Finishing off projects


Trh, painting Trh, paintingHere he is – The Retired Husband -at his most  least favourite job: painting. He has done a lot of it over the years. Never has he learnt to love it.

And never has he done a poor job of it. Quite the opposite in fact. So we are at the tail end of repairing the termite damage and repurposing (is that the right word?) our entry way.

Well, re-inventing it into something new, light, fresh, inviting. So far it has cost us AUD 1800 or so. Today  we ordered a mirror for the wall facing the front door. And we bought the flooring. Tomorrow it will be installed. So this unexpected project is nearing completion.

As for me – I have completed a number of crochet projects that have been on the go for the last couple of months. Feeling very happy with the results. I seem to be on a hooking extravaganza at the moment.

Altar cloth, crochet babay bonnett, crochet

                          A dragonfly tablecloth I made. A wee baby bonnet

baby shawl, crochetdoie, crochet

with a matching 8 point star baby shawl and a rather large  doiley

hanky, crochet

Last but certainly not least, an embroidered hanky with a deep pleated crochet edge. I say hanky, but I envisage it would be used for something other than blowing one’s nose on it!

I am pleased to report that contrary to expectation my hands are not crippled, neither are my fingers bent into crooked hooks and claws. Which is possibly why I have been on such a roll. Enjoying the creativity after a long drought.

©  Raili Tanska

(I’m a tad grumpy tonight as I seem to be missing some formatting tools in my tool bar – no justify tab or underline tab! Those WP gremlins have been at it again! My apologies for the untidy look. There is naught I can do about it. Not that I know of anyway. Grrrrr!)

Steps for Peace  

The goal toward which all history tends is peace, not peace through the medium of war, not peace through a process of universal intimidation, not peace through a program of mutual impoverishment, not peace by any means that leaves the world too weak or too frightened to go on fighting, but peace pure and simple based on that will to peace which has animated the overwhelming majority of mankind through countless ages. This will to peace does not arise out of a cowardly desire to preserve one’s life and property, but out of conviction that the fullest development of the highest powers of men can be achieved only in a world of peace  — Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977)


16 thoughts on “Finishing off projects

  1. You do lovely work, something I never learned though my mom’s friend used to be a wizard at it and tried to teach this eight-year-old self. Now my hands are shot.
    So, it’s not just me. My WP justification icon wasn’t available either last weekend. o_O

    1. I’ve just heard back from the Happiness Engineers – they suggested I try clearing my cookies and browser first to see if that works. Had to get TRH to show me how to do that! It seems it didn’t make any difference so back to square one 😦

  2. Lovely quote Raili, glad that you are reaching the end of the termite disaster. TRH is doing a good job as usual.😘

  3. A mirror on the wall facing the front door? I have the perfect mirror for that. A couple of years ago I bought a very cheap full-length mirror, and it turned out to have a marvellous capacity for making people look just that little bit slimmer than they are! My brother calls it The Confidence Mirror, and a friend demanded that I leave it to her in my will. I don’t have a wall facing my front door, but if I did that’s where it would hang. Everyone entering the house would glance at themselves and come in feeling happy.

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