Saturday, May 29, 2010

Always take your knitting....

You have to read all the way through to get the title of this post, but it should be worth it!

So I got up on the wrong side of the bed today. Maybe bringing Little Miss into bed at midnight to sleep with me for cuddles was a wrong idea, I don't know, but I haven't been able to shake the bad mood and headache. So I wrote this post in my head in the few snippets of light in the day, and here it is!

I realised I had forgotten to show the goodies I got at the MMQG day last Saturday. We all got a prize from a fabulous sponsor, mine was Moda fabric from PK fabrics, that will get added to the stash! And I was sitting next to a REAL quilter, one who has her own long arm machine- just for fun! And only uses 100% cotton thread, so I came home with her prize, thanks Clair!

This was from S.I.T, but when I opened it today, I thought "coat hanger cover? My arse!" What a gorgeous piece of fabric, from Thea and Sami. I'll keep that in the stash to use for good (and make some coat hanger covers from sheets heehee)


The pencil rolls are coming along, they were nearly done when I noticed a couple that I'll class as 'seconds', so had to make a few more. The colours cheer me up, and it's my own pattern this time, so pretty chuffed! I'm also finishing an apron for a swap this weekend, so having a bad day has left me a bit behind, but I'll make it- just!


Little Miss has kept herself busy, with he new book ($2 from Savers, $28 at Angus and Robertson!!). She decided she had to draw him...er, Mum, will you draw him? I free-drew the face, then taught her to trace with greaseproof paper- pretty good result, I think! She did the tree herself (in case anyone thought I did it!)

And, for the title of the post- here is my finished cowl. Not sewn up yet, there's only so much you can do STUCK IN YOUR DARK CAR when it RUNS OUT OF PETROL! It then decided to have a flat battery- and the trip home was all about the kindness of the RACV man (and me explaining how I paid him in advance to help me) and the man who helped push me off the side of the road. The child wanted to get out of the car, but I don't think we needed anyone to recognise us....

Not only is the moral of the story 'take your knitting', but make sure you are able to be pushed under a street light, so when the battery dies you don't turn on your car-mate with the knitting needles...

12 comments:

Gypsy said...

Oh Bec! Glad you got home safely in the end, hope the car's ok. Lovely prizes you scored there, I thought the same thing when I looked at my gorgeous Thea&Sami fabric - coat hanger cover????!!!!

Jodie said...

It sounds like the last 24 hours in your household have been quite adventurous ones!

I love the Tashi drawing, it's fantastic - My Miss 7 loves Tashi as well. I get them from the post office much cheaper than the book stores.

Hope the headache & bad mood is well gone and you have a great weekend.

Jodie said...

What a day - hope she likes Tashi, he is well loved at our school...

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh wow!!
luckily you got home ok.
hope you feel better soon & bad mood & headache disappear

Clair said...

That's one heck of a day! I can see why you needed those cuddles last night.

clare's craftroom said...

Never a dull moment ! Glad you can see the bright side .

Mistea said...

Well the title sure caught my attention as I have been driving around with my knitting a lot lately and it has paid off - I have a finish - Yippee!

Hope things are much better soon.

Hey that's great loot you got a S I T. Enjoy

CurlyPops said...

Crikey what a day indeed! Thank goodness you made it home safe and sound. I think I should take that little bit of advice and leave my craft bag in the car... you never know when you might need it!

Luv a Duck! (afka Partito y Monito) said...

What a day! Glad you got back in one piece. Mr Dom (5) is a huge Tashi fan too. I hope he doesn't get me to draw him though. I fear the results may not be as gorgeous as yours! And I'm another SIT attendee that guffawed at the thought of making that lovely fabric into a coat hanger cover...does anyone actually make coat hanger covers?! Obviously yes, but they don't feature in my wardrobe wish list!

Andi said...

Oh noooooo!!
What a day.
Hope the next few days are much better and you can look back and laugh at the whole messy affair!!

Karen said...

Oh no - what a day! Hope the car is OK now.
Glad you didn't resort to using the needles as a weapon.
I don't think much of the Thea and Sami fabric will be used to cover coathangers - I thought the same as you and Gypsy - too nice to sit under clothing in a wardrobe!

the textured leaf said...

I hope youre up to more sharing cos Im giving you a Versatile Blogger Award. Maybe this will help with the mood? Check out my blog for the details if you feel inclined. Theres been a lot happening in your life hasnt there?