Yet another book!

I have just loved reading this little book.

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It is a series of short stories, all about how cats have been part of different families.  It  is the kind of book you can take with you to the coffee shop and read a story while you are there.  I am going to have to look out for other English translations of books by this author.

I had a love/ hate relationship for over 20 years with our cat "Fluffy" and I wouldn't get another cat to live here because it is a bird sanctuary, but, Oh how I can relate to those cats.



A lot of different projects under construction.

I have returned to my "Tea Cosie" knitting now that I have a new knitting bag.  Progress is slow but it is an enjoyable process.

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Experiments with different sized envelope bags progresses. This one includes fabric that I dyed and printed with gold paint, so, I'm using lurex threads for the stitching.  I make sure that it is coated with bee's wax to stop the shredding of the thread.

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Very slow progress on my plant bag. I misplaced the thread I was using, found it in my equipment bag, so I can get back to this.

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And I have finished my quilt block for International Women's Day.  The ladies are Tilda fabric, the stripe is some of my own dyeing and the lace is a scrap given to me by a friend.

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Tilda Jubilee Tour - Brisbane

I bought tickets for this event before I became ill, and luckily, have recovered enough that I was able to attend.  But, the day did not start well.  I left my ticket behind! Barge to the mainland, ferry back, back again on the barge and then a rush to get to the train station.  I was late and missed a good part of the lecture.  But, all my friends turned up, so that was more wonderful than any lecture.  I have missed them all during this time.

I do admire Tone's work.  One of the most successful fabric designers and she comes from Norway.  All her patterns are free at her website.

Screen Shot 2024-02-18 at 5.13.00 pmThere were lots of ladies of "a certain age" and some had some really creative clothing made from these fabrics.

This quilt didn't look like a rose until I took a photo of it.

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And I am going to have to investigate the solid colour fabrics.

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And there is such scope for applique. (The Chair.)

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In the lecture she said she is working on a Xmas range for 2025.  Got my order in already.