Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anything you can do

Remember a few months ago baby girl broke her wrist, well this is Harley's ankle. He's her fiancĂ©. 
Yup was wrestling with one of the groomsmen and he heard a pop. Ankle broken. Now the problem is that he has to have a cast on for 6-8 weeks, but the wedding is in only four. See the problem
Baby girl was not happy.
But I told her it's ok you have had your something going wrong. The rest of the speeding will go off fine
We oldies just think it's funny, unfortunately he cannot work and as they have just started their own business it wasn't great it ring, but hey that's life right 
Meanwhile once I got home from our bus trip I  continued on with the knitting, I've since finished the white stripe and back onto the yellow
As this is not something I can do while watching TV I started another infinity scarf. This one is for my friend sue. Everyone who sees my scarf wants one! 
So as you can see life keeps on rolling on. The wedding getting closer and closer, getting all those little details taken care of.
And then it will be full on euro trip time as we leave four weeks after that.
Have a great y'all 
See ya

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Road trip

Left yesterday in a bus to go to warnambool. And today we are making our way home via the great ocean road. 
Leanne making Steve he's lunch while driving
Here is the the grotto. We had to walk down heaps of steps but it was worth it
The bay of Islands looks magnificent 
And here at Logan's beach we saw whales! If you click on the pic it may get bigger.
There were two adults and a calf. So very excited. Not far off the shore and kids were swimming nature is amazing
So we are at port cambell today and still have heaps to see.
Not rushing just taking our time and enjoying the view
See ya

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another baby

My daughters best friends, elder sister is having her third baby.
I crocheted blankets for the first two and decided to knit for this one. We don't know the sex so yellow and white are good colours I think
This is not a mindless knitting pattern, and be warned. If your listening to 80's music you will do a lot of undoing as you will get it wrong while your singing away!
I decided to add the white because it looked too yellow, I told my friend Shirley this and she laughed. But I'm sure you all know what I ment right?
Anyway I'll continue going, keep knitting while doing other things like washing and cooking and I'm sure before I know it I'll be finished and then I can bob away to my music again.
The sun is shining, the windows open with a lovely breeze coming through. 
It's a good day to be alive
See ya xxx

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Spring equinox

It's begging to come alive out there
We can feel it in the air!
Enjoy it's only going to get better from now on
Blessed be 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wedding feast

I feel as though I've slumbered
A long and deep sleep
But lately something's changed
I feel it somewhere deep
My pulse is going faster
My heart beats extra quick 
The smell of moistened earth
A gently blowing breeze. 
The birds and bees all know it
The trees the wisdom keep
The god and goddess is abound
Let wedding feast begin

Written by me
Just now

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pressies done

Here they are. I didn't like the ones I did yesterday so I made these ones today. Much nicer I think. 
Got me some pretty bags 
And each now has a snowflake/star. Closer to Christmas I'll put some chocolate in as well and all the girls in knitting are done. 
Don't worry they don't read the blog so shhhhhh don't tell them.
See ya

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Christmas is coming

Working on more Christmas surprises 
Harder than you think!
But I'm getting there. The trick is not to get frustrated and start again.
Kinda like life really 
See ya!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A restful weekend

The boys were all away for Harley's bucks weekend so bella and I had no one to bother us all weekend. I didn't all my washing on the Friday afternoon and spent the weekend just crafting and relaxing. Sunday morning I enjoyed my coffee in bed and was working on my charity knitting. I've been a bit slack and haven't made much for charity lately
So here is bella checking to make sure I have the correct number of rows done but that got really boring so she turned around and had a sleep. She was still on the job. Making sure I didn't get any knots in my yarn.
She really is a good girl lol
Hope you all have a greqt weekend
See ya xx

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crocodile booties

I made these today
I don't think I like them in veregated. Too busy looking
But I do like the blue
Close up of the crocodile scales 
So easy and they don't take long. 
The blue will go to our new baby. The purple and pink will get put taken to knitting to be sent in the package for the hospital. 
I might have to make me some more. I think. 

Ta da!

Finished two. One for the new baby and alone to put away for when anoth comes along
I have found some really cute booties I want to try so bad. And as luck would have it I found a tutorial on YouTube. So I'll be tackling that next. I show you as soon as I get around to doing them. 
Yesterday I was supposed to go into the airport with leanne and drop off her mother in law. But plans changed. I drove into the airport and home again. On my own! Never done that before. Right out of my comfort zone.
Meanwhile leanne was taken to hospital by ambulance. More pain.
Will know more today
Have a good one y'all 
See ya

Friday, September 5, 2014

Something for me

Want do you think?  Looks good in white. It's so soft. It will keep me warm when I'm in London in November. 
Half way through only two balls of yarn and it's finished. 
Watching the game of thrones while I knit. It's full of violence and sex but omg I love it lol
What are you up too today?
See ya

Thursday, September 4, 2014


People have asked me why I blog. I tell them I blog for myself. In the past I used it as a kind of personal journal that I could go back and see what I did at the same time last year. It was  great when I was earthmama. It helped plan when I plant, where I planted and what I planted. It also marked the milestones during the years. 
But then it got to be more. One day I will leave this mortal coil, as we all must, and this will be left as a legacy for my children and grandchildren. 
Who know. Right now they don't really want to know about all the things I do and have done to help
make ends meet. But one day they might. I may or may not be here to share what I have learnt. I may be here. It unable to share for whatever reason they new can go back to earthmama and see for themselves what I did, what worked and the mistakes I made

But now it goes even further. This jacket that I finished not ten minutes ago. It's being made for my nieces first child. She is the first born off my brother. He and his fiancĂ© have both left us now and will never hold their fire grandchild. 
But I'm here and I knit for this baby, and blog about it.
Who knows one day that child my find his way to this post and see how I knitted for him
He will learn about me and what kind of person I am. He will learn that I did not live In a palatial home, I didn't use the finest yarns and that I wasn't in the best of healt. 
But I want him to know that in every stitch there is love, and as I knitted I thought of his grandparents and how much they would of loved him. And I'm sad that they will never hold him or know him 
But I want him to know that before he even got here he was loved.
So this is why I blog. So that when I'm gone, I'll still be here. 
See ya

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another surprise jacket

My brother, who passed almost 17 years ago, is going to be a grandfather In December. His daughter, my niece, is having her first and it's a boy! 
So I decided to make a baby surprise jacket. As it's been a while since I made one I purchased an instructional DVD. It's like having a teacher in the room so here hare some progress shots
Starting to look alike a jacket here cute little sleves 
Here it's looking more like a jacket
And here is Bella and her quality control. Seriously cannot do anything here without her checking up on you. Hopefully I'll finish this in the next few days. 
I've also started an infinity scarf like the one I made for my sister in law and her daughter. So we can all have one each, but in different colours, when we go on our girl only trip to Europe later in the year. 
Photos of that to come 
So you see I've been very busy
See ya