l passed on your kind and caring messages to Mum through the week and they really helped her feel better, she wanted me to say thank you and to let you know that she's going ok.... and there's a bit of a story along with that.
For a couple of years now Mum's had eye problems, a dryness and irritation so persistant that it's been almost impossible for her to do the fine craft work she'd previously enjoyed so much.... putting it down to the chemo she recieved about 3 years ago... and her age, she's even had two new pairs of prescription glasses in two years....but... a couple of days after Fergus died she said her eyes were feeling SO much better..... and now a week and a half later she's back to crocheting, fine stitching and reading small print again,...she said even if she'd known he was causing an allergy she wouldn't have done anything differently.... but now says she feels like she's been REBORN... and has already knitted a couple of scarves and crocheted a doyley for her Sister.... and is now knitting a bag... WHEW!!!... Amazing.
l hoped you might like to see the armwarmers l made a couple of months ago, of course it's coming up Summer here so with any luck l won't need them for a while:-)) but maybe for those of you going into Winter the idea might be useful.... The sleeves were cut from an old jumper and as the cuffs weren't too tight they became the upper arm end. The "new" (raw) wrist ends were overlocked and decorated with various pieces of lace and ribbon, as well as the ruffles l pulled from an old cushion cover...After all the bits were sewn on, the sleeves were reshaped and sewn. They were to match this lace top which also got a bit of a revamp with the ruffle and ribbon treatment.
This beautifully hand worked tablecloth came from the market..... all ribbon embroidered onto a type of hessian which has been joined together with crochet... just $25.00 (new) all that work...l didn't even try and haggle..
Last week l finally took away the old black screen from the brick wall in the garden room and replaced it with the white one...nice and light now....since everything got a bit of a clean as l went l thought l may as well take some pics.
Found a few of my floral cups and saucers...lots of single pieces l've accumulated.
The cherry tree l showed last post had a few rogue branches so l pruned them and used the blossom to pretty up the room.
l know we shouldn't wish our lives away (and l'm not really) .... but our daughter who lives (interstate) about 2 thousand kilometres from us, is travelling to Melbourne this weekend....which means we'll be able to catch up in person for the first time since last Christmas....so you can imagine.....I'm a wee bit excited!!!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy days and lives to stop by.
Til next time,