What I have lacked in craft making,has been replaced by book reading.I finished Daniel Silva's THE CONFESSOR a couple of minutes ago.It was the first Daniel Silva book I have read but surely won't be the last.I love subjects about the vatican,the holocaust etc and this book had it all.Perhaps slowly I will craft again.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
No e-book can ever replace the joy of reading a real book.At the fair I found War & Peace.Many years ago I had seen the tv series which I had really enjoyed but with the passing of time,I had forgotten the story.So when I saw this book for sale I just had to buy it.It is 2 and a half inches thick and very small print but it is definitely on my want to read list.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
This week there was the Book Fair at the Mediterranean Conference Centre at Valletta and like past years,we went there after Saturday mass.Lots of books there and some had discounts.I found Joan Elliott's Wit & Wisdom.Needless to say,I just had to buy it.I was disappointed there were no other craft books for sale this time.Any other type of book was there.This book has some cute sayings in it and some Christmas stuff too.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Have a nice day to all but especially to my British friends :)
Sunday, November 3, 2013
It's a cold and wet Saturday morning and there's shopping to do still.Lovely weather for doing cross stitch.For quite some weeks now I have not been motivated to do any crafts.Perhaps something like writer's block? I really must do something to get out of it.I will give it another try after dinner.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Craftwise I have not done much. I have one of two christmas crochet items which are lying around waiting to be starched so I should get around to doing those so I can post a picture of them and Christmas is fast approaching.
Today I found a picture on the internet of a bracelet made up of cord which I would like to try if I could find the fittings which the bracelet is closed with. Here is the picture:-
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Another item ready on the production line :) Two hours of knitting today brought the scarf to a finish and I am happy with the result.As I said in the previous post,this yarn was easier to work with and for the first time since I have knitted with these ruffle yarns,this was a joy to work with.It is still very hot here although yesterday we had a very bad storm with floodings. I got soaked to the skin because I was out shopping and driving back the short distance from where my mum lives was a nightmare.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
what is that,you might be asking?A dead animal?actually it is my latest knitted scarf which is half done.The ribbon yarn is called Ice Tango (www.etoliplik.com) made in Turkey.It is worked with 6mm needles on 6 stitches.worked in garter stitch in every 2nd hole.When turning from one row to the next,insert needle in first hole.When the ball is finished,bind off cast off all stitches.This ribbon yarn is easier to work with than the ones before because it keeps straight somehow.One ball makes one scarf.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Friday I had an unexpected errand to do.I was in the area of a place called Ghaxaq here in Malta and so I just had to visit a craft shop there called Imagine and Create.Prices are a bit more than if I had to buy them online but I just had to buy something.If I was in a sweet shop I would not mind buying nothing but surrounded by craft supplies,I succumb to temptation :(
Friday, August 30, 2013
This was something small to finish but for me it is still an achievement.I hope to have the motivation to continue my larger projects.This keyring was supposed to be stitched with 4 strands and I don't think they calculated enough thread.I ran out of their shade DMC 3846 when I had just a dozen stitches left.Luckily I had a Profilo 137 which matched exactly.For a larger project I would not have done that but for a small keyring it was ok.I don't know how colour fast profilo is.They are included with a cross stitch magazine I sometimes buy.