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!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Sunday

I woke this morning to torrential rain.  A good excuse to lie in bed and read before a long soak in a bath with lavender oils before venturing out for breakfast!  A cheese scone and latte at The Perching Parrot, a lovely cafe in the village.

I learned how to make bobbles!  Thanks to Tales from Cuckoo Land.  I am enjoying this new lark, and its a good excuse to avoid dealing with the cupboards..

Friday, 18 April 2014

Bright colours for Easter

It has been a warm sunny morning for Good Friday, after heavy storms yesterday.  I love the smell of the sea in the air after a big blow!  I decided to experiment with bright double knit wools after reading little woollie's blog.  These colours are definitely outside my comfort zone - and don't show up anywhere near as bright in the photos.  However I shall have fun learning some new stitches when the bad weather rolls back in again.

The sea is smoking today.  Lots of salt spray in the air and the tide too high for walking along the beach - maybe later this afternoon.