30 May, 2016


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

BJ - The latest craze & something he has been going on about for a bit...  now has a few of his own.
DJ - watching me sew a bit this week & picking out some favourites off the pile.  I love how they enjoy my creations as much as I do!  

28 May, 2016

The Sun is Shining

...  so what could be prettier than a washing line of hand knitted woolly goodness.

26 May, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Heating.
  • Stash.
  • Resources to find what you want when you want it online!  
  • Game fun with the boys.
  • Hanging with the big boy doing stuff instead of school reading.  (see above.  lol)
  • Fun times at work helping people get back into crafts.
  • Knitting lunch dates with like minded friends.   

25 May, 2016


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

BJ - practising piano is quite serious.
DJ - Play time for this one is quite serious!  Imagination goes wild with this one.

23 May, 2016

A Little Knit

A present for a friend.  Her little baby will need this one in New Zealand.

It's Greyson.  Seamless & all in one.  A nice one to knit up in some yarn I had stashed for the boys, but as they are getting bigger so fast, I don't have enough anymore for them.  So baby knitting it is.   It's a bit browner than the picture shows.  I just could not get the colour right.  It isn't grey like the picture.  But nice all the same.

19 May, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Safety in storms.
  • Safe travel for family members.
  • So much food available to us in the shops, whenever we want.  
  • Special gifts for a brave boy.
  • Change in plan for the brave boy who takes it well.


16 May, 2016

Seed Socks

I branched out again last week & tried some different socks.  These are Broken Seed Stitch socks.  I hadn't tried socks with 2 colours before so it was a bit of learning curve again on changing colours.  So this picture has the good sides.  On the first sock, the parts where I started a new row with the different colour was a bit dodgy while I learnt how tight to make the yarn, or not!  lol  But they were fun.  Green really isn't my colour but oh well.  It hardly used any of the green.  I think it was about 16g only so there is still enough for a pair of socks.

15 May, 2016


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

BJ - A turn on the ipad, trying to figure out Chess.
DJ - A game of snap with Gran - hand at the ready.

12 May, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Another reasonably calm week with big boy.
  • Busy days at work.
  • More pretty wildlife out the kitchen window.
  • Parent help in the little one's class.  
  • A lovely Mother's Day.

08 May, 2016


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

BJ - helping dad mix the dessert for Mother's Day lunch.
DJ - Picture from school, another part of the gift he made.  So cute!

07 May, 2016

Bit Hooked

Yes, more socks...  sorry.

05 May, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Birthday celebrations.
  • Lovely afternoon tea with my Kinder boy in his class.  
  • Special things he has made.  
  • A really terrific teacher for the Kinder class, so lucky to have her.
  • A smooth school week with the big boy.  
  • Family that are happy to help us out with their knowledge & resources.  
  • Safe driving in the rough weather all week.
  • Hanging out with my Aunts & Uncles.  Never seems like a moment since you last caught up though it can be quite a while these days...  

02 May, 2016

My School

 Another week & a bit completed on the Town & Country quilt.  I took a little while to think over the school area as I didn't like the fence that ran through the pattern original.  So I had to make it work some way without a fence & fill in some of the gaps.

So the first bit started with a School sign & the 40km speed limited that we have all around here at school times.  A couple of school buildings too.  I did make all my school buildings all the same colour.

I created my own court rather than the hoops behind a fence.  Also created the climbing thing.  There was a swing behind the fence on this one but I have 2 swings so added something different.  

The main school building & another School zone speed sign.  Then the corner which sends you up the side to the hospital.

I joined these 2 buildings & added a little park bench too.

Here it is attached to the rest!  Woohoo!  Well you can't see the whole "rest" but some of it at least.  121 squares down.  That means there are 244 to go!  So that's pretty close to a third of the way I guess!

01 May, 2016


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

Some rainy day craft & concentration from both.  Was so good to see them get stuck in & they managed the weaving very well.