Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Family... and friend


Son Ben, daughter in law Hayley and their friend Scott are visiting from Queensland.  Had to make the obligatory scones and jam and cream for afternoon tea...
 Scott, Hayley, Ben


Hayley got baptised while they were here.  At Hawley Beach...
 a few of us gathered for the occasion


Dave (who married them 7 years ago) did the honours...
 asking the relevant questions


 She's under there somewhere


 All done!


Then we went back to Dave and Lisel's for afternoon tea :)


On the Yarn Along front...
 Trying a new beanie design and reading THIS delightful little book



And remember the swan sitting on the nest from a few posts back?  Well here she is...
Mother and babies all doing well

Hope all is well with you too :))

xx

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My downfall...

...it's called Book Depository...



Also watching the Swedish Wallander series (from the library), and although I enjoyed the British series (with Kenneth Branagh) I prefer the Swedish version. The actor who plays Wallander (Krister Henriksson) is very good in the roll...


Knitting house slippers...

The Yarn Along link


Sewing curtains (for the laundry window)...


Eating cake...and eating cake...and eating cake...
 it's delish


Here's the recipe...
click on photo to bring it up larger so you can read it



And remember the swan on her nest...




Well the eggs hatched and she has now taken the babies to a less exposed place...

I haven't seen them, but have been told by others that she has 6 babies :))


It's raining here to day, so I'm off to Read Knit Eat, without feeling guilty that I'm not outside weeding the garden :)

Unfortunately I still have guilt about the cake :))

Hej då!          xx





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The B post

  



Books: reading THIS and THIS.

Beanies: finished another 2 beanies in Banksia design.

Browsing: the latest Simple Things mag from the UK.

Beetroot: cooking up a pot...


Breakfast:  actually it was lunch, but that didn't start with B...

Here's the recipe...hope you can read it... (if you click on recipe, it should come up larger)
I didn't have all the ingredients, but used what I had and it was yummy. Cooked and chopped a bratwurst sausage into it too.


Birthdays: have a few coming up, so writing cards and letters to mail off...

Bee: on shelf...

Linking with Yarn Along.


Bye :))

xx

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fardig

For Yarn Along this week...

Reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Not sure I agree with her take on the creative process, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Watching early episodes of Wallander (from the library).  The final series has just aired on TV here, and as I had never watched the earlier ones when they were shown, I borrowed them from the library and am having a Wallander Week (you can only borrow DVD's for one week, so it's watch, knit, watch!)  I have also reserved the Swedish version to compare.

And working on another beanie design in a mock cable pattern.



The garage/woodshed is finished...






And just because...
still life with shadows


First day of spring here!

The sun is shining and the garden beckons...

xx

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Books and Beanies


Knitting beanies for Bec at The Brush Rabbit and browsing Kinfolk Home from the library...




Made even more enjoyable by the addition of coffee and sourdough...


Check out Yarn Along to see what others are making and reading!



Spring is officially still 5 days away, but...
 the wattle is flowering


 blossoms are blooming


 lambs are growing


 ducks are...being ducks


the grass has been mowed

And I'm off to plant an apple tree!!

xx


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Progress...


...on the garage and woodshed...

 nearly finished




After much rain, and the river rising, the swan's nest was only just above water level...
 council workers raised the nest level with some hay


The river levels are down again now...

 see the eggs!!



On the Yarn Along front...
 hats for Haiti



Still reading The Girl Who Played With Fire (it's a big book...570 pages!!!)

Knitting beanies for Etsy and browsing my new mag from last week...


Spring is in the air!!
xx


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Let the work begin...

Have builders here working on my garage/shed so I can park my car in there...putting up an internal wall (to separate the garage from the woodshed) and lining the garage area...

It looked like this before they started, with the right roller door too close to the side of the shed for me to open my car door, and a big wooden beam on the other side of the door so I couldn't angle the car, and the left roller door obstructed by the back corner of the house.  It was just one big open space, full of old wood and junk (good hiding places for spiders!!!)
Day 0

 Day 1


 Day 2



And for Yarn Along this week...


Knitting Hats for Haiti - the online charity knitting group I belong to has requested brightly coloured beanies which will be taken to Haiti in November by a medical missionary doctor who is travelling there.

Browsing some new mags.


Listening to Amanda Bergman - Docks. You can listen to samples HERE.



Hope it's going well for you! xx