Saturday, 28 January 2012

Camel Grannies

You just never know where you will spot Grannies

Camel Grannies

Courtesy of The Daily Telegraph

BTW - It's Tamworth's Country Music Festival

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Am I crazy ……

A bit of background first
It is mid-summer here
Well by the calender anyway
Our normal temps at this time of year are somewhere between 30-40C
But so far this summer, mid 20’s have been the norm
Now, I know that for a lot of you in the Northern Hemisphere this is very warm
But for us, it’s not cold, but it’s not warm either
But the humidity is super-high!!!

Old saying in Australia ….. if it’s not a drought, it’s a flood
While we are not flooding (me, personally) there has been a lot of rain this summer

So back to the crazy!
Rolling on the floor laughing
I had a urge to make ….
I had a need to make …..
I really wanted to make …..


But that’s plain crazy at this time of year
So what should I do?
I’m sure I heard you ALL yell
So I did
Button Tab Beanie
Button Tab Hat – check my Ravelry page for more info
Yarn is Cleckheaton Paintbox
BTW pity they are taking some of their operation of shore and some Australians losing their jobs, makes me re-think my support
Mods – Instead of casting off 10st, I joined in the round and knit the first 10 and last 10 stitches together.  I also worked 15cm before decrease, so that I could pull the beanie down over the ears if needed.
Next time I would leave a long tail before casting on to sew the button on with, just means it is anchored a bit more

Love it!!

N.B. – This post is written via Windows Live Writer.  See how this works.  Fingers crossed

Monday, 23 January 2012

Aussie Hero Quilts

I have been reading a blog of a wonderful lady, Jan, who creates beautiful quilts.

Hope over here and see what new venture she has started on
Especially if you quilt or sew

Photo from her blog

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Hi everyone

Quick query
When I came back to blogland, Blogger was offering to transfer? (I think thats it) or whatever, to Google+

Anyone tried it?

Friday, 20 January 2012

Where have I been ...

Thank you to those who are still popping into my little blog and saying Hi.  It has meant a lot to me.

N.B - I have fixed up my last post about my Round Ripple, if you were unable to read it

As you may now guess, I have finally got all the gadgets I need to blog again.
One small gift led to quite a few little gadgets  :-)

Now during my voluntary internet break, I did have a holiday

N.B. - These photos are all taken with an iPhone or an iPad, our camera went MIA on this holiday with all the best photos on it  :-(

Here are some clues to where I went -

** It involved a 6 hour flight on Christmas Eve night

** I arrived 20 hours before I left - ie Christmas Eve morning

** A 5 hour wait at an open-air airport

** Then a 45 minute flight on this

A very short 5-10 minute drive
Then a ride on this

A greeting by this guy  :-) - Tangaroa

Then a short toddle off to these views - this is only a partial view

It was so hard to capture the colours
Unless you have a wham-bam camera and can fiddle with it
The colours were even more extraordinary when there was cloud cover - the change was amazing

Our bungalow - another view

Another view from the web

If you look at the large island, follow it on the right till it hooks
See that tiny, weeny island just off there - yep, that's where we were

So...... would you like to know where this is???

Well, if you look on a globe or a world map you would not be able to find it
This map is the best I could find.  It is from the Resort's website

I have so much more to tell
But I will save that for another time

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fwd: Ripples

Fwd: Ripples, originally uploaded by Aussie Maria.
I am trying a new way to write this post, until I get some necessary add-ons

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed the lack of crochet ripples, even though I really love the look of them.

I have had trouble with my starting rows, and even though I worked the pattern out ...... Eventually, that first row bothered me greatly. It just was not right. So I ignored ripples and admired them from afar.
Btw I found out since that I really don't like going back and forth. I am crazier than that, round and round is my thing

I have had a pattern sitting in my Ravelry queue for forever, and last November The time was right to give it a go - A Very Special gift was required

So .............


I get my computer up and running or work out how to do this, Here is a post for you

Sunday, 8 January 2012


Well I am sort of back. Thank you to those still hanging around Hope you all had a wonderful and happy holiday season Still trying to work out some new toys But here is a glimpse of where I disappeared to for a little chilling out Sorry no glimpse it's not working Hopefully soon