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 ....
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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
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
After having a 36 degree Celsius day it did not cool down to very, very late last night
This is what the moon looked like at about 9.30 pm - ignore the double moon, its me with the shakes as I needed to do a long time lapse to capture the colour
I can start rippling again :-)
Bye for now
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Firstly some lovely lilies that DH bought home on Thursday. He bought them with all the buds closed tight so that I would get to enjoy them opening. Now if you have read my profile I mention that I like reading. I have not even mentioned it here at all, so I thought from time to time I should do that. So here is the first ......
Monday, 2 November 2009
After crocheting and frogging this amount at least 10 times with 3 different patterns (btw they all ended up with the same curve), I took hook & heart in hand and continued with the pattern.
And look what happened ..........
Just a little faith goes a long way and I actually did not have that much time to spend with it this weekend.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the very concerned and helpful people out there in blogger & flickr land. You did help and made me very determined to work out what was going on.
Another btw - I have no idea why it curves when I start, maybe I do the chains too tightly or ????????
But it worked out!!!!!
Here is one of the reasons I did not get to do much on the pillow
Way too hot to pick up yarn out here :-))))))
This is the view from North Bilgola lookout looking south - beach on right is Bilgola and left is Newport. The colours are not so good as they are taken with my very basic mobile phone. But what you really can't see is 2 very large pods of dolphins playing - honest. And they were having a ball!!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend