Wednesday, November 22, 2017

RIP David Cassidy

He was one of my first teen crushes, his poster shared a wall with David Essex and David Bowie.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Progress on Halloween Stitching

Well there was little progress this week as spring has sprung and outside duties are calling.

But I did get a little done Sunday afternoon watching the Australian Moto GP.

Week One

Week Two
This is a fun stitch and has little to no back stitching - whoo hoo !!

I found my stash of Ruffle Yarn this weekend, I have been looking for it for months. So I am now on the hunt for things to do with it beyond the basic scarf as I have done these to stay tuned.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Was In A Fabulous Swap

I am in the most amazing group on Facebook, it is a place I can go when I don't want to post something on my personal page and I know I will get the love, support and kindness of members of this group.

Well recently they held a craft swap and I received the most fabulous gift......

This is just so cute and I love it.

Now as you probably know from reading this blog my crafty talents are limited so this is what I sent my person......

Some fingerless gloves. Now I don't know about you but I love fingerless gloves. And I just hope that the person who receives them has hands about my size LOL.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Started This On The Weekend

This is my latest stitching project and I am loving it so far.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Life got away from me!

Wow since my last blog post, very early this year things have not gone to plan or gone slowly.

But here is a few things I have been up to.


I went to Melbourne in June to celebrate my mothers 75th birthday. She lives in New Zealand and as I live in Perth we thought we would meet half way. It was a fabulous long weekend spent with family in a city that I love.

Panda Exhibition in Federation Square

Looking over towards the MCG across the Yarra River, early evening.

Watched the Bulldogs get smashed by Melbourne at Etihad Stadium

Leaving Etihad after attending the game.
Food Scene

I don't take many photos of what I cook but here are two exceptions.

Asparagus wrapped in Procuitto

Spinach, Pumpkin, Feta Salad
The Salad recipe can be found here Recipe Tin Eats. I recommend that you sign up to this website as the food and recipes are fantastic and most of the time I have the ingredients already to hand.


Bruce the Bat
 We had a visitor one night. I didn't even know that we had bats in Perth. Unfortunately Bruce didn't survive through the night.
Early Morning Sunrise - Late Winter

My new birdbath

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Have joined my first SAL

I am a slow stitcher and already I am a couple of months behind by hey I don't care.

I have never been a big sampler girl but I am really enjoying this one.

It is by and there is also a group on facebook with all the wonderful pictures of peoples process.

I am not doing the full width of the sampler as I didn't have a piece of fabric large enough as the last few years I have cut back on buying stash and am trying to just stitch with what I have on hand.

So without further ado..... here is my progress so far (about half way through the January section or my take on January LOL)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Whats Been Happening In My Part Of The World

Amazing Sunsets have been occurring, thanks to the summer heat.

This was a few weeks ago and last night we were treated to this..........

This ended in a summer storm complete with thunder, lightening and about 4mm of rain.

Now onto the food front.

I managed to get some figs off my tree before the wildlife got to them. They are tiny but tasty.

Last weekend was spent making pickled onions, would you believe that it is actually a two day process!

Well that is about it for now, hope to have some crafty posts very shortly.

Monday, January 30, 2017

2nd Finish for January !

Yep I know, I am amazed too. I am normally lucky to get one finish a year LOL.

Well here it is.....

It is an Amy Bruecken Design called Snowman Love. It was from the JCS Ornament Issue 2016. I started it on 7 January and finished it 28 January.

Now for something completely different.

Last night had the most amazing sunset and I managed to get a half decent picture on my mobile phone.  Now I am not sure what the red line is but it may be a reflection of the sunset off one of the tiny mirrors hanging on a near by tree.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What I Watched

I was flicking around channels yesterday and came across a movie from 1990 that I hadn't seen for years.

I loved it! I forgot how much I like Cher as an actor. I then flicked through my DVD collection and came across Silkwood and Moonstruck, so I might have a "Cherathon" next weekend.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Ist Finish for 2017

This is a Carolyn Manning Design from the 2016 JCS Ornament Issue. I did have to improvise a little bit as the snowman was supposed to be holding a string of pom poms, but I didn't have any on hand.