Spud update, finished knitting and a new contributor

I’ve had Spud (Couch Dragon) out recently, and I’ve fallen in love with it again. So much so that I will be continuing to work on it for a little while. I’m hoping to get the photo on the wall completed.

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The weather the last couple of days hasn’t been too good so this image is a little washed out, and it’s also the reason I haven’t had a chance to block this shawl I completed recently.

IMG_0492It’s a bit of a mess right now, but this is the most gorgeous piece and you’ll be surprised at what it will block out to.

I did get a piece I’ve been working on for my Mum blocked and photos taken before the weather turned. Thanks again to Jessica for modelling…. not that she had any choice :p

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I’ve also started a pair of gloved in this same wool for Mum. I’ll have an update of those once I’ve done a bit more on them.

I’ve added a new contributor to my blog. Hopefully she’ll post regular updates of her work here. She stitches and knits also. I’m going to share her most recent update of her HAED piece called QS Celestial.

QSCelestial-7April14I can’t wait to see what she decides to share in her first post.

A couple of updates

I have been holding out on you.

I have had an update of French Filigree to share for a few days now but haven’t managed to get around to it until now. So, instead of just that one update I also have an update of Spud (Couch Dragon).

I’ve been hoping to get as much done on him before the end of the year when I hope to have two new starts, QS Theatre of the Absurd (freebie SAL) and Ice Palace.

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SK Dragon – One page left

Only the first page is left.

It will be exciting to see the letters/words appearing out of nothing. The word “Mouse” is already legible as are few other letters.

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I was hoping to have this done before I send out the floss usages for the HAED Sal. That way I can fill my floss box with the bobbins for Theatre, but I don’t think that will happen.

Our driveway looks a little different to the last picture.

With the help of our mate and three mini skips, Tim removed over 12 tons of concrete rubble from just the area outside the garage.

Once this area is relaid he’ll start removing the strip that runs up along the house and that has nearly the same amount of concrete to move. Thankfully having the unbroken area cut into pavers will decrease the cost of removing this bit.

Did you miss me? A little dragon update

I’ve been a little preoccupied of late.

I’ve been doing the Christmas shopping thing and setting up the HAED bulletin 2013 Freebie SAL so the stitching has been a little amiss of late.

I do have a little update of my SK dragon though.

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I’m not the only busy one around here. We decided to take an insurance payout on the repair to our driveway and are organising the new driveway ourselves. So… Tim has been preparing the old driveway by attacking it with a jack hammer!!!

Not only can we blame the earthquakes on the damage, but we can blame the earthquake for Tim’s destruction of it. After he worked at the deconstruction of the Eastgate mall he has wanted to get a jack hammer and destroy stuff. Now he’s like a pig in mud.

Back onto the subject of the Freebie SAL, I thought I’d share what I choice and what I will be sharing WIP of next year.

QS Theatre of the Absurd by Ciro Marchetti