The Lone Coaster

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My lovely Mother-in-Law has requested some new coasters to replace the ones I made for her a year or two ago, that are getting old.

This one was a prototype.

Coaster_20smlI’m afraid it’s Not-Quite-Right.

Coaster_23smlIt is destined to remain alone.

Coaster_22smlI might take it to work for my desk I think. 🙂

Preparing for a new kitchen…

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Our dishwasher is becoming more and more frustrating. It doesn’t completely not work… instead, it works three times out of four, therefore lulling us into a false sense of security that all is well with the world, before deciding to leave dirty trails of washing powder and greasy mess over everything!

So, the thought of a new dishwasher, led to the obvious decision that it’s time to replace the whole kitchen. Yes, I knew you’d understand and agree with me 😀

I have no pictures of the kitchen in it’s current state, nor will I take any ~ it’s a little embarrassing – but think cheap country kitchen circa 1970. Yes, that’s about it.

So, whilst husband prices white goods (actually stainless goods), and designs cupboards, and researches bench tops and floor paints… I focus on the important things ~ we will need new crocheted place mats ~ of course we will! Yes, I knew you’d understand and agree with me on that too 😀

Bowl_7smlYep, you’re right, it doesn’t look much like a place-mat, does it?

Bowl_15smlI started with all good intentions, and a lovely merino Koigu yarn in gorgeous pinks / greens / mustards … but using a 3mm hook and half treble, it was just taking so loooong, and the thought of doing another five was just all too much.

Bowl_11smlSo, please meet our new fruit bowl 😀

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