Monday, June 28, 2010

my weekend project

Thanks to everyone who suggested that I should just relax this weekend. I took your advice. And did a very great deal of not a lot! Except... I spent a bit of time with the crochet hook perfecting my granny square technique and trying to decide which pattern I liked most....

I went with this one for my first attempt at a crocheted throw, which I do believe the first born has already claimed. She might be waiting a while at the rate I go!
I'm using a variety of colours...and I'm sure you won't be surprised to see they're not pastels! Quite pleased with them though...even though I don't have a clue yet how to put them together...but that surely is why Google was invented!

And I did finish this book...and, as in the days before blogging began, it took me no time at all. This may be because I stayed in bed until 2 o'clock yesterday to read it. And it made me blubber (just like poor old ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who I do feel very sorry for). Except unlike blubbering was for no good reason other than a spectacularly happy and cheesy-schmalzy ending!
Forget the Booker and all things literature on a quest for relaxation...there's nothing like a good old girly book for a wintery Canberra day now is there?
...and deciding that I needed (ok don't need, but would very much like) a small collection of silver (ok then, silver plate) I found these while doing a bit of op shopping...and they didn't cost very much at all..about $20 for the lot. And I quite like cleaning silver, not that I did a lot of that on my take-it-easy weekend as you can see. Think they'll scrub up pretty well though and they are lovely shapes.

I'm thinking this lot will make a nice display on my antique chest of drawers in the bedroom. Chuck a few necklaces in one and some flowers in another....might work quite well in a casual, thrown together kind of way.

And I did a good bit of old-fashioned staring into space as well...thinking about life, this blog, work...and I've come to a few decisions. All good. So I guess you could say my project this weekend was me. And sometimes that's absolutely the best thing to be working on. The chandelier cleaning can wait for another time! Here's to a good week bloggy peeps.


  1. Sounds absolutely perfect Kerry...I like your idea of old-fashioned staring into space and thinking about life. You have the right idea. Love the silver and I would have picked the same granny square pattern. Have you met Beate @ Sunday in Bed? Her blog is filled with granny squares...she makes amazing things, have a look and tell her I said hi:)


  2. Sounds like you had the perfect weekend Kerry, I'll bet it was just what the doctor ordered. I love your bright and happy crocheting - no wonder the first born has claimed it! Sometimes, with so much going on, and living at such a frantic pace, it's hard to find the time to stop and think. Glad you managed to do just that my friend. K xx

  3. sounds like a brilliant weekend, and wow you've got a fair bit done with the crochet. my wool and hook are still sitting idle from the holiday i decided to give it a crack. watched two you tube clips on how to do it and gave up : ) oh i did use the hook the other month though to clear a drain!

    glad you had a restful weekend darl, we all need a recharge!


  4. Sounds like your weekend was nice and relaxing Kerry, just what you needed. I love the silver purchases and I'm sure they will look great on your antique drawers. That little saying at the end is lovely, how perfect!

  5. Sounds like a good weekend. I really like the granny squares colours - who doesn't love a granny square rug?
    Love the silver too, really pretty. I often get really tempted by little silver things when I go to auctions. So far I have managed to resist. You have a good weekend too!!

  6. I liked hearing about the little soul journey that was your restful weekend. I love the colourful, textural pieces that you had in the background of your crocheted squares. I could almost smell the incense and feel the tribal and artisan vibe.

    Your silver is beautiful - I love the shapes.

    You hit the jack pot - pre-blogging, I did seem to get through so many more books.

    I hope you feel refreshed and rejuvinated for the working week.

    Tracey at Velvetine Lily x o

  7. Morning:) Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Love your crochet and ooh it's orange ;) Love the pink / orange / white combo of squares and can't wait to see the completed throw, you clever lady! Love your silver too:) Hope you have a marvelous week:) Hugs ~ Tina xx

  8. yes, these colours will go nicely with my couch :)

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  10. Lovely there anything crafty and creative you CANT do? you are too much...crocheting now? they look just gorgeous in a little pile on their it..would look great as wall art too..on a black background. Love your little quote at the very true..and have been doing a little of that myself feels good x

  11. What a fabulous way to spend your weekend Kerry :) And as far as I'm concerned there is nothing wrong with a few tears at a "spectacularly happy and cheesy-schmalzy ending" of a light read...because who wants something challenging and intense all of the time xx

  12. Loving your colours! Good on for for staring into space.... I love me a bit of zoning out!

  13. Sounds like a perfect weekend and I couldn't think of a better project to be working on! xx

  14. Kerry it sounds like a really great weekend, doing some of my favorite things!!

    I hope you will join my designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint!

    Art by Karena

  15. I couldn's agree more ! It's so important to take care and work with yourself (and not just with others and other things) Good job ! I will (try to) do that this summer too :)

    Have a really lovely week !!


  16. Oh Kerry clever you, I am hopeless at things like knitting and crocheting and I don't know one end of the sewing machine from the other. Keep us posted on your progression. Am Loving the silver plate, what a bargain they will look lovely on your antique chest of drawers.
    Have a fabulous week.

  17. Sounds like a perfect weekend Kerry. Nothing like a bit of me time to recharge and refresh the batteries. And I so agree with you on the girly novel for an uplifting easy read. I bought one myself today. So, can I come to you for help with my granny squares - you'll be moving on to the bus cover pretty soon!

  18. Hi Kerry :)
    I send you many greetings from the sunny south of Germany and I guess you`ll make this Granny Square Throw beautiful and unique and I hope, I can see the result in the future...?! :)
    I like this kind of art (material is sooo smooth...) very much and I am always looking forward to find interesting inspirations. To interprete the old style into someting new and modern...
    I wish you a happy week and I leave greetings here for Jeanne. She`s such a nice person!
    Beate :)

  19. Kerry, you've got a search button! The weekend was well spent. xx

  20. Soo love your hoard of silver..lucky girl what a find....and am envious of the fact that I can't crochet...looks fantastic Enjoy Kym X

  21. Dear Kerry,
    So pleased to hear that your weekend consisted of lots of ME time...... although, you still achieved a lot.
    I achieved zilch and watched Wimbledon and, we had best not even mention the word football !! XXXX

  22. Sounds like a great weekend. Great progress on the grannies. It is very satisfying to see them piling up in their wonderful colours. It will be great to see what you do with the silver. Have a great week.

  23. There is only one you and sometimes we forget to pamper ourselves with some relaxing time. Great you did and I managed as well thank god :)) Have a great week Kerry xox

  24. Yay for crochet! Those make me think of my grandma's house.

  25. Yep, I think this is a great thing friend!
    Glad you took time to do all these wonderful things. Nurture the soul and only good things can follow.

    Here's to a new fab week.. Hump day as it is tomorrow.

    x Charlotta


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