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Sunday 23 May 2021

Waiting and Making

Hello there folks!  

How are you doing?  I wish I could say that I had been outside planting all my seedlings and watching and waiting for flowers to open.  It has been another wet, cold week ~ right now I am sitting in front of the wood burner ~ and to be honest my seedlings really aren't interested in growing and getting bigger, consequently they are still tucked up in my zippy greenhouse


or just on the kitchen floor.

They are having to jostle position with the furniture from our Chicagoan apartment which finally arrived yesterday.  It was packed away in February and was delayed by The Evergreen which was stuck in The Suez Canal, not that our container was going that way but all the ships were in the wrong place.  We have filled a room with everything.  Mr Clicky excitedly unpacked things, I was less enthusiastic, although it was nice to be reunited with my fabric and crafty bits.



We are now trying to fit the furniture into our house.  

On the making front I have several new projects on the go.

I started this Hearts embroidery a while ago.  I bought the printed fabric from Etsy (whilst buying a Christmas present, couldn't resist) I'm not using the suggested colours but all different colours from my thread box. 

The biggest hearts are only a centimetre across, so the small ones really are tiny.

I am also joining in with Claire from the Hello! Hooray Blog and her stitch a week project over on Instagram.

Some stitches are quick and easy, others not so much, as you can see I have not yet completed the long and short stitch!

I'm also working on an Ehrman tapestry, designed by Kaffe Fasset called unsurprisingly, Cauliflower.  My Mum started this but hasn't stitched it for a while so she passed it onto me.  There are very subtle colour variations in this, so lots of light is needed, luckily for me, Mum has already completed the cauliflower head and I have been working on the leaves.

I have also cast on another Rallar-Genser Jumper, this time for my Dad.  He has chosen a lovely olive for the main colour and I'm using the left over colours from Mr Clicky's jumper for the yolk.  

The yolk of Mr Clicky's jumper.

I have completed one sleeve and started another.  It's in Jamieson and Smith's 2 ply jumper weight again, and I'm really enjoying it.

Right, I think that's me for now, the weather forecasters are promising it will stop raining on Thursday.  Let's hope so!  

Bye for now.............Clicky Needles.

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Remembering Teresa


It was with great sadness that I read that Teresa Kasner has died after a short illness.  She started her blog about the same time as me and was an amazing woman whose zest for life was infectious.  She loved the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon where she lived, worked to make it a better place and was rightly proud of her achievements. 

Her pictures of The Gorge made me want to see it for myself and in March 2020 me and Mr Clicky managed to do just that.   Teresa and Dayle took us to their farm and of a tour of the area, showed us the Vista House that she was Director of and helped restore, to the marina where they kept their yacht, and of course, to Multnomah Falls where she was a passionate volunteer in the visitors centre.  She was angry and devastated by the wild fires there in 2017 which burnt       50 000 acres of forest that were started by teenagers letting fireworks off.

She touched many people worldwide, always commenting on every blog post she subscribed to with kind words and locally through her volunteering work.  My heart goes out to Dayle and their family.

Having met her I can tell you she had a cheeky grin, a smile, a wicked sense of humour and was just the loviest person.  

Goodbye Teresa my friend, I will miss you.  CN xx