Saturday, 22 August 2015

Busy, but fun week.

Goodness where do I start..... The week started with a trip out to tea for my friend A's birthday.  It was a special birthday (you know the ones with big ZERO's), so we all thought a bit of a treat was called for....and what a treat it turned out to be when one of A's old friends, who happened to be sitting close by saw the  celebration and ordered a bottle of bubbly for us....Thank you A's friend.

'A' is the one on the left

That same evening I was off to my Tuesday evening walk, and after a pretty miserable grey day the clouds cleared and gave us yet another beautiful sunset.

The sun was like a fire ball

You would never think to paint these colours
Because we were going to be on holiday in the middle of the summer we decided to not plant so many annuals or hanging baskets, but instead plant up Lily's. 
Just look at the size of these ones. 

Size of a plate

They smell beautiful as well

Thursday was a sewing day at our LQS so I took along a 'Debbie Shore' bag to make.  Believe it or not we did get some sewing done and I came home with this.....

It's just the right size for me

One of the ladies from the crochet group has a daughter that is going to be making up some special boxes for the neonatal unit at a local hospital.   As three of our grandchildren have had need for the neonatal units this is very close to my heart and I have decided to help.  One of the things they want are 'bonding squares' (its explained here), and it seems that tiny hats are also called for.  I think our crochet group would be willing to use up some of their scrap yarns on these tiny items.  

Tiny hats for tiny babes

Hope to make many more of these
Lastly, my friend went on holiday and brought me back a little gift and a stick of rock.  When was the last time you had rock???   I can't remember myself, but am looking forward to breaking into this one.

Thank you 'L'

Next week is the big reveal of the Mini Mania Challenge and I have to say this months 'challenge' was very challenging.


  1. Look at you and your friends...such a great photo!

    The bag turned out really great....that's awesome you were able to finish it that day!

    Yes....challenging! I'm trying to quilt it now...wonky as it is!!:)

  2. Love the bag, I have made it three times! But I like adding a zip to the top for security.

    1. Thank you, I did add a magnet clasp to the top of the bag, but a zip would be good too.

  3. More great photos. I love the bag and please.... Mind your teeth on the rock.😝😝

  4. Can't remember the last time I had a stick of rock!! Love the bag.

  5. Great photos( special of the group) love your bag and do mind your teeth on the rock years since I had rock my Dad loved it when I was a child. ....crochet squares very pretty and such a good cause.

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