19 January, 2017

Thursday Thanks

dragonflies are hard to photograph!

  • Catching up with my cousins.
  • Cousins with children whom my children can call cousins!
  • I love that my cousins WANT to see me when they come over even though they have heaps of things that they can be doing in such a short time.
  • Fun days with the boys on holidays.
  • Sleep ins...
  • Great days at work.
  • Grandparents that love to babysit the boys for us.
  • Not having heatwaves like the mainland are.
  • Baby news for important people.
  • Boys eager to read.

18 January, 2017

Enjoying Ourselves

We've been keeping quite busy.  We have had quite a few of my relatives about since Christmas so it has been nice to catch up with so many of them.  The boys particularly love having all these people they can call "cousins".  

Today however, we got to spend just the 3 of us, out & about enjoying this fabulous place we live.  A few treats thrown in & a couple of parks to play in & they were pretty happy & of course tired when we got home.  Who are those boys that got out of the car, as they sure weren't the ones I had spent a lovely day with!  lol  

15 January, 2017

Taking Stock - January

Making :  shorts for the boys.
Cooking :  not much...  it's too hot.  
Drinking :  iced tea, water & hydralyte!
Reading:  All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Trawling:  through sewing information which is interesting
Wanting:  to figure out how that overlocker works.
Looking:  at embroidery references.
Deciding:  what things to work on first.
Wishing:  I could just get in & do all the jobs I want to do without much hassle!
Enjoying: holiday time
Waiting:  for the wind to go away...  it's just been getting very windy this summer.
Liking:  my new memory foam pillow.
Wondering:  what series I can binge watch next.
Loving:  the holidays more than I could imagine, even if it does get so tiring too!  lol
Pondering:  where I can put the boy's school file boxes so I can access them easily any time. 
Listening:  to the boys make their own pokemon cards & play games with them!
Considering:  which jobs to tackle first.
Buying:  as little as possible now!  Over buying stuff for the boys right now!  lol
Watching:  Season 2 of Outlander
Hoping: for some super busy days at work.
Cringing: at how many pairs of shorts I have had to put out this summer.
Needing:  new shorts that fit or has a zip that doesn't go down by itself!
Disliking:  the idea of no Outlander to watch soon when it's ended.  
Feeling: this cool massage machine on my back when I want.  
Hearing:  the wind...  so very windy lately.

14 January, 2017

Pool & Camp Socks

These socks have progressed well.  A couple of visits to the local pool with the boys, where I can't go in the water with them & that's a socks worth of knitting there.  A few days camping & there's more done.

Some of my favourite wool too - Roam Fusion.  This is just beautiful on your feet in winter.  The colours remind me of Smarties.  lol

13 January, 2017


I managed to knock this penguin up after I finished the others.  This is mostly beads so was a quick make while tea was in the oven.  Again, it's another of the older designs so is very simple.  They look nice though with the elaborate designs from now.

12 January, 2017

Thursday Thanks

  • Fabulous time camping.
  • Amazing places hiding around our state that we came across.
  • Such a beautiful place to live in.
  • Amazing fascinating Australian animals that never cease to amaze.
  • Fabulous weather.
  • Time to relax.
  • Sewing for the boys, how they love their shorts!  Have to do it while they will wear them.
  • Crafting with the boys.  They love to create things too it seems!  (other than a mess!)

Christmas Ornaments

I got a bit of stitching done while camping last week.  I have just finished them off at home though.  Pretty cute & ready for the tree at the end of the year!    Ooops... the bear is nearly falling out of the wagon!   The basket is a really early ornament from Mill Hill.  They were quite primitive in design back then.