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A New Month And Season.

Posted on | March 1, 2015 | 12 Comments

Welcome March and Autumn. We are being spoiled with a beautiful, mild sunny day here. I suppose I should make the most of it before the cooler months arrive.

I have been working on several projects at one time, but when this happens there are not a lot of big project finishes. Here are some little completed projects.

I made a popcorn edging for my ripple blanket.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015


I need to start stockpiling a few more monkeys for gifts. This is the first.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015


I have started making some Easter Chicks. This is a design from Plushka’s Craft.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015


I am working on the quilting for two tops and have sent another to my long arm quilter.

I also have a Christmas penny rug underway.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015


There is a lot happening in the Melbourne area in February and March. One festival was the White Night Event held in the Melbourne city area last weekend. It ran for one night from 7pm to 7am.

We went into the city early in the afternoon so we had time to have our evening meal and then wander around some of the venues before it was dark and the lights began.

Here are just a few of the sights.

This is the Melbourne Concert Hall with tentacles spreading out all round.

White Night Melbourne

And  bit of yarn bombing near the City Square.

White Night Melbourne


This is an amazing dragon sculpture viewed from different sides as the night became dark. It changed colours and had different lighting effects. And then, of course, it breathed fire.

White Night Melbourne

White Night Melbourne


White Night Melbourne


We viewed the Mambo exhibit in the Ian Potter Gallery.

White Night Melbourne


The projections of the story of Alice In Wonderland looked amazing along a whole block of buildings in Flinders Street.

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White Night Melbourne

This part was amazing because the pictures were designed to match up with the physical features of the buildings.

And in the end, if your feet were getting tired, you could watch a variety of movies on a screen in Bourke Street (one of Melbourne’s busiest) and sit in a comfy plush sofa while doing so!

White Night Melbourne


It was a wonderful night and definitely worth going to. We only saw a small part of what was on offer. I do hope there is funding to run it again next year.

I  hope the first day of March has started well for everyone.

Cheers, Karen




12 Responses to A New Month And Season.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Wow! You are busy! Love the bobbles on the crochet rug and the monkey is so cheeky! The felt owls are delightful too! How did you find the crowds at White Night? That’s what puts me off going!

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    Ooh I love the popcorn edging to your rug, what stitch did you use to get this effect? Of course you need a supply of monkeys, one is not enough, they are so cute. Have fun with your stitching projects.

    Happy days.

  • Wow the dragon looks amazing! What a wonderful festival. Your ripple quilt is beautiful and !monkey is sook cute xx

  • Fiona says:

    so much lovely to see… I love that popcorn finish.. what a great make… and such cute softies…. how fun with all that happening in the city….. amazing ideas

  • Christine M says:

    I love the edging on your ripple blanket. Your little monkey is so cute as are those little birds. Great finishes, Karen.

  • That popcorn edging adds a really fun touch! And I enjoyed seeing your Melbourne pictures a lot. So interesting – thanks.

  • Mary says:

    At first I thought the edging of your blanket is pompoms, but now I’m thinking they are knitted….that’s different! How time consuming are they to make? (not that I can knit but from curiosity)

    The festival looks like such fun. It must take hundreds of people to put it together! How wonderful to have so many different attractions in one place. I’d definitely sit for a movie or live show in those couches. I’ve never seen them used in open spaces before–what a smart idea!

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen oh I do so love your work ,that blanket is awesome and Thankyou for sharing your night in Melb it looks wonderful.xx

  • Oh Karen…you are very talented…all your projects are wonderful! Loved the Sydney light festival so I can imagine your delight at Melbourne this weekend!
    Nice post…xox

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    I love the pompom edge on your ripple blanket, and that monkey made me smile! That festival in Melbourne looks lik so much fun!! I love seeing buildings lit up with projections, and those comfy couches are such a fun idea, thanks for sharing the photos.

  • Cheryl says:

    The White Night festival looked amazing Karen. Ooh as a snowman lover love the book of your new penny rug and love your knitted/crocheted projects

  • marina says:

    lovely edging to your pretty ripple blanket, the monkey and chickes are so cute.
    lovely things to see in town, havent been in for awhile maybe a trip is in order to see those sculptures.


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