Sunday, October 28, 2007

A finished item and a teapot



I finished the ISE5 scarf ,here artfully posed near the roses! Its turned better than I thought,so light and lacy,only 50g here and enough to wrap and tuck,the remainder ball looked too dark and I didnt want to risk too much colour change!!!



And the faithful teapot for my Tea Cosy Pal....


Now Ive finished the scarf I can start the Cosy....hmm a bit stuck for a pattern,could do the lovely flower one I did last Chrissy but I feel like change....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Hmm A Bit of Break

Its been a while...So tired and daylight saving is coming up,yuk,who can get out of bed at 3.30 am (oldtime) and go to work for 8 hours and remain sane?
A few people like it including my assistant and partner in crime who just puts puts the youngest to bed according to clock,easy for some .Last summer I had an average of 4 hours a night and had to have a catnap during the day if I could get it... I reckon it cost me at least $500 last year in medical bills as I was quite sick and saw a Doctor and the rest is History.. This year Ill only be starting at 5 or 530am when theres too much to do before Staff and Students arrive,blowing the grounds,weed /pest spraying! If I start at 6am Ill be at work till 2.30pm!!! Well see how it goes!!!
On the knitting front Im nearly finished the ISE5 and am very happy with it.In the next little while I have to do a Tea cosy for a Ravely Swap and 4 face washers and also hope to spin and knit another of Mandies lovely tops that I ordered this week. That reminds me ,must go pay her too,so it arrives in time!!!! Making it easy for other gifts though,saw the most delightful little succulents in the Nursey,hope they have more in for Xmas!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Got It Done!




I made it with two junior sewers hanging on every move and battling them to leave the Olfa blade alone...
I'm really happy with this top,its turned out a Queen topper size but will also look great over a single bed.This design is a slash 'n sew style in case anyone wants to know ,easy to do but fun because of the colour play,inexpensive 'cause I used a lot of plain homespun! I may put a special little something on the back,depending on time!
Id love to do another as a lounge cuddle rug in Flannels....


Its done,I just need to get the wadding and backing....and pick off the threads of course.....and in the post to Mum!

A warm Sunday!

I spent all yesterday on the Computor typing and organising my assistants application for a job,Im fast gaining a reputation for being able to do these darstardly things,note a reason why I use Sometimes Unwilling Guru,LOL.
Ive come to conclusion that I should keep my thoughts to myself and maybe then Ill have some time to do things that get put off to help others.
Not that I really mind,I love helping people and most of the time they are happy recipients.Im really going far out to help my Mate here with this job 'cause I hope not to have a new person start and find them not "nice"! Beside I prefer to work with a friend and definitely not a undesirable.... leaving that to imagination...
Anyhow today Im running around like a beheaded chook,cleaning as I go and hopefully Ill be able to cut and sew the finishing border on my Dear Mums Quilt top as it was her B'day on Friday and lousey timing ,Dad in Hospital having major Cancer Op and Mum is on the Property on her own and I didnt time things tro have aspecial Pressie posted last month,yes Im doing the real guilt thing!! Couldnt even do a Flower thingy as they would have been dead by the time she got them,Back of Bourke sort of thing!!!
So Im going all out to do this Quilt today,get the wadding this week when I have to go into Kal to get the Ride on lawnmower out of its hospital.Ill be able to pick it up quickly(the wadding I mean ) as I know the lady well enough in shop for her to have it ready to go!!!
Sort of playing with doing some crazy Quilting with some gold or gold toned thread to high light some sections.... Will have a think.....
Leave you with this....Some minor birds having a bath! Hear the wattle birds laughing in the background!
video

Friday, October 05, 2007

Home again!

We arrived home from Perth 1.30am Tuesday and I went to work at 6,does that tell you anything about how I may have felt by Lunch?, definitely something the cat dragged in ,by the back legs. Im only just starting to appear sane and normal in some kind of way!

We both came to the same conclusion that, that will be the last Perth Show we will attend, well at least with kids!
Hmm, where do we start first!!!












It wasnt the money,thought most things were reasonable well priced,it was the stifling crowds ( did hear an estimate of 200 000 passing through gates )and the size of the grounds, it ages to get to all the things we wanted to look at! Our boys were well behaved and didnt whinge TOO much!
If I peddle fast enough Ill get the blow dryer going!













After an hour lined up at the ATM on the second day I gave up doing anything much,couldnt find the arts and craft stand til it was too dark to take any piccies and I was really a bit nervous of doing so in case the owners objected(some people are a bit funny!)
Son No 1 doing his thing! A tail whip where he spins the bike frame and reseats before he lands!













DH telling boys about how it works,most hilarious is the fact a lot of the historical farm machinery we grew up with and even used at some time or at least our fathers did!

No I dont feel old.....









I did score a 100g of luscious chocolate Alpacca top hand carded with a bit of silk and 500g of white plain Alpacca from a lovely lady in the huge shed that housed the show Alpaccas and a few pink pigs(including Durocs too).

What I was mostly excited about with the fibre was that the white bags were processed by the Goldfields Mohair Farm near Bendigo,the choc one she did on her own carder!! This lady was the best! The other one who also had a stand showing some bits including yarn and articles made up was simply not interested when I attempted to converse about spinning and carding etc,I seriously doubt she knew much at all.The first lady was full of interesting information and generally it was a great to talk to her.Wished I had been able to buy some of her processed Alpaca, gordeous blue and a mossy green,they were of varying weights/lengths so I couldnt add quickly enough and seriously I had to keep some change for the kids to go one the rides(poor things had been living on promises all day!) I do have her card however and will make contact later to get some then!!!
I will be back.......