Monday, January 23, 2012

Progress and more fabric

Nothing was completed on the weekend - Sunday was used up mostly by unimportant stuff.

I enjoyed a lovely early morning walk along the beach and then decided after breakfast that my eyes were too sore to craft so I need a little rest - which turned into a rather long nap, followed by lots of reading and then the boring chores.

By the end of Saturday all my spotty blocks were joined together and the top of the bag was done. There was a slight problem as I am using scraps and do not have enough yarn left to do the handles as per the pattern.

I found appropriate matching fabric for the lining and decided this version will have fabric handles, just need to get cutting and sewing on those bits.

The colours are a little brighter here than in real life, as the yellow is more mustard. I am very happy with this combination.

Sunday evening I sewed the Trillium Tunic top together, now all that is required is the edging which should go quickly.

Both of the above projects are from the Interweave Crochet magazine Summer 2011.

Today after having an extremely good start to my day which included another beach walk before I took the train to work, I arrived to be told that there were computer problems and I was free to do as I liked for the next hour. Well on arriving back at the office after an hour we were all told to take the remainder of the day off.

What's a girl to do with a very promising Monday?

I took the tram to GJ's for batting and purchased some new fabric.

And I spent my commuter time and waiting time making spots.

It really was a wonderful Monday morning, I got back in time to have a picnic lunch in the park opposite the beach. Perfect on a day whose temperature is above 30C.
Happy Monday

7 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been busy love the tunic..

Melody said...

Sounds like a fabulous day. Love your new fabric

marina said...

lovely progress on the crocheting.
What a great way to make the most of the day! Lovely fabrics. What loveliness will these become?

T's Daily Treasures said...

We've had the day off of school before because of a dust storm or no electricity, but never because of computer issues. Heck, we have server problems all the time. You definitely made the most of your day. Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

Teresa said...

I love your projects especially the tunic. Going for a walk along the beach sounds divine. Glad you made the most of your time off - he he xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well you were busy busy while I was away...liking the mustard/brown/green combo, very nice...the tunic looks great...great use of down time, lovely fabric collection...wonder what combo those navy spots are going to play with?...

Jantine said...

That was a nice surprise, a day of to spend as you like! I really love the white crocheting, think I missed what it is...