Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A lecture and dinner today after work took me to the Adelaide Botanical Gardens.
Having an hour to kill I spent time strolling around the gardens. I found myself in the cactus garden to be pleasantly surprise to find the plants just beginning to flower. I must try to return in a week to see them in full bloom.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Hello all. I feel like I have disappeared for ages from blog land. There are a multitude of reasons for this.
Firstly I am working full time for three weeks and that immediately limits my time available, particularly time that I am motivated to spending at the computer.
My uncle was very ill in the early part of last week and I spent a lot of time between the hospital and my parents house, spending time with my cousin and aunt. Sadly he passed away and we prepare to have a service for him in the coming days. Although I expected his death I was surprised by how volatile and raw my emotions were when he passed away. Suffice to say he will be missed but I am glad to say he has lived an adventurous and full life
So in between all this I have managed to cut the strips for this quilt. That little effort only took me two days in the time before I started full time. Last weekend I managed to spend a large length of time sewing and a little time after work so now I have made up twelve squares of this rainbow delight - Soul Searching , pattern by Kathy Doughty of My Material Obsession fame.
So I hope you are enjoying the bunch of roses I have photographed for you. I am a little guilty about them because as I walked home in the dark and heat of the night last night (the lowest the temperature got down to overnight was 21 degree C) I snipped a couple from a variety of yards. Snip here and a snip there. My husband told me off for stealing from some old ladies yard... maybe but at least they are not dying in the heat but being appreciated by me, I must say it is not my usual habit but the urge was just too strong and well it is really too late to worry about it.
Oh the guilt!
Look I even have roses in my own yard I have also managed to complete a single strand scarf in gloriously bright cottons (From Jules at Little Woolie) The Prima Cotton are so soft and just delectable in colour.
I purchased a TG Green mixing bowl - so excited to find this one, I have always wanted a big mixing bowl...just lush.
And beautiful sunsets keep appearing day after day..loving daylight saving times. ..Plenty of time for walking after work
So that is what I have been up too...I will try not to keep it so long in between visits.
Saturday, 11 October 2014
#Miss 2 trebles in row one, work treble into next stitch,chain 2, treble into same stitch (V), chain 1# Repeat until end of round slip stitch to join and change colour.
To Join to another spoke wheel flower leave 2 V stitches to match to another flower and work as follows.
2 treble, chain1, put hook through V on other flower , make sure in correct line with other joins, hook through thread and loop on hook , 2 treble, double crochet into single chain repeat to make two anchors on the other spoke wheel flower
Joining more rows is the same principle, just count back 2 V per side joined
Hope you understood that. If you complete a scarf link your comment back to your blog so I can go have a look at your creation. :)
Friday, 10 October 2014
Wednesday 8th October, a day for some that will be remembered watching the lunar eclipse. For me it was more of a surprise. My sister asked me the night before to attend the wedding of a couple being married in our local church. At the time I understood that the Kenyan couple did not have relatives to help celebrate the wedding and the priest wanted the local community to help make this a special occasion for them. I personally haven't attended church for a while but thought it sad not to help a young couple celebrate their new journey in life.
Impromptu I bought my camera along with me. At dusks light the park across the road is filled with galahs
To the west the sun burnishes across the sky from oranges and changing to crimson reds
To the east the moon competes for attention.. moon rise through the trees at the same time as the sun sets.
My sister bought a bunch of fresh picked flowers from her garden and made a tower of cakes to help celebrate
And the gorgeous couple
And happily family did come to attend
And the lunar eclipse.. a special red moon for a special night