Saturday, 15 September 2018

SEWING, READING AND BAKING


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.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
    

Friday, 7 September 2018

ENTHUSIASM



What a week! I hadn't managed to get out of the house until yesterday which was only to take hubby to the doctor. Ofcourse, when we got home we had forgotten that our NBN was being connected so late yesterday found me grovelling around under our computer desk  trying to unplug various connections and connect new leads to the modum hoping that I had done it all correctly. Fortunately, the instructions were very clear and all I needed to worry about was all the dust that had accumulated on and under the desk. Oh my! I never really think about dusting this room because it is mainly hubby's domain and he has stuff everywhere. I clean the floor rug and window sill but that is about it really.  Anyhoo, I digress.  Despite a bad week I surprised myself having enthusiasm to stitch and I started 2 new projects. The first one is a stitchery I bought from the craft show earlier this year.


 
 
I have wanted to do this applique for quite a while. It was in a Simply Vintage magazine and I had prepared all the applique pieces ready to iron and selected all the threads. So, I got started on it earlier this week. Yey! I love having future projects prepared in advance. 
 
 
 
 
I completed appliqueing another Christmas deco and I just have to finish stitching the reindeers nose. I thought I would have the other 2 completed but I realised I had run out of ric rac to attach to them,
 
 
 
 
 Happy stitching and Angel Blessings.
 
 
 

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