Monday, August 1, 2011

Old Lady Stuff!

I've started to crochet a granny cushion - Kate from One Flew Over has inspired me to do so, thanks Kate! I do love to crochet, very therapeutic and something I've always sworn to return to 'when I am an old lady'. What a joke - I'm not THAT old and all the young moderns are doing it, so why not join in - now, please, I have had enough rudeness lately! I love this colour theme and am using Sublime cashmere merino silk dk - I like really soft wool, but unfortunately it falls in the high quality range and is quite expensive.

Anothery, too! Just gorgeous - this beautiful strawberry fabric is heavenly - again expensive at $30 plus a metre - I bought just 30cm and may have to splurge on a bit more.

Bobbing along very nicely on my table topper - I will show you an easy way to get it accurate if you fancy!

Both my dear boys are home at the moment and will stay here until their Dad's operation on Friday. Aaron will fly out to Lake Argyle next Monday - this mine is on the WA/NT border and where they mine the magnificent pink diamonds. His real home is in Thailand with his partner and I will show some nice pics later!
Yes, rain, rain again - we have had a little sunshine this morning - oopsy! my wet jeans are on the line. The rain is just so wonderful for the countryside and dams, though there has been a few nasty storms lurking around! Happy week everyone!

23 Lovely People said ...:

Julia said...

Love the crochet..beautiful colours!
So much rain..nice to see a bit of sunshine today.
Hope all goes well for Ed this week, nice to have the boys home at this time for you and Ed.
Julia ♥

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I was sitting in the doctor's surgery this morning crocheting a poncho for my little niece when lady sat down across from me and said it was nice to see someone else who was game enough to crochet in public! What a laugh. The poncho I am making is really a glorified granny square and really easy but it is great to have a take along project that doesn't rely on you having great light or a smooth ride! Love your cushion. Bet you can't stop at one!

Kathie said...

glad the boys are home with you and Ed
nice crochet block can't wait to see more
great strawberry fabric so sweet.
Of course we want to see how you make your blocks and any tips for these blocks please!
Kathie

shez said...

lovely post lurline

Mistea said...

Looks like a bit of a Strawberry theme happening there - what with the pretty yarn in those colours and fabric with strawberries on.
I almost think that crochet has become the young peoples thing. Love your 'granny' and I am thinking I will be starting one as a take along project soon.
Enjoy the crochet.

ria vogelzang said...

I just LOVE that gorgeous strawberry fabric!! And what a lovely chrochet!!
Greetz!!

Janet said...

I love me a bit of crochet too and isn't it neat that it's very in at the moment? I love the sublime wool and the strawberry fabric is gorgeous. How wonderful to have your boys with you both.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm sure it is a comfort for both of you to have your boys there. I did a lot more knitting and crocheting when I was younger. I still think it is easier to carry along than quilting and piecing.

Cathy said...

Lovely to see what you are up to Lurline. xo

Andi said...

Love your granny square colours Lurline!!!

JCnNC said...

Really sorry my hands no longer operate for crochet - I love your colors - really happy. Thoughts will be with you this week for a wonderful outcome with Ed.

Margaret said...

Love your crochet -- so pretty! Love that fabric too! I'll be sending good thoughts for Ed's operation on Friday.

Kim said...

Ahhhhhh I can almost feel how soft that wool is!
How beautiful.
You poor dears......how much you pay for fabric! and I was complaining about 10.00/yard...oh my
we Americans are so spoiled!
Well have some good times this week before the work of Ed's recovery starts. How wonderful to have your boys home for support.

Thinking of you all and sending prayers for Ed.

Nedra said...

The bright red yarns in the Granny Square are bright and cheerful. Best of wishes for Ed, and our prayers are with your family as you gather this week.

Andee said...

I love the granny square, very hip..I need to do that!

Heather said...

As always I love your work and your happy disposition. You are in my thoughts this week as you spend time with your family. Best of luck on Friday.

One Flew Over said...

LOVE the colours Lurline x

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course I love the photos, with the beautiful colors. You're choices are my choices.

Melody said...

The soft, beautifully chosen crochet square is divine.

Dawn said...

The crochet is lovely, but I'm really loving the hardanger in the photo!!

Kim said...

How are you holding up?
How did Ed's surgery go?

You are in my thoughts and prayers this evening 8-8-2011 at 8PM.

Michelle said...

Great colours for the Granny Square! and I love the newspaper print fabric, wishing you and your family all the best in the upcoming week.

Ninu said...

came here from google, couldn resist from commenting seeing your garnny square, colours are awesome!