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 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Weekend Winter Walk

Morning!!

Saturday sunrise from my kitchen window

First up, a quick trip to the monthly market to stock up on vegies...

Then a walk around the river...
 taken from the footbridge over the river at the spillway



and from the footbridge at the caravan park

There is a black swan sitting on a nest...
 in a rather open and exposed position

Checking her eggs...
last count I could see 6!


Although it's winter, there is still a bit of colour about...




I can't resist the bare trees...




Back home for my well deserved morning coffee with toasted sourdough and blue vein cheese, and a browse through my new mag in a little patch of sunshine...


I hope you are enjoying your day :)) xx

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Garden Knit Crochet Read Listen


Spent an hour in the garden today removing some bricks edging a path...

Have been working on my blanket squares and have 22 finished...


But was in need of a bit of colour, so decided to crochet a baby blanket in 'brights'...


Finished the book I was reading (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  It took me till half way through the book to really get into it, but then I was hooked...and raced through the second half. 

Am keen to read the next book in the series, but am taking a detour to read one that I had reserved from the library... The Paris Architect.  It had me from the first page!  Not as involved and complex as the Stieg Larsson books, but still a good read...

And while crocheting, I'm listening to The Tallest Man on Earth (who is actually only 152cm, which makes him about the same height as me!!!) The Wild Hunt.

Here's the Yarn Along link.


There is snow on the mountains...and I'm off for my afternoon walk.

Then back to cosy up by the fire with my book, crochet and music...

xx



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

misty morning makings


Cloud, mist, wood smoke...from my kitchen window this morning...


And for Yarn Along...still working on my diagonal knitted blanket squares and have 20 completed...



Continuing reading of  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Am half way through the book and getting drawn into the plot and characters.  Also browsing Keep It Simple from the library.

My apple tree (Lord Lambourne) that I ordered from Woodbridge Nursery arrived today and has been duly planted in the garden. 

Raining now...so no afternoon walkies.


A good excuse to sit by the fire and knit :))

xx

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Let it snow...let it snow...let it snow...

Last year was the first snowfall for Deloraine in about 20 years, and this winter we are getting another one, albeit much lighter...
 Our first snow flurries for the winter



Eldest daughter Natasha is here from Texas and requested my scones and jam and cream for afternoon tea on her day of arrival...
 Denver, Natasha and Marnie indulging



Her boys arrived to join her today.  They had a few extra days in Sydney with family before coming to Tassie...
Denver (Marnie's), Oli, Zak and Dylan (Natasha's) chilling out/warming up by the fire before heading out to the Mole Creek Wildlife Park.

A quick catch up from the winter wonderland :))

xx