Sunday, November 23, 2014

A new untraditional idea.



All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full: to the place where the streams flow, they
continue to flow.
-Ecclesiastes 1:7

One whisper in my ear from a child, and I have been given an interesting idea to try......funky  Christmas puddings!
 They look fun hey?

While I sit with the kids at lunch time and knit, I come away in stitches and giggles at some of the funny things they say and their carry ons. I enjoy their company so much. Just recently I was showing the group my knitting project which was a traditional Christmas pudding.....brown and white. One of the kids said I should make one in lime green....LIME GREEN! After going into a silent conniption and melt down, I got myself together and thought...well why not? Have a try....and I did. What a super idea.

This week I have been thinking about Christmas and have made a start on a secret gift. This is the time of year when the stitching and stitcheries start. I’m trying hard to put the knitting needles and crochet hooks down but it’s been difficult.....and it hasn’t really happened for me. Lol. Here is a sneak peak of some stitchery .....

Had to use the leftover ball of yarn to make a cute head band and flower.

A knitted Santa for our tree. I found the idea on Pinterest. I love Pinterest, so does Heather..ha ha.

Oh and this week I came across an interesting crochet stitch...also via Pinterest. If you want to have a go at the pattern click here. This will take you straight to the website. It's fun to crochet.
          

Yesterday Heather and I flew off on our broomsticks to the historical town of York to check out the Craft Fair. It was a beauty!!! There were so many different types of crafts to choose from. With Christmas gifts on my mind I had to purchase this cute little gift wrapped soap for a special girl.

Oh......oops!.....I found this for me. Bit of cute bling to wear on my wrist. Very cool.
This coming week will see me concentrating on getting Christmas together in the way of really getting stuck into handmade Christmas gifts for my family and close friends. It is always a fun time of year for us and making gifts is the best fun for me.
What are you up to this week? Whatever it is be happy and have a terrific time.

Cheers, Anita.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A brand new week.


Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow
from them.
-Madame de Stael
Thank you to all my blogger friends out there for the stream of lovely emails and comments on the loss of our pet Max last week. It was so nice to feel all the kindness and luv from you,  It has helped  us mend our broken hearts.The sun rises again each day and we carry on.


This week I had a go at some small projects and have finished off a project I have been steadily chipping away at. A rather cute plate of knitted Christmas puddings now complete. These are for a special group of people who I laugh with, tease (not like me lol), and spend heaps of time with. I won’t say who they are in case they read this.


A little bit of knitting happening........I have actually made both bootees, but....you guys know what I’m like, I haven’t stitched them up or added ribbon yet. lol

                   

A cute little beaded girl......she’s sold!! Everyone loves these and they’re very cute as gifts.
                                                         

 
It’s already smelling like Christmas around here and I’m having fun with making some crocheted decorations. Beads have always been fun to me, they seem to add happiness to anything you make. 



I have moved the bird bath from my favourite place in the garden to Max’s favourite place. It is now on top of his resting place. 
                                                                                                             
I had heaps of fun yesterday with Heather the feather........I made her a lovely cup of tea and then............I showed her Pinterest on the computer!!! Lol.....you all know what happens when you get onto Pinterest.........we were lost for ages. I love teasing that girl.
I’m looking forward to a bright new week ahead and have lots of plans to make a good start on some new craft work. Hope your week was super and the coming week is super duper!!!

Cheers, Anita.
                                                                         

Sunday, November 9, 2014

R.I.P. Max

All creatures are the same life, the same essence, the same power,
the same one and nothing less.
-Henry Suso.

R.I.P.
Max has gone to dog heaven.
 Max having an afternoon nap! So cute.

Miss you already xxxx

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Enjoying life.



The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed
those who help others are helped.

Proverbs 11:25 The message

We are having magnificent weather this weekend, the kind of weather that offers the chance to get out in the garden, do those outside things we love to do and just enjoy the warmth of the day. Hubby and I emptied the trailer, but alas....it has already been filled. 

We decided to get stuck into the pool area, doing a heap of pruning, weeding and tidying up.

Still....there has been time to do some knitting as well. Last week I stumbled across a cute knitted hexie cushion pattern on the net. Take a look how I am travelling so far with this project...



Pretty yum hey? Click here for pattern.


I have also been given a sewing job to do. This little chick.......needs a makeover. Here she is at the moment..
            
I will post again about her when she transforms into a new girl.


With excitement I show you one of my newer bushes in the garden. It is a Cuban variety Hibiscus and, though the photo was taken almost at sunset, the flowers were still open to see its beautiful colour.
             

Another favourite peaceful place in the garden.
          
                                                               

A visit to the craft shop this week made me jump for joy as I found this rather gorgeous shade of pink yarn. Oh.....and some pretty cotton fabric that had to come home with me.


Looks like hundreds and thousands...very cute.

A reflection on this week.......I know I always bag Heather the feather, (secretly she justs loves it!! Ooops!), I hold her friendship  close and couldn’t do without her. Heather made this for me one Christmas, and it sits proudly on my antique tea trolley. 
            
 I had a lovely afternoon tea with Heather yesterday and threw jibes at each other thick and fast. Of course....I was innocent of all wrong doing. Lol. If you have a special friend treat them well and love them to bits.
Time to do some chillin’....out of here!!

Cheers, Anita.

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