I blame Barbara for my latest venture into a new craft. Really I do, you see she showed cute little cross-stitched onsies on her blog and I just had to do the same. Because she is
an enabler a very kind and helpful person, she even emailed me a pattern to get started and gave me tips and advice along the way.
This was so much fun. But it’s a slippery slope… yesterday, as I was pulling out the waste canvas (see I’ve even got the lingo) I was muttering about Christmas ornaments to myself. This is a worry since our Christmas tree is a foot high, made of beads and wire, and doesn’t have ornaments.
I’ve decided to make Gorgeous Girl an Advent calendar (fabric shopping tomorrow if I get time) and will cross-stitch the numbers onto the little stockings. The LYS that is going out of business has beautiful threads at half price and I know where I can get linen. Barbara, I will be asking you for more advice soon. Thank you for all your help with this, I really enjoyed doing it.
On Thursday I had my first meet up with a fellow blogger: Cristina from Little Wilds. It was fun to meet her. We didn’t get a photo of the meeting, what with my crying kid and her crying kid it was hard to talk at times let alone get out the camera, but it was fun to meet up and I’m sure we’ll do it again, she only lives 20 minutes away. We would never have met but for the blogs, which is kind of cool.
Cristina is an awesome crocheter and her knitting is pretty cool too. She brought along presents for Gorgeous Girl.
A rattle ball, some very cute mittens and some lovely socks.
We had an alumni dinner on Thursday, Gorgeous Girl came along.
Just before we left (she is exactly 7 weeks old in this picture), and at the dinner
I’ve cast-on a sock as a take-along project, this is the 5th time I’ve cast on for this pair, hopefully I’ve got the maths right this time.
Today is the Federal Election in Australia. The seat we are registered in is a marginal seat, at the last election the difference between the two main candidates for that seat was approximately 150 votes – every vote there really does count. So I voted postally this week (voting is compulsorary in Australia, but if you are living overseas for any extended period of time it is optional). My vote has 14 days to make it to Australia before the deadline for postal votes – South Africa post can manage that can’t they. I won’t think about the Christmas card that we sent December 10, 2006 and arrived June, 2007… I am determined to make my voice heard and see the right man win. This time tomorrow I’m either going to be very happy, or extremely despondant…Right now I’m off to scour the internets for up-to-date election results. First Federal Election where I haven’t watched the live coverage…yes, I’m a political tragic