Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Table cloth patterns

 pattern 1 part 1
pattern 1 part 2
pattern 2 part 1
pattern 2 part 3
pattern 2 part 2
pattern 2 part 4

I hope you like these patterns they are from a French magazine called crochet monthly. Its very similar to crochet magic and they use symbols.


I am well on the way to getting the finger less gloves finished for Nancy. I have made the fingers a bit
longer as she requested. I just hope she likes the yarn.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I was very blessed this month .  Joyce in Arizona sent me an amazing package of beads. I sent her a mouse like the one I have posted here. Instead of a payment I told her to send some beads . I only expected a few beads not over 10 lbs. here is a necklace I have started the strips of saint petersburg  weave and chevron are joined together to form a spine using 3mm drops its looking great so far. I was hoping to have it finished by now but a lady at quilting has oared two pairs of finger less gloves and she would like a pair finished by Thursday , No pressure !  

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I just have to tell all about Melva . She is a fantastic Quilter. In 2009 she decided to make the nursing home quilts for all there beds over 60 quilts, then she contacted the aged care home and is half way through making all the beds there a quilt. Melva is in her 80s but she runs ring around all the younger quilters, we have trouble making one quilt a year Melva makes quilts in weeks. The above quilt is called jigsaw as you can see its made from scraps of fabric she is trying to use up her stash. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Pergola

Wayne and his dad attaching the shade cloth

Dad C and Wayne 

They run out of shade cloth.We will have to buy some more and finish this next weekend. I can't help much but I can supervise and make the coffee. 

My first Sock pattern

I have a sock wizard program and thought you might like to have a go at my first sock pattern. let me know if you have any problems.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wayne's Budgies

 We have had Budgies for a long time they are lovely birds. we have only a small problem they breed like rabbits. We tried taking out the nest boxes but they laid eggs in the seed dishes and on the benches so we had to put them back in and just give away the offspring   

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Arid lands

Just out of Port Augusta, On the road to Alice Springs there is a botanic garden. Its no like most Botanic gardens, its only Arid plants that thrive in the hot dry weather here. They have the best coffee and desserts. We all went there for lunch on Monday . here are a few plants I liked 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Cat again

Zav sitting on top of the bird gage, You never know one of these tasty things may get out and he is ready !

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bird in garden

I am sitting out side using my laptop, I looked up and saw this beautiful bird getting nectar from a flower. I could not get closer but I hope you can see how he looked.   

Bead Crochet

I have finally mastered bead crochet . I have tried to get bead crochet to work but I was reading the pattern wrong .  I was doing a double crochet not a slip stitch.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I found a old bead and button magazine that had some cute little purses I had to have a go.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


We have been using our pergola a lot more, we have been eating breakfast and lunch out here so we have decided  to extend it . The poles are in place waiting  for cement . I am sitting on my computer in the photos. I am really looking forward more room , I may move my spinning wheel out here as well..

Going Green part 2

We have had our meter changed . now all the extra power we make the power company will pay us per kilowatt h.   It will be very nice to get a bill in credit. The light is on so we are putting power on to the grid when this photo was taken. 


My parent's have a little very active dog called Pebbles. She got her name because her mum was called Rocky. She travels every were with them. when she was only a few weeks old she traveled around Australia in a caravan. Here she is making herself very comfortable on my knitting.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quilt fair

the Exhibition was great. I worked on the door on Friday and was amazed how many people came , I thought we would not be busy until the weekend but I was wrong. The three shops were very good, lots of different fabric and tools on each. I had to give a speech on Friday morning , that was not great , I could not stop shaking. The mayor then opened the exhibition. I am sorry that the photos are a bit shaky. I was not allowed to post photos of the quilts on here sorry....  


I have been playing with different crocheting. I have been watching you tube and crocheting along with the video. I love twj1963 the best , she is very easy to follow and has a left handed video as well . I usually have to watch how a right handed person crochets then change it myself . I am planning a rug for Jay to sit on on the lounge , I know he is only a dog but he gets cold just like we do. 

Sashiko Workshop

I was only able to do one of the workshops at the exhibition but I really enjoyed it. I only have to get three more made to make the table trivet 
At the exhibition I brought this roll of 32 sixteenth of fabric for my next Hexagon quilt. 

My birthday

Well its here I am 48 today, I thought I was 47 but I just worked it
 out and I am definitely  48 this year , like it really matters,,,,
I hope you enjoy the panel bag patterns I thought it would be good to use up random beads

I got the knit kit tool in aqua and my parents drove 380 km to have dinner with me. That was the best gift ever.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Sashiko is a Japanese Stitchery and lots of the girls at quilting have been stitching panels . I brought myself one to try it is only small but its a start. I will post it when I have it finished .

Wall hanging

My wall hanging ( Lorna's Flower garden ) on display at the exhibition. Lots of nice comments.

Mandarins anyone

My In laws mandarin tree is just covered with fruit this year. You can't do much with them either but eat them. I have never heard of persevered mandarin or juicing them yuck!.   They are nice right now to eat but I don't like them really ripe . 

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I have finished the body of my jumper. Now all I have to do is pick up all the stitches around the front , around the bottom and the other front. I have to join the arms and the sides before I can pick up the stitches but I liked the look of it spread out. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

My early Birthday present

Its my Birthday in June , Wayne knows what I want for my Birthday,He is just as hard to buy for so for the last few years we have brought our own presents. This year I decided I really needed a knitting tool , like I don't have enough  click the link below and see what I just had to have...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June's free Pattern

June is my Birthday month, so I am giving you all two free patterns. Enjoy !

  you will have to wait until the 7th my BD to get the second free pattern

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 ...