Wednesday, 24 March 2010

African flower pattern

I tell you, Blogland has a lot to answer for!!!!!

Way too many beautiful projects that I keep spying on blogs and on Flickr.

I have been admiring this pattern for ages, I think I saw ElizabethCat's Flickr photos first or it could have been ............ ?????

Anyway I loved how it looked, so I put it in my queue - my now very, very, very long queue.

And then Bethel put her sunniest African Flower square on Flickr!!!!  I could wait no longer - you have a lot to answer for Bethel VBG ☺

And what do I notice this morning??????

Karin had the same idea VVVVVBG ☺☺☺☺
We must have been working on the same project at the same time!

Karin also added another project to my queue with her beautiful and bright pot-holders.  Watch out!!!!
African flower pattern, originally uploaded by Aussie Maria.

Has everyone seen the new Ravelry log in page - so very cute!!!

Bendigo Woollen Mills has a new yarn in their online shop - Melody. There is a Ravelry group for BWM and someone who lives near BWM had a look at it - the raves were great.

I already had a part order ready to go - so of course I had to order some

BWM Melody 50g Balls
Mix - 10% Cashmere, 55% Merino Ultrafine & 35% Microfibre
Colours - Crimson, Sapphire & Gold

Very, very, very yummy and so, so soft.
No project in mind, just wanted to touch, feel and see the product.

Very impressive - Well done BWM!!!!

Just re-reading what I have typed - I am all over the shop this morning?????  And I have not had ANY caffeine - or is this the reason ☺

And as a postscript - hubby did not win the Grand Final.  A great effort was put in on Saturday, but 6 days in 3 weeks was way too much for these very relaxed, happy guys (the average age is 36 and that is only cause there is one 21 year old in the team!!!!).  They enjoyed their cricket season thoroughly and were surprised that they had gotten so far in the comp.

Well done Toukley 4th Grade!!!!


  1. I love those african flowers, beautiful. The Melody is only at BWM for a very short time and they have already sold out of the crimson. Apparently it is a one off for a company and they were selling the left overs. I am waiting for mine to arrive. The gold looks lovely.

  2. Congratulations to hubby and the team for a great season.

    Lovely crochet going on! I got my BWM shade card this week; I'll have to take another look!

  3. Hi Maria,
    You sound rather 'hyper' today, all excited aren't you?
    well I must say I'm pleased you've had a go at these African Flowers they really are beautiful. I think I must be the only one who hasn't tried them. I'm too busy buried under Blankets.
    This new yarn looks very interesting too. I've just been to my Hobby Craft, nothing there really jumping out at me!
    Carry on the good work Maria!
    OOh, you do sound excited! No wonder I feel its pretty quiet in Blogland, you are all busy making flowers!
    Hugs and Love Suex

  4. Mmm, I might have to have a go at that as well, and Mrs Twins is encouraging me to have a go at Flicker, and I have an Easter Craft Fair coming up. I think I'd better have a coffee with extra caffeine and get a bit of your energy !
    love Louise x

  5. Hi Maria, your African Squares are so pretty, I haven't tried them yet, but must now - where did you get the pattern? Blogland is great for inspiration but terrible for making me flit from one project to another! Sounds like Hubby did well! **Kim**x

  6. I love these and am going to have to give them a try. Your color choices are wonderful.

    I can't wait to get home and plant some of those fun flowers. I think I have the name now. Thanks.

    Two days left and counting. Should be sunny the last two days.