Hi, Dave here.
Dear friends and followers, due to the fact that my assistant Ms J is currently very busy doing some crafting and other stuff, I will not update this journal for quite a while. Maybe I’ll return some time later when things are running smoothly.
My Diary posts will remain here, but we have exported most of my other posts to The Boudoir and Jule’s Olde Arte Blogge where you still can enjoy them.
But you’re not getting rid of me. I will be guest posting on my assistant’s blogs whenever possible.
See you elsewhere
Created new bouquet from some fancy tulips, Baby’s Breath and blueberry twigs.
More sewing on mini-quilt and a secret patchwork project.
Mini-quilt finished and knitting on neckpieces done. Found some forgotten fabrics just beneath the strips – three sets of seven samples each in three colourways. Looks like some art-y stuff can come out of this.
Assistant brought home some really great fabrics from store. Made her buy some green batiks for something I’ve got in mind. She also finished the top for one of her secret projects.
Arnold’s ‘Shirts’ top is almost finished, too. And Ms J did some more basting on the found squares project.
After finishing top, some knitting and crochet on new coral. My assistant chose some fabrics for my new green project. And then worked again on one of the secret projects. Took my chance to borrow her computer to make some art.
Ms J closed her Low German photoblog and put up a new one. She was very upset because of someone always linking to Facebook against her wish. One new follower after posting the first picture – cool.
Can’t wait to get my green project on the way. Hoping for the weekend to get my assistant starting this.
Somehow my green project is put on hold. My assistant is totally hooked on creating new UFOs with her sewing machine.
Ms J finished yesterday’s top and made another little piece from scraps.
And another one started. What is this about?
Ripping the secret project apart is done now. And only one colour to baste of another secret project.
Finally the green fabric for my own project has been washed and ironed. Some knitting on various things was also crossed off the list.
Obviously, the freshly washed fabrics inspired another test project. At least, I’ve finally got my cool scarf. Still need my jacket.
Super simple scarf finished after a couple of evening’s knitting. Needs to have ends woven in.
Blocks for new project are sewn and pressed and layout is done.
Set photoblog to ‘private’. My assistant has launched her own now (not the Low German one, that didn’t work). I’ve added the link to the sidebar.
Ms J picked up her last un-quilts from a shop were they were on display for a while.
Assistant is beginning to get paper piles sorted. Alas, this means no crafty things done.
Yay! Some knitting done!
What is this ripping an old patchwork top about?
Seems another top is getting some work done on it.
UFO lottery ???
The Breakdance project is finished. And some more cross stitching done.
Ms J has taken one of the rediscovered projects to her workplace for some basting during lunch breaks.
Incredible! My assistant is using her sewing machine for a new project.
The new patchwork top is finished. I still can’t believe it. Must persuade her to make a mini-quilt from leftover scraps.
Mini-quilt is on the way.
My assistant’s blogs are now online again.
I’m trying something new on my photo blog. Some series of pictures loosely following a theme.
After a couple of days of serious work, Ms J has finally finished one of the patchwork tops. Yes!
Sewing on next top finally continues.
Two blocks now finished, next two are on the way.
Two more blocks done. Where there’s a will …
Assistant started cleaning The Boudoir.
Have been sneaking over to The Boudoir to get some inspiration. Things finally are getting accessible.
Ms J knitted another wedge for scarf.
Finally, she has bought the boxes. Assistant is beginnig to fill them with all the stuff lying around. She also did some more patchwork sewing.
Two more blocks finished, only eight remaining.
One of the blocks needed a little ripping and re-sewing because of a turned-over part.
Only seeing a blurry image of my assistant these days as she’s reorganizing the place and moving things from A to B and from B to C. Alas, that means no crafty things done.
Knitting on new neckpiece project.
Assistant went for a walk to get some pictures for her own photoblog. Real bad weather today, first snowflakes, wind, rain and more.
It’s been snowing all night. Must send assistant to take pictures.
Ms J took some ‘snowy’ pictures yesterday and today. Most of them need a little tinkering.
Who is this Arnold guy?
Assistant had sore foot due to some ‘-itis’ and was on medication this weekend, being of no use to me.
A bit of work on my Christmas greetings. Found last year’s Christmas hat. Hehe!
Some patchwork sewing. But what good is an assistant who’s always off meeting her family for Christmas?
More patchwork. Only one row left. Go!
Ms J did finishing touches on her blogs which are supposed to be back online tomorrow.
J’s holiday has been postponed. Has to wait two more weeks now.
A little more knitting on various projects done.
Sunny Sunday morning. Lots of new pics for my blog taken by J.
Dull week. J has been too tired to get much work done.
Knitting on latest project is making progress. Ring 3 is done and 4 is almost finished. Also some more work on scarf 3 done.
Assistant was looking for ideas for her art and patchwork blogs. Played around with some stuff.
Ring 6 of 7 is on its way. Looking forward to Ms J’s two weeks off. Want to get her some things done.
J is working on new layouts for blogs since yesterday, looks quite strange to me. She also did a lot of cross stitching today.
Neckpiece is finished. She called it ‘Shiny Seven’ and had George the koala model it. What is this patchwork sewing about?
More knitting on scarves 3 & 4 and some more sewing.
Only bits and pieces of several things done during the last days. More work on blogs and a long list of ideas plus some preparing of entries.
New project – neckpiece inspired by ‘Shiny Seven’. Loads of ideas and sample making.
Assistant had her hair cut. She looks almost like me now. Plus a pair of ears. He-he!
Some more knitting on scarves 2 and 3. Low German tutorial for scarf 3 is on its way. Needs pictures.
Public holiday. J spent all day cross-stitching and chosing pics for some additional photoblog treats.
New pics from walk through city center. Rain, sun, clouds – all there.
Some interesting pics from walk on other side of the river and old fish market area. Scarf 4 started
My photoblog is one month old. Lots of likes and some followers. Have got enough pics for one year already. Still keeping J busy chosing photos for new pages. She managed finishing knitting on scarf 2 anyhow. Needs to weave in the ends.
Assistant took a day off from me and went to see an art quilt exhibition up north. She brought back some nice photos and made some progress on scarf 3 because she had been knitting on the train.
We chose some prints to be scanned for additional photoblog pages.
Scarf 4 needs some work this week during J’s lunch breaks.
Nice sunny and warm weather. J took loads of pictures in the park which is currently under some reconstruction work.
Tried some collage work.
J did some cross stitching on her DTXS2 project. Still needs a solution for the missing colour.
Sent J to annual small arts and crafts fair. Got an idea for knitting arty stuff, for decoration only.
Not much progress made during last week. Just a couple of new ammonites, some stitches on the scarves. J spent some time reading blogs on the internet instead.
A new knitting project is on the way. Decorative piece for J’s neck.
Hair! I’ve finally got hair. I’m ginger like a squirrel. – J started knitting my baseball bat.
Bat is done and stuffed firmly. Beware!
J has made a couple of ammonites. And is still knitting second scarf.
My jacket is on the way. Finally.
Set up my own photoblog. Assistant went for a walk and brought home some material. Some more shots from her brother’s garden in the afternoon.
J was too tired to knit, listened to the newest audio book read by some skinny Scottish bloke instead. I must admit I enjoyed it, too.
I’ve hidden an Easter egg on my blog. He-he!
Come on J, get on with knitting my jacket!
J went taking pictures in town. Came home steaming with anger. Someone had mutilated the frog statue in the town pond.
More photos today from a walk by the river on a sunny day.
Only slow progress during the last few days on jacket and scarf.
We tried to get some photos on the market but weren’t allowed to. J went to birthday party and didn’t do crafty things.
Went with J to art exhibition for some inspiration. Disappointing. Took a walk through the city for more photos for blog. Brought home some good stuff.
Made assistant begin new scarf I had been designing during the last couple of days. It actually worked!
Played with J’s digital camera and tried out the built-in filters and effects. Made some psychedelic stuff, he-he. I’ll show you some of them later.
Need my own blog. Don’t let assistant know.
Assistant has finished knitting my arms. Made her start t-shirt.
Had some more work on DTXS2 done. Knitting t-shirt needs some more research.
Arms! I’ve got arms. And hands. And shoulders. Like a man.
My blog has got already two followers. Wow!
Tried on my new body after assistant was asleep. YES! I’ve got a face and nerdy glasses. But I’m still bald.
Found super-duper scarf pattern on Ravelry yesterday (nicked password for assistant’s account). Sent her to yarn store for some great yarn.
Assistant, Teddy and me went to Botanical Gardens. Brought home some great pics for my new series. Super scarf is already half finished.
My t-shirt is still lacking sleeves. Scarf is finished. Already got an idea for an alternate version. Browsed internet for new ideas. Don’t forget to send assistant to yarn store on Friday.
Had great new yarns brought home. New scarf started.
Scarf is making progress, despite needing some unraveling here or there. Sleeves for t-shirt started. Need to give assistant a kick in the, eh, rear bumper.
Three wedges for second scarf finished. Have got idea for third scarf already.
Had J, my assistant, search a pile of magazines for material for paper collages.
J has been cleaning up almost all weekend. Disappointing, because hardly any craft done.
My t-shirt’s finished. Wearing it now. J has to re-do my mouth and is picking out stitches. Ouch!
Only slow progress on second scarf. J unravelled half of fourth wedge because of mistake.