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= a pair of socks. this a ball of kettle dyed merino from uruguay. really beauitul to knit. malabrigo. the recipient is a gorgeous boy who split a whole pile o firewood for us. 2.75 bamboo needles my favourite part... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at prairie mouse
i've had this blog now for six or seven years now and it feels at times that it is a tired old space yet i hold on. someone will say how much they love checking in and that i feel,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at prairie mouse
i've had this project tucked away in my mind since i first saw it on pinterest quite some time ago. with enough socks for everyone and all freshly darned for the winter ahead i decided it was time! this is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at prairie mouse
michael has been away working for the past six weeks and flitting in on the weekends. this has drawn to a close for now so we decided to whip away for the day on a mini camping trip to whangamata.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at prairie mouse
on saturday morning when i was hanging out the washing i looked down to see a crop o 'shrooms. we gathered them up, cleaned them up and cooked them up (after googling to make sure we were not going to... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at prairie mouse
i feel as thougn i have been having tea with him and have just stumbled back out through the wardrobe door having been away for what feel like a very long time. i dropped my cell, it froze. the computer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at prairie mouse
after embroidering the last of the bears i needed another subject. with easter approaching, i felt a rabbit was in order. she wanted some beads. maybe a cat next! Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at prairie mouse
or early autumn. okay, i concede. its cooling down and as much as i am looking forward to stocking up on yarn and fleece, i am sorry to farewell the long hot days. this afternoon i wanted to finish this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at prairie mouse
last week i was asked if i could make a backpack for a little guy about to start kindy. i looked about and found a great tutorial and started collecting up fabric that i thought would work. i really enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at prairie mouse
yet another basket to come off the hook. a metre or so of fabric (that i knew i would never use in the sewing domain) was ripped into ribbons in front of sochi - my viewing comapinions wincing at every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at prairie mouse
we have celebrated tommy's big day and though i am happy to have the event behind me, it was a great party. although the actual celebration is slightly archaic (the kids can drink here at 18) i do believe our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at prairie mouse
greetings and a happy 2014! hot summer here - days spent looking for cool corners. we have a 21st for t coming up so there is lots going on inside and out. i love dressing a house for a gathering!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at prairie mouse
this has been a work in progress for some time but last night michael finished the seat. done. the herbs i have planted either side have gone crazy as have the waterlilies that i brought home from whangamata from a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at prairie mouse
being the southern hemisphere our christmas is one of warmth. our solstice is summer and the longest day. our tree was/is traditionally pine but lately the firs and spruces have been creeping in and this year i bought a small... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at prairie mouse
to an embroidery thrifted last week. $3 for such beautiful fine work. even the back of it was a masterpiece. i couldn't leave it there so brought it home with thoughts of making it into a cushion cover for michael's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at prairie mouse
munk has made an appearance on my facebook page this festive season but thought i'd bring him over here as well - if you have been popping in on the blog over the years you will have met munk before.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at prairie mouse
the other day in my never ending attempt to clean and sort my house these little cross stitch images rose to the surface after wating patiently for i would say, two decades. they were in great condition so i set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at prairie mouse
apologies for going off the air. truth - had to get around to paying the typepad bill. done now for another year. this winter just gone i bought some boiled merino wool to make a sweater and don't know how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at prairie mouse
i needed a new dress. i wanted zakka so trawled pinterst for inspiration. plenty! some beautiful linen from the fabric store and i was away. actually i sat petrified with scissors poised. i didn't have a pattern but i had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at prairie mouse
moving on from the basketry i decided to get a little trickier and make a christmas stocking. i like with crocheting, that its easy to make a shape and if it doesn't work its no biggie to rip it back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at prairie mouse
hi kristin, lovely mosaic - love the woolen coral!! and yes, i really did not like the new flickr either. prairie kept telling me i would get used to it but i never really have. i find it hard to navigate and everything seems too big. oh well, i have so much stored there now i'll hang in there. we are in the middle of spring which is beautiful. lovely to have all that new growth again. well my friend, adios and best wishes, this was after all, supposed to be a comment and not a short novel! xxx
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2013 on mosaic monday-back at it once again at Kleas
i signed this off last night. this morning, being a very grey and blowy day there was wonderful little window of sunlight so i grabbed the camera, the basket and some lemons and headed to the garden. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at prairie mouse
see sheet, must rip this is in fact half a duvet cover. a polyester blend i am guessing - not as nice to work with as pure cotton, gets very thready as you tear. but, i don't mind the colour.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at prairie mouse
yesterday i took a trip to the tron (hamilton) and caught up with a very old friend who had these goodies waiting! onions - someone had given them a big bagful, more than they could use but the eggs are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at prairie mouse
oh oh oh i love it soooo much!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2012 on Care to see some studio pics? at allsorts
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