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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"A very Yellow-Lemon toned post."

Hello,

Hope all is well. Our Internet was slowed down last week. Thanks again David!!! All back to speed today. I have had a few finishes, all yellow toned ones. The first one is the Sunflower cross stitch which I turned into a cushion.

I picked up a cushion insert from Spotlight in Midland on Sunday so it is now on our lounge.

The other finish was the string crochet bag.


 I used just under 2 balls of thread which were 50grams each . I started with a size 4mm hook but found it difficult to get the hook into the stitches a couple of rounds in.  I then used a size 3mm hook. The thread I used was called "Thorobred Scheepjeswol" a product which I think is no longer available. I picked up about 10 balls for a few dollars from Good Sammy's. It was a lovely thread to crochet with.



I have starting picking the lemons to make lemon cordial. There is probably enough fruit on the tree to fill another ten of these laundry baskets. I also made a Lemon Cake yesterday which is always popular.

Happy days.
Bev C

23 comments:

shez said...

lovely cushion and bag Bev and beautiful home grown lemons.xx

Michelle said...

The fabrics you used in the cushion really frame the cross stitch nicely, and the crochet bag looks great. Have fun making lemon cordial...

Fiona said...

love your happy cushion and the bag is great..... it is perfect to carry all those lovely lemons in....
Hugz

Cheryll said...

oooohh and lemon butter... yummmmmm !
Great cushion Bev... and lovely colour of the string bag too!
Nice work all round ! :)

Cubby House Crafts said...

Gorgeous cushion and bag Bev!
I am green with envy after seeing all your lemons!lol! I have tried to grow lemons and on about my 5th tree and this year the frost cut it severely after it seemed to be going so well!
Lisa

Karen said...

Your cushion looks bright and cheerful for Summer.
Love the idea of the string bag.
Those lemons look super juicy!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your lemony post. Your cushion is lovely.

FarahLin said...

That's a pretty cushion and love the crocheted bag too!

Melissa said...

Love how your cushion turned out!

aussiequilter said...

what about lemon curd and oh yes---lemon pie...yummy ! Love your cross stitch and crochet bag too cheers teri xo

Terriaw said...

Beautiful pillow! I love the way you framed the sweet stitchery. Love those string crochet bags too. They are fun to make and fun to carry produce.

Maria said...

Oh Lemon Meringue.. Yumm!!!!
Love the Lemon post....

Deb said...

I absolutely LOVE the pillow now that you've made it up!!! Very, very nice! What a blessing to have a lemon tree!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful pillow design Bev and those lemons are perfect colored yellow. I could just smell the lemon cake. I can't wait for it to cool down here so I can do some baking.
Have a lovely day.

barb's creations said...

Gorgeous pillow Bev,how do you make lemon cordial as I have glut of lemons as well and would like to use them not see them go to waste :) Barn.

marina said...

love your lemony post!
the cushion looks great.
We have heaps of lemons at the moment too and our blood orange tree is overladen also. Luckily they last a fair while on the tree and when picked.

Anthea said...

Great cushion Bev!Lovely to be able to admire your work on the sofa like that! Oh lemons, I gladly take them from anyone who has excess, any fruit for that matter...

Lynda said...

Love lemons and all your lemony goodies look fantastic.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Now Bev you are teasing me with all those lemons LOL!

Sue said...

Love your post, I'm a yellow girl at heart....oops does that mean I'm a coward like the lion in Wizard of Oz?

Simone de Klerk said...

Great crochet bag! Beautiful color.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Bev, your lemon creations look lovely and lemon cordial sounds delicious!

Pearly Queen said...

Oh how I wish I could grow lemons here in France!

Penny
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