Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Two Posts in One Day
I took these photos yesterday as the garden looks so pretty....however we are not great gardeners and the results are Mother Natures work.....I forgot to go to the vegie patch..perhaps another time.
Well thanks for taking a walk in our little garden,I forgot the veggie patch but it is going very well, we have eaten our first potatoes,we have had carrots and the peas are almost ready.
First a huge thankyou to Shez for my lovely parcel from the Tilda swap.
Shez made this lovely tea pot cosy from a Tilda book.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Weekend Rest...you've got to be Joking!!!!!!
The weekend arrived but the torrential rain did not go..what to do??
Well Bob had some good ideas but I can't write them all down lol and we live with my Mum so it was all out of the question.
So we decided it was time to do the sauces and jams.I have a friend that is living alone and sometimes her son gives her much heartache,so we called her and asked if she would like to bring her crochet around and sit awhile with us,she was thrilled so it was lovely to chat with the rain beating down and the smell of spices and sweetness filling the kitchen.
There was no way I could put new pockets in the section as it was so thick my machine could not cope,so being a smarty pants he says,"just buy a couple of pairs of jeans at the op shop and sew the back pockets from them on the front" guess what it worked!
So now the test is to see how fast he can mess this up! Great idea Bob,which brings me to say why do they use such flimsy material in mens jeans pockets,and why when I check others at the op shop are theirs still intact and Bobs not? O'h well ours is not to wonder why ours is just to do or die!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
NOW HERE'S THE THING......
The aprons are done but.....They are large aprons and really a heavy cotton,and I am not the most creative person, I need something to follow then I am off and away.
This time I have not looked at books just done them.They are not grand or perfect but they can be put in the finished pile lol.
So yes I wish I had taken a month to do them....yes I had done an enormous appliqué on them...but they are simple, hope that some friends will like them when the open their Chrissie pressie.I had to fold the bottoms up to take the pics, original I was going to put rows of frills on them but they are long and when pinned looked silly ,I suppose I could have cut them off...o'h well too late now lol.
So there they are finished if not gorgeous,but at least I got somewhere this week lol.
Have a beautiful day, be blessed by the one that guides you on your way as you spread a joyful smile around.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A few months ago my daughter gave me 3 aprons from Coles,they were $7 each.
See what you can do with these she says...she did decorate one for me with Grammy on it amongst my Christmas things.
So here goes, lets see what I can do, I have already one pinned ready with its embellishments hope they turn out ok.
Monday, August 15, 2011
A Productive and busy Week
A busy weekend here, a day trip by bus to a beautiful town named Dungog.It is where we first lived when we married and the little house on my blog is the first home we lived in.There was a quilt fair and 100 years of Railway celebrated, Bob came and had a great time ,first time ever on a bus trip for him.
And this is what it makes ,a lacy twirly scarf,just had to try it out,this will be for my daughter.
I belong to the ladies group at our little church and for years we have been working hard to get money for a new toilet block..yes that's right toilets lol.
We have a darling member who writes wonderful poetry and short stories and her family has a book printed this year,Del gave all the sales money towards the loo fund...over $4,000!
So you could say we are.......
FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS!!!!(Del given the honour lol)
This was done at the interval of a little Hymnfest that we had on Sunday afternoon and it was lovely.
I might say I was raised a Church of England but about 10 years ago I went to a pentecostal,charismatic church and the music and praise stirred my soul as never before,I became re baptised and go whenever I am at my children's homes as there is no church here,so I am still faithful to my old fold and work on their ladies guild and help wherever I can as I believe God does not have segregations,just houses for us to show him our love,and by helping others I believe I am putting a reserved sign on a seat "up there".
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Water! At last a refreshing drink.
I don't know what your town water is like, ours is simply disgusting,full of chlorine and other things unknown.
When you notify council the seem to think that's a refreshing drink lol.
The shower heads have a build up of white substance around them,tap washers are always being changes,so imagine your stomach!
So be done with it all,we bought a water purifier.
On our last visit to Bobs Mums we took her for a drive into the hinterlands and we came upon a potters home,the wife made the pottery purifiers and the daughter made the gorgeous potted animals and birds,you could order whatever you wanted, the husbands painting were just wonderful.We came away with nothing but Bob really wanted to order one with frogs.
Three weeks later I rang them and they remembered us and we ordered a green tone one with frogs,when it arrived we were thrilled. So here it is.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The postman/lady (...that being me) delivered me a parcel yesterday,it does not happen very often and it was just at the right time,you know one of those yukky down days.
I had joined in a vintage swap and now it was my turn to get spoiled.
This was a lovely swap and to my fabric swap partner all the way over on Washington,nooo its not here yet but don't worry it will be Paula,my mail got there so fast I was surprised when Paula let me know.
If you have not joined in a swap before I recommend it as for me at least I get a parcel and the joy of putting one together is just so good.
Blessings to everyone and to our English friend I do hope all the craziness ends soon.