Friday, December 31, 2010

Tin Of Biscuits

I was given this tin of biscuits as a Chris Kringle and now that the biscuits are gone the tin fits my strait knitting needles perfectly. The flowers on the out side of this tin is a king Protea , They are south African but grow here.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


The above socks were knitted by Helen a friend from Quorn. She Knitted then for my pen friend Kathy in Alabama as a thank you for posting on our yarn from knit picks. I am surprised how the toe is different because these are top down were mine are always toe up.  

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My little girl resting, she is over 16 and not feeling the best after Christmas.
I think she ate something she shouldn't have.   

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After lunch

Wayne's Mum in her natural habitat, washing dishes the old fashion way  

Monday, December 27, 2010


A few weeks ago I posted Photos of the cactus starting to flower in our front yard.
well I thought it would have flowered by now but its still growing.

Latest Socks

I started this pair of sock on Christmas eve. 
Over the past few days I had time to knit one and a bit socks.
Most of the knitting got completed in the car traveling the about 400 km there and back
from Port Augusta to my brother in laws in Moonta Bay 

Peanut waiting for Christmas lunch

Peanut watching the table being set for lunch

Friday, December 24, 2010

         Brother Drew and his wife Sharon
 My Mother and Father
Wayne and I at Christmas Dinner with my family before they went to Perth to see my little brother

Thursday, December 23, 2010

 I made this in one night. Don't ask me what I watched on TV because I can't tell you. 
Beading is more important 
I made the green one a few months ago, the blue one is in Delica. the 11s are a bit smaller.



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gypsy Girl

The top Photo was taken in the afternoon
the bottom one was taken this morning I didn't realize how much I did last night.
This Shawl is for my (sister in spirit ) Kathy in Alabama.
I hope she Likes It!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chester's free Range Chook's

  We were a Quilting group but gradually we changed to a craft group that attempts all from of craft work.  The top two photo's show Helen and Ruth winding Helen's wool  sent from America.Thanks to my Pen friend Kathy in Alabama for posting it on to us. knit Picks don't send overseas but we really wanted to try there yarn.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Craft Bag

I changed the patten a little bit , increasing the size by 3 inches making it
15 1/2 x 12 inches to make a carry bag.
Its fantastic because the draw string top stops my knitting or craft stuff falling out.
The photoed bags are Christmas gifts.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Loom Pattern

This is my first loom pattern
I have made it 20 beads wide and it can be as long as you want just keep repeating.
the colour are of-course up to you. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Port Augusta quilter's

The Port Augusta quilting group had there Christmas dinner on Wednesday night, we had all made a block and four ladies won 12 blocks each. Kaye was one of the lucky winners.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Latest Pen

Here is my pen for my Chris Kringle that I made for the Quorn Group, It had a diary to go with it.. I go to Quorn a very small counrty town 35 km from here in the Flinders rangers . We have a group called "Chester's free range chooks."we all do different crafts, it started out as a quilting group but in the last few years the quilting has stopped and we all do what we want. Its a very fun group all the ladies have a great day together every other Friday.Helen got my Chris Kringle , she was very happy with it. everyone was happy with there presents. I had made everyone a bag with Chooks on them , this was a surprise to all the ladies.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

This weeks Beading

Here are my Christmas beading so far this year. I brought the angle book from the internet . It was a download pdf file that worked great. I am going to put a brooch pin on the back and wear it on Friday to our Lunch in Quorn. The two father Christmas faces are my own design.I will use them as earrings.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Knitting beads

I have just finished stringing on to crochet cotton number 20. I have a book titled  Bead Knitted Bags~10 Projects for Beader's and Knitters  by Julia S. - Pretl. Its great because it comes with a DVD and all the patterns have a chart as well as the patterns written out in words. The book also shows how to knit the beads with a twisted stitch.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wayne's Christmas Gift

Wayne Has wanted a bike for a while now. When we met he had a 650 Yamaha but sold it.
This is a 250cm custom Honda . Its his Christmas present to himself.
Here is my Father Christmas face for earrings 

brick stitch the face and then come out the top red bead and make a loop of 7 white beads.
next bring thread out the white bead with the * now bead beard as follows
20 white turn back up 19 come out of next bead down.
20 back up 19 come out next bead 
20 back 19
19 back 18
20 back 19
19 back 18
24 back 23
30 back 29
24  back 23
19 back 18
20 back 19
19 back 18
20 back 19
20 back 19
20 back 19
here is the finished father Christmas.
Enjoy Beading him

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Lunch

Here Is my Beading group at our Christmas Lunch. We all had a very nice meal. The group dosen't start again until the new year. 
(left, Kaye , Margaret , Me , Heather . End of table Jean, Back Lorraine, Margaret, Jenny) 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Beaded Box

 I am in the process of beading another box . This time I am using up my size 9 beads. I now use mostly 11s. Its going to be larger than the last one I made.I have finished the lid and the reinforced edge worked out great. I have started on the base of the box it has a cat on the walls.
I am having trouble with the beads because the bead are not the correct sized . this is another reason i am not using these beads any more but when I started beading they were all I could get locally. 

More Flowers

We have had the best year for flowers. The heat will kill them soon. 
It was 40c yesterday so summer is coming !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Every year there is a Christmas tree display at a church hall.
Raising  Donations for charity.
 My Quilting group decided to make a tree this year.
All the decorations were made of fabric. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gypsy Girl

My Latest Shawl.It the new Mystery pattern from yahoo groups
Knitting - Delight. Every Thursday we get the next chart. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Decoration

I brought this pattern off the net last year. Its a bit fiddly but what you get it all together it looks great.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mouse Pin Cushion

This Lovely Mouse was Made by my Friend Kaye
She made most of the beading / craft group one.
His tail hold the nemo threads wonderfully and his body holds the thin needles 
Ths is one of the best gifts I have every been given .Thanks Kaye  

Chris Kringle

The beading/ craft group Christmas lunch was very nice. Heather got my gift and she was happy with it.I am glad my work is appreciated . I only have one more Chris Kringle to make for the Quorn group.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chris Kringle

I never know what to give as a Chris Kringle. I have three groups that I have to have a Christmas gift for every year its a problem. The gifts don't have to be expensive they have a limit of between 10 and 15 dollars which is not much but I like to give a hand made gift then I have the problem of is what I plan on giving good enough. I could not get to the sewing machine because I am having Back problems again. So this year I beaded some pens and got Wayne (the Better Half) to go and get me some 2011 diaries .So we will see today if its good enough for the person who gets it. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

2018 Retreat

This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...