Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Good Together

This is the spot where many things go good together. Eat,drink and be merry!!! In the morning (at the moment it is after my morning walk and stretch), I set myself up with breakfast, coffee or tea and check emails, play games etc. It helps me not to eat too fast and I can plan the day too as my diary is not far away. Hubby found me a mini keyboard. It is cordless and when I need to type it only needs turning on and away I go. Wonderful!

Today I passed a level. Whoohoo! 

This week I made a little jacket to suit a 0-3 month baby. I had to start it a few times as I did not have big enough stitch markers and was using bent paperclips. D2 came up last night with her tool kit, beads and wire and made me up some super markers that work well with my size 71/2 needles. I am a happy chappy and they are so cute. 

On my walk lately. The ducks were on the edge of the bank thinking 'will I?' or won't I?'.

We have a holiday here again today. Anzac Day for Australia and New Zealand.

Have a wonderful week ... Dot  

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Easter Break

On Good Friday, we went over to a service held at the base of the Stanley Nut. Midday way through the service half of the huge crowd followed the cross up to the top of the nut. It was a nice sunny day and great outing.

Mr. Fix-it got his whipper-snipper to work and used it at home and down at D2's home. While there he fixed her water filter and hand held vacuum cleaner.

These are some blue dish cloths I made.

The Pram blanket is coming along slowly. It has now moved from the dining table to the lounge room where every few rows I lay it out to check. I have had to unravel twice now (Grrr!).  If I apply myself carefully I should have it finished in a day or 2.

I am absolutely loving my coffees. I now make them with watered-down cream which I froth in the jug and add to a double shot espresso and stir in a small teaspoon of Xylitol. Delicious. 

This afternoon hubby and I travelled up the coast and there was a fire out there somewhere. Looks like there was some burning off being done, and the sky really changed because of it.

We saw this movie. Action packed, but good. We followed this by having Thai for dinner and made our way home.

Trust you all had a safe and happy Easter. Back to routine tomorrow and into the sewing studio.

... Dot 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

April Apply

And here it is!!!  April is here and I really need to apply myself to have a few things completed by the 29th. 

Today my darling hubby and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. This list's colourway depicts pretty well those we chose for our special day many years ago.

We are off to 'the movies' later today and I made some Spicy Nut Mix to go. It's not very spicy but yummy. (taste testing is the right of the cook)

Yesterday I whipped up a Baked Raspberry Cheesecake. It's living in the fridge and will be enjoyed over the next few days. 

One morning this week, there were folk coming from both directions and a huge group of ducks decided they wanted to cross the road. 

They usually take flight, but they stuck to running as fast as they could. 

Waddle waddle!!!

Trust you all have a wonderful and safe Easter and get to enjoy some relaxation. 

Dot :-)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

How did I go?

Hello. What do you think? Isn't this peaceful? This was taken on my early morning walk. I say early, as it was. With the clocks being turned back over the weekend the sun is up just after 6.30, so I have adjusted the alarm to get up for a walk before my first coffee. The town is less busy and a few people are about walking with their dogs and the air is crisp but beautiful. 

Well, how did I go in March? 

- Mini Quilt (in progress)

- bunnies (half done)

- pram blanket (nearly half done)
- I deleted the wrap as it was not a pattern that I took to with ease.
- I put up the baby jacket last week
- baby bag (has not been started, but there is April)
- I made myself a skirt but have not worn yet, will post a pic if the weather stays warm.

Some of the 'hat's galore' that I knitted in March. Beautiful colours and in time for Mother's Day.

So what is planned for April?

Pop by next week and I will share with you ... Dot