Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Back to basics

My son kept telling me to watch the Mandalorian 
I kept putting it off because I need to just sit and watch 

Eventually he convinced me so I needed a simple project to do 
While watching the series 

So I’ve gone back to the faithful granny square 
You don’t really have to even look at what your doing. Just a glance once in a while 

As for the series, oh yes I love it 
He knows me so well 

Stay safe 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Today just for a change of pace, victoria had a massive earthquake 
That was felt in four states 

I was home with Anastasia and it shook the house for a very long time 
No damage that we can see 
But I can tell you I kept shaking long after it was over 

We did get a strong aftershock only a short time after the quake 
But it seems to have settled down now 

We don’t get earthquakes as a norm here 
We do get lots of little ones that we don’t feel 
But never ones this strong 

The universe is sure keeping us on our toes 

Makes a change from all the covid stuff anyway 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Monday, September 20, 2021

A new week

Another week has begun 
The weather is still cold and wet 
Still waiting for summer to arrive and for our lockdown to end 

I’ve finished my Christmas blanket 
I think it turned out ok 

I’ll use it as a decoration during Christmas 
If we get to enjoy one that is. 

While working on the blanket I’ve been listening to this audiobook on audible 

It’s a story of two little girls, who’s life is turned upside down when their mother remarries 
I’ve not finished it by oh my it’s quite a story 
It takes you on a journey that starts in post war London and all the way to Sydney Australia 

 I highly recommend it 

Meanwhile I hope you are all well 
Stay safe 
See ya xx

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Crochet tiles

All crochet tiles are done. 
Now I have to sew it all up 
That’s a fun job.  I’ll work on it during the week and hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have it ready for it’s border 

Hubby and I went for a walk around the botanic gardens today 
I was a able to increase my speed today, my legs and especially my ankles have now swollen 
But I’m going to continue to push myself  

I hope your all enjoying your weekend 
We have lovely sunshine one minute and then the next the temp plummets and we get rain and even have had hail 
So I’ll be inside the rest of the day 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Getting out

Today I went to the local botanic gardens 
We are only allowed to travel within five kilometres from home and the gardens are thankfully definitely 
In the five ks

While driving to the carpark, there is a long road into the gardens I saw a wallaby by the side of the road 
I couldn’t take a pic as I was driving but he/she was just sitting there watching all the cars go past 

I did see this honey eater enjoying a mid morning snack 

We also saw a bandicoot 
We couldn’t get a pic so here’s one I got before the lockdown 

Isn’t he/she adorable 

The sun was out and it was a lovey day 
There were lots of people out and about in then gardens 
Some were having picnics with their children 

It was lovely to see 
Everyone you came across was wearing a mask 
But we were all so happy to be out of the house and enjoying beautiful gardens, lovely weather 
And amongst other people I think 

Stay well and safe 
See ya 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

new WIP’s

I found this pic on Pinterest a few weeks ago and thought how lovely it was 
I did buy Christmas colour yarn before lockdown in preparation for the perfect project 
And I decided that this was it 

Even though hour Christmas is during our summer I thought it would look nice on a back of the couch 

Here is the start of it 
The squares are not very big as I didn’t want to run out in the middle of the project 
If the pattern doesn’t make a big enough blanket I can put a decent boarder at the end 

I actually love just this bit. I’ve decided that once the stores open I’ll buy more yarn and make a Christmas blanket 
Made up with bigger squares with just this pattern 
But that’s for another day 

Hubby has filled my wicking beds and they are now ready to be planted up 
We have had a few frosty morning so I’ll wait a little longer and then plant them out 

Still don’t have a date for coming out of lockdown 
It’s definitely wearing thin now we are all just sick and tired of it 
Hopefully as the numbers of vaccinated people go up we will be released 
To live our lives again 

In the meantime 
Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Ta da!

I know. Two posts in one day but I’m so excited I had to share 
The quilt top is done and I’m so happy with it 
It’s bigger than I thought it would be so a perfect size for a picnic blanket
Or to snuggle under when outside and you want to keep warm 

Here it is from another angle

I’ve decided I’ll get it professionally quilted. I wouldn’t know where to start for stitch in the ditch 
And an all over quilting will help keep it all together as there are so many joins 

So now my stash of scraps is very small and made up of larger pieces 

The long pieces of 2.5 cuts I put in my binding pile will go to binding this once it’s quilted 
I just have to wait until we open up again 

In other exciting news I’ve got all these wicking beds now 
Just need to top them up with the actual growing soil and away I can go

We have been very productive this weekend. It must be the sunshine 
I’m blissful happy. It really is the little things 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Stage one

Stage one is done 
I didn’t use all my scraps. Some were just to big to cut up 
And would be useful for pattern pieces in different pattern 

Some were nice and long and perfect for binding so I’ve added those to my binding pile

But the rest I’ve used in my very long fabric snake. 
I’ve put a new jelly roll next to my roll and even though mine isn’t as tight, I think 
It’s probably about the same  size and so enough for a quilt top 

I’ve re watched the video and I think I’m ready to start 
Wish me luck 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Waste not

Today I decided I was finally going to do something with my scraps
I had started to cut them up in hopes of making something out of them but really 
Didn’t know what 

Then I saw a YouTube video similar to this 

So I’ve decided to do just that only not with a new jelly roll 
I’d make my own up with the scraps 

So I started to just sew all the bits and pieces I had already cut up 

I continued chain sewing until it was just one long piece
And then ironed it all 

This was just one lot of scraps all blues and greens 
This is another lot of the most recent projects 

I’ll cut these up into 2.5 inch wide by however long the scrap will allow me
And continue to join them to my one long piece 

I’ll then go through my big bag of scraps and do the same 
I definitely won’t have enough for a quilt top yet. But at least the scraps will be all sorted and 
In one neat pile 

The weather today looks grey but the wind is kinda warm 
So that’s a nice change 

Still in lockdown 
Still no light at the end of the tunnel as yet 
So I’ll be here still plodding along 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Friday, September 10, 2021

A budding friendship

No matter where Anastasia is. Trixie is right there with her 
If I’m trying to get her to sleep Trixie will go to her bed and just watch me 
Once in the cot I don’t need an intercom 
Trixie will run down the hall as soon as Ana wakes up 

She really is a big help to me 
And I’m thinking these two will give me a run for my money once Ana is older 

It’s beautiful to see them interact 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

One finished

One quilt is finished 
This is destined to go to American for a precious little boy 

His great grandmother chose the theme so I hope his mamma likes it 

I ordered these buttons and they arrived just in time 
This is the first one I’ve used 

I’m happy with how it turned out 
It’s not a difficult pattern, but the fabric is what I wanted to showcase 
And I think it’s does that 

I kinda had to get this one done quickly as it has a long way to go and I definitely want it there
Before the baby comes or as close as 

Now to get it there 
Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Tuesday, September 7, 2021


There are a couple of babies coming 
A boy and a girl 
So I’ve used up some of my Disney fabrics to make some quilts 

I’ve got enough wadding but I’m not sure about backing fabric. So I’ll look and see what I have and how far it will go 
I might have to ring the quilt shop and do an order over the phone and then just go and collect it if I’m able or just get them 
To send it out. 

Lockdown is weighing everyone down 
This one stared as a seven day lockdown and it feels like it’s gone on for six months! 

Hope your all keeping well and happy 
Stay safe 
See ya 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

New beginnings

Went out to check out the garden this morning and there are buds bursting to life everywhere 
These are my grapevines that I grew from cuttings last year. 
Looking lovely 

Hubby made me my first wicking bed 
I’ve got four more of these barrels so there are more coming 
I’ve planted bush beans to hopefully get an early harvest 
Fingers crossed they take off 

Finished the two pram blankets for the charity box 
Using up all my odds and ends feels good. I don’t like waste 
And I’m sure someone will like them 

It’s Father’s Day today 
So to all the dads enjoy your special day 

Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Spring has sprung

Happy first day of spring 
It’s lovely outside and it nice to get some washing on the line 

Nothing smells as nice as line dried washing 

The sky is blue, the sun is out and there is only the slightest of breezes 
This weather is supposed to last till the end of the week so I’m going to enjoy it 

All doors and windows are open to let the fresh air in 

Remember that pentagram that caused me all sorts of bother. 
I’ve decided I’ll turn it into a baby blanket for the charity pile
I hope to have a few blankets ready for when we are allowed out of lockdown and back 
To knitting group 

I had a spare hexagon. I’ll do the same with that one too 
Nothing gets wasted here and there isn’t enough yarn to undo it and make something else 

Still getting big numbers everyday 
But with lots of people getting vaccinated we hope to be able to open up
Again soon 

In the meantime 
Stay safe and well 
See ya