Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nice Pick Up!

For ages now I've been on the hunt for a little narrow  table at a good height to use in my little cabin for one of the sewing machines to sit on, and I've been thinking about the fact of wanting to get a bike again (mine was sold when we moved from Boorhaman to Townsville in 2008), but not
wanting to spend a lot etc etc...... you know how it goes.... Well,  Hubbie and I went to a farm clearance sale on the weekend....... so much stuff and yet we came away with not a thing, but then had to go to town to pick up a couple of items and we saw a sign for a garage sale.........  well we decided we may as well go and have a look, even more so when I saw the little table sitting out the front... After purchasing the little table for $15 and the stool for $2 I caught sight of the bike and picked it up for just $3!!  It did have 2 flat tyres which Hubbie soon pumped up and it seems the rest works fine, although I've only managed to ride around the yard since before I can hit the road I need to get a helmet so I don't get fined.
As you might imagine I was pretty keen to start reorganising the little cabin to accommodate it's new pieces..........  I think it fits just perfect!!
 I'm afraid you also get to see the busy table and projects and candle melts sitting on the sofa waiting to be finished off....... but then it wouldn't be my cabin if it didn't have projects sitting around at various stages of completion lol   Hoping to get out there for a good day of sewing come the end of the week!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Morning!

morning everyone, just thought I'd pop in and say hello, maybe show you the purple poppies from my garden.  About to head off to work shortly, so pray you all have a blessed day 
Hugs Sharm

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Winter is Over

At long last Winter seems to be over!  We've gone almost 2 weeks now without the fire, although we have had a few very cool mornings and evenings........ still, I'm always pleased to wave it
Pattern name is: Ashore by Laura Aylor
goodbye and ready for the warmer sunny days without the icy winds blasting through.

This winter I've been quite industrious getting the hitchhiker scarf completed (my first bit of knitting in 23yrs!!), a jumper finished for Pete (and then starting on a hooded jumper for myself!  This is the first time I've ever knitted anything other than a scarf for myself!  Let me tell you that it has been quite the learning curve, but also a lot of fun  since it was a Knit Along that was being run by the designer herself.... Laura Aylor  (this link will take you to her blog).  Laura ran the KAL on her Ravelry Group, and let me tell you that  there was plenty of encouragement and help along the way, both from Laura and other participants.  I even managed to finish it in time and had my name drawn out as one of the winners for a prize of 3 beautiful looking yarns that will be heading my way soon!  Laura has some amazing designs and the best part about this jumper was that it was all worked in one piece so to speak...... no seams to sew at the end of it which has been great!

I'm keen to knit a few more items for myself ...... however I have quite the list of sewing that needs some attention also.  My little cabin is calling me out to the sewing machine....... but of course it also holds all my yarn supplies and has the most comfy sofa for sitting on and looking through
patterns lol........... And of course it's the time here to get the vegie garden planted up....... which is what I've been doing this weekend.  I managed to get it all weeded out and then planted with lots of various seedlings which hopefully will give us a nice crop.  The fruit trees all seem to be doing well setting fruit - apricots, white nectarines, plum, peaches.  I'm hoping the berry canes all do well too........ if not then I may end up pulling them out.  This will be their 2nd year so I hope to see something decent from them.  Unfortunately all the strawberries except 4 of them disappeared over winter with not a trace of them to be seen.

Well now, since its been such a while since I've posted and I've had so much trouble trying to download my photos (still can't get the ones from my iphone ..hmmm) I best finish here.
Hope your weekend has been a good one
hugs Sharm