just so adorable.   Besides the ones I want to knit as gifts I think I should have one for myself.

I have been reading "Blinky Bill" with my youngest grand daughter, Jasmine.  She loves these kind of toys.

Screen Shot 2021-09-23 at 10.58.33 amThis book was her father's, who loved the stories as well.

So, even though I am itching to get started I have to get some more yarn.  Bother!!!


A big zero this week.  My time has been spent doing administration work for the collective.  I just seem to have spent my time making mistakes!!!

Turning up for meetings at the wrong time.  Deleting all the Emails on my phone, Breaking ornaments.  The list goes on.  I did find a nice wooden base for a pin cushion however and they are only $2.50 each.  

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But the cost of shipping is so expensive, more than doubling the cost.  Then I started to look around and found that these bases sell for about $15.00 each in shops.  I think I can make them work for another Kogin class I have in mind .  I would varnish them first and I worked out that I can supply the whole kit for $15 each.  That will make the class quite attractive I believe.  So they are ordered. 

I have been trying to source this item for ages.  I approached a number of wood turners but to no avail.  (Gee I had this works.)

Re-doing an on-line course.

Things move so fast that I decided to re-do the 'Art on the I-pad" class with Susie Monday.

Screen Shot 2021-09-19 at 5.03.36 pmIt isn't that I don't know how to do these things it just helps to keep doing it .  I have become a 'bit stale' lately so this should help to get the creative juices pumping again.

I first met Susie in Houston (USA) a number of years ago.  I can recommend any of her classes.

I have been fighting with Google Mail all day.  I wish there was an easier way to use that.

A new week

I don't know why a broken rib should effect my brain, but it has.   Thinking is a problem so I am going to try and put that aside for a few days.  I had meetings and things on this past weekend, I thought.  I turned up on both days to things that will happen in the future!!  I am not with it.

Most of the feral flowers are now finished but I did find this iris.

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Now there are lots of seed pods getting ready for next year.

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My husband told me that the boganvillia I had planted was some other plant, so I went a bought a new one, only to find he was looking at the wrong plant.  I have 2 plants climbing on the back patio.  I would love them to look like this.

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But they still have not grown too much and look like this.

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I live in hope.  But my lavender and rosemary are doing fine.  The rosemary was bought in the fruit and veg section of the supermarket and has just taken.

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And some of the other flowers are looking good.

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I have finally got Bear to go in and out by the doggy door.  Just in time I think.  I found a dogs jaw bone the other day.

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And then came upon these two wandering around.

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They are last things I need in the house.

I can't concentrate on sewing so have been confined to mending. 

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I suppose that does qualify as sewing, but it is boring.


I am coping with a broken rib and have been unable to get to a Doctor to get my Vit B injection.  Everything is happening in slow motion at the moment.  I have very little ligament left in my knees, (which I knew) after operations for non cancerous growths in the knee cavities.  I am always careful because I know that I could fall.  My knees have been very painful lately but I know that more operations would leave me with even less ligament so will not have them done and just put up with the pain.  I really don't know how I came to fall, I must have turned sideways and down I went.  Onto the hard concrete, Ouch.

So work is all in slow motion as well.

I have got all the stitching finished for the Kogin bag but have to put it together, thinking that through is a bit of a challenge at the moment.

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I have drawn up a rough design for a new applique and need to sit and refine it.  (Looking at that I think I have an idea how to solve my Kogin pattern printing problem.)


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And I have an idea hatching for a Boro (Kantha) Class.  I have made some book-covers before as gifts  I think they might make an interesting class.

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After travelling in South East Asia I was surprised just how wide spread this type of stitching was.  I found the same kind of work in India, Mirimar, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The big difference was the colours of the fabrics.  All used the indigo colour but in India they used bright coloured fabric.  It leaves a lot of scope for what I could do.