Monday, May 30, 2011
Our Solar panels have been fitted, our power meter is running backwards.
We are not getting paid for our excess power yet .We are still waiting to get our house meter changed, that is supposed to happen tomorrow. The Power we are making is more than enough for our house which should mean that we have very low bills. which will be great.
|The panels on the roof|
|The inverter converts the power.|
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
you start with a chain cast on for the left side and then cast on for the sleeve and again for the back . very interesting to knit because you are knitting the whole jacket at once.I have a link below if you are interested in having a go your self.Side to Side jacket
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Lorna's Flower garden
My wall hanging is finally finished. I am so happy with how it looks. I finished it off with some beads and buttons that were from my grand mother who died last year, She was my inspiration for all my craft work, because with our her lessons I would not be able to do half the crafts I do now. Since my back injury I have had lots of time to perfect my knitting , crochet and quilting which she taught me how to do when I was a child. I have gone on to teach myself beading and tatting. I spent most of my school holidays on the farm with her because my parents both worked full time. I had the best time helping her warp up her table loom and collecting things to use to make dye for wool we were spinning. So I have named this wall hanging after Lorna , The best grand mother any one could want...
|Kathy is helping me tack the wall hanging ready for quilting|
|Full view of the completed Lorna's Flower Garden|
|Close up of the lady bird button on the leaf of the flower pot|
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I have been trying out the magic loop method to knit two socks at a time.
Its amazing how fast it is, I finished one pair in three days. I have started another pair the same because I I brought two balls of yarn for $5.00 and will get two and a bit pairs out of it. Wayne is quite happy to have two pairs the same colour , I have made the toes different on each pair. If you knit sock and have not tried the magic loop method have a go its fantastic and so easy . Here is the site I use http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm
I only make toe up socks but you can use the loop for top down as well.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I am always looking for new crafts to try. Late last year I ordered a micro macramé jewellery kit. I had to wait until now because it was on back order. I had looked at the instructions just before Easter , and showed Carly while she was visiting and she loved the bracelets. The kit has enough beads and cord to make two bracelets and one chocker.
I had made some macramé when I was a teenager ,(That was a while ago now) I am happy with how it's shaping up so far.
This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...
My fantastic Grandmother taught me how to spin when I was about 10 or so . She was into dyeing using natural things like onion skins etc. I ...
I brought this pattern from https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/dadanyperles?ref=l2-shopheader-name she has some lovely patterns and completed do...
I had a great day yesterday, 17 September our guild had a special workshop were we made a quilt top in a day. The pattern is called Hidden w...