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Monday, February 28, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Hello and welcome to "Makes Me Happy Monday"

I have been absent from blog land for the last few days. I was booked into have a operation which involved about 5 or 6 procedures last Wednesday afternoon. All has gone well and I have been sleeping and resting for the past few days. Hopefully this operation will improve my general well-being and even may solve another problem I have got. The only down side to this operation is I can't swim and go in the spa for a month. Have to wait until everything heals up. With the hot weather we had over the weekend I would have loved to have a swim. Oh well. I am happy it is all over and done with.

Over the weekend I got to and started and finished some crochet. I made a dish scrubber with some Panda Regal 4 ply cotton I had on hand. I used a 2.5 size crochet hook because that was the biggest size I had on hand unless I went to a size 4 which would have been way to big. I am happy to say that I finished it on Sunday. I started with a row of about 55 chains then did half trebles in each stitch with 2 chains at the start of each row. I should have enough to make another one. This will be added to my projects finished for OPAM. I have had this ball of cotton for about 2 years, I picked it up at the local craft shop for only $2.00. Happy to be using it up. Please note half trebles are called half double crochet in America.

I am happy that early last week I managed to get some machine embroidery done.

I just love these Australian designs.

They are so realistic.

I am also very happy to hear that Lucy has been travelling around New Zealand to some tourist type places and enjoying herself. Taking lots of photos and creating some wonderful memories.
Today I have to get onto finishing an article for the Colour Swap. I went down town this morning and bought some Blue food!!!

Happy Monday
Bev C


Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Good to hear that all went well with your operation and wishing a speedy recovery.
What a beautiful blue that you are working with there. Can't wait to see it when you are done. Those machine embroidered images are amazing. I can't believe the details. When I first looked at the photos I thought I was pencil drawings. Good to hear about Lucy and I hope she has a wonderful time.
Take care Bev and blessings to you.

Sue said...

I wish you a speedy recovery, it's not nice to be laid up when it's so hot. Loving your crochet dish cloth, it's a gorgeous colour.

Valspierssews said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend and feel like making things again. I love the colour of the dishcloth and the embroidery pieces are great.

BubzRugz said...

Glad to hear you are on your way to recovery... all the best.
What a lovely blue - and I agree those Ausi designs are lovely....

Pauline said...

Pleased to hear you aren't feeling as blue as your dish cloth, Bev. (Beautiful colour!) Quite the opposite actually! Any medical procedure is good to have behind you, isn't it?

Hard to believe you can create images like those on the machine - they are fabulous!

What makes me happy on a Monday is reading your Monday posts!

Maria said...

Pleased to hear all went well and you are now on your way to recovery.

I just can't get the hang of crochet. Yours is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bev, glad to hear your operation went well, and hope you are soon on the mend. I too thought the machine embroidery was pencil drawings to begin with ... amazing. Gorgeous blue colour for your dish cloth.
Take care

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Wow...those machine embroideries are just like sketches..they look fantastic Bev!! Love your crochet dishcloth...thought I might try my hand at some facewashers. Have you done any of those?
Hope you make a speedy recovery Bev...rest & be well.
Happy Monday!

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Glad to hear all went well with the op and hope your recovery is speedy. With this weather we've been having it's a pity you can't go swimming, but like you say it's over and done with now. I hope the doctor told you you can't do any housework either!!! Kind regards, Anita.

Terriaw said...

Glad to hear your surgeries went well and you are on the mend. Here's to a smooth recovery!

I love those Australian designs for your embroidery project. Such cool drawings!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lieve Bev ~ I have not visited blogs a lot lately and look here at all the things I missed on your blog! You make me happy this Monday!
Love the farm finish and I can't believe those houses are machine stitched. BEAUTIFUL! Somehow they make me dream away.
I think I might join the Happy Monday. It makes you think differently!
Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

It looks like you are making the most of your down time! I love the colour of you dish scrubber. And best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

chris said...

Hi Bev, that's a 'Pauline blue' if ever saw a colour!
Glad your'e feeling better, here's good wishes for a speedy recovery.
Chris & Lucy xx
PS package arrive and other sent on, thanks soooo... much. Beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Bev - it don't be long till your splashing around in the pool again.

Those embroidery designs are amazing - they do look like pencil drawings!

Really pleased to hear that Lucy is enjoying her travels too.

Take care
Shell x

Vanessa said...

Hi Bev, thank you so much for the blue goodies that I received in the mail today. They're all lovely - the fat quarter is gorgeous, but I was just blown away by your beautiful hand made journal cover and tea tray mat. You've put so much work into them, and they are amazing! I was pretty impressed with your efforts at finding blue food too! Thanks again for spoiling me and making me feel special today. Hope your partner spoils you rotten too! Hugs, Vanessa

Unknown said...

Hi this is a beautiful site but I am so desperately seeking where can I get the designs for the old historical buildings I am prepared to pay for the set I do love the cars also the old northam post office . I have been looking for 4 weeks for them .Many thanks for your time much appreciated Evita