I made this fabric basket for a very special lady - my grandmother! She has come up from Sydney to visit with family.
It was Mardie's (grandmother) 92nd birthday on Friday, so I took her out for a special birthday lunch at Flaxton Gardens. It is a very pretty drive along the Blackall Range to Flaxton, and down to the coast (where she is staying at my parent's house).
A photo with some of the great-grandchildren on Sunday.
(Our son is the one in the khaki and black striped top, in the left-hand side of the photo). The children helped her blow out the candles.
Mardie enjoyed her party very much!
Hi everyone, (waving), I'm still here.
I haven't blogged for a little while, so I am just catching up. Went to the Textile Expo at the Southbank Convention Centre in Brisbane, last month with friends, Sandrine and Laetitia. We had a great day there looking at all the different stalls. We were still there at closing time, and the security guys were reminding us it was time to go. I bought a few bits and pieces there, a bundle of hand-dyed woven felt in lovely chocolates, creams, latte and red; a couple of fat quarters of fabric; some interesting yarn; blades for my rotary cutter and some fabric glue.
Clickety-click go the knitting needles..........
This is what I am making with the yarn
- a scarf.
The yarn comes from Japan and is sold by a Melbourne based company called Dairing. To make this scarf, you knit two yarns together in garter stitch, forty stitches across, and knit till the yarn runs out, easy-peasy! The cream yarn is made of 100% cotton, and the brown is silk 69% with a stainless steel core 31%, so you can crinkle and scrunch it, and it will stay like that. It feels nice and soft......interesting and a bit different. I will have to show it to you when it is finished.