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Topic: Time for a cuppa

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  1. Crochet queen
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    24 August 2020
    just looking for people to chat with while I warm up with a cuppa.
    Migraine pain is high today so need to unwind a bit.
    I like to crochet, spin my own yarn and sometimes when my migraines let me do Diamond dot art.
    Any other craft people around who want to chat?
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  2. romantic_thi3f
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    15 September 2020 in reply to Crochet queen

    Hi Crochet queen,

    I just saw your post and it's upsetting that you haven't had a reply yet. I hope that you'll have time to share another cuppa and this time I can join you and keep you company.

    I'm not quite as crafty as I'd like to be, but I do enjoy photography and making collages. I used to paint and draw, and I tried embroidery but I think I followed the instructions wrong! Diamond dot art is something I've always wanted to try; you are the second person that's mentioned that so I'm really not familiar with it.

    Hopefully you are still around the forums and I'd love to chat with you

    rt

  3. Weaponsofmassdisstortion
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    10 January 2021
    this probably dosn't belong here but; I'M GOING SNORKELLING TOMMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!! waited for over twelve months for this.
  4. Rishie
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    13 February 2021 in reply to Crochet queen
    Hi Crochet queen,
    A cup of tea sounds really good right about now. I had one a couple of hours ago and I'm thinking about having another.
    I get migraine pain too, so I know what those days are like.
    I like knitting, I never really got the hang of crochet. someone tried to teach me once. I hope I can find someone to teach me how to do it, I like the way it feels. The trouble with some people teaching blind people how to do craft things is that they take it from my hands, do the thing they are trying to explain to me themselves, or fix the problem, and then give it back, rather than taking me step by step through the process so I can learn it for myself.
    I do enjoy knitting, but I can only do fairly simple things. it's nice and relaxing though, I enjoy listening to an audio book and knitting.

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  5. Rosebud78
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    28 May 2021 in reply to Crochet queen
    Hi Crochet Queen. I’m sitting here at work getting ready to do some of a c2c blanket. It’s the first one of done and I love the pattern. I’ve been a crocheter since I was 5yrs old when I learnt from my Nan. Love it, it’s one of my healthy living things to do to keep my brain active when I can’t unwind from unhealthy thoughts.
    💕💕💕💕
  6. topsy_
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    1 July 2021 in reply to Rosebud78

    Hi all,

    My Nan taught me to crochet too. But I can’t read or follow a pattern very well. And I’m absolutely awful at keeping my edges straight. I know I could watch some crochet on YouTube but I get a bit discouraged & my mood slips.

    Hopefully I’ll get back to it soon.

    Cheers, T.

  7. quirkywords
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    11 July 2021 in reply to Crochet queen

    Crochet queen.

    This thread is great. I can't crochet yet but I am collecting handmade crocheted knee rugs when I see them in a charity shop.

    Always make time for a cuppa and these days it's a herbal cuppa with honey.

  8. topsy_
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    19 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    I found a new delightful & enjoyable tea a couple of weeks ago. I read about it somewhere but I can’t remember where!

    It’s Twinnings Australian Afternoon Tea. It’s supposed to be a robust blend that gives you a real pick-up in the middle of the afternoon. I’m not sure about being robust but it’s very delicious. I think it’s got a touch of sweetness about it. I’m hooked & I don’t wait for the afternoons either!

  9. quirkywords
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    19 August 2021 in reply to topsy_

    Tipsy

    afternoon tea sounds interesting may give it a go.

  10. topsy_
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    20 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Lol. Very clever!
  11. smallwolf
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    21 August 2021 in reply to topsy_
    bout to have a cup of coffee and toast. (can it get better than that)
  12. topsy_
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    21 August 2021 in reply to smallwolf
    True, so true!
  13. Grandmother
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    22 February 2022 in reply to Rishie

    Dear Rishie

    I do hope this missive finds you in better spirits. I must say I was grateful to God for my eyesight as well as my daughter’s and grandchildren. I think you show remarkable courage and fortitude in the way you face life.
    Since you enjoy knitting simple things, have you ever thought of knitting squares which can be made up into blankets? These blankets are sent by a charity overseas for the needy and also kept in Australia to be used by people who suffer through natural disasters like floods and fires. The squares can be dropped off at public libraries and Spotlight stores.
    You could also try knitting one and a half squares on the diagonal to be used in hospitals for pouches for Angel Babies.
    If you are interested in either of these endeavours, please let me know and I’ll provide patterns and/or simple but helpful instructions.
    You were a blessing to me this long night.
    Thank you

    Regards

    Grandmother

  14. quirkywords
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    23 February 2022 in reply to Grandmother

    I like the friendship and calmness of this thread it feels like a warm cup of tea during the non stop rain.

    Grandmother welcome to the forum and thanks for using your first post to help others. I like your ideas.
    Does any like herbal tea or is that not considered real tea,

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  15. Grandmother
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    23 February 2022 in reply to quirkywords

    Dear Quirkywords

    Thank you so much for the kind acknowledgment. I’m positively chuffed. It was the first time I’ve ever put pen to paper on the internet.
    The only herbal tea I drink is Peppermint. I usually leave the bag in for the duration and also add a little milk and sugar. I know that sounds like sacrilege to most drinkers but I do find it helps settle my tummy and relieve nausea. I also eat candied ginger for the same purpose if I can’t make the tea.
    You mentioned that you were interested in Wrap With Love and Angel Babies. Would you like instructions on how to knit a square? There are only 2 lines to the pattern. One to increase the stitches and the other to decrease basically. It’s repetitive and I find it very relaxing.
    I will await your response with anticipation.
    Thank you

    Regards

    Grandmother

  16. quirkywords
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    23 February 2022 in reply to Grandmother

    Grandmother I think I have that pattern. I am not up to the standard of following a pattern .

    I knit as a therapy . I admire people who can make neat squares and follow a pattern.

    I am glad that you found this forum. If you want to when you feel like you can start or own thread.

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