22 October, 2017

Hooked on Rocks

So the crazy rock craze is still on.  After we found all those yesterday we did make a good collection to replace them.  The boys want to keep what they find which is OK but I do want them to replace them as well. 

So we had a drive to get some sealer & I got a can of spray on white at the same time.  As you do. 

This is what we came up with...  DJ's first picture, BJ's second picture - he is very particular about his rocks & takes ages so doesn't get many done.  Unlike DJ who just rushes!  Next 2 pictures are my rocks!  & I must admit but I am keeping my big toucan.  Was really pleased with him & how pretty he turned out.  I'm a hopeless drawer but using these books of the boys on how to draw it sure helped & makes me look a little bit capable! 

After dropping ours in the park we did have a hunt of course.  Found 4.  I re-hid one which I thought the boys would find on our way back scootering through the park but they didn't.  

In the meantime, coming back from scootering, we gave DJ's scooter away.  He is way too tall for it.  So this unsuspecting bloke pushing the pram with his little girl in it, got to carry home a scooter than this random nutter woman & her son handed over happily mid ride. 

(well what were we to do?  We had to find someone to pass it on too!  & well, not usually so random like that but hey, better random in person fun for strangers!  We're happy as it's out of our way without any effort now!  )

21 October, 2017

Spur of the Moment Times

The boys had to come with me this morning as Stuart went to work.

We turned it into a super fun time.  BJ wanted to go back to the park where we hid rocks to see if his Ghostbusters was still there.

So after a look & a play we had found a couple of rocks there.

BJ found one of Dj's that DJ had hidden last week.  That was a surprise.  BJ didn't know it was his!

But then we got the scooters out of the car & scootered down to another part of the park.  That was a successful trip.  We found a whole pile that way.  It was good fun.  The boys had a blast.

We now are armed with more rocks & other stuff to get ready to paint another batch to replace all of these.  It seems we are making a "Tas Rocks" garden!

19 October, 2017

Fused Fusion

These are great! 

For one thing I have used up left overs!  It's amazing what is hiding in "scraps" isn't it? 

I did these 2 at a time so worked from each end of a left over ball so each sock worked the same.  I am really pleased.  The first one went pretty much the length of the foot.  The second one went a few rows into the cuff.  The third finished the cuff & heels. 

The yarn is "Roam Fusion" & the different ones work together pretty well I think! 

Socks # 16 - 2017

15 October, 2017


This picture recently popped up on a page I follow. 

Gee, it was like a huge flashback.  It still is when I see it in my screen saver collage of pictures... 

THIS is the game we used to have.  The one game that I used to actually win! 

Just looking at the pictures of the game pieces is just so weird.  Ours was well worn.  One of our chimney stack pieces had a really big chew mark in it.  Guess that was my brother.  But these were such a cool variety of pictures. 

These days a game like this is most likely a licensed product with pictures following a theme of a current trend. I have tried to keep away from games like that now, but some days it's unavoidable... 

Did you have a favourite game as a child that you were good at?  Or remember because you weren't??? 

14 October, 2017

Scrap Socks

This is so far on the scrap socks.  This is one bit of scrap, having started at both ends of the ball I have got a lot further than I expected.   It's just about the length I need before I put the heel yarn in. 

So stay tuned for the next instalment of scraps.

12 October, 2017

Thursday Thanks

  • School Holidays!  Yay!
  • Nice balance of holidays & extra work time.  
  • Learning new knitting techniques, even if I don't like them.
  • Running into friends in random places.  Some people are just meant to be in your lives aren't they?  
  • Family members that take care of one another at the drop of a hat.  
  • Grandparents who babysit the boys.  


Pillow Time

Another party! 

Another pillow!

Grandma Lyn came to play games with the boys.  I got to whip this one up. 

Pillow present #15