Thursday, April 03, 2014

more sleep..

Well daylight saving ends this week end ...it's quite dark in the mornings now we put our clocks back so we get an extra hours sleep .."..I just wish someone would tell my roosters "......

Friday, March 28, 2014

Another cute bonnet .

this bonnet can be reversed if you like....very cute!
mrs Bear likes it.
the back view.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A babys bonnet .

I made a bonnet for leilani...hope it fits as she is a prem baby born last news years  eve.  I dont have a dummy to try it on either.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

my machine

This is a.pic of the husqavana machine I won at spotlight back in October 2013.  Its very basic but nice to sew with .I have started a rope bag using this as you need a 3 stage zig-zag stitch. I will put pics up later.



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hello, Im still here...

Well I'm still here but not been blogging sorry as  still don't have a computer of my own.....So it's nearly the end if 2013 and I am going to try and get back into it Next year!!....
I was reading someones blog today and she said she tries to do 1 ufo a month  so i think that's where i might try and start the new year off at.....I'm sure I could find at least 12 ufos without looking too hard!.....Watch this space!!!
I can tell you one exciting thing that has happened...back in October I won a sewing machine!  I was at spotlite with my friend mandy and she talked me into going....and i won the lucky drawer...I couldn't believe it.  My machine is a husqvarna viking.  It's nice and new goes really well too.  I've never had that brand.  I like it.....I am halfway through making a bag that i will show you some pics when it is finished...might be my 1st finish of the year!!
. I am at my mum's in Paeroa at the moment for Xmas.  Well I hope everyone has had a good xmas, bye now.

Monday, July 01, 2013

computer woes again

Well the computer died again and  it 's not fixed yet so I won't be doing much blogging till it is sorry.

I haven't done much sewing at all except for my "whiggly whimsy quilt" the top is done  still have to get the backing for it, soon I hope.
I started  the new crochet blanket I will put up some pics soon of progress. It is going really well. It is a nice bright blanket  as I am using up all my scraps of bsalls of yarn. I will probably put cream on the final border...
I made my dog a coat also of crochet afghans squares i had laying around...not sure if chippy really likes it but she has a thin slinky coat so it will keep her warm.
Any way thats all at the moment.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"I've done a little knitting,...no sewing yet...

It's been a few weeks since the last post.  My friend Mandy went to spotlight and told me about there sale of yarns and wool. I bought 2 balls of lily mesh yarn.  Some  lovely green tones. Green is one of my favourite colours...then  purple.  So I made this scarf.....then another ...another...another ....and yet another!!
It is the first time I have tried knitting this type of yarn and is very easy and your work grows really fast which I like alot!


close up


my model...Chippy!
the colours so far.



I also finished my ripple blanket too...I decided not to do an edging....  ..our computer has been down so no blogging and I forget what I have finished ...I should jott it down when I think of it i suppose.
I was talking to my friend Fays daughter and she was telling me about 'scrumbling'...what's that you say...it is a type of free form crochet or knitting where you start off then change to different yarns and add bits on using different stitches and you come out with something really different and a total one off. google it and take a look.










chip loves the blanket






Sunday, March 24, 2013

Finally the computer is fixed!

Well it is fixed for how long I don't know.... The mother board was fried apparently.

I haven't really done any sewing except for 'Terry's treasures qal" .  I got carried away with the cutting out and ended up cutting all the strips out....and even joining them all up too.  The reason because I am making some jackets and don't have much spare time.  I had about a week between jobs so made the most of it and sewed all 7 strips up but that is as far as I have got.  Till the next quiet time.....
I haven't taken pics of my strips yet sorry so can't show you yet.

she is a bantam so smaller than a normal size chicken.

the chicks are about 2 1/2 months old here and almost as big as her...so cute!
trying  to keep her babies warm!
I have a few new pics of the chicks I hatched  one real cute one of mother chook trying to keep her babies warm.
Now I've just  have to try and get some things done.