Sunday, September 14, 2014

Show time is over for another year.

All the fun of the fair!!
Hello to you all.....the show is over for another year and jeepers it was fun. Though I was a bit annoyed at myself for not entering more work, I came out pretty competitive and won many sections. 1st, 2nd and third placings have made me happy. This is my stash...

This little mug rug will now be sold at the tourist centre after a 3rd placing. It is a sweet little gift for someone.
 Of course, my two coat hangers were just super fun to knit and you will be interested to know that these knitted coat hangers out did 2 coat hangers knitted with lace, bling and beads. I’m over the moon...bling doesn’t always win.
 I’m over the moon about my bootees winning 1st prize in the bootee section. Even though my bootees won the section, Miss Heather won 2 placings in this section....2nd and 3rd! She’s a clever monkey.
 Lol....the judge didn’t like my critter at all. Look at that face??? Oh....I see. Lol. She was entered in the recycled useful item section. I love her. She's made from an old hessian bag, the nose is stuffed with a golf ball, and the body stuffed with old cushion stuffing.
 The grandest item I made for the show.......
I am very pleased with this set, I loved knitting it, loved the yarn (2 ply merino & silk). This is the project that was on my knitting needles when it was sold already.
A show is not a show without chooks. My 3 distinct items drew a placing as well, 
I’ve run out of petrol I’m afraid......I think now after this weekend I need to rest. I had such a great weekend catching up with my Northam Ag. Society mates, pulling pranks on anyone of them and copping it back. A great bunch of hard working people that I consider my family, it was such a pleasure to share the weekend with you. It’s cuppa time now.
Ciao, Anita.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Footy on my mind!!

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but
also dream; not only plan,
but also believe.
Anatole France
I’m so happy about yesterday’s result with the Fremantle Dockers winning football!!! Good on you guys. Today I’ll be waiting patiently for the West Coast Eagles to start their game too. It’s always nice to sit down on a Sunday afternoon and watch the footy......I can also get heaps of knitting done. Lol.

This weekend I made this gorgeous little coat hanger cover.......
 It will make a cute little gift for someone. This baby blanket, being knitting in 8 ply is getting a little tricky and heavy to hold now, so I better knit faster and get it done!

 I thought I’d give you a close up shot to see what the pattern is like. It is a very simple pattern, but looks super.
So soft

Oh and my visit to the local craft shop got me all excited. Did I win lotto? No...just as good. I found this rather interesting thread that would do great for stitching Christmas things. Cute buttons and ribbon as well.

 Love our little visitor? I moved Cory’s school bag that is near the back door to sweep and I think this little guy got as much of a shock as I did. I love his startled look!!

Who are you????
A great find at the local library. I have gone in for the friendship bracelets recently....I think the kids at school have sparked me off.

Well, I’d better get all those chores done before the footy match, actually I’m a bit distracted today about the footy. My other Corey is over in Queensland at the moment with a footy crew and I’m hoping he’s having the best time. Thinking of you heaps mate.
Right guys, hope you’re all enjoying the weekend as much as I am. Stay happy, love rules!! Lol
Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Knitting galore!

There is no such thing
in life as I can’t
A jolly good morning to you all out there! We have noticeable spring change in the weather in our part of the world. The mornings are full of birds chirping wildly, not so cold, warmth in the sunshine......and.......the rotten blow flies are around already. Today is looking good so far weather wise.

I have had quite a knit-a-thon and have been able to make heaps of fabulous stuff. I saw a cute banana’s coat hanger on the net and I thought I might try to make my own pattern up and here is my creation.....

Like it? I’m, pretty happy myself, though I am going to tweak the pattern a bit. The pattern I saw on the net had thick blue and white stripes running opposite way to how I have my stripes, and to be didn’t really seem the true look of banana’s in pyjamas, so I run thin blue and white stripes. Lol.

 A cute pair of bootees done in a favourite pattern I love to knit

Ultra, ultra soft yarn was used to knit this darling baby jacket in 4 ply

Someone asked me to crochet up these blocks for them and I said I would. The squares were crocheted in 5 ply Patons bluebell and it is the softest 5 ply I have felt in a long time. I don’t know what has been going on the the 5 ply yarns but they haven’t been as soft as usual. I don’t know if anyone out there has noticed that?
 I love the striking colours
Oh yes.....I did a stitchery as well (shock, shock) A fun little bag tag

For fun I have started to make this creepy little critter using an old hessian bag. I still need to put on whiskers, eyes, mouth and clothing. This will be fun in the library.
Yikes!!! Only a mother could love that head!!!
I’m so out of here now to have a squizz around other favourite blogs of mine. Hope heaps of nice things are happening for you all and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sweet Sunday

The path to happiness...
If you pick up every little stone on the way
you will never get home.

Oh cool......I am finally blogging. A bit late in the morning but I’ve made it!! Lol. I’m having a great weekend so far....

Watched the nail biting footy game between the Dockers and Geelong.
Did some sewing and knitting
Sat near the warm fire drinking tea
Spent time with Heather (trying hard to keep her in line)

Here’s what I’ve been knitting........

A baby jacket for a new born baby. Knitted in 4 ply and such a joy to make.

I also did some baking and this is all that is

This afternoon I will be making some friendship bracelets just for something new to try. 

I have oodles of beads so why not use them? Using up beads is completely different to using buttons.......right Heather? Lol

My latest project....

I loved watching the footy match on TV between the Dockers and Geelong, what a game! I’m wondering how Ashlee and Corey are today. Oops. Both supporters of each of those teams.

The gorgeous sunshine is calling to me and I’m itching to go and have a wonder out in the garden. After the kettle is boiled.....I’m so out there. Enjoy your lovely weekend and catch up soon.

Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Can winter go away now?

The only way to have a friend
is to be one.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hello to you all! Yes....I’ve been MIA the last couple of weeks. Everything just went into high gear and time just flew by. I have returned to work after a two week holiday and of course, anyone who works at a school knows what term 3 is like!! Lol During the last two weeks I have.........

Finished my cute little stitchery. 

I’ve used up the last of this fabulous fabric that is so bright and fun.......
Knitted a cowl for Miss Gemma......

Taken poor Max Max to the vets. He is so much better now after having antibiotics. 

Here he is sunning himself on his video chair (oh boy!!!! Lol)....

Just about finished this 5 ply knitted baby jacket......

Started on some stitching...

Found a super fab book from the library. Lots of exciting designs for bracelets in here!!

I’m waiting for our winter to give over now, I’ve been glad for the rain, but the wind and icy mornings are a bit much. I go to gym at 6am three mornings a week and I can honestly say I’m amazed that I actually get up and go!!! Lol
I’m off to check out my favourite blogs now, I’ve missed that the last couple of weeks. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wonderful friends

The road to a friend’s house
Is never long
-Dutch proverb
Hello, I realised something this morning.....throughout this last week, I visited almost all the people that I hold very close to my heart. When you think about it,  that doesn’t happen very often. I missed out on a couple of people and will catch up with them very soon. The sharing of holiday photo’s with two of my dear friends was amazing and because the photo’s were of Italy.....that stirred up the wonderful memories of our trip. It was lovely to visit with you my dear friends. 

A gift given to me....I will treasure it!

I was on a mission these holidays to make as many show entries as I could and my time was well spent. I will have to show and tell after the show as I would like to keep my items under wrap (secret squirrel) lol. I can show you this......

A baby jacket, 291 stitches cast on, knitting in 2 ply merino wool. Very delicate and very enjoyable to knit. It’s a bit like knitting with spider web...just love it.’
I also had some gardening to catch up with, so this is the section of garden that copped a pruning. The rose bushes have been cut right back and a mile of weeding was done. We had a huge red bin dropped off during the week so I made sure to fill it as much as I could.

Beautiful homemade biscuits from ratbag Heather the feather. These are the yummiest biscuits ever!!!! Heather is a wonderful friend....even though she gets out of control sometimes. Lol

A lovely Homespun magazine to browse through!!

Well tomorrow it's back to work for me. Had a wonderful holiday, though it went way too quick, it will be great to catch up with the tribe at work. Hope your weekend is a hum dinger  one for you!!!!

Cheers, Anita.


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