Thursday, July 17, 2014
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Friday, July 04, 2014
Tonight with FNWF I am working on making a new topper for my washing machine. My DH has just finished re painting the laundry so a new cover is needed. I decided to do a log cabin pattern.
I have also had a great time this week making cushions from old jeans I picked up at the local
Op Shop. These are for my son and daughter in law. Robyn was telling me she needed some new cushions I just hope they like what I have made for them. The large parcel was posted today and should arrive in Ballarat on Tuesday. They should get a lovely surprise.
I have also been able to make two draught stoppers for my daughter. The old family home they have moved into is a little draughty and cold. These should help immensely I hope.
To this.......what a difference some old tapestry fabric can make.
A pretty good stitching week for me this week as well as looking after the Grandies Ryan and Zoe.
As very proud grand parents I wanted to share. Our little Ryan 9 years old won the under 12 years State Pairs Championship for Mounted Games. He loves competing and has always done well but this was a wonderful achievement.
Zoe wanted her photo taken as well here she is holding Ryan's place ribbon.
Hope everyone enjoys their FNWF tonight I look forward to catching up over the weekend to see what others have been up too.
See you soon.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I started this little outfit for our newest Grand daughter Matilda and finally finished the set to give to her before she gets too big. The little jacket was knitted from the top, no seams to sew together my kind of very easy knitting for me to do.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Thank you Cheryll for hosting tonight's FNWF. So glad I was able to join in and I look forward to seeing what the other FNFs have been up to tonight. I will be very busy tomorrow with helping my Daughter and family move into my Dad's house but will look in on Sunday.
My last cushion is finished.
I have so been looking forward to another FNWF I seem to always be some place else and not home to join in so tonight is the night.
I have been busy making cushions for our family room lounge chairs, as I posted about yesterday and thought I just needed one more for the small armchair. So this afternoon I cut out the fabrics ready for the stitching tonight.
I decided on half square triangles finishing of some of the fabrics I had used previously in the other cushions. All the fabrics I have used were given to me by my neighbour a few months ago as she was moving house to travel permanently in her caravan, so I was very lucky that the colours were what I liked and suited the lounges. I have put the squares together and hopefully within the next hour I will have a completed cushion.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
I certainly envy all you well disciplined bloggers out there for keeping up with your blogging. I have great intentions but time just never seems to be on my side.
It has been a month or more since arriving home from our wonderful holiday and it seems to be taking me forever to get back into the swing of things.
Since losing my darling Mother in February there have been lots of tasks I have had to attend to with my Dad moving in with us and deciding what to do with his house etc. That has now been settled with my middle daughter and her husband and daughter moving in I can now rest peacefully knowing that the house will be okay. Cleaning the house out after 60 years of accumulating anything and everything has been a challenge in itself. My Dad has settled well into our home he will turn 91 this month.
I have had a little time to do some sewing. I have wanted to make new cushions for our family room lounge for quite some time and have now achieved that goal and am very happy with the finished cushions. I really enjoyed making them. I managed to make 6 for the lounge.
From cutting up lots of 2 inch strips
I have made 2 beautiful cushion covers for the formal lounge. I still have to purchase an 18 inch cushion insert for one of the covers. I loved how these ones turned out.
My dresden table centre has also been finished and put to good use. At least a few things have been crossed of my to do list over the past few weeks.
Until next time
Thursday, May 01, 2014
We started out on March 16th. for our long awaited holiday. This holiday had been planned for a few years but family things would pop up and we would go on a shorter caravan holiday. This year was it, we were going across the Nullarbor how exciting. I just enjoyed every day of our travels. Saw lots, except for wild life they were certainly few and far between, did lots of sight seeing, visited many a tiny town and some large ones but most of all met some great characters along the way. The weather was magnificent beautiful sunny days everywhere we were. The Nullarbor was fantastic. I loved seeing the diversity of our country and most places we visited or drove through were lovely and green.