Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Today is ANZAC Day. A day we all remember a dark day in our history when two fledgling nations were tested and 
Although lost a battle forged their identities 
These two nations australia and New Zealand are forever connected by these bonds of mateship and endurance 

For us today we reflect on what this means and say thank you to all those that have served and are serving to preserve our freedoms 

Today I'll watch the services on television and this afternoon we will watch the traditional Anzac Day class between my footy team and Essendon 
And I'll continue doing what I always do 
I've started a skirt for Melody. I don't have a pattern. I'm going to wing it and see how it goes I've started it with a pattern edge and I'll continue in just plain until it's done 
The grey cardigan was just a tad short. She is going to be tall like her dad we think. So I undid it and added another repeat of the pattern edge 
The weather is rainy and bleak today. So lamb shanks are in the slow cooker 
It's wonderful living the simple life. A choice we made many years ago
And now that  we are getting older. Although our bodies are not as strong as they once were. 
We are greatful for what we can do. 
Have a lovely day where ever you are 
Lest we forget! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Winter is coming

Remember the little purple variegated jacket I made a few weeks ago 
Well it fit Melody. And it was perfect with a long sleeve top on for these autumn days 
So her mum asked for a couple more 
Here is one in a grey mix of wool, silk and acrylic 
I had the yarn , which I got a bargain and the buttons I've had for ages. Waiting for a special project 
Melody went home wearing this. It was very cute 

And here is the one I'm currently working on. It's an alcpaca / acrylic mix. 
And as Melody is growing like a weed. I'll add an extra repeat of the pattern at the end to make it slightly longer. 
Not a bad start to a winter wardrobe 
How's the weather at your place. 
It's raining right now and we are loving it here 
Enjoy your weekend 
See ya xxx

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

Here is the traditional lamb on the spit for Easter. Everyone was eagerly waiting for it to be ready for us 
To eat  it smelled yummy 
The whole family congregate at my parents place to feast and swap eggs

Here is my dad with Melody and Tyler. His two great grandchildren 
My two nieces are both expecting around August so soon there will be even more 
To love and cherish and eat lamb with 
But for now that's Easter done for another year 
Hope you all have an enjoyable Easter with your family and friends 
See ya xxx

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The beginning of something

Hubby has started digging the foundation
Concrete will be poured
And building will begin 
Are you curious?
Wait and see 

And now he has two site managers. Making sure he is doing a good job lol 
Have a lovely Easter Sunday y'all 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time for a new machine

Here is my faithful washing machine. I honestly don't remember when we bought her. But it's been years
The other day while doing a load of towels she started to make horrid noises 
Sounded like metal on metal grinding 
I quickly turned her off and restarted her. After checking the balance of the load 
That wasn't the problem. I restarted her and the same thing happened. 
I prayed she would last till the end of the cycle and she did 
Hubby came to give her a look over and pronounced her terminal!
It was not a good day

So off we went with the money that I had saved, for a rainy day!
And looked at th machines in our budget 
I wasn't going to get one as big as our last machine, she was a 10kilo
But we found this baby. She was the last one, floor stock and was priced over a thousand dollars originally 
That was over budget. BUT
as she was the last she was reduced. And hubby got even more off because she was floor stock and had scratches on the lid 
So she was well and truly under our budget!
So another 10 kilo washer for me! 
She has already washed two loads of washing including my bedding today 
She is very quiet and efficient 
As for the old girl. She has been relegated to scrap metal
She will be recycled 
A fitting end to an old work horse 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

26 today

26 years ago you came into our lives 
You have been a constant joy
This little girl has grown into an amazing women
Who now has a little girl of her own 
Have a wonderful birthday my baby girl 
Love you forever and beyond


Monday, April 10, 2017

Crafting along

Finally finished this little cardigan. 
It's too small for Melody so I'll put some buttons on it and add it to the charity pile at knitting group 
I didn't have enough of the variegated but I added some purple that was left over from another project
I think it blended in well 
So two lots of leftovers have been used up

The mill ends that I bought the other day in the sale 
Just using them in a C2C. Will take it away with me for  star warmth when we go away path colours will 
Blend in nicely with the Australian outback! 
The weather has finally turned cold. It's been raining for two days now and the paddocks have loved it 
So the fire is going and the washing is drying 
I'm a happy girl!
See ya xxx