05 May, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Birthday celebrations.
  • Lovely afternoon tea with my Kinder boy in his class.  
  • Special things he has made.  
  • A really terrific teacher for the Kinder class, so lucky to have her.
  • A smooth school week with the big boy.  
  • Family that are happy to help us out with their knowledge & resources.  
  • Safe driving in the rough weather all week.
  • Hanging out with my Aunts & Uncles.  Never seems like a moment since you last caught up though it can be quite a while these days...  

02 May, 2016

My School

 Another week & a bit completed on the Town & Country quilt.  I took a little while to think over the school area as I didn't like the fence that ran through the pattern original.  So I had to make it work some way without a fence & fill in some of the gaps.

So the first bit started with a School sign & the 40km speed limited that we have all around here at school times.  A couple of school buildings too.  I did make all my school buildings all the same colour.

I created my own court rather than the hoops behind a fence.  Also created the climbing thing.  There was a swing behind the fence on this one but I have 2 swings so added something different.  

The main school building & another School zone speed sign.  Then the corner which sends you up the side to the hospital.

I joined these 2 buildings & added a little park bench too.

Here it is attached to the rest!  Woohoo!  Well you can't see the whole "rest" but some of it at least.  121 squares down.  That means there are 244 to go!  So that's pretty close to a third of the way I guess!

01 May, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Some rainy day craft & concentration from both.  Was so good to see them get stuck in & they managed the weaving very well.

30 April, 2016

Almost Caught Back Up

Had dropped off a little on my quilt.  But this week with the boys back at school, I had a little time & inspiration to get into it again.  This is a couple of weeks worth but not last weeks quite yet.  It's coming along though & I am quite pleased with the result to date.  

28 April, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Terrific rain fall.
  • Great school holidays.
  • A reasonable start to the new term.
  • Beautiful Aussie icons out the window.  
  • Fun family games.

25 April, 2016

Stuart's Socks

Socks this week are for Stuart.  Thought I better get onto some before winter.  He loves the hand knits for work.

The yarn is Nako Boho yarn.  We recently got it in at work.  A whole new range of 15 colours.

I did a fleegle heel again but although they fit quite well they are bunching at the ankle on top of his foot.  It's folding on itself.  Odd but oh well.  He won't care.  He treats socks rough.  I did manage to get them to match pretty darned well too!

24 April, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

At the local beach which was once a rubbish dump...  collecting seaglass to use for decorating things!