Thursday, September 29, 2011

African flower hexagon blanket. finished

Taa-dah !.... My African Flower Blanket is finally finished!!
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Originally uploaded by susanriddell33
Taa-Daa ! I have finally finished my african flower has taken me about a year to get this completed . I stopped pretty much in the summer as i found it to hot and sticky to crochet it was put aside for a while. I am so glad to have it finished! When I first started this I never knew how to do the join-as you-go method for connecting the hexys ...but now I have mastered it thanks to attic24 blog (lucy) She has a really good tutorial on her blog and i made a cushion cover to learn how to do this. On this blanket it joined with single crochet ,throughout which went quite quickly as to sewing them . I still feel like making something else with this pattern everytime I check the flickr group for these...They are really addictive things! I still have a few extras over so might have to make them into something ...??  Maybe a bag for my crochet...hmmmm....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Daylight saving

Daylight saving starts this weekend here in New Zealand.....I hate love the start of it...coz it's cold...dark...and i don't want to get out of my bed!  AND it takes about 2 weeks to get use to the hour difference.  They started it earlier last year and finished it later too ! It goes too long at the end for me.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The rugby world cup 2011

our lovely black flag, matches the grey sky!

Well it's the rugby world cup here in New Zealand.  Everywhere you go you see heaps of cars with flags on supporting what ever country they like.  We have just put a new zealand flag up on our house on top of the old tv ariel.  I don.t have pic of it yet as the weather is stink!  might try tomorrow.
Last friday my mother in law, shirley,  passed away in north shore hospital. she has had breathing problems as she suffered from emphaciema  quite bad  and died quietly in her sleep as she was totally exhausted,  . We had her funeral last wednesday  and it was a lovely service, lots of good memories , lovely photo  slide show of her life , no dry eyes anywhere, it was really nice.    She was a true warriors league fan, she would have got a real giggle from seeing the streaker in fridays game , lol !   we put little momentos in with her.Conor, my youngest son,  put his warriors flag in,  and I made a dragonfly with a message attached,  and chey, her very youngest grandson, put his little penguin and a cute wee teddy bear.  We really miss her heaps..but now she is at peace with her hubby again. R.I.P. shirley....never forgotten.

These flowers were from shirley's  sister barbra, they are beautiful too!
and these beautiful orchids were from one of her care givers. (sorry the pic has gone awry..dont know why)
p.s.  I will try to add sme pics of shirley's lovely flowers later as I'm having trouble uploading them...again ,sorry.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

"Poppy"---- R.I.P.

Poppy on the couch.

On the 20th of august we had to have our dog 'poppy' put to sleep.  She has had nasty old tumor on her front leg, on her elbow. It never seemed to bother her ,she still ran and walked....and chased the cats and the chickens... as any dog does. She has been on pills  since xmas time but it just kept growing and looked ghastly!!  She piled on the weight due to her medication which made her hungry quite abit. She would steal the cats bickys when she thought we wern't looking!!  She has been gone 14 days and I really miss her heaps and so do  the 5 cats!!  She use to sit with me sometimes when i was sewing and never miss anything  you did. She has lovely big brown sad looking eyes too.... She was my youngest son's dog and has had her since she was a pup about 8 weeks old, he was really upset about losing her, but will be ok.  We won't get another dog for quite a while but will in the future no doubt.  He made her a lovely cross to put on her grave and covered it with ferns from the bush. I told him to take lots of photos's,, which he did.. (300) Lol!  Time will heal .