Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A head start

At the beginning of this year, you may remember I did heaps of Christmas sewing 
To use up my stash of material so I didn’t have to store it and then move it back into the craft room

It was like I knew something! 
We now know if I hadn’t done that I wouldn’t of had ready made presents and I would had to go out and buy 

I know. Not a catastrophe but still I like to give hand made where I can 

Keeping this in mind I’ve started on next years stash 

These are my practice ones so I’ll be keeping these for myself 

But the first thing made in the new room was this quilted Christmas bauble 

The process is really easy and there is no sewing 
Once you get your head around it. It’s rather meditative 

And it uses little squares so I can cut up the pieces from my scraps and then use them to make something nice 

Next I made this entree decorations 
The you tube said you can use whatever templet you liked as long as it was round 
Well I did and I choose a template that was too small 

It made them fiddly and hard to turn and kinda wonky
So again these will be mine and I’ll find a bigger template to make some to give away 

Also I tried to sew on the angels. But it was just too hard. 
So I ended up gluing them 
I recommend the glue gun method. Much easier 

So as you can see 
I’m having fun in my room again 

Making messes
Learning from my mistakes 
having a lovely time lol 

Only one more day after today of 2020 to get through 
What a year it’s been 
One for the history books for sure 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

All done

Finally done 
I’m sooooo sore and tired. But it’s done 

I’ve tried to keep like with like but it wasn’t  easy towards the end 
I kept finding more of the same sort of thing 
But it’s pretty good. 

I like my work area. I’m hoping it makes the process more streamlined 
And I don’t end up doing too much walking from one end of the room to the other. 

I’ve got a couple of fans in the room so I can keep the air circulating on those hotter days 

Both the back door and trixies doggie door are clear and it won’t bother me to have people or fur babies coming and going 

The green bag of yarn is for charity 
I’ll drop that off next time I’m in town 

So that’s it. The end of a very long process 
I wanted to start a new project but I’m pooped! 

I really wanted it all done before the end of the year 

Now to start cleaning my spare room
I’ve still got things in there from when we emptied the caravans but I can pile them in the corner 
Neatly and clean the room, strip the bed linen and give them a wash before remaking the bed 

But for now
I think I’ll just make myself a cuppa and go and admire my new room

Stay safe and well 
See ya xxx

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Rest day (kinda)

After the hustle and bustle of the last two days hubby and I decided we needed a rest day 
But we can’t just sit and not do anything. 
So he decided to put my new cabinet together 

He took his time and just plodded along and got it done 
Doesn’t it look nice

Meanwhile I had bags and bags of yarn all over the work bench and on the floor 
So I proceeded to slowly organise and put that away 

The work bench is now clear and ready to be used. Yeahhhh 

There are projects that have been started so I’ve left them in their bag
They are safe up there. 
There’re mostly sewing projects. I decided to just concentrate on yarn for now. And I’ll sort sewing next 

I did make up a big garbage bag of yarn for a friend who is going to start crocheting again 
After many many years so I rang her and she came over to gratefully accept her bag of goodies 

I still have a heap of stuff or organise and pack away in the spare room but it is 
Much less than the start of today 

Won’t be long and I’ll have a working craft room and a spare room again 

That will be lovely 
Hope your all well and happy and not too full from Christmas feasting 

See ya xx

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Christmas 2020

Christmas is over for another year 
Christmas Day I had my children and grandchildren over for breakfast 
Then baby girl went to her in-laws and wonderson and my beautiful daughter in law stayed for a relaxed lunch 

After they left we went to a friends for drinks 
And today to my parents for a traditional lamb on the spit

I’m exhausted but we are all grateful we were able to have our normal Christmas 

I hope Santa was good to you 
Merry Christmas to you all 
Stay safe and well 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Two days till Christmas

Only two days until Christmas and I’ve got my table decorated for the occasion 
I also have one tree up. 
It’s the smallest one we have and it’s the one melody gave me and she decorates it 
It’s enough and the presents are now under it waiting on the girls to come and get them on the day 

I am slowly organising my craft room but Christmas has taken over as the priority 
So I’ve been busy getting organised for that. 
On the 21st Trixie turned two years old and I bought her a new bed 
She loves the fluffy beds and she has taken to this one brilliantly 

She sleeps next to me on the couch on it 

The weather  has turned cool and wet. But as soon as the sun comes back I’ll be able to wash her other beds and make them nice and fresh again 

Then one will be in my craft room so she can sit and watch me work

How are your Christmas preparations going? 
Hope your on track 
Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Moving day

First thing this morning we started to put together my yarn storage shelves 
The first one takes ages as you read and re read the instructions 

But the second one was a snap 
I’ve already started to fill it with yarn 
I sort by colour and if it’s acrylic or natural fibres 

I was trying to hurry so hubby wouldn’t see just how much I had! 
He didn’t say anything but the eyebrows did go up once or twice 

I’ve still have more but I’ll leave it for when he’s back at work lol 

The heavy stuff is now in 
So I just have to slowly sort and pack it all away 

I do have another cupboard coming this week so I’ll just leave the stuff I want to put in that on the floor for now 
I’m exhausted. 
I still have days of work, there is still more stuff in the spare room! 

But the bulk of the heavy work is done 
The rest will happen 

I’ve decided I’ll put one little tree up for Christmas just so I can have somewhere to put the presents under 
But that’s for tomorrow 

Now I think a drink and a relax 
Hope your all safe and well 
See ya xxx

Friday, December 18, 2020


Finally we have carpet 
I’m so relieved 

This is the craft room so now we just have to bring everything back in
Set up the new shelving I’ve purchased 
And then I’ll start to organise it all 

I mentioned we had decided to change the carpet in the living areas so it would all match 
And it’s lucky we did. As the underlay was wet and mouldy 

Because the carpet I had was plastic backed we didn’t realise it was still wet. 
We thought we had dried it out 
But obviously it was wet where we couldn’t feel it and it had wicked 

So now it’s all been replaced
This carpet is more expensive, as it’s 80% wool 
And you sure can feel the difference 

I’ll be almost organised by Christmas, I hope 

What a year and a journey this has been 

Right now I’m exhausted but very happy 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Checking in

It’s ten days till Christmas and I still don’t have carpet. But the good news is it’s booked for this Friday 
So although I won’t be putting up my decorations I’ll at least have some semblance of normality for Christmas Day 

The weather the last few days has been really hot, Sunday we went to a friends for a bbq lunch and a swim in their pool 
I stupidly forgot to apply sunscreen and I’ve  burnt quite badly. So the last two days in the pool have been nice and soothing on my 
Shoulders, arms and back 

On the pool front, as of tomorrow we no longer have to book in advance and can just turn up and stay as long as we like 
So slowly slowly life is getting back to normal
We still have to wear a mask in shopping centres but if we are outside or eating in a cafe or restaurant we don’t have to wear one 

We have opened our states boarders to international flights, so we are all hoping this time quarantine 
Works and no more community transmissions get out of hand. 

I picked up a parcel I treated my self too 
A knitting pattern book all about Harry Potter 
I’ll spend the summer looking it over and start knitting again in the autumn 
Once I have a nicely organised craft room, and this whole experience is long over and forgotten 

I’m not complaining, this has been a hard year for so many
Lots of people have not made it to the end of the year due to covid and many others are facing uncertainty in the future 
I feel blessed to have my family still here. Healthy and happy 

We are battered and bruised but we have survived 

I’m a few weeks it will be a new year and with it new hope 
But for now
Life is slowly moving on 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Saturday, December 5, 2020

In the veggie patch

We have been eating beetroot salad from our garden and you can see in the background 
The silver beet   It’s been lovely eating fresh again. There’s always a break between the winter 
Garden and the summer and you sure do miss going shopping in the back yard 

I’ve also been picking spring onions. I leave them in the ground and use as needed 

The first red tomato 
It’s going to taste very yummy 

I’ve got some tomatoes that have self seeded in the garden beds so once these have finished hopefully 
They will start to produce 

The zucchini plants. There was one baby zucchini I saw a few days ago 
And checking today it had grown heaps   They do that zucchini, one minute they’re tiny the next 
They’re huge!  

My yellow squash the early plantings of seeds have grown and you can even see a little flower 
These are those little yellow button squash. Very yummy 

And our first zucchini’s. I picked the little one as I didn’t want it to grow huge 
There are a couple of others so I left those for next time 

That’s what’s been going on in the garden for now 
I’m sure as the weather starts to heat up I’ll be harvesting more 

Hope your all well 
Stay safe 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The first day

My beautiful daughter in law gave me a FRIENDS advent calendar
And inside today’s was a Christmas tree decoration of the frame around the peep hole in the 
Girls apartment. 

I’m excited to see what else I get. 
Happy December everyone 
See ya xx