Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oh boy

Oh boy. I am so NOT in the mood for blogging at the moment.

But it's a beautiful day here in the nation's capital. The day started with sixteen laps at the pool early this morning - and at one stage Julie and I noticed the time, added on a couple of hours and worked out that our usual swimming partner Susan would be diving in Fiji at that very moment. We were crushed with jealousy, so I swam a few more laps and pretended that there was a lovely Fijian man swimming in the coral beneath us, pointing out the fish and the rays and the little sharks. Just like it was for us in May last year.

The chlorinated water is still on my skin (I'm pretending it's salt). But I'm still not in Fiji with Susan ...


Sewing news:

I made three sunnyboys for Susan to take to Fiji as gifts, and in doing so I found a way of using the reversible fabric that
Ruth bought me in Japan.Sunnyboys for Fiji

And given Mr QM has just gone out, leaving me free to sew (rather than nagging me to do stuff in the garden) I'm going to make some more sunnyboys this afternoon. Hooray!

Crochet news:

I think I failed the dragonscale sock test. Something went wrong, and I don't know what ... but while I contemplate that sock pattern as well as the prawn vomit pattern, I started a third pair.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ourselves a Winner.
Jaffa socks in progress

Sure it doesn't look like much now, but I think by the time I get to the rippled leg, it will be a little bit va-va-voom.

Handmade news:

If you're in Canberra, get yourself to the Exquisite exhibition and sale at
CraftACT. I went to the opening yesterday, said hello to Olivia and her gorgeous felted pears, and bought a few presents. Even though two of the three recipients don't read this blog, I'm not posting them. So far I've kept to my handmade pledge for this Christmas, and I'm expecting my resolve will be strengthened with the Braidwood Quilt Event and the Handmade Market next weekend. Hooray for handmade! Hooray for the fact I only buy Christmas presents for about 8 people!


  1. The new sunnyboys are lovely. It's a perfect sewing day here today too...nice and fresh and bright and sunny. Just the inspiration we all need!

  2. Sounds like you had a brilliant sunday even though you're not in Fiji.

  3. Mmm, diving in Fiji with lovely Fijian man...

    ok, focusing! The stripey sock will be great once you get to the chevrony things! Love the sunnyboys too.

  4. I love the two tone sunny-boys. Very cool.

  5. Thanks for blogging even though you didn't feel like it - I miss you when you don't post! Great sunnyboys and the socks are coming along nicely. And as for Fiji - sigh!

  6. don't know what's going on but I can't see your photos - and it is driving me nuts. I will have to come back again and again till I get to see the winners! and I totally forgot about Exquisite - I will try to get there during the week. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. va va voom indeed, they are some good looking socks! a handmade xmas is such a good idea, shame i have spoilt young people to cater for...perhaps we shall all just go to fiji instead....

  8. Oh, the comment thingy works!..the weather is far too good to be blogging. I'm with u

  9. You may not be in Fiji, but you are on Sew Mama Sew! That's gotta be nearly as exciting!

  10. Wow, I'm in envy too, swimming in Fiji sort of the things you hear about like, "Let's rob this bank and then go swim in Fiji" but that someone actually does it - darn, all in envy.


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