Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hot Days - Busy Days!

Our heatwave continues - I am ever so happy to be in my lovely, cool house! It makes me feel a little spoiled and greedy knowing there is such hardship in the world, so I do count my blessings!

I have been making a baby quilt for a little one who is 7 months old - just the binding to do! He is just starting to pull himself up on things, so I must finish it and give it to him!

Trialling crochet - I have been playing with tutorials from Attic24 and do you mind if I knit - started with soft, gentle colours, but have the urge to do 'colour'! I really love the 'thicker treble' stitch created by do you mind if i knit, it is so very neat - that's the larger square on the left!

I was unable to show you these last Sunday - too difficult to upload with computer problems. I am so proud of my Danielle's artistic talent - this painting of our infamous Ned Kelly she did in 1992 and has just given it to her brother-in-law, Ben, for his birthday. We all love it!
By the way, talk about computer problems - all caused by my firewall being taken down and not reinstated - easily solved!

I also took this pic to show you - our Australian Anzac Biscuits - ever so popular, they were demolished before we started our barbie last Sunday!
Must move out of my igloo and get things done in the real world today - happy day everyone!

20 Lovely People said ...:

Notjustnat said...

Lurline your photos are great! I love the one with ANZAC biscuits and your bag. Nice and clear is easy for the eyes - Hugs Nat

Julia said...

Hi Lurline..Love your crochet, the bigger square is lovely and neat.
Beautiful art work..Danielle takes after her Mum!
Nice to have a cooler day..
Hugs Julia ♥

Rhonda said...

I love the artwork...brings back memories from my teaching days.

Lizzie said...

Lovely crochet Lurline and the quilt looks so cute. Hoping the weather cools off a bit for you all.
Lizzie
XXX

Nedra said...

Love the colors in the crochet squares. Someday I am going to make some of those, too. (They are on my wish list.)

Miriam said...

I'm glad your computer problems have been resolved.
I hope you get some cooler weather soon.

I love your bag!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Oh Boy! I just adore your creations!

Sue said...

How productive you have been. You deserve to be very proud of yourself with such a lot accomplished.

Barb said...

Your baby quilts is soo cute!! That picture is really amazing...what a talent!!

clare's craftroom said...

Crochet too ! You do amazing things Lurline .

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic baby quilt--soothing colors, simple design. Well I admit to loving Missy Perkins sweet self. Gorgeous yarn colors.

Jackie said...

Love the colors in the baby quilt and the afghan you are making. Just gorgeous!! Mrs. Perkins looks right at home too. What lovely gifts they will make.

Teresa said...

Cute blankie and I'm loving your "granny squares!" (You make me want to pick up a crochet hook...granny squares are the only thing I know how to crochet!)

Stay cool!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

em's scrapbag said...

Your crochet is beautiful. I'm going to check out the links. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Very cute festive colors in your little baby quilt. Lucky baby! Jenn

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the baby quilt, such soft and sweet colors. your crochet is just beautiful. AND
Danielle's art is amazing!!! Hope it cools down for you and heats up for us!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, what pretty colors! I love the crocheted squares. Very nice. It is nice to know we are happy, healthy and safe it is sad to think about all the bad stuff in this world. I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Lemonade Stand Award because you have always been supportive to me and I love reading your blog. Thanks and Congrats!

Annie said...

I like my cool house too and feel very thankful. Love the crotchet - thanks for the links

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The baby quilt looks very happy Lurline...and the Ned Kelly painting, that is very good, lots of talent there.

Micki said...

The crochet squares are wonderful and thanks so much for the two links. I will definitely try out the tutorials too. Thanks so much for sharing, and you do lovely work, as usual!
Micki