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8/11/14...Woohoo a ufo finished!

I have eventuality completed my red bag. Pattern from "Crochet Today" march/April 2010.   
I used Patons cotton blend, 2 ready made straps. I lined the bag with a quilt print and inserted a zip. I am really pleased with the completed bag.Now I think a navy bag next.....

The next half year

Well the next half of the year has started....
the curry is slowly stewing away in the oven, a great way to use left over veg and odd bags of frozen veg.  This will be for dinner tonight after going out and enjoying a high tea at the Hilton Surfers Paradise to celebrate a girlfriends yes I am still 50 birthday. We are both the same age only differ by 3 and a bit months.
Beds made, dishes done, washing out and now time to finish off the vest i started over 18 months ago. All joined now but to sew in ends and sew on the buttons.  I am going to sit in the sun and complete this.
To bring you up to date I have completed a cushion cover out of some lovely yarn from sirdar that they no longer make

and I have finished Tony's beanie, but silly me didn't take a photo before giving the beanie to Tony.There are 2 pompoms that i made using the pompom makers... and i also didn't take a photo of these either!
There are several other UFO's in the pipeline like a basket for storing th…

Started to clear the sewing

Hi there.Its Saturday.  I woke up feeling a bit average,  so it was a slow start to the day. After cleaning 3 bathrooms I sst down had a cuppa and read a bit, then I just went over and started to mend, finish and sort out my sewing. I had 3 balls of yarn that I knitted in stocking stitch. Today I stitched in a zip, crochet the sides and stitched in the ends. Now its on the lounge. The pink cushion cover I made 8 years ago.  Today I made a cushion insert for it.Rods' boxers waistband repaired. Cut off frayed trimming on 2 cushion covers and stitched these up, now waiting to overlock these. Sorted out fabric for a runner for the bedside cupboard for our 3rd bedroom.  This will do until I can paint it after the next student leaves.All this was done while listening to Mike Duncan Revolutions....King Charles. ..

Gone to the herbs

its done. I have planted 11 herbs in the pots of which it took me over 2 hours to fill from a garden bed we have to remove and I still have 4 more pots to fill.  So now I need more plants to grow.
A trip to a  garden centre is the plan as I have to purchase saucers for all of the pots as they have to be moved into the sun....so why not some strawberries or maybe something flowering. ...or trellis the new cucumber patio snack...

Mr Green

where to start

Where to start....
 its been a busy few months since Christmas 2013....
so i am just going to show you in pics......

Easter Saturday Late lunch/dinner and yes i did bake the hot cross buns using my thermomix (hint i used orange zest instead of mixed peel. it tasted fresher and not as heavy as peel)

My Sister Jenette and my Mum Joan dining out the Robina Tavern during their recent stay
pretty roses in pink and white and cheap from Aldi only $4.99 each bunch!

Lunch with Joan and Jenette at the Tweed Gallery. We went to see the Margaret Olley display. Well worth a visit!

Pelican and Mum feeding the Pelican and Swans and ducks and water hens and......they all came to say goodbye on their last morning here with Rod and I ( or was it the bread Mum was throwing out)
We went to Surfers Paradise on Sunday for fish and chips at the beach... Then Jenette tried out the temperature of the pool so she can at least say that she used the pool. Then Thursday 8th May we went to see Opera on the Beach …

1st Post from our new house at 13T.

Baked these today...i did make 60... looks like 40 left..... i think there is 30 now. My Grandmas recipe - shortbread with dried currants.


My completed recent projects has been coat hangers: The first 5. The next 2 then next 2

Then 2 more
then these 4
these 2
and finally these.

I still have more hangers....