Sunday, 4 November 2018

Friday Night No Go

After a couple of extra busy days, no amount of match sticks could have propped my eyelids open ... so with not a stitch made, I just had to call it an early night. Saturday wasn't favourable for stitching/knitting either but I have finally made a start on my next wash cloth.

This is my last ball of microfibe wool so wash cloths will soon come to an end ... till next year. I hope your Friday night was productive.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

OPAM October

A final finish for the month of October ... this soft bundle is ready for a baby boy to snuggle into.

Feeling good with four small finishes for the month ... enjoying some simple knitting in the evenings before the weather gets too hot.

Looking back through posts, I noticed that I hadn't shared my first baby boy bundle. These bunny rugs are simple and so cuddly. I can also get a mini snuggy from the cutoff fleece.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

FNSI or a Knit In

Below is my original post from Sunday evening but just before I could publish I lost interent.

This would have to be a record for me ... almost half a wash cloth knitted in an evening.  A few more rows wathcing 'Landline' (Farmers' program on ABC) at lunch and finished it off while watching an Elvis Presley movie 'Girl Happy' this afternoon ...

Storm clouds, loud thunder and crazy lightning are closing in so I'm off before the power goes.

See what other lovely pieces were being created on Friday night by clicking HERE.

So to continue on:  Still no interent ... I'm hot-spotting to my phone on limited data so this will be quick.  The wind was crazy and we also had golf ball size hail ... not much rain but our dams are all full and we just need the grass to get growing now.  I really hope others have received some much needed rain too.

Sad to say, I won't be blog hopping until connection is back to normal ... hoping everyone has a lovely week with lots of time to be creative.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

FNSI Sign Up

How has a third Friday for October come around so quickly?  Rush over to Wendy's to join in for a lovely night with like minded friends.  I''ll be working on my crochet rug and maybe start on another wash cloth for my Christmas stash.

We've been fortunate to receive some lovely rain in the past week, luckily without the destructive storms that have caused heartbreak for many.  Still feeding our cows though so that they can stay strong and care for their babies. Millie tries to get the calves to play but usually the mums step in.

Well, my BAS (tax stuff) is done so mopping the floors is next on my agenda, I should stop procrastinating I guess.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Mama Mia ... FNWF

Friday night went something like this ...

Settled down in the lounge, Millie on my lap of course, crochet on the go. Yes, earlier in the week I put my thinking cap on and got back into the hook and pull through.

Enjoying virtual company of friends and tapping my toes to the awesome songs of Mama Mia the movie, when the house was plunged into silence and darkness. Enough of a storm to create a blackout but only a few drops of rain. Nothing to do but feel my way around and into bed. Yesterday I found a moment to finish the row I was on.

Thank you Cheryll for bringing us together on a Friday night.

Here are a couple other finishes I haven't yet shared.  My next wash cloth ...

This quilt top was completed on the 30th Sept, right on time. "Ruth's Quilt"

Back to  the off farm work tomorrow, squeezed in between feeding the cattle and checking waters. An upside of driving round the paddocks so often is seeing all the new babies ... will share a photo or two next time.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

FNSI Quick Check In

A busy weekend and grandson J having sleepovers ... a quick snap of my progress.

I went with knitting as to crochet meant putting my thinking cap on ... loving all the different varigated combinations ... and Millie always "in my pocket". Old wool scraps are great for fencing or any reason a 4 year old might need. 😁

Off to visit blogs to see what everyone else was busy with on Friday night.

Friday, 21 September 2018

FNSI and Togetherness

Time again to join in for a lovely Friday evening, sewing, making, creating with great company. I'm thinking I might get my crochet hook into action tonight on a long awaiting rug.  Please visit Wendy's blog to sign up and read why this Friday night is extra special.

I was fortunate enough to be a lucky winner for a recent FNSI and have been slack in sharing my sweet prize.  Thank you so much Wendy for hosting this monthly get together ... friendships formed are only and always just a few key taps away. The support, inspiration and company from sharing, caring bloggers is a most precious gift indeed.

Thank you to Cheryll and all the wonderful hostesses who give the gift of their time, knowledge and sweet parcels to bring a togetherness in blogland (which often spills over to the real world). Just a few can be found on my sidebars. Sometimes slipping into the world behind the computer or tablet screen can be the haven someone is need of.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Going For Gold

How's this for a once in a lifetime opportunity? THE 2018 Melbourne Cup is visiting our little town of Mt Perry yesterday and today. 100% of the gold for this year's cup was mined at the Mt Rawdon Goldmine on the outskirts of town. 

A real goosebump moment ... very special.

This is the address to view the story behind the making of this year's cup. (Sorry I can't link)

Back home and another gold finish for me ... Ruth's Quilt is a completed top ... love, love love it. Sitting on a queen bed, you can see it doesn't quite cover so I'm planning on adding a narrow black border and a 2nd border using the left over black/white rectangles.

My new shopping bag is also finished and holding my byo mesh fruit/vege bags. This one is from IGA ... a little paint, fabric and a doily it it has a whole new look.

Onward with the knitting needles and crochet hook ... what project will be next pst the finish post?

Sunday, 9 September 2018

FNWF and Other Things

Never thought I'd be playing with paints Friday but that's where I started.

Then after dinner my black and whites called to me and I was able to finish joining all the horizontal seams on each strip.

Now I have 20 completed strips to begin joining the long side seams.

With NRL finals on the tv, I still had some time to sit and make these sweet little heart shape puffs and a couple of leaves to decorate my shopping bag.

When I went to post on Friday, I found a draft post sitting waiting so I best share here now.  This was the second dish cloth completed with the microfibre wool.

Wishing every night could be a Friday night.

Friday, 7 September 2018


Really?  Another month has begun?  Wasn't it May yesterday?

The good thing is that I get to spend Friday night sewing with lovely Friends ... and Cheryll has some yummy slice to share too.  Not sure what to work on though. I have knitting on the needles, Ruth's Quilt is layed out on the bed and half joined. What's your choice of crafting?