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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Honestly I don't feel 100

Well I have finally made it to 100 ...posts that is.

On the crafting front I have just finished a shawl the pattern came from Just another row who no longer has a blog.

Yesterday I asked Gemma could she model the shawl for me so I could take some photos.............. remember how helpful my boys were.

Here is the photo shoot firstly like all models she was hard to work with she insisted on being mysterious.


Project 365

Then she wanted to go and get a prop she said anyone who has a shawl like this is a granny and as we didn't have a walking stick she got a broken umbrella out. This is her impersonation of a granny.

knitted shawl

I know a shawl is a little granny like but I hate winter and spend a great deal of time feeling cold.

knitted shawl

Today while Gemma was at work I had a far more co-operative model. Mmmm have you noticed green is my favourite colour.

Project 365

Mel liked my shawl so much he thought he might keep it.

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In true blogging style there has to be a give away for my 100th so leave a comment and I will draw a name on Friday. Even if you are a lurker please feel free to say hi.

54 comments:

Elly D said...

You're blog post made me smile. Your shawl is gorgeous, so much work in it and monkey looks very comfortable. My DD is as cooperative when it comes to photos :)

Outbackgirl said...

I have a suspicion that Mel is a dag. Either that, or your alter ego. Still a dag, and I say that with affection!!

Jodie said...

I like the shawl, and I am no Granny! Lol.
Jodie

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the lacy shawl pattern! Gemma makes a great model - very good at improvisation!

Leah said...

Congratulations on 100 posts, and I love the shawl :)

blueberrylane said...

I quite like the shawl :) but then my daughter thinks a really nice pair of my shoes are granny shoes ....

Stina said...

Congratulation on 100!!! I love your new shawl...wonderful...hope it will keep you warm during winter!! The colour will make your mind travel to spring and summer...if you´re going to be allowed to use it now...after Mels approval... Good luck...;D

Nic said...

Your shawl is lovely. Green is a big favourite of mine too. Mel is such a quite little monkey that you had me searching for a monkey pattern all weekend. I think i found a suitable one, now i just need to find the time.

Leisa said...

Hi Leanne, Your shawl is beautiful. Just perfect for the winter ahead. Don't listen to your family - definately not at all granny!!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy 100th birthday - at least that shawl will keep you warm at your advanced age - Gemma was obviously on to something there!!!! Only kidding - that shawl is gorgeous but I think Mel is a much more appreciative model - no offence to the beautiful Gemma though!

sorrow11 said...

Happy 100th!
What a wonderful collection of images ,inspirations and creations!
i'm with Mel..
it looks very snugly!

crafty things said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post. The shawl looks great and both models have shown it off beautifully.

Jacquie said...

Happy 100! Quite an accomplishment. Glad to see Mel! Love the shawl, though good luck prying it out of Mel's hands!

Cicero Sings said...

At least Mel wasn't worried about looking like a little old lady! The shawl suited him to a T too. He looked very cozy in his carrying case.

Don't enter me in the draw as I'm way off in Canada.

log cabin quilter said...

100 Posts!!! Way to go! Loved your pictures of the shawl being modeled - they are great!

Linda said...

Congrats on reaching 100 posts. Love the shawl and I'm not in the granny age group. Looks lovely and warm.

Miss Paula said...

Happy 100th!! I always love to see Mel!! He looks great in the new shawl!

ikkinlala said...

That's a beautiful shawl! (And congratulations on 100 posts!)

trashalou said...

Hey Leanne,
I would happily have granny status if it meant having that beautiful shawl. You are extremely clever and it will definitely keep the chills away as winter goes on!

Candace said...

Great shawl. Congratulations on your 100th post. Both of your models did a great job.

annemarie said...

Hey I am a lurker but love your blog and when you said green is a favorite color I liked it even better as green if definitely my favorite color. Even as a child I would pick green over any other color. Congrats on your #100.

Deby said...

Leanne Hello, are you happened by chance, your blog is very beautiful!
A dear greeting Italian
Hello!
Deby

Jean C. said...

Your kids are sooo cooperative! LoL... So 100 hmmm... you sure don't look it! Your blog is fun, count me in! Congrats on the anniversary!

Thanks Jean C.

Jo said...

Happy 100th post,I like the shawl, not granny like at all.Mel makes me laugh.Have a great day.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on 100 posts and I love the shawl................I love the first photo......

chook said...

I love your shawl
congrats on your 100th post
hugs Beth

Lorraine said...

Congrats on reaching 100!! and there is nothing wrong with being a "granny"!! LOL.....that shawl is fabulous!!! I can't knit to save myself and you have done a great job!!....love your "model's" impression of a granny..kids are sooooo helpful aren't they!!....and I was wondering this morning what Mel was up to and there he is......

Cicero Sings said...

Hi Leanne, I answered your question in the comments section of my blog but didn't know if you'd get back to check it out so here it is:

My husband's job was for Environment Canada as a Weather Forecaster. Sometimes, his office would contract out some weather forecasters to forestry during the fire season and D always jumped at the chance. It is exciting work ... says he. He has since retired but picks up some sub-contract work with forestry just during the fire season. Based on his forecasts, the fellow in charge of the fire center will move men and equipment around ... to be johnny on the spots for when lightning strikes ... so he needs to get things right! Last year they were able to quickly and efficiently nip fires caused by lightning strikes in the bud. He does some training of the ground crews as to how fire and weather interact. D is actually a very good forecaster having a good handle on B.C. weather. He has worked in every area of the province so knows how the weather comes in, in the various areas. Today, they try to do so much by instruments but there was nothing like the hands on, look at what's happening at the moment of the old days. We watch the forecasts coming out now and shake our heads. I'm all for apprenticeship ... let them grow from the grass roots up. But cut backs, cut backs ...

Natural fires are actually a good thing, however, so many people now live in these rural areas that they are required to squelch most of them. If a fire is in a provincial park, they are let to burn. We probably wouldn't have beetle kill quite so bad if they had let nature take her course over the years. Also, they planted mostly pine when they reforested after harvesting, because it is a quick growing tree ... but that is another topic!


I never know where to answer a question. I make comments and never go back to see if a comment has been made on my comment so then I think people are like me. I don't get THAT many comments anyway.

Kathy Wagner said...

You look fantastic for 100!
Not at all like your daughter portrays!
Congratulations!

Sylvia said...

Such a beautfull shawl, great to red your blog.
Sylvia :)

Sonnja said...

You're blog post made me smile, what a lovely monkey!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

Renee said...

I like your shawl and I am in no way old enough to be a granny! I'm not even a Mum yet :)
Congrats on your 100th post

Patti said...

Beautiful shawl there.

I love the green it looks so fresh but also cosy.

Mel looks lovely and cosy all wrapped up.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous shawl, gorgeous Mel, gorgeous Gemma and Congrates on 100 posts!! Cathyxx

nicky said...

Gemma sure does a great Granny impersonation!
Winter always makes me feel like knitiing. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! Thats a great effort.
Nicky

Annie said...

I love Cheeky Mel and your georgous shawl. Congratulations on 100 posts

CIndy said...

Well I am stopping by to say Hi, I just had my 100th post too! Congrats to you, you have a lovely and inspirational blog!

Kathleen said...

Congrats on reaching 100 post. Enjoy your blog.

gwen said...

It is the first time I visit your blog and I am happy to be able to congratulate you on your 100th post. The shawl is gorgeous and your first attempt at machine quilting is better than good! Take care.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL work on that shawl. I enjoyed seeing the photos of it.

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

Your shawl is beautiful! Gorgeous colour and not at all granny-like!

Mel looks very cosy in there with 'his' shawl :)

xxx

Levin (and Emily) said...

I actually thought shawls and scarves were fashionable at the moment. I think it's gorgeous (but I guess I'm on my way to grannydom too).
Congrats on your 100th post.
l
x

Jofromthefarm said...

Well done on 100 posts, Leanne. See you in Loxton... luv Jo

mellyandrosie said...

It is a beautiful shawl and definately not grannyish!! Ok maybe when you are that young anyone over 30 is considered a granny!! Love the photos and thanks for your birthday wished!! Happy Blog Birthday to you!!

anne said...

awesome, 100th post, wow, enjoy dropping in a seeing what you are sewing. I am sure you will be snuggly and warm in your finished shaw. Happy stitching/sewing.

Pat said...

Hi Leanne, Congrats on your 100th post and best wishes for at least 100 more!

paula said...

Happy 100th post i have just begun posting its very addicitve i love mel he is so cute

periwinkle said...

Happy 100 posts... I like your shawl, it's a lovely colour. thanks for visiting my blog and for saying you will send Milo a card. Love the monkey.
Lisa x

Carrie said...

Really enjoy your blog. Have already made myself a thread holder and hope to make my mom one for mother's day!

Char said...

I just LOVE your Mel in pictures!! He just livens up a place and project. You forget your worries and concentrate on feeling good by just looking at his sweet face!! Keep up these wonderful posts. And Happy stitching to you, too...
Char

Tina said...

Hi Leanne,
I really enjoy reading your blog and regularly lurk ... er visit! CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your 100th blog entry. I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Tina.

Sweet P said...

What a cute shawl. Gemma looks like she is having fun. Although I think Mel likes it better.

Francisca R. said...

Happy 100th!
I love the granny in the miniskirt.....more grannies should do that..hahahaha...
The shawl does look very good on Mel and if you are cold both of you can be wrapped in it!

Happy greetings from the Netherlands!

May Kristin said...

I'm sorry I missed your blogiversary and you giveaway!
Happy belated Blogiversary to you!