Sunday, 29 June 2014

Settling in!

This is the view from my bedroom balcony.  It's well worth all the hassles of shifting but I really don't want to do that again for a while.  Downsizing from a large three bedroomed place to a one bedroom place has taken some sorting.  Lots of furniture went.  However, I don't seem to have downsized my wool collection!

There is a large overgrown garden full of lovely treasures including these,  Yes, those really are good old fashioned snowdrops!  I picked daphne today too.

And camelias.  I can't wait to get some time to really start work on cleaning up the garden and seeing what other treasures are in there!

I have slowly been working on a cot blanket.  I was going to keep it simple but couldn't help put a few bobbles into it

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Moving house!

I'm down sizing from a large three bedroomed apartment to a one bedroomed apartment right on the waterfront. The view from my new living room and bedroom is divine. I can lie in bed and watch the sea. But, oh, the agony of sorting and packing! I have sold off excess furniture, donated lots of clothes to goodwill, but my quilting,knitting and crochet supplies don't seem to be diminishing!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

It's done!

It's done!  Finished!  Edged with 2 rows of dc in red on one side and 2 rows of dc in aqua on the other.  It's perfect for snuggling under and will be very handy as wintry weather starts to draw in.  Candace Bahouth Squirrel and Monkey cushions on the end of the sofa.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

More blankie!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Passed the one meter mark!

A couple of cold, rainy days provided plenty of opportunity for this to grow!  Cold, rain and endless old TV show reruns!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

It's growing!

It's growing!!  I can't quite capture the colours as they are.  However they are loud.  It's been interesting not giving in to the urge to tone the colours down!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hexagons completed!

Right outside my window!  The Anzac Day blessing for this newly restored steam engine at Paekakariki Railway Station.  This was a little boy's paradise as the steam engine ran backward and forwards blowing clouds of smoke and steam!

Finally finished this one - all the loose ends sewn in and clipped.  I don't really like the white SC joining.  I think I would have preferred a white row before joining.  It was an interesting experiment.

Friday, 25 April 2014


Unfinished projects!  Good for a rainy day and a couple of good movies methinks!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

It's growing

It's growing, which is as well, as it's colder tonight.  Blankie is now keeping my knees warm. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter Monday

A gorgeous sunny morning so I spoilt myself with a freshly baked cheese scone and latte at The Perching Parrot again.  This time I had a delightful breakfast companion to share the scone with.

This was followed with a walk along the beach.  It was utterly gorgeous this morning.  I found some unusual pink jellyfish on my wanderings.

This is going to be an outside day!  I was intending to spend the day de-cluttering cupboards but it's just too nice outside!