All quiet on the western front

Don’t worry, I haven’t disappeared completely, it’s just a really busy time of the year.

We have been away for a couple of days celebrating my mum’s 80th birthday. She was taken ill on her birthday last year and since then has been diagnosed with two very serious illnesses and lost my dad. Now that she’s recovering somewhat, it seemed like a good time to celebrate and so we did. Let’s hope the coming year is less sad and stressful than the last one.

In the mean time, I’m still busily making things: all the hexagons are edged and ready to be passed on to others in my craft group for sewing together into a blanket; I’ve even worked out how to use all of them up (there are 46) in a blanket that’s a sensible shape:

It is possible to use all 46 hexagons in a symmetrical blanket

It is possible to use all 46 hexagons in a symmetrical blanket

And I’m back at work on edging the masterpiece. I’ve now done five complete rounds and I plan to do one more in blueberry, one in black and then the final wavy edge… unless I change my mind!!

Still going round and round

Still going round and round

At the end of the week I’m going back to Karuna to teach my annual introduction to permaculture course, so I will have to find something small to make whilst I’m away… socks? string bag? granny squares? a dish cloth? Who knows?

If you don’t hear much from me over the next few days, don’t worry, I will be back for sure on Monday 28 July… I know this because I’m already working on the post!

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  1. So glad you celebrated your Mums birthday. Hope all goes well while you are away and looking forward to seeing the masterpiece which is living up to its name.

    • Nearly there with the masterpiece… of course every round is slightly bigger than the last, so it takes longer and longer to complete each one! I’m hoping it will be done by the end of next week 🙂

  2. I’m glad you managed to spend some time with your Mum, and that you were able to make new memories together for her 🙂

    I love what you’ve done with the hexagons – it’s going to be a lovely blanket once it’s done! 🙂

    The masterpiece is looking quite magical now – it’s going to be an amazing piece once you’ve finished – and whatever you make when you’re away is sure to be a winner! 🙂

    Have a great time with your teaching!

  3. Maya Panika

     /  July 20, 2014

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost mine this year, too. Cherish your mum 🙂

  4. Gosh, you’ve been busy. Look out for today’s post (tomorrow’s for you) later on. Hope it generates lots of lovely traffic for you. I think that hexie blanket is going to be fun, and I love the Masterpiece edging so far.

  5. I’m so glad the current celebrations for your Mum went well. The last 12 months have been atrocious for you both. Lets hope for a better year now.
    The hexagons look great and the shape is good but the masterpiece is looking sensational. You’ve really worked hard on it.
    I hope you have a good time with the permaculture course, but no skiving, you’re expected back prompt on 28th as promised.
    xxx Mega Hugs xxx

  6. The purple edging makes that green look fluro Ms Snail. See you when you get back and enjoy whatever you are doing to the max 🙂

    • It should be a great week… I have someone shadowing me on my permaculture course, which makes me feel terribly responsible! I hope I don’t teach her any bad habits 😉

      • She can only hope Ms Snail 🙂 Have fun being the teacher, should be a great lesson for both of you 🙂

  7. Well, here I am at last! I love your name and I love those hexagons. I also see you are more than some crochet, also sustainability and permaculture – and that just from speed reading through two posts! Why did I wait so long? So glad you popped by! 🙂


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