Wednesday, 11 June 2014


 It is officially winter here in the Southern hemisphere but we are still getting rather mild weather. There is not much I like about the colder weather apart from the opportunity to stitch the days away while relaxing on the couch with a cuppa , the heating on and a good DVD.  I have managed to complete more stitcheries of Woodland Secrets and only have 1 and a half left to do. I seem to be zooming along with them.

I think the Cosmo Multiworks threads make it quicker and less fiddly as I don't need to separate the strands . The reels already have 2 strands on them. I love the Cosmo threads as they appear to be a bit silkier . 

I have finished knitting all the pieces for my cardi and am about to stitch it all together. I am pondering whether to just crochet around the neck and front instead of knitting bands and doing button holes. I never do cardis or jackets up.

I have completed the top of the Lynette Anderson cushion . The pattern says to stuff it with polyfil
 but I think I will buy a cushion insert and make the cover removable. More work but more practical.

The cushion will then live on this beautiful chair that my lovely dad has restored for me. It was my great grandmother's. It was the traditional wicker colour, the front of the seat was unravelled and the feet were a bit rusty. He discovered that the chair is actually made of twisted hemp so he had to find another medium to work with.  After much thinking he decided to use a nylon cord and twisted it himself! He made the feet from sheets of aluminium, then painted it with my choice of colour. I am absolutely rapt with my chair. Not only does it have family history but it is soooooo comfy. Just the right size for little ol' me. ( my feet can actually reach the floor! Hehehehe)


 This week is a finishing off week. I am up to the binding stage of my little "Civil War in Autumn " quilt , stitching the openings up on 2 rather large pincushions and putting a button on them , finishing the backing for that cushion, finishing the cardi , (hopefully), and getting back to the latest Civil War quilt I showed you last time. Some Christmas stitching has also sneaked in there.  I have another patchwork retreat coming up soon so I need to prepare for that too.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love to read your comments and also look at your lovely blogs. Angel Blessings to you all. Keep warm and keep stitching.  


  1. Hi Ondrea,boy you sure have been very busy,gorgeous projects and love the colour of your cardigan and that chair is stunning and how good is it that it has family history.xx

  2. Wow You have a busy little beaver.... just love those Owls.... the cardigan looks fab love the choice of colour

  3. Your cardi is stunning. The color looks amazing.the stitcheries are lovely. Your dad has done a fantastic job on the chair.enjoy!

  4. Lovely sweater and I tend to wear mine open as well, but what if I want it closed? So I do buttons all the time :)

  5. Your dad is very clever fixing the chair, love the stitcheries and that cardi is just beautiful and will suit you to a T :) Barb.

  6. Great to catch up with you here. Liz gave me the link. Miss you from the forum especially your reading comments.
    Your Woodland stitcheries are lovely and congrats on the cardi. I am not a great knitter and am struggling to get through a striped beanie.
    The chair looks wonderful, what an enterprising guy your Dad is and great to have the family history.
    And almost forgot, the cushion looks great and I'd go for an insert, much tidier!

  7. DIANNA, please let me know your email addy as I cannot contact you. So great to 'see' you and thankyou for your lovely comments.

  8. You have been busy. Love your "new chair" and it looks very strategically placed next to a rack containing some of your lovely work.