Monday, May 10, 2010

What I've been crocheting (when I can get away from all the renovating!)

I've been clearing photos in my camera. They're mainly of the renovating variety, along with some family ones from a week or so back when my youngest son and his family came to stay, but today I'm concentrating on the woolly ones.

These are 8" squares I've made so far for blankets that are being sewn together by Chalky (see Chalky's World in my side bar) for charity. I have a couple more to add but they still need the dratted ends sewing in - not my favourite job!   You'll see from her photos that she makes a brilliant job of sewing them together. 

This is another square; this time a 6" one for Mrs Twins (see her blog in my side bar, too).  She also does a fantastic job of putting all the squares together for charity.

I find the squares are the ideal way to use of scraps of wool and, as they don't need too much concentration, they are easy to do when you have a spare few minutes.  I shall keep going with them because I have loads of wool to use up!

Again, on the square theme, these 4" squares are for a personal project.  I have a very old chair that is just sitting in storage in one of the barns here; whilst rummaging around for something else in there (a tin of masonry paint that the Husband was convinced he had somewhere - yes, we did find it in the end. It was a 20 litre tin so a bit hard to 'lose'!) I came across the chair and decided that it could be brightened up with some spray paint and a bit of the crochet stuff, so I made a start on that last night.  It will be an ongoing project and it may be some time until it's finished but at least the chair will get a new lease of life.

Now, I'd better post a photo of that little window now that it has been re-glazed with clear glass.

This is the view from it on a very dull day yesterday.  Of course, before it could be glazed the Husband had to paint the exterior reveals.  As the window is above a conservatory with a sloping roof, he decided to do it from the inside - with the window's cross-members restricting him -  and me standing on the outside telling him which bits he had missed!   This was why we needed to look in the barn for the masonry paint; it's just the way of things, isn't it? You start one job then find you need to do a bit more prepping before you can get on with it!

This photo shows the lovely lintel, which we think is made of ash. It has just been treated for woodworm and will be finished off with Briwax furniture wax which will really bring out the colour and grain.  We need to wait for the putty to set, then we can wax the window frame and plaster and paint the interior reveals.  It will be a lovely feature just below a vaulted ceiling - I just have to decide whether to put something on the sill or to leave it as it is.  I'll take another photo when it's finished and, also, when the sun is shining through it!

1 comment:

  1. Everything will be great when its finished Kathy. I'll be very interested to see how your crocheting goes too.
    More crocheting for me, you are kind.
    Hugs to you and I hope the weather keeps nice for your work.