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Half Way.

Posted on | June 28, 2020 | 8 Comments

It is odd to think that in a couple of days we will be half way through 2020. Time flies regardless of the way the year is unfolding. That is the limit of my navel gazing. On to the craft projects!

I am keeping on with my 2019 Gail Pan BOM. July is completed.

Now I am at the stage where I need to decide how big to make the quilt using these stitcheries. And select which stitcheries to use if I limit the size. A bit of thinking needed here.

I am deciding on a new crochet project and have been trialing colours for the African Flower block.

I am torn between the bright colors and the tonal blocks. Another decision to be made.

I have quilt blocks on the go that I stitch in between other projects. They are a 6 inch block.

I think I have about 70 blocks made and there is enough of the Japanese fabric to keep going with a few more. I am enjoying this one.

I have two other tops ready to be sandwiched.


In between all of this I have caught up with placing all of 2019’s photos into several albums. Now I am ready to start on this year before the pile turns into a mountain.

Obviously plenty to do.

We have been having really cold mornings and lovely sunny (but still cold) days. We are still seeing a lot of native birds in the garden with a lot of king parrots enjoying our trees. But the biggest surprise this week was seeing a pair of kookaburras sitting on a branch outside our window. They were in the area when we first moved here, but disappeared when all the housing development went ahead. I am so pleased they have come back to enjoy and use the trees in our area.

I hope everyone is looking forward to a good week. Stay safe.

Cheers, Karen.

8 Responses to Half Way.

  • I love the Japanese blocks, of course!!! You are moving ahead with so many great projects, Karen! Great job!!!

  • You have lots of lovely projects on the go Karen….the crochet medallions are beautiful. Any encounter with wildlife is always special. How lovely to have Kookas visiting. Stay safe and well Karen xx

  • Cheryll says:

    Your crocheting & Japanese fabric blocks look great. It’s a l-o-n-g slug sorting photos… so good luck as you near a finish…xox

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Karen lovely work my friend and wow love those crochet blocks they look fantastic,love the colours. Well done with organising your photos,all mine are just put in a large box,lol,hope you have a lovely day Karen xx

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Lots of pretty projects here to see and admire. Your Japanese one looks so interesting and it’s great you have two other tops ready to sandwhich up. Always plenty to do, as you say.

  • Fiona says:

    oh my goodness you are keeping very busy…. I just adore those crochet blocks…. loads of sewing done too… the japanese fabric blocks look so effective with their dark frames and I love the fresh quilt tops you have…

  • Kyle says:

    Half way and tons accomplished. You have the most interesting and beautiful birds. My Colorado species seem pretty dull in comparison.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    I get a lot of joy seeing kookaburras in the garden. We had a favourite when we lived in Mitcham. My dad was particularly fond of him! You’ve been very busy Karen. I’m especially loving your crochet squares. I’m no help deciding what colour way to go with- I love them both!


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