Thursday, November 22, 2012


My latest necklace in progress. its a spiral rope with little dangles off the side...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crochet Bag

A few weeks ago I brought some yarn made out of t shirting  on the ball there is a pattern for a bag . Its crocheted using a 8 mm hook but I could only find a 7 mm hook. It looks ok , I think. I really like the broomstick crochet at the top. I had it made in just over 5 hours. fast christmas gift maybe ........

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pin Cushion Swap

At the November meeting night for Quilting we had a pin Cushion swap. The guide lines were easy to follow . It was to be hand made then wrapped . our names were written on bits of paper and after the meeting we were called out to take one from the box. Mine was not opened on the night because a few ladies were not at the meeting but left pin cushions. I hope the person who got mine liked it.
Front of my cross stitched cushion

Back of my cushion, the two buttons are pressed glass flowers.

The Parcel I picked was nicely wrapped with a flower decoration on the top. I opened it to find a floral handbag style cushion , when I went to fold the paper I was surprised to find a wheel of pins in the package as well.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

loom Knitting

I found an e book on line at Ravelry. I started this shawl which will be circular working in segments on the all in one loom. After I had finished the first segment and was part way through the second one I realized that I had made a few mistakes . In the photo below you can see its slightly gathered in the to right hand side and I had made a few purl stitches were they should not be. every row you move a maker one peg on but I must have missed a few moves and that's made it gathered . I have ripped it all out and started again..

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I have not had a lot of time to spin wool but I have a bit done. Its so different than my other wheel but I will get it.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Wheel

 I have wanted a Majacraft Wheel for awhile but they are bit costly. Then I told Wayne I really wanted one and he was getting a new motor for the boat so I was able to get it. Its an Aura and is totally different than my Ashford Wheel but I will work it out I am sure.
Majacraft if you buy one I recommend it .

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Time

All the ladies Santa's . all very different ! 
 Well its nearly christmas again fro another year. At my Wednesday craft group we have spent the last three weeks making christmas decorations. The first two Wednesdays were spent making a felt Santa who should never fall over. He has wheat in his base the give him a bit of weight. 

My Santa 
  Today we make Christmas tree's out of a polystyrene cone and 5 different cycles with a button in the middle. We covered the cone with bias strips of 1 inch wide covering it the the cycles are glued on.     


Our first grand child , Katherine Elizabeth

One day old with her Mummy (Nicole)

Our proud son Ashley with his tiny daughter.

daddy holding Kate a few hours old..

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 ...