My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FNSI for June


On Friday night I continued on with some knitting I had started earlier in the week. With the All Blacks vs Samoa on the telly and fellow FNSI friends from around the globe, it was a very enjoyable evening. 
Last weekend the MOML (hubby) and I spent a few days away (as our son put it; the MOML's annual weekend away because the cows are dry!). I had hoped that we were going to do enough driving that I could start and finish this wee vest in the same trip.
First time I've done knitting in the round with these cable needles.
Because the cable was too long I had fun and games... I changed to
a shorter one the other night and it was a lot easier!
Typically for me I got sidetracked and spent one leg (or maybe two) of the trip crocheting before I even started the knitting.
Fancy little cable - first time I've done this for a while!
However, I think one more session and it will be done. It's a Milo vest which I am making for the Little Sprouts group here in NZ. I'm officiallly making the 3 month size but as I haven't done any tension/gauge testing, it may be a surprise size!
This is a cute little stitch/row marker my lovely friend Joanne made me.
Much nicer to use than the plastic ones!
Thank you everyone for your company and to Wendy for hosting us :-)

The crochet that sidetracked me - progress on the assymetrical shawl.
I'm still making my way through my latest Evandale blocks, basting another one the other night as well. Getting there with this border :-)
Outer shapes basted on and waiting for hand stitching on - maybe tonight :-)

I mentioned a (long) weekend away that the MOML and I had; we spent time with family and visited a few friends.
I barely took any photos while we were away but here are a couple to share —
It was nice to see Mum's cross stitch on our bedroom wall. These have been framed since we last visited. She bought these when we visited my son when he lived in Rockhampton a few years ago.
Lorikeets.
'scuse the reflections in the glass!
Very Australian looking!

A gentle frost one morning made a lovely scene.
It's the end of the weekend already, this one has flown by really quickly. I managed a little sewing this afternoon but nothing much to share just now. I'm looking forward to a peaceful week with not too many things on which means I may fit in some quilting time :-)
'til next time,
happy stitches,

28 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Sounds like life is good......

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad you enjoyed your weekend away. Beautiful knitting and love your Evandale block. Loved seeing such lovely critters of OZ so beautifully stitched by your Mum xx

I am said...

Lovely work Raewyn and love your mums stitcheries ,well done xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lots of wonderful projects ❤️❤️

KaHolly said...

I always love to see what you've been working on. Your mum's stitcheries look fantastic, too. That last pic, with the sheep, looks so serene, so inviting.

Doreen Auger said...

"Serenity".....perfect. That little vest is so sweet and will be a perfect addition for your upcoming chillier days!

Needled Mom said...

The little vest is so sweet with those great cables.

Your mom's sticheries are gorgeous. It's nice to see them framed and hanging.

sunny said...

Love the little vest! Such nice stitcheries. I still love doing cross stitch, and always have at least one in my basket.

Maria said...

Cute wee vest with the fancy cable...
Sew nice for you both to have a weekend away...
Mums cross stitches are lovely.

straythreads said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend adorable little vest and all the stitching projects

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love that little blue sweater vest for a baby that you are knitting--how cute--
and that color of dark rose in that shawl will be lovely--
and always a bit of quilting added in there--
have some great sewing/knitting time this week--
enjoy the moments, di

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. I'm always interested in seeing what you are up to, and seeing your countryside. I completely spaced FNSI, which is not unusual lately. I'm spacing a lot of things. Do you think my brain is full and needs a hard-drive compression? =P I really like your Evandale block.

Helen said...

Cute vest lovely projects.

Leeanne said...

Nice to get away for a change of scenery. The little vest is very sweet, good for a boy or a girl. When I popped into the shop the other day I admired your Avondale on the wall, it is growing into a beauty. Did you bring some of that frost back with you?

kiwikid said...

That vest is very cute Raewyn, that cable looks complicated!! Your Evandale block is beautiful. Frosts up your way, I thought you lived in the winterless North?? Nice to see your Mums stitcheries framed.

Karen S said...

Sounds like you made the most of your weeekend away.
Lovely work with both the knitting and the crochet. Gorgeous blue in the yarn.
The framed cross stitch are lovely.

canuckquilter said...

Crochet and knitting two lovely projects :) I don't consider the crochet a distraction, just variety! Your Evandale block is beautiful.

Janet O. said...

I learned to knit as a young girl, but didn't stay with it. I marvel at anyone that can follow a pattern and make something that looks this complex (at least it does to me).
The shawl is looking very pretty.
My goodness, that Evandale block looks complex!

Julie said...

Cute little vest Raewyn, Gosh your Mums needlework is so perfect & dainty. They look wonderful all framed.

margaret said...

lots of variety here, the vest is coming along well, circular needles so much easier than using a set of 4 which we did in the good old days! Loving the koala my sister did a tapestry for Mum years ago think some of her great grandchildren have it now.

retdairyqueen said...

Nice knitting I do not knit any more
Some nice photos there

Karen's Korner said...

I have not used circular needles...must give them a go. It is nice to have a short break every once in a while to "re-charge".

Lin said...

Nice to have some time away. The little vest is cute and your EPP is looking great. xx

Anthea said...

lovely yarn-y work there Raewyn... lovely to have a break!

Julie said...

I don't know how you can knit or crochet in the car. I can't even EPP in it. Looks like a lovely weekend away, luckily you only had a gentle frost, bet that was a novelty for you now.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a cute wee vest!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I can't really do much in the car, wish I could, I'd get so much more done, lol! You've been doing some lovely knitting and crochet... and that block is very pretty. The cross-stitches are just beautiful - my mum make ones like them as well, but I don't have the patience :) xx

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

A woman of many talents....:) Sure love your block.