Thursday, 13 December 2018


  Years ago I read a bit about colour therapy and how various hues can affect our emotional well being. I have been "hooked" on making colourful crocheted mandalas and find myself  smiling as I crochet and select the colour combos. The first one I made has now been attached to a hoop. The process was a little tedious at first but I soon got the "hang" of it. ( No hanging thingy has been made yet). Any ideas?

As I mentioned in my last post I have found making these mandalas quite addictive.
I am trying another design now.
More colour therapy arrived on my doorstep yesterday from the UK. I am doing Lucy's Sweet Pea CAL which starts early January. I simply couldn't resist. Lucy will be putting it on her blog each week at Attic 24 and I can tell you that her step by step instructions along with photos are always fantastic for anyone new to crochet or needing a bit of confidence.
I haven't really done much stitching since I discovered the mandalas and I have also been doing a massive summer spring clean around the house sending stuff to the Op Shop or the rubbish collection  and it feels soooooo good. Another Christmas block is nearly finished, just not for this Christmas. ( Unless anyone has a spare elf or two???)
I am off to visit Jenny's blog now for her latest pincushion design. Another addiction.
I am not sure if I shall be blogging again before Christmas so I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas with an abundance of love, joy and good health.
Angel Blessings.


Friday, 23 November 2018


Do you ever get enthused to start a new project and put a nearly completed project aside ? Do you then promptly forget about it? Well, that's what I did with the my last  Christmas deco.  I am pleased to say that I found it and have now finished it.

I have finished the 1st Christmas stitchery block that I showed you last time and have started the 2nd one.
I was recently perusing Lucy's blog, Attic 24, and discovered her pattern for a crocheted mandala. So what's a girl to do with left over cotton yarn? Yep, I made one! It hasn't been ironed yet to straighten it out and I need to find a hoop for it but hopefully I will locate some hoops at Lincraft or Spotlight before Christmas. These could become addictive and I think I will try a different sized hook next time to make it tighter.
Angel Blessings

Friday, 16 November 2018


Just before we went away I finished another book which I borrowed from my mum. We are lucky to have the same reading tastes and often swap books with each other.

My stitching enthusiasm has waned so I haven't really done much stitching apart from starting a Christmas stitchery.
I have been collecting Jenny's free weekly designs for pincushions which I had planned to make as Christmas gifts but time is fast running out and my mojo seems to have gone on leave already.
I hope you are all happily stitching and send you many Angel Blessings.

Sunday, 11 November 2018


I have been away visiting the pandas. Hubby and I went to Adelaide for a week to catch up with family and we also managed to see some touristy sights. I must say, wheelchair access is absolutely wonderful over there. While hubby spent the day with his brother and sister in law at Port Wakefield I decided to take a wander down Rundle Mall and I came across some quirky things.

Ofcourse, we had to visit the Adelaide zoo to see the pandas.
Ever soooooo cute! Needless to say I came home with "Lin Lin" the panda softie and a T shirt and hat with pandas on them for my munchkin. I was so pleased to see munchkin with his panda today at his great grandmother's birthday celebration.  Yey! Lin Lin is a winner!
I did take some stitching with me but never did any.
I promise to catch up with all your blog posts soon. I have not only been away but I still have no new android tablet to use instead of the main computer.
Many angel blessings to you all. .

Monday, 22 October 2018


 Until recently I didn't realise how important crafty blog land was for me. Without a tablet to pick up and check out all your lovely blogs I have felt quite disconnected from the stitching world. Fortunately, I have been able to access our main computer to catch up but it is not as often as I would like. I have not been stitching much over the past couple of weeks as I had a fall while staying at my youngest daughter's for a few days and have had some nasty internal bruising which made it difficult for me to do much. However, I have completed Munchkin's stitchery which I intend to frame or staple to a canvas.

I have made a set of 6 coasters to post to my daughter. They are perfect for her d├ęcor and also ideal for Halloween. I had intended to make a matching table runner but that is on hold for now.
A while ago I saw this book , picked it up, and then put it back again deciding I would buy it another time. Not long after that I saw a review on a TV program raving about this very book. The author is another Aussie who is incredibly humble and doubtful about any success but  he is a very talented writer. Needless to say I went out and bought the book. Honestly, it kept me wanting to read more at the end of every chapter.
I am half way through another book so I am quite pleased with myself getting back to reading more like I used to.
The weather here is beautiful and sunny one day, rainy and dull the next. Nothing like variety to keep us guessing what wear and when to hang the clothes on the line.
I hope you are all well .
Angel Blessings. 

Sunday, 30 September 2018


 Spring has sprung and I have been enjoying getting out in the sunshine even if it is only to buy groceries. We have been blessed with a couple of beautiful days this mid Spring  as well as not so beautiful days aplenty but I do enjoy the good weather when it decides to appear. However, on those rather bleak days I take the opportunity to sit and stitch or crochet. This means that I have completed a few little projects. 3 of the 4 Christmas decos....

2 crocheted dishcloths.
I have nearly finished reading this book. Yes, it is another Aussie one. I am not really sure what I think of it but it does hold my interest so it can't be too bad.
I already have my next book lined up.
Angel Blessings.

Friday, 14 September 2018


Firstly, I would like to apologise to all my lovely blogger friends for not checking your beautiful blogs much lately. My tablet is no longer functioning properly and I need to buy a new one but have not managed to get around to that yet. Meanwhile I have to wait until I can get on our main computer which is situated in hubby's domain. Hubby was ill for a week which also preoccupied me and whenever I had some free time I chose to do some sewing therapy. I am a hands on Grandma once a week and twice on alternate weeks and I also have had to deal with my own health issues. So I just hope you haven't given up on me.

Despite not having the right blue thread for my munchkin's project I utilised a DMC variegated thread that I had. Unfortunately, I now find myself running out of this particular thread so I have had to stitch more of the design in the red trying to conserve what is left of the blue. I just hope that the blue variegated is still available to purchase as I think it is quite old.  Otherwise I shall just pick out a dark blue that I have. Fingers crossed.

I have finished appliqueing one pumpkin.
Another book has been added to my ever growing pile of books I have read. By 'pile', I do mean 'pile'. I literally have 2 piles of books sitting on the floor in front of my overflowing book shelf. "Birthright" has been written by another Australian author. We are very lucky having so much talent here. Every time I search for a new book I come across another Aussie author.  
It is Saturday, (despite what the date says on here), and I have been baking my Clever Gutz bread. This is the 3rd loaf I have made and I quite like it. It is nice to have with soup or for breakfast. Thankfully, I have never been a big bread eater which has proven to be a good thing for me as I need to restrict my diet quite a lot due to gut problems. This is a bread I am "allowed" to eat.
NBN appears to be working well at the moment , however , I do have an issue with not being able  to have the regular phone line. Like a lot of things these days "progress" seems to actually mean that we are going backwards. We have quite a few power surges here and the phone cut out on me while I was in the middle of a conversation with someone. Some people do not have reception for mobile phones in their area and if the power goes out they cannot use the regular phone as it is all connected to power now. Thus endeth my whinge for the week.  
May your week ahead be a beautiful one filled with an abundance of all good things.
Angel Blessings.


  Years ago I read a bit about colour therapy and how various hues can affect our emotional well being. I have been "hooked" on ma...