Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cloudy Days

Today its rather cloudy and overcast - rained overnight and more is expected - so different from Sunday when we went for a drive after visiting the market at the showgrounds.  We headed down towards the Sandy Strait to check out what the boat ramp situation is like ....... the tide was out ...... way out and it reminded me alot of the Wynnum area where I've lived on and off over the years since I was a baby!  




Anyhow, its nice to go for a drive and look at our new area - lots of sugar cane currently in flower whilst other cane is getting cut and transported to the mill - took these photos on our way 


I've been a few times now to meet up with some of the other girls down at the sewing shop - attended
the club meeting last Saturday where they showed us how to make a quick scarf    - knowing I had some fabric that would likely work well - I gave it a try and am pleased with the results, while the colour doesn't suit me, it will work as a gift for somebody else!


Things are getting well sorted out in the craft room (AKA _ The Beehive) ....Things are finding homesand the curtains for the bedroom and dressing area are now made (just the tie backs to complete)...... and I've been pulling out some WIP's  -  Getting back to "Down the Rabbit Hole" at long last and spent some time cutting out the applique bits for the next tulip and rabbit which I've begun sewing down (needle turn ......)
I also pulled out the hexies from ages ago!!!  







 Last Wednesday during the sewing morning I found a
little purse pattern using hexies so naturally I purchased the pattern and have spent some time this morning working on making up some hexies ready to begin this project which I think will make some lovely little gifts!!  It occured to me that it just might be EPP week with Anthea from Hibiscus Stitches  which it is, so I'm linking up with her to share the EPP love!  It's been rather nice pulling out my little material bits to make up some hexies with them!


Yarn Cupboard is now sorted








Evenings are seeing me continue work on the cardigan ........ the knitting of the band seems like an endless task as each row currently takes around 30mins to complete due to the huge number of stitches sitting on the circular needles!!  I think I only have about 5 or 6 rows left of the band - Hooray!!  Then just one sleeve to knit up after that and it will be done!


I've begun the process of putting in some applications for work - hoping to just pick up a couple of days a week - 3 at most is really all I want but it depends on what turns up ....... 


in the meantime, I'm enjoying setting things up in our house ........ which is very much feeling rather homely already!  I'm really enjoying getting back to doing some baking (biscuits and a lemon slice yesterday)
and I wouldn't mind making a batch of lemon butter a bit later.  I'm really enjoying this slower pace of life again, and the easy good nature attitude of everyone we seem to come in contact with here!  And I've been pleasantly surprised yesterday by a kookaburra coming into the yard for a visit with us!  Naturally I threw him a couple of goodies and he was happy enough to hang around for a couple of photo shoots lol  At some point I'll begin doing more in the garden and get a few herbs growing and things that bring the birds and bees in for a visit and provide some fragrance and flowers for us to enjoy ....... all in good time!  

9 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Sounds like your getting rather settled......

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharm glad life is settling down for you,it looks lovely where you are living,lovely post my friend xx

Ellie Merk said...

Your house looks fab. Great that you are settling in and baking and stitching. Having lovely people around you is always a bonus. Your photos are always interesting, thanks for sharing :)

Maria said...

Great header photos of your home ...
Nice to go for drives and getting to know your new area.
Thats a pile of yarns in your sheleves.
lovely projects you'er working on, knitting ,stitching and baking

Beca said...

It takes time to put those personal touches in a new home. It seems your making good progress. Your craft room looks like a nice place to work. Everything looks neatly organized. Like you said though, all in good time.
xx Beca

Susie Hoover said...

Glad to see things are getting in good order in your new home. It's always a good sign when we see sewing projects get pulled out again for some work. I didn't know sugar cane flowered! Thanks for the lesson and thanks for sharing your home with us!

Lin said...

Gosh you have been so busy! Curtains look great. xx

Helen said...

Looks like you are settling in really well. The curtains look lovely as are your projects.

kiwikid said...

Lovely to have birds visit. Your hexies look great. Happy settling in.