Sunday, May 20, 2012

my granny-rose cushion

Well this week I had hoped to finish my granny rose cushion for my mum for mothers day but didn't quite get it done...never mind it will be in the post to her this week. I just have to sew 3 buttons on it . I told her it would be a little late. I put a little picot edge all around to finish it off.  and have just done the back plain. (like a big granny square) .
I must try and do some on chey's quilt this week. I am thinking of trying to make a poncho for my next crochet project, i'll keep you posted.
the back of the cushion
the back and front
finished cushion
picot edge of the granny rose cushion

Sunday, May 13, 2012

my little bird

I rescued this little baby bird quite a few months ago now and he has been living with us till today.  I decided today was the day to release him back to the bush.  One of my 5 cats actually went and robbed the nest and I heard it swarking and the cat dropped it . It didn't look hurt just scared so we looked after it by hand feeding it each day with the plan to release it when it could fend for itself....but after several tries the cat would catch it as it was not frightened of them at all as it would see them looking into the cage everyday.  and was really tame by now.  I think this bird has 9 lives !!  It got out last weekend and the cat caught it again and i went and rescued it yet again  so today i took it further from my house ...over to the neighbours  land  down to the ''tee-pee site''.  They actually have 'a tee-pee' that they put up in the summer.....anyway i let the little bird out and off he hopped into the bushes undergrowth. here is  pic of him/her  i 'm not sure what sex but it is a blackbird.  I hope it survives.
This pic is when I saved him and he kept filling up with air when he breathed as i think the cat damaged him somehow but it healed up and he came right. Sorry it looks a bit yucky .
little bird
the 'tee-pee' site

grown up 
off hops my little bird....bye bye birdie!

man in his boat

a clay sculpture from our friend who has since died

a cute heart rock

one of the paths

a pretty bromeliard

bodie there old dog about 11 yrs

more broms

These are some bromeliads in there garden. on my walk.
Hope all mums have a good day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

chey's star quilt

chey's finished quilt top.
Well I have just finished one quilt top over the weekend....Chey's quilt top is just have to the rest by late june as it is for his birthday.  I hope he likes it. It will be in time for winter too.  My other one will have to wait till I'm ready. here is a pic of it so far.  I have gone  with cream for the boarders as i wasn't sure what i was going to do, but i think it looks will do .

Sunday, May 06, 2012

"I've been making these flowers."

I have been making these crochet flowers .  I saw them  here and thought they were really neat so tried them out. The pattern is quite simple to do.  It is called 'lily pad hexagon'. I am going to make them into a bag too  I think. So far I have only finished them but need to sew them together and line it with fabric. When I have done some more I will post some pics of my progress. Love making these!  They grow quite quickly too, which is good. you only need 13 for a bag.
the yellow centres and first row of bobbles 


I have also been making these lovely crocheted ' Granny  roses'. you can find the pattern on astri blog.  She has a great blog and a 'you tube' video of how to make them. thanks astri.   I think they are really pretty too  and look great when stitched together into something.  I am making these into a cushion for my mum for mothers day. It will go on her bed as these are  the colours she has in her room...hope she likes it. I will post a pic when all finished which i hope will be on time!!....
some of these i tried a darker green around but think it is too dark ...just the wrong green for the I am going with the lighter  green  ..although i do like the dark green the more i look at it...???  What do you think??

I have been sewing my fat quarter quilt for chey also i have nearly joined the top up but have not taken any pics yet but will.
well I must go now and do some more on it or I will never get it finished.!