Tuesday, December 27, 2022

My poor neglected blog!

 How is it that retirement makes one busier than ever?

I've been helping out in the garden....

Can you see the little bird there?

The bottlebrush bushes need pruning after they have 

finished flowering, and we have about ten of these in 

the garden!

I knitted a cushion cover in some of that rust-coloured wool.... 


I had left over from my jumper.

I sewed some felt Christmas decorations....

for my son and grandsons.

And decorated a gingerbread house with Eli and Aston.

Next year we may do one from scratch, not just a kit?

Eli stayed for a few days before Christmas and was keen to sew...

      This is what he made.  It is a small mat for display.

He did all the sewing himself, and I did the cutting and binding!

I've been keen to extend my artistic skills and did 

some water colouring.

There was a short free five-day course by Este McCleod   

that gave me the incentive to while away a few hours.

Finally, my sister needed some assistance 

re-upholstering her favourite occasional chair.

We are very happy with the result!

So as the sun begins to set on another year,

I will see you in 2023!

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 2, 2022

Where does the time go?

 My Carisbrook quilt, made with the Wensleydale 


 is waiting to be put together!

I have moved a couple of blocks around since checking 

it out as a black and white photo.

I am always looking to get fabric out of my stash 

cupboard and into my wardrobe.

This fabric was a remnant purchased for $8 last year 

from Darn Cheap.

The pattern is the Harvest top, free, from Peppermint 


Now it is hanging in my wardrobe, 

I was surprised to find I have no other yellow garments 


And I treated myself to a quilting kit, something I rarely 


But I can picture this hanging in the entrance way of my 

new home.

 I can't wait to get started!

Happy days!


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