31 May, 2014


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

BJ - a fishing party for one of your friends today.  I pinched the picture off them!  It was too good not to share.
DJ - finally back in the pool for lessons after postponing last term.  So much happier this time round & swimming with Daddy is a bonus!  

linking up with the 52 project.  

30 May, 2014

A Knit For Me

Yes a picture of me!  Ekkk..  but only so I can show you this cardigan I made!   No one is as impressed as me!  lol  I am surprised at myself, but actually it wasn't difficult.  It's a top down & seamless cardigan so it wasn't hard.  It take me a little while as I started last year but didn't do any knitting over summer so it sat here waiting & taunting me to finish it.  I picked it up recently & got going.  I have worn it a couple of times now.  It's lovely for at work.  Shorter sleeves don't get in the way.  It's a 4ply piece too so it isn't hot to wear.  It's not bulky or anything.  I think if I knit it again I will add a few more stitches to under the sleeves that the 4 they suggest so I have a little more over the bust but oh well, maybe this will give a little.  

The pattern is Vanadium that is available through Ravelry.  One of my favourites for sure.  The yarn is Sweet Georgia BFL in the colour Saltwater.  I love it.  & yes, it's a sock yarn but that makes no difference.  Maybe the nylon in it will help it wear on the elbows, like it would in a shoe...  Hmmm...  

So there you go.  Something I have been working on lately while I had no computer.  That sure helped it get finished more quickly anyway. 

26 May, 2014

Crochet Weekend

The mood struck on the weekend to do a spot of crochet again.  I got caught up for about 5 minutes to the CAL.  Then I remembered that it was the day to post a new square.  

So the first one is Heatwave which I actually did some time during the week but just realised I hadn't posted that one yet either.  

This one is Mum's the Word, which was actually the square posted on Mother's Day which was a coincidence.  

This one is Waldo's Puzzle which is one from last years CAL!  Ekkk..  yes I am a bit slow.  But I picked it up yesterday to just do cos I felt like it.  I still didn't get the rings hooked up correctly though!  Darn it!  But I don't care.  I wasn't undoing it all.  I still like it.  It's pretty.  It's also very wavy at the moment.  But I don't block my squares either so it will just have to pull flat when I put them all together.  

So there you go!  Some crochet & a computer to blog them on!  lol  Double bonus!  

25 May, 2014


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

BJ - face painted when out for tea.  Free service at the restaurant.  BJ wanted to be a Ninja of course.  

BJ - was first in line for the painting.  A rocket & a rainbow on his arm.  So cute!  

Linking up once more with the 52 project.  

24 May, 2014


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

BJ - Tired out & nearly asleep watching something on the computer.  
DJ - having problems getting you to sleep in your bed!  

Trying to keep up.  Should be right now...  

12 May, 2014


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

BJ - Mother's Day school work!  He was so proud of it. 
DJ - such a poser. 
Linking with the 52 project

10 May, 2014

Last Cartoons

Cool huh?  I really like these.  As much as I hate spiders, the picture makes me laugh. 

Sad to be at the end of these.  I really did enjoy stitching them.  I used DMC stranded cotton 3760.  I used about 10 skeins for all the pictures I think.  Not sure exactly.  That includes a partial skein that I threw out after it was dunked in my coffee by a little person.  For the sake of a partial skein at around 60 cents worth I am certainly not washing it & trying to use it anyway!   Wet cotton gets crunchy & not worth using.  lol 

So that's that part of the quilt.  I guess I need to start checking out the fabrics to use in the applique pieces on the quilt.  That will be fun too! 

08 May, 2014

Knitting Season

I finally got the knit sticks out again.  While it was sick season it was a good time to just sit with the boys while they wanted cuddles or just closeness. 
This one was a nice easy knit.  First time I have knitted with 2 colours like that & I was scared but hey, it was easy after all.  The pattern was easy fortunately.  I used Cascade Yarns that we recently got in at work.  Pacific Color Waves is the blue one & the 220 Aran is the plain black.  I like the combination but not particularly thrilled with the scarf.  For one thing it is really short.  For another it isn't reversible of course.  I prefer a scarf to look the same both sides & not have a front & very noticeably different back!  Oh well.  It was still good experience & made me feel better that I have attempted something new.  Anyway, the Chain link scarf isn't too bad. 

07 May, 2014


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

BJ - filling in the time over the holidays playing Lego. 
DJ - sick....
Trying to catch up.  

06 May, 2014

Land Ahoy!

Another of the embroidered cartoons to show you.  I have got them all done actually.  The last 2 weeks have been school holidays here but very uneventful as from Easter through to this past weekend we have all had sickness in the house.  Actually the last day of holidays saw both boys outside working in the garden & playing outside which was good.  I think DJ is finally well after over a week. 
 So the holidays were quiet with nearly all the time spent at home regardless of the weather.  The raining days just make it easier to stay in.  But we just had to stay home.  So I did get a fair bit done in that time.  But no blogging with no computer at home.  Way behind on everything.  But it made the holidays quite relaxing really & restful.  So it wasn't a bad thing really. 
BJ returned to school quite eager thank goodness.  Very rested & ready to learn. 
I will post the last 2 cartoons when I can make the stay the right way.  They are really cool.  

05 May, 2014


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.  This one is a week late!

A bit behind here but the weeks have been a blur. 
BJ - busy making Easter baskets still for the family.
DJ - turning a rabbit into a glove!