Sunday, January 30, 2011

new yarn..

new yarn..yummnn
i love the essence of the search...the hunting down...
and i found these jewels from the northern hemisphere at juno fiberarts..

Friday, January 28, 2011


was quite pleased with the crochet top from rowan no 47 from a favorite ...marie wallin..
i did change the yarn from rowan summer tweed to a new yarn called revive...
you can see this design in the flesh at calico&ivy...mosman park..
also have put up the 4" squares on my design wall and a bit more fiddling and twiddling before i can join them up...
might have a nana nap this arvo ...26 degrees overnight and a sweltering 38 now ...and high humidity too...
still we do live in oz!!
keep cool ...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

160 already and waiting..

feeling pretty good..
16 piles of 10 different liberty lovelies..
160 4" x 4" =one soon to be quilt..
as soon as my sewing machine is discharged from the sewing machine hospital..
i am going to work it's little butt off...
can't wait..

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

liberty and dog sitting..

not only am i on nana/mum duties for 3 whole weeks as my daughter is on her nurses 1 son arrived and asked if i would puppysit overnight??
here is Hurley [extremely cool surf label ] a cross chihauha /maltese ...but i'm sure he is a midget wolf hound??

so i've been cutting out my next project from my liberty stash..i need 160 different 4'' squares.
no mean feat as i am on a whirlwind ..what with the dogs...the kids...the shopping ra ra ra...
but cutting out is a soothing and replenishing pastime
oh and i forgot ..crocheting ....when i do sit down for 10 mins or so...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

counting my blessings

i am praying for all the flood victims on the east coast..
but i cannot watch another media frenzy on the subject.
the tragedy strikes through to the core of your being..
but then you start on a spiral of doom and gloom.
so i have donated and have nothing but absolute and total admiration for all the heroes
my mind then becomes confused and mayhem ensues as i try to ask 'why'
can't answer that one..
so what do you do??
i start a new crochet project to heal me...
you cannot think while repeating ...3 treble into next chain space ra ra ra..
so in my little world i am now ..for the moment...choosing to do some crocheting zone out
so blessings to them all wherever and whoever they are not alone...bless

Sunday, January 9, 2011

new year paint

what is with the new year and a desire to renew and refresh??
what better way than a new color to enter your life..
peppermint green for the beach shack...
a truly stark contrast to the cerise bougainvillea growing over the side fence...a little touch of the mediterranean....

Saturday, January 1, 2011

my promise to me...

happy new year to you all...
2010 definately shook the foundations of my life..
lessons learnt
my promise to me is..
always make time to smell the roses...
breathe ....s.l.o.w.l.y..
always see the good..
grow things...
make things..
and support my sister...who i shall know who she is in about 3-4 weeks..
seek and you shall find ...
and i found her ...whoever she maybe..
all i am sure of is this woman maybe a mother daughter wife and sister who has had the most horrendous life due to no fault of her own..
all these horrific pieces of her life have made her a victim of war in her country..
she will probably be a victim of haneous sexual warfare..
i wept when i read the stories ..
i was deeply moved and signed up without a moments hesitation
can't wait to meet you ..whoever or wherever you maybe..
thank you to the universe for sending you to meXXXXX