Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DUDQS for me

DUDQS for me, originally uploaded by beeware70.

Now that I have sent off a doll quilt I feel I can fully reveL in the amazing quilt I received. It was made by Michelle of embellish 2012 who has a lovely colour sense and is a dab hand at embroidery it would seem!
I will have to post more photos soon....

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

School holidays

School holidays, originally uploaded by beeware70.
Another one.

gathering rainbows

gathering rainbows, originally uploaded by beeware70.
one photo, ravelried

I like to

Old photo that appeared

Anyway I was going to say it is quite satisfying to have finished knitting  two (yes 2) garments this year, one for me & one for my littlest girl (who is no longer a baby like above!)

This is my 'that time' by Veera Valimaki...which I have dubbed 'now is the time'. It's really hard to get your kids to take a decent photo of their mum.

The second is another patten by Veera called 'gathering stripes' which is in this version 'gathering rainbows'.  All knitting details on ravelry.

Stay tuned for the photos of this one.  For some reason this blog doesn't like my flickr links.
It only likes to do one at a time.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Weekend patchwork!

amish cross, originally uploaded by beeware70.
It was last weekend but we won't worry about that. Amitie has a fun stash club which provides a great taster of their style in fabrics. Another fun task associated with the stash club is the challenge of making a block from the stash mail out. This is my version.

This weekend I'd like to get to a bit of peaceful hand piecing. We'll see. Amazing how quickly a weekend passes!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


prettiness, originally uploaded by beeware70.
Clearly this blog needs a bit of pretty. It certainly could do with a bit more fabric. Or maybe by imbibing the prettiness I am hoping some of it rubs off on me...
One can hope ;)

Atsuko Matsuyama fabric (mostly) from various places including Ayumi, a most lovely crafty blogger & fabric seller.

I don't know what it will become. Hopefully something pretty.

Friday, July 27, 2012

School hopefuls

School hopefuls, originally uploaded by beeware70.
I was poking around my Flickr photos tonight & came across this. It is so bittersweet...the passage of time.
This was almost 4 years ago. I am trying to remind myself to savor the moment.

Friday, June 8, 2012

amitie Gypsy BOM Block 4: Crazy Anne

There is something about amitie quilts that I find irresistible. Jen has such a great eye for colour & print. If you want to see more of my blocks please check out my Flickr stream. I have a few on the go!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time for tea!

Time for tea!, originally uploaded by beeware70.
This was my mother's day treat as made by 5 year old Willa at school. Cute! Apparently one for me & one for her..... It's amazing they made it home!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Time for a destash

time for a destash, originally uploaded by beeware70.
It's been a big year thus far. All children now at school..the oldest one in high school. I've never been busier. In some ways. More demands, perhaps a bit more time alone. Anyway whatever it is, I've decided it is time for a destash.
My first point of call is Stash and Treasure at Marrickville Town Hall next Saturday 12th May. It runs from 9 am till 2 pm.
I'll have bits and bobs..fabric, yarn etc.  I will be sharing a stall with Dolores whom I'm sure will have some lovely stuff.  Hopefully we'll both leave with less than what we arrived with!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Colour affection no 2

Colour affection, originally uploaded by beeware70.
Via Flickr: flight.

I'd like to know how to include 2 photos from flickr in 1 post.

Colour affection

Colour affection, originally uploaded by beeware70.
Pattern by Veera Valimaki. Yarn from the Plucky Knitter.

So 3 of those skeins below have been knit up. Stay posted for the could take a decade though.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Swimming...., originally uploaded by beeware70.
All right I have a lot of yarn. I do knit most of it eventually....
bad photo but it is to remind me of what I have!

And summer is all about swimming.