Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stumped Saturday




Well here it is Saturday the 28th February and i am definitely confounded by several things.



1. Why is my rhubarb poorly...is it because we have had too much rain here in Queensland?
or doesn't it like being in a pot?
or should it be planted in the ground?
the instructions said full sun!

2. Why are the first 3 passion fruit dark green when all of the new ones are now yellowing to their gold colour?
3. something is eating my tomato plant and not eating the self sewn basil...i even dust it with the proper tomato dust!

 and now for the final conumdrum.
 
4. do i back the crochet squares with fabric?
red or calico?
or do i 
cover the cushions with calico which brightens the squares
or do i 
cover the cushions in red fabric and then have front and back crochet squares
or do i
finish off the 3rd square and make the reverse colourways
(as i am tempted to make some for my etsy shop)
or do i
 leave it for another day when i can make my mind up!




Incidentally we were (my gm and i were on a shopping date and he bought me some lovely Dior perfume) at Robina the other day and i walked past bed bath and table and wheel and barrow and low and behold they had these colours in there windows being promoted as this seasons new beachy look. Who would have thought that these yarn colours i have had stashed away in the cupboard for 2 years is in fashion now.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Freedom Blog Februay 19th 2015

This is it the last photograph i will ever take of the view from our unit/office at San Chelsea.
We eventually settled on the 6th of February 2015 after a very looooong process, which we started to try to sell 5 years ago. In the end we were there for 7and half years almost to the date.


So now i have the freedom of exploring my crafting options and will have more time to make and create.


 I made these cushions for my niece in- law Jess for her 21st birthday present.

I crocheted the hearts and made the piping and ended up putting a zip in the back as well.

The problem is i forgot to take a photo of the black heart up close.

I was going to make a heart with shell buttons but alas the 2 nearest fabric stores didn't have enough buttons.
So that is now a thing for me to do
.Our passion-fruit is taking off at a rate of knots....and yes even fruiting. This the yellow variety is Gold Panama. The Red Panama is taking its time and the Norfolk Black has flower buds starting to show.



 i have some great shots of the flower


 self sewn Cosmos.

And of course the frangipani cuttings are now in flower as well as the tree out front.










To sum it all up with my student hosting for Bond uni, crafting, cooking, gardening, exercising, reading, blogging plus other social pages and occasional work, i dont think i will get bored in my retirement from Management Rights.
YAY!