Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nearly 2012

I can't believe 2011 is so close to over. I had a great family christmas. All my brothers were together and our parents home for the first time in a long time, ( no one can remember how long !) 
I missed Peanut , It was the first christmas with out her . I know she was only a little dog but she was very important to me  

I spent the christmas break with my three son's as well this year. We had a family BBQ for dinner on christmas eve and exchanged our gifts to each other then.
My fantastic family

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I made this necklace to wear christmas day at my parents. All my family are getting together for the first time in ages. I have a new dress to wear but needed a necklace to finish off the look. I made it up as I went along . to  start with it was going to be all st peters burg weave but that was taking to long so made to shot bits of weave and then joined them in the middle with a bit of a dingle dangle. I am quite happy with the finished result . 

Monday, December 19, 2011


I could not find Wayne (DH) , I found him polishing the boat with car wax. I know he loves fishing but this is too much. Dont you love the chair cleaning in comfort!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I have show quilts made by Melva before on this blog. She Has just had her 88th birthday and is nearly finished making a quilt for the second aged carer home here in Port Augusta. Melva made over 40 quilts for the high care home in 2009 -2010 and this years she has made 20 for the low care home . the quilt below is made from hexagons I was given that were stapled onto card and poorly sew A friend removed the staples and I washed the fabric. Which turned out to be very good quality and well worth using. Melva used all but two which were to small to made this quilt as you go.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Summer Rain

We have not had rain for months , then to day we had a fantastic thunder storm which flooded the roads and filled our rain water tanks. 16 mils in 30 minuets .

Monday, December 12, 2011

More Christmas Pens

Father Christmas is nearly here.
We have three christmas party' in the next week , for one I have made a pen each, I just hope i have made enough. I ran out of the size 8 toho beads so used #11 seed beads instead. The last three on the end are the different beads. The real little one on the end is made from delic beads. I had to add 2 extra beads to the pattern and he is a bit shorter but I think he looks ok.
When I realized that I was running out of beads I tried to make a christmas tree pen topper. I have given both patterns for you to have ago at.  I have made 32 pen toppers in the last few weeks not bad hay! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Father Christmas Beading

Father Christmas on a pen 
 I have made 20 in the last week and sold them all.I can't believe how popular they are. I am in the process of copying the pattern out in bead4 so I can post it on this blog, They are made using size 8 beads. Its hard to describe the beads off the side of his head and his arms. I can now make him in about 30 minutes.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Extra free pattern

I have posted a extra free pattern , have a look in 2011 free beading patterns, this maybe my last free pattern its up to you .

Christmas Cards

I have not made many cards before. The ladies at craft are into making stitchery ones and these 3d type. I brought four sheets thinking they were stickers , at least I didn't have to cut out all the little bits.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Free pattern December

December Free chart
I know its not a Christmas chart but I liked how this turned out.

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 ...