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Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Here you are folks...please put a face mask on before venturing and further.  Alas I have caught some of the unfriendly bugs that my family have had lately and have a b****** annoying cough, dry sore throat and the occasional high temp to go with it. Personally I put a lot of it down to the high pollen count from all the tree pollens about at the mo and all the dust that has been stirred up here while packing boxes but I've had enough of it now and would like to be feeling rather better.

I have had a lot of forced sitting down rest and get well time so have been busy knitting, sewing together my squares, making ATCs for the swap etc etc so that's what I'm sharing with you today...

I've sorted out the 111 squares that I've knitted so far and have sewn them together into 2x2 blocks each with 3 squares the same and one toning square.

There are 25 completed squares which together would make a rather good sized blanket but I'm still undecided whether to make one big one or two smaller ones....what do you think?

There are 11 odd squares that I've been matching up with others so will be knitting yet a while to use them all up  :-)

This is the mess I made on my sewing room floor whilst making over 40 ATCs ready for the 5th birthday celebration swap....I felt the need to get them all made ready because we are hoping for more news on the house move later today and wasn't too sure what time I would have to get them made.  Knowing my luck I will lose them in the move hehehe.

Here is just a little tease of what my ATCs for this year look like  :-)  Do you recognise the colours?

I would love you to swap with me again this year so hopefully nearer the time you will email me with your details so I can send you one.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you made use of the masks and don't take away more than you came with.  I promise to wear one when I pay you a visit later.
Annie x


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Annie..

What busy little Vegemite you are in spite of being so sick sorry to hear that and your ATCs already on way, well done you.. here I have been away and find myslef wondering where time has all gone to?

Do rest up and pray all goes well with shift, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - I love Shaz's name for you!!! Your ATC is cleverly disguised. Hope your cough is getting better. x Jo

Lynn Holland said...

It would have to be a small blankie for me to fit in Kikki's basket.
Now you take care of yourself this week and shift that cough. Thanks for not spreading your bugs over to us.
Lynn xx

jill said...

You've kept yourself busy Annie while you've been unwell.
I've been knitting squares in the evening with odd bits of wool. I'll be giving them to a lady at our craft club that sews them up & they get donated to animals rescue shelters.
Hope you get better soon , Happy woyww jill #34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good idea making the ATCs now while you have the time...I'd do the same if I was in your situation! Curse those pixels though, I want to see what it looks like, guess ill just have to wait! Lol
Sorry you're rough again, I've got a blooming sinus thing I can't shift too :-( how much snot can one woman produce for heavens sake??
I'd make two small blankets and give em to a local old folks home to brighten up the day room!
Fingers crossed for good house news,
LLJ 41 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Sounds like the need for Ginger Crystal Tea, hoping the nasty stuff disappears for you. No doubt our next thing, all the people we were around this week and weather changing to dampness. Lovely knitted squares. And if you want I'd love to exchange ATC's. The way time is flying by I might start mine before I leave for my sons. Good Luck with the house, wish I could give you moms...we need to get it done with. Thanks for the visit.

Anne said...

Hi Annie sorry you have the lurgy as well. I've got it as well! I'm making smaller blankets with my squares cos they go to a charity that sends them to Africa for babies. Hope you better soon. Anne x #53

okienurse said...

On a roll with all those squares. I would go for one gigantic quilt and put it on my bed. I have a lot of yarn I should start making one myself. Thanks for visiting my desk. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #45

KC'sCourt! said...

Hope you feel better soon, I had that flu bug with the sore throat and dry cough too.
Interested to see the ATC cards
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie too late for the face mask for me but I'M definitely on the mend and resting like I have been told too.
Knitted blankets can be quite heavy so I would make 2 ... you can always knit some more if you run out.
I would love to swap ATC again will e mail nearer the time so you don't loose the address :-)
happy WOYWW day
janet #29

Krisha said...

Oh goodness Annie, do hope you can get rid of that crud.

40 ATCs already?? Glad you have something to do while not feeling so well.

Krisha #20

Di said...

Oh Annie - poor you! Hope you feel better soon and that house moving news is positive.

Love all those squares :)

And, having stood on me head here, squinted and goodness knows what - I think you might have blue tits on your ATCs.

Am STILL finishing off last year's - shame on me!



Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm super impressed you were able to continue crafting while being sick. When I get sick, I usually can't move, much less craft. You have a lot of spunk that's for sure.

I'm in awe that you have your ATCs finished. I haven't even come up with my design yet. Good for you.

Thanks for visiting earlier while I slept. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Ann B said...

Think you are cheating on the ATCs Annie and making patchwork quilts instead ;-)
I'd go for the big blanket with the squares and then sit watching telly snuggled down under it, that would drive the bugs away.
Hope you feel better soon.
Short visit this week I'm afraid, very late today with the linking up.
Ann B

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks for the mask! Sorry to hear that you are not well! Get well soon! You seem to be making the best of your rest time though! Take care, Chris93

Nelle said...

Lots of ugly bugs going around right now, so warm and wrapped up is the best place to be. Wishing you better soonest.
I would be with One big blanket given the option. More to snuggle into.
Nelle 53 xx

Caro said...

Oh you are a tease! I am sorry to hear you have been so poorly and hope you make a swift recovery. It doesn't seem to have stopped you from doing things...40 ATCs is very impressive! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#95)

Andrea said...

despite your germs you have been busy hope you feel better soon what a teas with that ATC... clever use of photography tricks though 40 ATC's... i have not produced 1 yet eeeeek better get started have fab week and thank you for sharing your fab knitted squares I would go for two smaller ones twice the enjoyment for someone happy crafting hugs Andrea #8

Helen said...

hope you get better soon - not to mention happy news about the move very soon! Your knitting and hidden atc (sneaky) shows true industry - good for you... Helen 8, though you've already been!

glitterandglue said...

Hello Annie. Have grabbed a face mask 'cos I daren't risk giving hubby anything nasty.... sorry. Well done on the squares - I have baskets full of squarish four sided knitted pieces which have been given to make blankets for Uganda - I make up about 10 then do something else for a change - then go back to them again. One day I shall have an empty cupboard...
Trust you are soon better - not that being ill seems to have slowed you down at all!
Margaret #35

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie, you're doing so well with the knitted squares, my mum has been knitting these type of squares too here in Australia. And oh boy you're sure are getting ahead with the ATCs, looking forward to participating myself first time. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#38

cockney blonde said...

Just joined your band of followers from JoZarty's blog and sorry to hear you're poorly. Hope you're feeling a little better now. The only good thing about being poorly is the amount of extra sitty down time we can get to craft. Looking forward to seeing what becomes of all those fab squares, x

Carmen said...

I didn't feel the need to use the mask as I've had a recurring cough/sore throat for a few weeks now. Let our germs mingle ;)

All that knitting looks fabulous and makes me feel all warm and toasty just looking at it :)

Carmen x #80

glitterandglue said...

Hi again, Annie. Yes, you will see the dress eventually. But believe me, my dress making skills are sadly exhausted - I just cannot work out how to achieve what I need to do. I shall be in touch.... be warned! I remember you made the pattern when asked by the sweep!!!!!
Hope you are beginning to feel better.
Margaret #35

Neet said...

Thanks for the loan of the mask - what are you doing? It is about time you were feeling better - rest hot drinks and rest are the order of the week! Dave - are you listening?
Take care
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me - Neet 26 xx