17 December, 2009

Star Garlands


As you can see, I have been having fun doing more stars. These have been great no brainers to sit at the shop & do or of a night in my few moments of time I can sit. They are easy to put down & pick back up again, with the many interruptions I get from either BJ, mum or customers, depending where I am. I started off the other day on the plain coloured ones & then jumped into the 3 colours & then some in 2 colours. I like them all. I don't think I have a favourite. But these 2 garlands will be Christmas gifts I expect. I am going to keep the plain ones that I started on myself. They were my first stars so I will keep them. The 3 in red I posted the other day & then they multiplied & there are a bunch of white & green ones now.

I was rapt to pick up more of the yarn from K-mart on the weekend. Stu got some on Saturday & discovered it was only $1 a ball now so I invaded again on Sunday. I have to go there again today so I will check to see what is still there. I think it will be nice yarn to make a ripple quilt/blanket. I am going to make one of those next year I decided. I was looking at the instructions yesterday over at Lucy's great blog. Hers is very pretty & I glanced over the instructions but really don't have the time to start something else right now, so I was very good & didn't. Plus it isn't good trying to learn something new with a head cold as I discovered yesterday attempting to finish off a couple of other things. Suddenly things become quite hard!

Hopefully this cold gets better though quickly. We have a wedding tomorrow that I can't miss for being sick! Won't let it happen! I did get some cold & flu tablets the other day. I had been a long time since I bought those. Do you know how difficult it is to buy something as simple like that? & when you are standing there feeling like crap you really don't give a toss about the reasoning behind it all & I just felt like saying "Look can I buy some or not?". I was allowed to eventually but only once I produced my drivers license so they could record the fact that I have bought them & they can monitor how many packets I buy so I don't go & make my own little drug stash. Ok, one can understand the reasoning behind it but when you are not well you really don't care. Just get on with it I say! lol

Well that turned into a little bit of a change from star garlands. Hahahaha... But I feel worse today than yesterday. Must be the late night after a bridal shower last night, for tomorrows bride. Cousin Minka is getting married! We are going for a lakeside wedding at Cradle Mountain so it should be very picturesque! No doubt it will be even more so with rain & snow I bet! Lovely in pretty clothes & high heels! It will be quite a sight I expect in more ways than one!

There probably won't be much activity here for the next few days with Christmas festivities following the wedding over the weekend. Not to mention cleaning & packing which is an ongoing thing in between everything else. I had better go & find some of that to do now while I have a spare couple of hours.

Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer's day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land.
Vincent - Don McLean

3 comments:

Sally said...

Hoping that you get better real soon... I'm hoping to give Lucy's ripple blanket a go next year too. Perhaps we can do it together and give each other moral support?

Love your crocheted stars... feeling inspiration coming on. (Been in a bit of a creative glut lately!)

Kate said...

Oh I hope your head feels better soon. I love your star garlands. I haven't thought of doing multi colored stars and they look so great.I made a whole lot of plain stars but still have to darn the ends in and crochet them together.

plushka said...

I like your crochet stars! Get better soon!