Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Latest Happenings.

Our National day of Remembrance in Australia. April 25th.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We Will Remember Them.  Lest We Forget.

Red Poppies were amongst the first plants to come out in the battle fields of France and Belgium. In folklore the vivid red poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. A Lieutenant Colonel wrote the poem  'In Flanders Fields'  about the red poppy.
It is popular in wreaths used on Anzac Day.
Sprigs of Rosemary are worn on Anzac Day as rosemary was found to be growing wild in Gallipoli.

Today my 5th Grandchild Korbyn  marched with the returned soldiers to represent my Dad his Great Grandfather. He really wanted to do this and has been asking for ages. His Dad took him to one of  the Anzac Marches. He loves this photo of my Dad and his medals.

Crazy Patch.
This is a beautiful quilt block being worked by our sewing class teacher who is motivating us to start a heritage quilt as we often talk about this as a  project for us.
Lee's quilt block is beautiful and is elaborately embroidered with a range of stitches.
Cream and White tone on tone and a great variety of stitching styles.

Beautifully embellished,  stunning techniques and the art of crazy patchwork.
I am being so motivated by this block . I have been collecting some fabrics in the cream and white fabrics and embellishments. I would love to get started on this but I am being strong and must finish some UFO'S. Not all of them haha  just 1or 2.

Something amazing happened to my delight .
.I am knitting a cardigan in Sirdar Mignon yarn and I am nearly finished when  I realize I am going to be short of the wool to finish. I went on the internet to a few sites to see if I could find the same wool because it is not in the shops any more .I purchased this wool years ago. On the Ravelry site I found 2 balls in a stash advertised on there. I inboxed the person and she said if I still have it it's yours and the next week it arrives in the post to my house and is the same dyelot as mine!!! unbelievable. What a lovely kind person to take the trouble. I am sending her a little something  as she wouldn't let me purchase it from her.

Knitting is a journey of delights.
Believe all things are possible.
Your friend.
Jen x


Dianne said...

Jen, how lovely that Korbyn wanted to march in honour of his great grandfather. The children are feeling the spirit of our ANZAC's more and more which is fantastic. So nice of the knitting lady to send the wool, there are still some kind, generous people in the world. Cheers

J said...

I have always been touched by the Flanders Field poem. My dad was on Normandy beach on D-Day with the US army. Your grandson is a beautiful child and what a young man of character to honor his great grandfather the way he did. With a gift like him, I guess you really don't even need nice quilts :) - but those are beautiful too!

Karen said...

Korbyn, such a handsome young man and a proud day. Excellent find with the yarn and I so love the crazy patchwork, it's on my To-Do List.