Saturday, 31 December 2016

Farewell 2016

My last machine sewing for 2016.

It's a bit hard to see... Curtains hemmed and hung at the kitchen window to cut the afternoon sun scortching in. It was cheaper (and quicker) to buy ready to hang and cut them to length. Bonus is I have just as much left over to make some curtains for smaller windows in the house.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and a thread-filled New Year

Monday, 26 December 2016

Twas The Day

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house ... the sound of a sewing machine ...

Look, its a mouse!  I've been working on a couple of animals for "Little ???'s Farm.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas

New traditions and special memories at this time of year. Grandson J gets to hang his personalised bauble on our Christmas tree.

Pa and Grandson J stop to check out Mr (or Mrs) Emu at the Rockhampton Zoo. We spent a lovely weekend with extended family and SIL's family to celebrate Christmas together.

Then it was time for more baking. Of course I thought I could tackle a Gingerbread House from scratch. It's a little bit wonky or I could call it a Gingerbread Bush Hut. My Santa gather around the wood burner chimney each year ... lucky it's Summertime.

 Out to the mailbox and want do I see ... a parcel of goodies especially for me :o) I was super lucky to win a prize for the last Friday Night with Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll. It's always nice to sit and stitch with friends and these sweet treats were an added bonus. I look forward to many more Friday nights, starting with my new pattern ready for next year. Thank you so much Cheryll xx

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, safe travels and special times with friends and family. May your New Year bring health and happiness with plenty of time for creativity.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Christmas Scent

Yesterday my kitchen had the 'smell' of Christmas ... Gingerbread!  Icing was a bit rushed and needed a smaller nozzle but it still tastes great!

Just had to try out these animal shapes for Grandson J.

Whipped up a batch of shortbread first.

We had a little visitor last weekend so it was time to hang his bauble on the tree xx

Thinking now that it's time for a coffee and maybe I need to taste test ... again.

Enjoy the Season

Sunday, 4 December 2016

FNWF Result

Knitting during a heatwave? It had to be done and another cloth is ready for gifting.

Such a simple pleasure to be once more able to connect with blogland and all my lovely friends and fellow bloggers. So far nbn is delivering the goods :)

Thank you Cheryll for hosting our Friday Night get togethers ... so pleased I could join in  this last one and looking forward to next years.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Still Here and It's FNWFs

Gosh it has been so long, I've missed an entire month. Work, health, internet, blah, blah, blah. Everything gets in the way ... ready to start the new year and soon to welcome a new grandbaby.

Tonight i have some knitting to get finished so I'm joining in with all you lovely friends on this very warm Friday night.

Back tomorrow with an update ... enjoy the evening ✂