13 August, 2017


What can I say really?

It's so pretty though.

Almost done, just the cuff to go.

Then the tough job of deciding where to start the colours on the next one as I don't want them the same of course!

10 August, 2017

Thursday Thanks

  • Signs of spring.
  • Art in nature.
  • My chickens.
  • The eggs which my chickens give me.
  • Easy ideas for gifting to children.
  • BJ's effort in a bit of extra tutoring at home (with me!) .  It is helping & he is encouraged by that.
  • DJ's progress with his reading.
  • Stuart that does the reading with DJ.  
  • Great days at work.
  • Lovely customers that appreciate your helping them.
  • Not being too old to learn new things!


Sewing Again

Suddenly birthday season has come about again.  

A party for DJ to attend on the weekend.  He chose Star Wars fabric for his little friend.  I really like this one.  

BJ has been asked for a play date for a birthday friend.  Not a party so no presents but hey, what's a birthday without a little present.  This is today.  So I spent an hour doing both the pillows at once.  Quite an efficient use of time I suppose.  

Pillow Presents 11 & 12

09 August, 2017

Harry Potter Socks

Ok, so not Harry Potter exactly but certainly Harry Potter inspired.

I am in a facebook group that is all about knitting socks.  They published an e-magazine last week with 56 Harry Potter inspired socks in there.  I bought the magazine as I really really really needed the pattern for the ones they showed on the cover.

I started today.  I have been waiting all week & now I just did it.  This design is based on the train platform at 9¾ where you go through the wall.  So this design is basically a brick wall!  I'm looking forward to see the colours change.  Stay tuned.

06 August, 2017

More Knits

I'm still working on socks too.  I have started a pair for Stuart.  I counted mine & ummm... I have a few now.  But Stuart needs more.  So I will be kind & make him some.  Almost my usual pattern too but I have added a little rib in at intervals.  Looks quite interesting.The yarn is one I got from Knit Picks.  I really like it.  The colour I did buy with Stuart in mind so he's lucky he gets this Coffee Shop colourway.

05 August, 2017

Can't Beat Homemade

Pizza anyone?

We haven't had homemade pizza in ages.  It is actually BJ's favourite food at the moment & he can eat more of them than Stuart & I can.  BJ & DJ both topped their own & Stu & I had to share one.  But far out, they were so good.  Also not dripping in grease which is a bonus & not making you desperately thirsty either like many seem to do.

Must do it more often.  It's not difficult at all.  Plus we know what is in it.  We do the base from the Chef's Toolbox recipe but we put them in the oven this time so they all cooked together.  So good!

01 August, 2017

Hook In Hand

It's been ages since I have picked up a crochet hook.  Can't remember the last time I did actually.  Last year I think though as I can't recall anything but knitting & sewing this year so far.

After knitting the big thick blanket for my nephew I still wanted to do a light cotton one.  I ordered in the greys in the Heirloom 8ply cotton at work.  Yes, I did.  lol  I do most of the yarn ordering which is fun.

It took a little while to decide on a pattern & although I went with this one it still isn't quite what I had in mind even though I love it.  Meet Me At Mike's have a really good tutorial on this one if you want to give the Larksfoot design a go.  I do enjoy doing it & try to do a couple of stripes a day.  It won't be huge though & should be done shortly, with time to spare before the next visitor goes to visit Diesel & can deliver it.