Friday, 18 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
For those who need a little sun cause its cold and dark, here is my weekend.
Friday night, after hubby finished work, we went down to Bobbin Head, about 15 mins drive from home, and had dinner - prawns, bbq chicken, salad and a little red wine. Bobbin Head is inside Kuringai National Park which has the Hawkesbury River running through it
Sunday, hubby's work held there Christmas Party at Galston, where we got to see this ........
Bye for now
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Details - Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply in Holly, Mid Green, Almond and Raven approx. 300g of each.
Measures - 105cm x 105cm
Weighs - 1.2kg
Hook - 5mm (I would prefer to use a smaller hook next time with this wool)
And a quick answer for Mrs Twins (Sue) - I have spent Christmas at the beach over the years but I have never had a meal there. Most Aussies don't as the sand gets into everything. There is usally a headland with grass or a park nearby where a meal can be had. Those who don't like sand in everything usually wait here for those who don't care cause they love the beach.
Bye for now
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Well here is the story
When we moved to the apartment we gave a large amount of items to charity, including our 6ft Christmas Tree. It just would not fit here and we knew it. I also hoped that someone had a wonderful Christmas that year with a cheap or gifted tree and that some little children (in age or heart) made good use of it.
So when decorating we have been without a tree as I just could not find anything I liked which was small.
When bringing up a few things this year, I bumped into a box which I had forgotten about - and here it is ...
I have quite a few of these animated objects which all make me smile and brighten up - but only this one is on display this year
Bye for now
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Hopefully I will have more energy later in the week
Bye for now
Friday, 4 December 2009
I do have a blog planned for today, but I just had to get this out there.
There is a book I have been eyeing off lately, but it has been hard to find locally. Not available in my local bookshops, which is where I prefer to buy books as I always have a need to see inside them, to assess their value. I definitely don't like buying books online unless it is absolutely necessary.
Now I was reading this blog, Hook & Scrumble, who was talking about her Christmas decorating projects when right at the bottom of the blog is this .........
So although I really want the book and don't want to share about the Giveaway, I must
Good luck everyone
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Well one of the 'C' words is CHANGE - yes I played with my blog title. Another 'C' word of course is CHRISTMAS - and yes that has to do with the changes I have made.
Now I know I am a little early, but my family is celebrating Christmas in 24 days, so this is my start of advent. I will, over the time, show you some photos of my special items (well some of them anyway). In years past DH and I got quite into the swing of Christmas and decorated our whole front room (which had a very large window fronting the street) with Christmas goodies. The neighbours loved and the kids faces were not to be missed. That won't work where we are now, but a few of my favourites will come out - or those I can reach in storage. There are literally boxes of them, and they are stacked quite high!!
If I can work this out, I will embed a YouTube video which relates to both 'C' words. The song is sung by Rolf Harris, an Australian-born, England living entertainer.
This is my favourite Christmas song!!! I always get a tear in my eye remembering my "littlies" when they use to sing it at Christmas. The video has various Australian scenes - Carols in the ? in various capital cities, what we do most of Christmas Day if it is hot (especially the travellers to our country, if your Australian you would not be there in the middle of the day with the heat) and various decorated streets and houses
Hope you enjoy it
Bye for now
PS - Just checked - it worked - Wahoo!!!!!! Another lesson learnt
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Firstly a HUGE thank you to all the kind bloggers and commenters for their thoughts and wishes for cooler weather - IT WORKED!!!!!
Temperature dropped by 20C yesterday and today. It is about 22C now, a little hazy, misty and with a hint of light rain.
I have been reading Retro Mummy's blog for a while now and she has some wonderful fabric and craft there. And as of today a fantastic giveaway, so hop on over and you too can have a chance to win some of the most beautiful fat quarters!!!!! Corrie also has a very cute little model, as you will see if you click on the link.
Good luck - no really!!
Bye for now
Monday, 23 November 2009
Well it continued with the heat wave over the weekend. Friday was 42.2 Celsius (108 F). Late Friday bought a very little of this ....
Friday, 20 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It reminds me of when I was a child and use to become thoroughly absorbed into the story so I would forget everything else. A bit fantasy and a bit fact. A very easy read, which just teases you along with interest. The Authoress is an Australian - you can find more about her here. I will definitely be on the look-out for her earlier book "The Shifting Fog" or for Americans "The House at Riverton".
After reading about Kate on the website, I knew she would have a love of the old children's books - that is what I kept thinking about when I wasn't reading her book.
PS - I have always kept wondering what The Garden Bell was on about with no spell-checker. Well now I know - the new version does not have one!!! Someone tell Blogger we need it!!!
PSS - A big thank you for everyone that left the lovely comments on AB Ripple Pillow both here and at Flickr - THANK YOU!!!
Have a great weekend
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I promised a show of the ripple pillow on Monday.
Well Mon, Tues & Wed just were off days for me, so it will just have to be today.
I actually finished the pillow on Friday. Another hand-made gift for Xmas and this will be a big test as its for DD1 and she has not seen any of the projects I have been up to.
So here it is, perched on my lounge, which luckily is in a similar colour as DD1's lounge ....
And here is the start of the Autumn ripple - note to me I must start with looser chains when rippling!!!!!
For some reason I could not concentrate on the ripples over the last few days, so that is why I went back to knitting
Friday, 6 November 2009
During a couple of hours of TV watching the Stargate series last night, look who I found ..........
Frosty would be more familiar to those in the Northern Hemisphere than he is too me - but I do love him.
This was a quick knit to fill out some Xmas baskets with.
Please don't worry, the ripple pillow is progressing nicely, but has been held up waiting to get to Lincraft or Spotlight to pick up a pillow insert. Hopefully after the weekend it will make its debut
Well another overcast and slightly drizzly day - so perfect for crafting
Bye for now