Hello again to everyone. I decided I'd change the pace a little with this post. I will have higher water to photograph, as it is STILL rising, but will leave those photos for a few days, and go back to some of the needlework I do. The table centre in the above photo is one I did a few years ago. The pattern was in an Anna magazine. It is done in #20 crochet cotton, and about 30 inches in diameter. We have a very glossy cream top on our dining table, with brown upholstery on the chairs, so I thought this might make a nice piece for the table [it is hardly ever used, and the table is used for 'stuff'].
Over the years, I've done lots of things in crochet, learning when I was only about nine years old. I particularly love working around handkerchiefs. This is another Anna pattern [and an Irish Linen handkerchief]. I use this handkerchief myself, hence it's slightly used appearance [does Blogger have an embarrassed face to use??].
This is another one I use a lot, so do apologize if it is not in pristine condition. Again, an Anna pattern, with the monogram design from the little book by Christine Harris, Embroidered Initials. For some reason, every edge pattern I've used from the Anna magazines has just fit perfectly into the handkerchief edge, with no 'fudging' to get the corners nice. This is a tad smaller than the one above and a pure cotton.
Hopefully these closeup shots will allow you to see the monogramming. The embroidery is done with a single strand using my favourite DMC colours, 225/224 pink, and 523 green. All of the edging has been done using #100 crochet cotton.
Thank you again to everyone for sending good wishes to us because of the flooding. Thankfully, we have nothing to worry about, we are on a high area of the property, and we have sufficient food supplies for a number of days, and most definitely enough needlework supplies...........LOL.. I put these pictures on to show people just how much water actually spreads out on this flat river country. My husband tells me it is higher still this morning. It appears to be going to break the 1942 record at the bridge in Condamine. We won't see that, as several small backing up lagoons will be too high for us to cross. The sun is out now and it's drying out in the paddocks. When the water recedes there will be fences to be seen to, and the levy bank has broken, so lots of repairs. I am sure there are others who will have much more damage than we have here. For those people, all I can do is offer my sympathy and hope they recover quickly from this devestation.