Isn't it a good day when you finally complete a big project? Sometimes they can seem never ending. This one sure did, although it didn't take that long really considering it was my first crochet project. I'm missing my crochet time in the evenings now.
It's a bit like a good book. You can't wait to see what happens in the end, but you know when you get there you won't have any book left to enjoy.
I'm very pleased with how it has turned out. I still would like to block it (even though I have huge pressure from a couple of opinionated ladies, who shall remain nameless, not to bother), because I think the edges will sit flatter and the whole thing will just look a little more professional. I still haven't made the effort to perform this task and since it is the holidays can't really see it happening any time soon.
The red blanket is rather a good find of mine. I went with my Grandmother to a quilt show at her retirement village two weeks ago. It was lovely to see so many wonderful quilts. Anyway some of the ladies were selling goods and I of course had to have this blanket, especially as it was only $10!! Bargain of the year I'm quite sure. Thanks for the loan and sorry for emptying your purse Gran! It's one big granny square which I rather like and the colours are just perfect for our lounge.
Another finished project is this notice board. It had been in hiding under the sofa until Daughter No.1 mentioned that I still hadn't finished it. I had completely forgotten about it, honest.
Well out it came along with a bottle of PVA glue and we just did it. Simple as that. Plenty of willing helpers to press out any bubbles along the way. The glue, which was my main worry, was absolutely fine.
Now all we have to do is decide on where to hang it. Poor father will have to bang another nail into the wall. His precious perfect walls that he spent hours making so nice.
And now the girls are making a
mess wonderful new project. No.2 has discovered a love of ironing. Sick child! She will be given shirts when she runs out of seams to iron.
They have both been having turns at the sewing machine. Some seams are a little off the fabric, but mostly I'm quite impressed.
No.3 had her little friend over for a sleepover last night. It was the first time for both of them and boy were they giggly! But so cute and so nicely behaved. We have No.2's friend over tomorrow night to look forward to. It's a busy sort of week really but lots of home time. We'll have to go out a bit next week. It's a bit boring staying home for too many days in a row.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays if it's your turn. Otherwise have a very lovely week. Right, off for a warm up cuppa tea. Bye for now xx