Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bah! Humbug!

Drat and Dagnabbit!

No matter how much love you pack into them, or how hard you work,
some projects just don't come out successful.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Almost the End of September!

My relping has recently bogged down to those projects that are
convenient to carry around. A stitch or three here and there but more
carting it along "just in cae I need something to do." Sans evident
ambition these projects could last me the rest of my life.

The holidays are still bubbling up in the background though. And
since funds are really limited, and the ideal of homemade or locally
acquired gifts has politically correct appeal, I'm feeling the need
to get organized. To that purpose I've done a mental tally of my
various cupboards and drawers. Fabric... ah yes. Flannel I bought 2
seasons ago and corduroy purchased for the first grandchild. A shirts
stowed away to embroider someday. Time to grit my teeth and drag some
of this out of hiding and put it to use.

Oh, but I'm so much better at planning projects and buying the
components than at actually buckling down to the work.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Note from the Sydney (Australia) Relpers

Here is the final totals for all that Ann Richardson handed in to Guardian
Pharmacies for the World Vision Knitting for Mongolia Project:

28 knitted lap blankets
13 Doona's (quilt) (these are crib size)
200 flannelette sheets to wrap a small baby in
38 pairs of booties
22 pairs of mittens
6 scarves
261 hats
50 premie sets (includes: sweater, hat, booties and flannelette wrap)
13 sweater and flannelette rap set for 1 year old
43 sweaters for 1 to 12 year olds
4 ponchos
4 sweater and hat sets

Neighbors, Epping Lace Group, Quilters Guild, and teachers from the
Deaf & Blind School were the contributors.