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?