“Gee, ain’t it funny, how time slips away …”(thank you Willie Nelson!)

And it does slip away, doesn’t it?  There never seems to be enough minutes, hours, days etc to do all the things planned.  Despite nuisance things, like tests, operation, fractured elbow etc, I was finally able to perform with Born to Sing Choirs at both the Christmas in July fundraiser for Variety Kids and at the inaugural Guildford Songfest over two days in September.  Nothing, but nothing, lifts the spirits and chases the blues as singing does.

I’ve also joined the 5000 Poppies FB group and to date I’ve crocheted 35 poppies towards their aim of 60,000 to commemorate the signing of the armistice of World War I in October 1918.  The Australian War Memorial aims to have 60,000 poppies displayed in remembrance of the 60,000 Aussies that died during that war.  These are just some of the poppies I’ve completed and a closer view of the design that I used by tweaking a couple of patterns to come up with a design that worked for me …

I also completed the black and silver scarf/shawl and matching fingerless gloves, which I think I may have added in before.  It is so soft, with no scratch at all from the silver thread.  Still deciding whether to keep or sell.  Perhaps someone can make up my mind for me by deciding they’d like it for themselves? 🙂 I’ll put it on the For Sale page and see what happens.

As it was a nice sunny day today I tried to catch the glitter of the silver out in the sunshine.  Not sure if I captured it or not … what do you think?

On the “must do” list is my pink and black blanket jacket that I still haven’t finished off.  If I don’t get it done soon the cold weather will be gone.

As I have several bags of yarn scraps, I found a pattern that incorporates mixing the colours into a very bright and colourful afghan.  Gordon has said he would like it long enough and wide enough to cover him when he’s having a Bubba2 nap on the lounge, so that’s what I’m aiming for. It’s an easy, fun thing to do at night and it uses up all those scraps that accumulate.  Having taught myself how to join yarn by using the Russian join I can just keep crocheting instead of having to deal with a million tails to weave in at the end.  Some yarns are more difficult to join this way but it’s just a matter of perseverance.  I’ve featured the current project on the WIP page if you’d like to go and have a look.

Last night I tried my hand following a video for entrelac crochet.  You start off with a central square and then you just keep working more squares around it in a circle.  That sounds very complex and it is, but it’s an intriguing design and although I made mistakes on several of the squares with too many rows, it’s something I’ll come back to down the track when I have time to concentrate on it.  I also found a video for a rectangular version which is another one to look at down the track.

So, with the sun shining, the birds singing, the bees buzzing, the cold blooded creatures finally waking up, and the garden blooming, all is right in my world.  I hope it is in yours also 🙂 ❤

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