Saturday 30 June 2012

June Wrap-Up

Today is:  The last day of the month; 1/3 of the way through Winter; 2nd day of sunshine :)

Time to look back at the small projects I've managed to get done. At the moment it's easier to grab the knitting needles and a ball of wool when I get a chance to sit down.

The bottom left pic is the quilt I started at a recent workshop and hasn't been touched since...maybe next week. The cream scarf was another UFO atleast 2 years old and I have plans for another washcloth for July with my DD's name (if my drafting works out).

I snapped this next photo yesterday ... our budgie 'Grace' has nerves of steel and was happily preening herself.

Enjoying some sunshine today ... happy sewing :)

June Photo A Day Challenge

The final six :)

Day 25 ~ Something Cute

Day 26 ~ Where You Shop

Day 27 ~ Bathroom

Day 28 ~ On the Shelf

Day 29 ~ Soft

Day 30 ~ A Friend

Wednesday 27 June 2012

June Photo A Day Challenge

Day 19 ~ Imperfect

Day 20 ~ Fave Photo You've Ever Taken
(I couldn't find my stored photos so this one was on the computer)

Day 21 ~ Where You Slept

Day 22 ~ From A High Angle

Day 23 ~ Movement

Day 24 ~ On Your Mind

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Good News

My beautiful daughter left a message on my mobile on Friday to give her a call back when I could ... nothing urgent ... just some good news :)

Her BF proposed and of course DD said 'YES'.  Congratulations to you both.
May the joy you shared this day be with you always.

Monday 25 June 2012

Did You Hear The Sleigh Bells?

The 25th has come around again and I nearly didn't make it ... how about you?

I'd given up on getting something even started for Christmas this month and then the day before yesterday I remembered the next wash cloth. With the wet weather settling in for the day yesterday, there was nothing else to do but sit and knit ... and eat when the time called for it and helped along by warm drinks and a good movie "Australia". Sorry the picture isn't very clear as it's still a dreary wet day today but I've added a little 'joy' to it :)

Is everyone starting to get a little stash together of Christmas goodies? We're at the half-way point now and there's still plenty of time to join in and make a start if you haven't been able to so far. Join our happy little band of elves and get a head start on the Christmas rush. Check out all the lovely gifts and decorations that have been made and put away for safe keeping ... click on the 1 Xmas tab at the top of this blog.

Happy Sewing and I shall be popping around to see what everyone has been up to this month.

Thursday 21 June 2012

1 Photo A Day Challenge

I've been forgetting to share my challenge photos so here are the next 7 - 12 and 13 - 18 ... some days are more of a challenge than others.

Day 7 ~ Drink
Day 8 ~ Six O'clock
Day 9 ~ Your View Today
Day 10 ~ Best Bit Of Your Weekend
Day 11 ~ Door
Day 12 ~ From A Low Angle

Day 13 ~ Art
Day 14 ~ Time
Day 15 ~ Yellow
Day 16 ~ Out and About (Workshop)
Day 17 ~ In Your Bag
Day 18 ~ Something We Don't Know About You

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Srambled Thoughts

So much to do ... so little time ... sew little time.  Here's a quick catch-up of what I can remember since last Friday ... I think :)

FNSI ~ Some delish balls of wool arrived in Friday's mail so I started straight away on a ruffle scarf for my sweet daughter. Finished it off Monday night and posted it yesterday.

Also on Friday night I packed my bag, sewing maching, etc for a 2 day workshop in Gayndah.

We had a fantastic time making lovely new friendships, learning new techniques and helpful hints and I managed to come close to finishing the 12 centre blocks for my quilt. (10 complete plus 1 side border)

Must dash ... the next load of washing is ready to hang.  My unread blog count is climbing sky high but I know I will find time eventually to catch up with what everyone has been creating.

Happy Sewing

Thursday 14 June 2012


Oh boy!  June is whizzing past so fast that I nearly missed this one. If you nearly missed it too then rush over to Heidi and sign up quick!

I seem to have so many things going around in my head I don't know what to tackle next and has somebody been pinching minutes and hours out of my days because they seem to be getting shorter?

School holidays very soon so maybe I can slow down a little for a couple of weeks ... maybe?

Happy Friday Night

Monday 11 June 2012

Public Holiday Play

Today we enjoyed a public holiday to celebrate the Queen's Birthday and as the weather was horrid I got to stay indoors and sew a little, cut a little, iron a little (clothing too!) etc.

Seasons Of
from 'Sew It's Finished' for May

Tis The Season ~ Christmas Angels

Even ironing the clothes wasn't too bad as it helped keep the cold away.  I also managed to cut my fabric ready for a workshop this weekend and plan to do a little knitting tonight after dinner.

Although the weather has been wet and windy, there are moments of beauty also. This was outside my back door this morning.

Hope you enjoyed some colour in your day.

Sunday 10 June 2012

A Photo A Day ~ June

Just for something different I decided to play along in a photo a day challenge for June hosted by Fat Mum Slim.  So far so good I've been keeping up and posting them on facebook with a little catch-up now and then when I'm not home or the internet is out.

Thought I'd share now and then on my blog with a collage of the photos so here are the first 6 days.

Day 1 ~ Morning
Day 2 ~ Empty
Day 3 ~ On My Plate
Day 4 ~ Close-up
Day 5 ~ Sign
(mine is a sign of impending rain)
Day 6 ~ Hat

Sewing is a distant memory at the moment but I have managed a little embroidery last night and I'm off to get those fabrics cut. The workshop is next weekend and I want to be prepared!

Warm Wishes

Friday 1 June 2012

June Heralds Winter

Today is the first day of Winter here in Oz and my scarves are coming in very handy.  With pen in hand I have written down my list of goals for June which doesn't include any new scarves but I have a feeling there will be one or two :)

****  JUNE  ****

BISS BOM  ~  I'm sure it will happen ... one day :)
TTS  ~  Christmas Angels
One Christmas Item  ~  ?
Cut Fabric for workshop in 2 weeks
Finish Cream UFO Scarf
Work on a UFO  ~  Fishpond
Make a Gift for a Baby Boy

Fiona of BubzRugz shared a lovely collage yesterday of her finishes for May. Great photo and a lovely idea ... I couldn't help myself and had to have a play with my finished projects.

  Warm Wintery Wishes