Friday, 30 April 2010

Hi there

  • Just a quick update that I am still around.
  • A couple more boxes have been unpacked and distributed to their new homes.
  • D3 has set small tasks for me to do, no rush - only 7 days to the wedding!!!!
  • I have been crocheting, just no photos as they are gifts.  So you will have to wait till they get gifted
  • So I have had a little time to browse and read and hopefully comments have got through.
So yesterday I sat outside and enjoyed my small spot of this

Lucky I did as today its slightly overcast, maybe we will finally get some rain.  Did you know that most of Australia has been on some sort of water rations for at least 10 years!!!!  e.g. only able to water plants for one hour at a set time, not being able to use hoses etc.

And my fingers have been itching to do a little of this

Just to keep in practise.  I made sure the project was small - a beanie for one of the charities

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

Friday, 23 April 2010

Ode of Remembrance

Fourth and last verse of this wonderful poem which is recited at various places on Anzac (Australian & New Zealand Army Corp) Day, 25th April.  It is also said as the sun goes down in our RSL Clubs.  All patrons are expected to stand and face the west

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.
Lest we forget"
And today, well its 30C/86F!!!!!
Have a great weekend - a very long weekend for Aussies - 3 days off.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Late night happenings .....

About 2am this morning I woke up with thoughts of those perfectly blocked corner granny squares that you see everywhere on Flickr and Blogland - just the corner though, not the whole square.
It was an off-white colour.
Now why would that wake me up??????

Am I weird or what?????

So for the next hour I tossed and I turned and I tossed and I turned.
Then I started worrying about waking hubby up :-(

Then I gave up .......

Went out to the lounge room

And started finishing off a project that I have been working on - sssshhhhhh, secret.
Although I did give you this glimpse, way back when

So after an hour and a half, I realised that my eyes were not focussing properly

So went back to bed

Tossed and turned for about 15 minutes

And slept in this morning

Lucky it does not matter what time I get up

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

SIBOL & Hen's

Hi everyone

Oh, oh, oh did anyone else notice that Sue did a write-up for SIBOL here?
Go Team SIBOL!!!!!!!
I think it is going to go viral!!!!!

Now for my weekend

First off I had a small dilemma!  The requirement to attend the Hen's Day was that
You need to wear BLACK - tick
Be in a PARTY mood - tick
and you need to accessorise with PINK - oh no, my problem

It's not that I don't like the colour pink,  I just don't like wearing it.
So I went looking for Fascinators - I am too old for them to look decent on me
Hats - nobody had anything decent that was not going to cost me a fortune
Cheap jewellery - what is it, pink is not in fashion any more!!!!

So I gave up and came home and tried to wrack my brain - I know, poor brain trying to think that hard.  But I was desperate!!!

Maybe I could make my own jewellery, so on to Ravellery.  Boy I am being fussy, I just hate fashion jewellery, give me the old classy real stuff

Then I spotted this -

Perfect, it can carry all the necessary bits and pieces that I need when I am in a crowded area.
And supposedly my winnings - well I found 5 cents before getting to the races and that is all that came home in my "winning purse"  :-(

Did I mention how warm it was on Saturday, actually still is very warm still.  It was so warm, that most of us got a touch of sun tan!!  I packed the Panadol for headaches and Band-Aids for blistered feet, but never once thought about sunscreen  ☺

The girls wanted to sit on the grassy area near the finish line, so this was my view of the jockeys and their horses

Can you see them?
Maybe here .....

Nope, being a shorty I did not get to see the finish line with every one standing up either  ☺ 
Did get to see the horses in the parade ground though

See ya!

Monday, 19 April 2010

A Quickie!!!

This poem came through from a online group and I knew there were so many of you that would love it!!!!

My Wife the Hooker.

My wife, she is a hooker
Of this she's mighty proud
And the stories of her exploits
Are legends in our town.

She's shameless with her talents
She'll go hooking anywhere
And if people want to watch her
She really doesn't care.

It seems to be a family thing
Her mother taught her how
Seems her grandma was a hooker
And my daughter's hooking now.

She goes to hookers meetings
To learn the new techniques
She starts hooking in a frenzy
And won't talk to me for weeks.

She doesn't do the house work
She doesn't make the beds
She doesn't have the time for that
She'd rather hook instead.

My wife she is a hooker
And I curse that awful day
When she first picked up the hook and yarn
And learned how to crochet.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Oops - I forgot to say thank you

Two in one day - what is the world coming too????????

I forgot to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs Twins in my blog - I have done it by personal email, so please do not think me rude.  She had a knitting pattern that she was not going to use and offered it to anyone who would like it.  Well, as it was for toys, I said I would love it.  There are always children within the Charity Groups who could do with a little something special - and another reason why I need fibrefill.

Sue is such a lovely lady, and I know how expensive it is to post overseas, but she still sent me this ..........
The yarn is so soft and scrummy and I know what I want to make with it, just need a pattern I like ☺
The card was so sweet and thank you for the lovely thoughts inside

From one mummy of twins plus one to another mummy of twins

Have a great day

I'm baaaccckkkk ....... well sort of

Hi everyone
Yes I am writing a post for my blog!!!
What a crazy couple of weeks with moving house, packing and unpacking (not all but most), having a long weekend for Easter and yet ..........  there is more to come.  So don't worry if you don't hear from me regularly.

Saturday we have a Hen's Day out at Randwick Races, which happens to be Doncaster Day there.  So I am sure it will be another crowded, busy and long day.  The countdown is now down to days for the wedding 22 to be exact, if you don't count the day - which I never do.  While D3 and her finance have organised everything themselves, I and hubby, still get little "tasks" to accomplish for them while they are working ☺ Just cause!!!!

To help destress and take time out I have been doing a little crochet, some completed and some not ......

This got finished last night.  Please ignore how the "fill" does not sit properly, it is a square insert in a hexagon outer, until I can find some fiberfill near me, the insert took long enough to find  :-(

I just could not wait any longer to try out the pattern and make something with it

There is a slight difference between the front and back.  This is the side I prefer and ........
and hubby prefers this side (on the right)
I have used the join-as-you-go method.  What a find for me - a century find actually.  I love making the smaller shapes, hexagons in particular at the moment, but like most the sewing together takes ages.  Not now, it can be fiddly with smaller shapes, but so very, very, very, very worthwhile.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter's very, very, very long and busy weekend

Hi everyone
Still here, but you may have wondered where I have been.  Well since we had a very, very, long weekend here in Australia (Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon) events were planned before we move next weekend.

Hubby's family have lunch together on Good Friday, so nearly all day was spent there.  Fairly crowded with great-great-grandparents and aunts, great-grandparents, grandparents, children and grandchildren in multiples.

Then D3 & D2 and their partners decided they would like to have dinner with us.  So we left hubby's gathering so I could get a meal together for my lot.  Baked chicken pieces with veggie trimmings ... mmmm

Saturday, we were here (sorry, not a good photo using my phone)

At the Rosehill Races for the big Autumn Carnival Race, the Golden Slipper.  A VERY BIG day and very, very, very crowded day too.  Unfortunately, no big winners were found by the group we were with .....

Sunday we walked to the next suburb and had a relaxed breakfast with D2 & her partner and then walked home.  My poor legs were so tired.

Then Monday, we decided to go the Sydney Royal Easter Show which is run by the Royal Agriculural Society.  A chance for the country folks to show off to the city folks, and for the city folks to learn about country.  And of course all the gimmicks that go along with that.

In 1822 the Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) was formed by a group of Sydney's leading citizens with the aim of "furthering the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions".  More can be learnt here if your interested.

So I checked out the Food Pavilion as I love the display.  Here is the one that won overall

And the one that won first for display

Then we were off the check out the craft - hubby to wood, photography and paintings, me to crochet, stiching and anything else that caught my fancy

The Winners!!!!

and this amazing find in the timber section - wink, wink, nudge, nudge dear hubby of mine

Don't you want one too????

Spinning alpaca with four different spinning wheels

Then we were off to hubby's favourite event - Woodchopping!!!!!
It is fairly BIG event with attendees from all over Australia and the world - New Zealand, Canada, USA & Ireland were spotted while sitting watching

Was planning on showing you some of the animals too, but so wearied from this and remembering the long day and very, very, very, very sore feet and calves (ooowww)- it will have to do

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!!!