Thursday, July 26, 2012

new life in a new town

I'm here!!! 

Still working on getting furniture, but have found a pretty river walk and am enjoying fellowshipping with the Mennonite church here.

Here are some photos from my walk....on a foggy winter morning...

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Two days ago I went to visit Peter and Susan Hoover at the Rocky Cape Christian Community  (the Hutterite community I mentioned in a previous post) a 20 minute drive from here.  Peter had mentioned in one of his newsletter emails of a recently written book about the life of Susan's mother, and that they had some copies available, so I went to pick one up.

You can read some info about the book here.

Peter and Susan also lent me a well read copy of the book below because I mentioned I had just finished reading another book by Margaret Epp (The Earth is Round) and had really enjoyed it.  This is the book I am reading now....

And they also gave me these books below.  I have read some other David Bercot books and find them very interesting and challenging....

And there was a lady visiting there for a week from a community in New Zealand who they wanted me to meet...Jeanette Bagrie.  She and her husband started a christian community, Drury Church,  just outside Auckland in New Zealand nearly 20 years ago.  She had some of their books that they had written which she gave me.  We also exchanged contact details to keep in touch.

So I went to pick up one book and came home with eight!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Saying goodbye.... more friends...

This morning was my last morning at bible study before I move. I have been a member of this ladies bible study group for many years.  I will miss my dear friends.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


After church today my friends Carrie and Hazel came and had lunch with me.  We had a lovely couple of hours together.  I will miss them when I move. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Packing and knitting

I've been packing today....

Among other things, I've been packing up these crocheted blankets that I had in the craft shop...

And I'm itchin' to get started on my next knitting project.  A vest for daughter Marnie (in the grey) and daughter in law Hayley in the wine colour (it's called merlot, although it looks pink in the photo).

The wool is 20% bamboo and 80% wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills.   Unfortunately I don't have the right sized needles to get started so will have to wait till monday and run next door to the post office (which is also a wool shop!).  So might work on my crocheted lap blanket over the weekend....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

knitting and reading

While I was in Brisbane I bought 2 balls of wool which cost me $5 and knitted this little jumper and hat for charity. We had our monthly charity knitting group get together yesterday so I took it in.  I have been co-ordinating the group for the last 5 years, but as I am moving, they weren't sure whether they would keep going.  Anyway, they decided they would, but have simplified things by just concentrating on donating to a couple of charities rather than the many we had been sending to. 

This little jumper and hat and the other blankets, scarves and slippers that the ladies brought in will go to Mission without Borders. They operate in Eastern Europe and we have been donating to them for a number of years.  We deliver the knitted items to a lady in town, who delivers them to the state co-ordinator, who sends them on to Melbourne or Sydney.  There they go into a container with lots of other donated items, and when it is full, it is sent to Eastern Europe for distribution.

Last winter Marnie had knitted lots of baby beanies and kindly left them for me to sew up...which I did while visiting her, and then mailed them to another charity...KOGO... who distribute here in Australia.

 I also knitted two little 'green eyed monsters' for each of my two eldest grandsons for their birthdays (Denver who turned 10 in May and Dylan who turned 9 in June)

And I've almost finished reading this most interesting book 'The Russians' Secret'.  The author, Peter Hoover, lives about a 20 minute drive from here at the Rocky Cape Christian Community. It is a Hutterite community.