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! 

21 April, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Enjoyable holidays.
  • Fun new games for the whole family to play.
  • Amazing Autumn weather.
  • A beautiful day of much needed rain.
  • Time out with friends.
  • Learning knew things in my crafts & getting over the fears...

18 April, 2016

Challenge Completed

I find myself trying new things with my crafting.  I have to continually challenge myself, even if it isn't something I will do again.  It's nice to learn something different.

So I had a cute beanie in my Ravelry queue for a bit.  A free pattern too can you believe.  The Baa-ble Hat.

So on the weekend I got to it.

Two days & I had turned it out.  Am quite pleased with it.  I had never done colourwork before & never really done a knitted pattern from a chart.  They always scared me as did working with multiple balls of yarn that were going to annoy me a lot when they got tangled & stuff.  So I figured a beanie was a good place to start & it went well & I enjoyed it & can now say I have tried 2 new things!

Go Me!  lol

17 April, 2016


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

BJ - enjoying a new family favourite game "There's a Moose in the House".  Got a few games in over the holidays.
DJ - an enjoyable game of "Tumbling Monkeys" with this guy that has grown up a bit more in the last few weeks.  The first time we've ever played it properly & not his way.  So much fun.  He's such a clown.

15 April, 2016

Knitting Again

Some more socks this week.  I tried the fleegle heel again.  It didn't work so well, with the print in the Cascade Heritage Paints though.   I will probably go back to doing the After Thought heel again now.  But hey, I have conquered a heel as I go so maybe that little fear has gone.

14 April, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Coffee catch up with a friend.  Just what I needed.
  • Spontaneous lunch with my knitting friends.
  • School holidays.
  • Relaxing days.
  • Grandparents who love to babysit.
  • A night out for us without boys! 
  • Boys that behave well while out.
  • A special doctor that really seems to genuinely care about the boys...  
  • Compliments from strangers about the behaviour of the boys when out.  

13 April, 2016

Slow - Road Works Ahead

I lost a little mojo on my quilt, but have caught back up again.  Well almost...  

The last 3 from week 12.  The first 4 were attached & here we started the next round & with a new background colour.

Week 13.  

Week 14.

Week 15 will probably appear with week 16.  Week 15 is fused but my machine is away on holiday & due back tomorrow I hope.  So the weekend could be catch up fun.

10 April, 2016


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

BJ - His class held Pet Day one morning.  It was pretty cute & he was proud to show off Juneau as a very soft & furry snow dog.  
DJ - Dressing himself up as a "worker".  

06 April, 2016

Taking Stock - April

Making : knitted socks
Cooking :  as little as possible.  
Drinking :  herbal tea
Reading:  The Girl Next Door.  Simple, boring chick lit.  lol
Wanting:  My days home alone to not go twice as fast as the other days of the week!  lol
Looking: for some help for the big boy.
Playing:  card games with the boys most nights.  Super Tooth is our new one.
Deciding:  on which sock yarn to use next!  
Wishing: for calm.
Enjoying:  the end of term things.
Waiting: for the school holidays.
Liking:  the school principal & BJ's main teacher.
Buying:  New card games to play.
Watching:  The Bill on iview  & Nasville TV series.
Needing: to try all the long pants on the boys to see what shrank over the summer.
Smelling: Doterra oils.
Wearing:  socks!
Knowing:  about something special happening to the big boy.
Getting:  my sewing machine serviced at last.  lol
Feeling: overwhelmed by the big boy too often.
Snacking:  Easter chocolate of course!  lol
Helping:  DJ try to sound out a few letters correctly.
Hearing: an improvement in his speech, he is becoming 

04 April, 2016

Super Socks

I tried something different in the sock knitting.  I did a bit of a pattern & the pattern even included a new heel which I ended up giving a go.  Wasn't so easy on the first sock but on the second it was a breeze.  I'm quite chuffed actually.

You know the really scary thing?  I didn't even try to match them up.  Actually I just started the second without caring as it doesn't bother me if they don't match.  But far out, if I had of tried I couldn't have got it much closer!

Somewhat proud of my big boy today - he received an award for trying so hard with his learning.  That's all we ask, that he tries.  

03 April, 2016


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

BJ - creative day building your lego plane that you wanted a picture with.
DJ - Miles away playing games with creations, creatures & so much action noise.