Monday, June 7, 2010

Here's Hoping!

Have I turned a corner - maybe! - less pain, more enthusiasm!
Another start at another lot of Granny Squares - must apply myself and keep on moving! Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino is just so gorgeous and soft - as I have mentioned before, my squares have been inspired by Attic24 (I do have some old tricks I find hard to change!) - I'm about to try her method of joining the squares together!

Look what I have - I'm not feeling at all enthusiastic about installing it - seems all a little too much for my learning curve at the moment! I would love any encouragement I can get from you Girls - I'm a total Newbie and wonder if I have bought a monster!
This doesn't go down really well with Nanny - my little Heidi-Ho has joined AusKick with Byron. She does do ballet, too, so maybe not so much of a tomboy - all of my girls have been Girlie-girls!
She has informed me she was telling Byron that is not the right way to hold a football - 'I wasn't going to kick it, Heidi - I was just carrying it!' - poor Byron - I have told him to tell her to get back to her ballet,lol! Have fun!

26 Lovely People said ...:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Glad to read things are getting better Lurline...I have also ordered the EQ7 upgrade...let me know you you go with yours and what you think of it...

Mona said...

I love your Granny Squears. Beatiful colors.

loulee said...

I do hope you are mending and feel much better soon.
You really should install EQ7, it will give you another distraction while you are mending.
Such pretty colours for your crochet. I was recently taught how to make granny squares.

Andi said...

Well, the EQ6 comes with great built in video tutorials so I'm sure EQ7 will have those also.
Don't be scared. Dive in!!
And hooray for Heidi playing footy!!!
Good for her, I say!!!
Andi :-)

Kathie said...

oh you can learn how to use EQ7, do the tutorials and there is a yahoo group sign up for it!
oh the little squares are so pretty, great yarn colors
cute picture of the grandkids...
glad to hear your feeling better and can knit comfortably
yeah a turning point

By Hoki Quilts said...

I'm sorry sweet, as a total technophobe I can't help you with the EQ7, however I'm great at encouragement - you go girl!!!
By the way, the colours of the wool are just delightful, so sweet.
hugs
Miche'le

Joy said...

So glad you're on the mend Lurline ... yay for you :o)!! Love your pretty Granny squares too :o). I'd love to play on the EQ7, it looks like great fun!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Terry said...

Love your granny squares! That yarn is beautiful! :0)

Sweet P said...

I love your granny squares. The colors are yummy.

Rumi said...

Glad you are feeling better. I must find some of that yummy looking yarn; very pretty colors!

I think it's wonderful that your little Heidi is playing football as well as dancing. So many kids nowadays just sit in front of the tv or computer all day.

soggibottom said...

You sound by your use of words that you feel better. x x x
Boys and girls, football and ballet..... shows she is an all rounder :-)

Margaret said...

Love the colors in your granny squares! Yummy! Good luck with that quilt program. Hopefully installing it won't be hard -- I have no experience, I'm afraid. Good for Heidi for going both ways! Dance and football -- great combination!

Nedra said...

The yarns are so beautiful. The colors just draw me in. I've been following Attic 24 also, and have been inspried by her projects. I even went out and purchased some yarn and have dusted off the old crochet hooks. I'm a real beginner, but want to start learning.

Cybele's patch said...

The yarns look so soft I wished I could give them a little squeeze. Must be a lovely feeling.
The kiddies are gorgeous. I love the football girl!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute kids, the granny squares are lovely, and I'd buy that software but I'm afraid of it.

Maree: said...

Your Granny Sq's looks Gorgeous..Pretty Colours..Glad to hear you are up to it again...Hope Heidi sticks to her Ballet..I'm with You on that one..lol.
take Care
cheers

Sue-Anne said...

Your granny squares look lovely. Football and Ballet together? I think it is good for them to try different things but I hope she continues with the ballet rather than the football down the track.

sue niven said...

Love those granny squares, i am into crochet too at the moment, must be thew weather!

clare's craftroom said...

So glad you are feeling a little better Lurline and making those beautiful grannies , love the colours !

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love those blocks--so colorful!!!! Keep going and one day a quilt you will make!!!
Hugs, Di

Kim said...

I have EQ6 and have yet to review any lessons. It's for sale now! Wishing you better luck with 7. :-D

em's scrapbag said...

I have the opposite problem. I was a bit of a tomboy and now I have a girly girl. Love the granny squares.

Karens Hopes said...

I am struggling along with my granny squares too lol also inspired by Attic 24 she has a lot to answer for that young lady lol......
Karen

Kim said...

Well DH is shopping for EQ7 for me and I'll probably have to wait for Santa to bring it......so by that time you'll be the expert and I can get all the info from you!

Glad you are improving......your little squares are adorable.......is there anything you can't do...you are very talented Lurline!
Happy Sewing

Micki said...

Love your granny squares and good luck with EQ7...If you do the tutorials, you will be fine.
Micki

Annie said...

You've got to laugh at what kids say . .. love those Granny Squares and I get inspiration too from Attic 24