Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Day ..

Merry Christmas Day.... The sun is shining here today , we are looking forward to a warm day :))
Enjoy your day :))..

Friday, December 14, 2012

Quilting and crochet :))

I am so thrilled to have completed the front of this quilt ..
This will be the 2nd quilt I have in this pattern, but with different colour edging.

Close up of one of the flowers ..

Embroidery on linen..

Pretty variegated cotton..

Found this little gem at the op shop.. 1 crochet outfit and 2 knitted..

The beginnings of a new baby shawl crocheted in Patons Big Baby 4 ply.. using a 5mm hook.

Started another jacket in synthetic yarn I found in the bottom of the box..
This is an easy pattern to crochet no thinking in this process...  but looks great ..

I just have to share this with you .... My darling Sister ( who will be 84 in Jan 2013..) sent me this darling "Weeds for Sale.... Pick your own.." hanger for my gardening tools.. Such a sweety. and a great sense of humour to boot... Of course I look this slim , lol.... (not)...

 I am going to make it into a quilt... :))

Just before I go, I am having trouble with blogger... no followers today..:((
and I can only read the blogs I follow if I go through YouTube... Never mind you know I am here....
Not long now till Christmas, not sure if I will get back to blog again .. So to all of you lovely followers... Merry Christmas.... :))  hope all your pressies are crafting one :))

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A little crochet is good :))

A few pics of the baby crochet I have been working on over the past few months..
A pattern I love to make, Surprise Crochet..

Can't have to many bibs, Crocheted using Sugar and cream cotton.

The colour pink doesn;t show to well in this pic .

this is a knitting pattern I have been trying to master... I always seem to have one leg longer than the other... Any tips would be greatly receiced..

A little of the garden produce... Pickled Garlic... 

Have a great week everyone...:))

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Flat out like a lizard drinking :))

Taking a breather today..
 Our house hold has been so busy the last few months, not a lot of crocheting was done.. Instead I have been sewing a quilt for my youngest son and his new wife... Married last week in the beautiful St Kilda Rose Gardens..

I used a Jelly Roll strips for the quilt. making them  into a square.
I found the pattern on Youtube...

Quilt after being professionally quilted. Now to trim and complete the quilt.

Pic of the pattern I chose for the quilting, Keeping in with the flowers on the material ,I thought Butterflies looked pretty good :)).

The completed Quilt :)) I enjoyed this project very much..
If you would like to make a simular quilt you can find the instructions here..missouri Quilt Co.  I love this site. so helpful so many tutorials..:))

Well there is still so much to do ... The vegie Garden is in full swing, broad beans have been harvested and in the freezer along with the peas, Chef made Cauliflower pickle... and the garlic is air drying... now I am off out to spray a little water on the plants..
Bye for now :)) and thanks for stopping by :))

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rose baby rug ..

Claudes pattern can be found here

Apple Blossoms rose pattern here

Firstly I would like to say a big thankyou to you all who have stopped by my last blog :))and to the beautiful ladies  who have joined..
If you have questions, I will answer you on the blog or by private mail if you have it switched on...  Thankyou :))

I completed the edging of the Rose baby rug last evening.. it measures 30x32"".
I love the ice pink yarn,(not a true colour in the pic) although a cheaper brand than I would normally use for babies items , I was amazed at how easy it was to crochet.. No splitting of the yarn which is a bonus if you use cheap yarn, and it feels soft..
Will I use it again??  if I can find it in ice blue lol..
Dorothy over at Hooks and Grannies asked a question of a group of crocheters at
Australiacrochet, what yarn,wool, we used for making baby items..
Bendigo wool , Wendy, Panda were some of the answers, But the most popular was Bendigo baby Wool.  
It is so soft to crochet .. I am about to order white 4ply as the Chef and I are to become grandparents to our youngest son and his partner.. Its very exciting.. Although this will make 8 for me.. It never loses it shine.. being a gran is just the best thing...:))
This is Claude.. Lazing about with his quilted jacket.. I made the little jacket  about 25 odd years ago... yep still got it .. Gosh its getting to be a family heirloom LOL..
 A peek at the new material I purchased here on the net from NSW.. Craft Depot..

 Back to sewing machine today... Overcast and a cold wind blowing in (snow on the mountains...) brrr..
Bring on Summer ........ I am so over winter........LOL

Have a great week everyone..  and remember a smile goes for miles.. Cheers..

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quilts and a little R&R

 Pansy flowers are so lovely, and the material has been in a stash for a couple years.. sewn together in squares.. and put aside..  until a couple of weeks ago when the bug bit and I have been sewing just about everyday...:)) Stitch in the ditch is what I did for this quilt..   I am not real good at the hand quilting.. so the easier the better for me..

As for the R&R,, The Chef and I took a few days off and drove down the river to
George Town/Low Head..The sun shone in the mornings which gave us time to visit the Pilot Station at Low Head,est. in 1805( which is now open as a Maritime museum..) link here

It looks like a very wet weekend, A great time to finish off a few more crochet items. 

Remember these little gems??? well DIL of eldest Son is going to make me a granny .. I love this pattern it is so easy to make all in one piece . Gotta be happy
with that..
Ok . thats it from my part of the world.. Stay safe and well . Happy crafting :))..

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Its been......

all go here in the craft room.. Finishing more of the crochet and quilts on my list of wips..

vst 32"x36" 
rose banner..
I thought I would make something a little different for the "summer shack" ..
 Dorothy from..Hooks and Grannies asked me about a the background rug I use in my pics... the stitch is one from..Fav crafts corner to corner.. 

Love the colours in the flowers,, great for using those little balls of left over yarn.

Ice pink roses and granny squares for a different look in a rug.. The pattern can be found at Apple Blossoms dreams

A little book for little hands ,, easy to sew , just follow the directions and a cuppa later.. one book.

Middle pages..

Thought I had my quilts on my camera, but no.. not this page.. Well that will be on my next posting...
Hope you are all enjoying the Olympic games.... :))
till next time :)) happy crafting ..

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A little Surprise arrived..

Thankyou to my DH  :))

I made this year, the year to complete as many UFO's as I can. Whether it is Crochet, Knitting, or Sewing.. So far so good..

Thankyou to all my lovely followers, you know I have been reading your blogs, .. There are so many talented crafters out there.. You inspire me to keep on keeping on..LOl.. Enjoy the day ..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Local bloggers meet :))

What a great afternoon , putting faces to the blogs I love to read and a couple more..:)) I did a lot of "' I know your face, yes your blog is.....''
Thanks to  Tania from Suburban Jubilee, for the  invite, and choosing a great coffee shop for the meeting.. the discussion was all about "'Blogging"'..  :))

Lots of laughter and lots of hints and tips, ..
I hope we have more "'get togethers'' there is so much to talk about :))

Enjoy the day :))

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Its just the 2 of us ..

Family have returned to their homes and its Just the 2 of us once again..
What a great time we have had.. 3 birthdays to celebrate and oh, don't I love the cake LOL...
Because my daughter was born 10 mins later than the boys, and I might add the next day, she has always been adamant that her birthday be the next day..

After all the excitement I have been able to complete my Jacket

Jacket crocheted in the blue
I am so pleased with the finished garment.. I even added a collar..
It is crocheted in one piece to the arms very easy :))

Another on the hook this pattern has no shaping , a breeze really..

Baby rug on the hook and is prettier than the pic. :))

Last of all today, rose squares , there are about 100 or so , for a rug I think..

I am looking forward to having a cuppa with you all , so I will see you at your place:))

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day and Thank You ..

Happy Mothers Day and thankyou to all who took part in todays Mothers Day Walk or run for Breast Cancer ... Thankyou to my DD..

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Cat you have.....

When you' re not having a Cat .. Meet Claude :))
Claude was crocheted in scrap 8ply yarn. I was cruising through the blogs I follow and over at Pammy Sue Scotty's place..    I found this cheeky little critter .. Check it out and follow  This link to the pattern...

I have also followed the Rose Cushion CAL.. the pic I have is not good but you can see I that I have made the front .. Once again , I used scrap yarn, and had a lot of fun making the roses..
If you go over to Apple Blossoms Dreams 
You will find all the directions to make a colourful cushion.. :))

 I am slowly getting the computer back to "normal" ... Till next time, Cheers :))