Wednesday, May 6, 2020

And Now It Is May

I know I said I was going to post more this year well.... this really hasn't been an ordinary year 😕 has it!

I am lucky to say that here in Western Australia we have had a wonderful Premier who took the lead when the pandemic started and has lead us through it and hopefully out the other side with leadership, humour and a sense of actually caring about what happens to our wonderful State, and I have just read that we have just had our 7th consecutive day without a new case 👍
We are not rushing in reopening everything it is going to be a slow process and we have been warned if we start breaching the 1.5m rule or more than 10 people at a gathering new cases or not we will be back at high level risk again.

I did try working from home for a couple of weeks but headed back into the office as I realised that I am easily distracted when at home and needed the discipline of the office, plus I didn't have a decent office chair to sit in and you couldn't buy one for love nor money in the metro area LOL

We had our first storm of the winter yesterday and it lasted all night and well into today, and as it was dark when I left for work this morning I need to head out into the backyard when I get home and check for any damage. It is our bin day today and normally the bins would go out the night before but I left it till this morning as I didn't need rubbish flying up and down the street LOL.

April was not a very productive month for stitching as I couldn't focus for a few weeks but I am happy to say that I am now back in the zone and have managed to finish page 3 of 6 of Witches Wheel. I am getting mighty sick of all the black so I might have to swap it out for  something a bit more colourful (only on a temporary basis you understand 😁)

We don't normally eat a lot of takeaway so cafe's, restaurants etc being closed has not really had an effect on us, but I have had to be a bit more creative in what I make due to shortages and the price going up on some vegetables and staple grocery items.

I had some bananas going brown on me so I made a 3 ingredient banana bread. It was supposed to be cooked in the slow cooker but my loaf pan wouldn't fit in the slow cooker so I baked it in the oven instead and it turned out pretty good.

Recipe Can Be Found Here

Well I think that is about it for now.

Stay safe and carry on my blog friends.

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Week That Was

I am watching a new TV series (well new to me anyways LOL)

I didn't watch it the first time around as I thought it would the usual BS but this is brilliant. I am about halfway through season 6 and will be sorry when it ends.

I have picked up this UFO again and need to take another progress pic as I have just finished page 2 and moved onto page 3. I didn't get any done on it on the weekend as I just couldn't be bothered, it was a super busy week at work so took the weekend to recharge my batteries.
Glendon Place Witches Wheel

Well what else happened last week...………

  • I had a minor disagreement with a work colleague who has major time management issues. When I say " I am leaving the office at 3pm on Friday" this doesn't mean I am sitting around waiting for you to finish something at 3.15pm! 
  • It is the tail end of summer but temps have still been in the mid 30's celcius and the humidity has been wonderful for my plants.
  • We had some pavers collapse and guess who was walking on them when it happened...….yes it was me, just some minor scrapes and bruises but as I don't have any strength in my knees to get myself back up off the ground MOTH had to bring me a stool so that I could lever myself up on to that then I has to sit there while I got my sh*t together before I could stand up. 
Well guess that is about it for now. Until next time!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Long Time No Blog With A Finish

I don't really have an excuse for not blogging so fingers crossed I can get back into the habit!

I have a finish for 2020, and wouldn't you know it, it is the one that my last blog post was about in 2018 LOL.

I still need to figure out how I am going to display it but unless I find at frame at the op shops professional framing will be out.

I have now picked up another UFO, I forgot how enjoyable this one is to stitch on.
 Well that is about it for now and I am going to start writing my next post now and try and make this posting a regular thing :)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Halloween Rules Update and Other Stuff

I am loving stitching this, mind you I love stitching Lizzie Kate designs full stop !!

The original called for using over-dyed threads but I subbed these out for good old DMC.

I haven't attached any of the buttons yet but I will do that at the end.

With rain expected again this weekend I hope to nearly finish the current panel I am working on.

This arrived in my mail box the other week and I have had a quick look through it but I don't want to be distracted while working on Halloween Rules LOL

On a bit of a sad note my brother just sold his bike, it belonged to our dad who is no longer with us, but you have to be practical in life and get rid of things that you no longer want or need.....

Well thats about if for now, hope to be back soon with another update.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Where Has 2018 Gone!

I have been meaning to blog for ages but time is just getting away from me this year.

Things have been so busy in my neck of the woods that weekends are one of those rare treats that come along and they tend to be filled up with doing the things I don't get done during the week.

We are in the mist of winter here in my neck of the woods and I have had a little more time for stitching than normal, this is what I am currently working on.

It is Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules, this my progress after two weekends of stitching. I am looking forward to the end of the month when I am having a week off work and taking a staycation, just me and the dog. *MOTH is heading off on a fishing trip with his mates so I am going to enjoy my week binge watching my favourite tv shows, reading and stitching, cooking will be an option and so will be getting out of my pj's LOL.

Well back to the grind, hope to post again soon.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy 2018 and a Finish Already!

A Stitching Group I am in are holding a UFO challenge, as it appears many of us have unfinished projects either to be stitched or completed into an ornament, pillow, be framed etc.

Well the first one I pulled out was my Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler from 2012.

I think I did do a little bit on it last year but it again may its way to the UFO Black Hole.

I picked it up again on 27 December and it looked like this.....

And after a little bit of frogging on the boarder and completion of the last band, I finally finished it the 7 January.

I must say it was a fun stitch, now I just need to either get it framed or turn it into a wall hanging of some kind.

The next UFO to be bought back to life was this one. (Restarted 8 January)

It is Glendon Place - Witches Wheel.

Admittedly I was on three weeks holiday over the Christmas period and now I am back at work stitching will fall back to maybe on the weekends, but I really want to get this one finished now.

I have also been doing a heap of re-reading and my current binge is the Sookie Stackhouse Series AKA True Blood Series.

I have nearly finished book 11 in the series...

Which leaves me two to go, but I think I bought these on Kindle and as all the others are softback books I am going to have to order the other two but then that will give me the whole series to find a place for on my bookshelves (now that is a whole other problem to deal with LOL).

I went op/charity shopping the other day and apart from picking up some work clothes I managed to get two sets of books, albeit both sets have one book missing grrrrr.

But I can't complain as the books ranged in price from $4 - $2 so all in all a good deal.

So I really think my daily commute reading is set for the next few months.

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.