Friday, June 29, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Sorry for the lack of posts but due to computer problems at home, I think it's about to crash on me, being no so clever when it comes to theis sort of stuff ... Hmmm not happy!! Mark my friend will need to come for dinner and then have a look what is really going on. Blogger keeps telling me I need Google Chrome cause it's not sup[porting Blogger anymore. And then some virus thing keeps coming up ... and the memory is full, who knows ... Until all this gets sorted, please bear with me ... Rina
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Another wet weekend here in Sydney, we had to drive down the coast to pick up and pay for a router my dear husband bought on Ebay. He had given the same model to Neal over Christmas, cause he believes in really good tools and knew Neal could not afford to spend that sort of money. And you guessed it that was not the only tools he was fortunate to take home with him, an 18 volt Dewalt codeless drill and my bandsaw, just as well he had now more space in his boot :)) Rain and cold chaced the swimmers away from this lovely beach today. Come holidays and I am sure there would not be much space to put your beach towel down. All along the coast beaches just like this one. I took a few pics of this rather nice looking man with his two dogs This fella and his mate must really love fishing in the rain. We headed for a hot cup of coffee at a nearby takeaway to warm up the old bones.
Hundreds of "Love locks" along this bridge, promises to be together forever ... A little History ... The rail line runs hourly to the South of Sydney, a beautiful trip through tall gum trees and passing through this tunnel on route. It was raining quite heavierly when I took these pics Blogger is giving me a hard time tonight, uploading pics wherever it likes grrrr...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Good morning, What a shocking miserable day here is Sydney,windy, cold and wet, don't like it much. Worked in the veggie patch pulling out weeds in the kale bed, the seeds I had planted a few weeks ago had come up nicely but so did the weeds. A few stray silverbeet also germinated. Rain chased me inside a few times, only The chooks did not seem to mind the weather to much, leaving their chook palace for a bit of free ranging but when they huddle in front of the back door, pooping on the mat I think it's time to round them up and get them heading back to their palace. (shocking pic sorry) This morning I loaded up 13 meat birds and took them off to the processing plant, leaving another 12 smaller birds for next week. Most of the 13 birds are sold, covering my feeding costs for this batch, leaving 12 birds as free food for my freezer. This does not cover love, attention and sometimes a bit of hardwork cleaning up after them. Decided to post about the sewing lessons in my other blog cause I will be making samples of each item for myself as well. And best of all I get to use up some of the scraps and left overs from other projects for the girls. At this stage I prefer to bring materials for them.But when we start with bigger projects they will need to bring their own.Just follow the link to read more ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Do you remember sleeping under wool blankets before the days of Doonas/duvets, how cosy they used to be, Well I remember my Grandmother have a few really special blankets and I have always wanted to make a few like that. Everytime I visit an Opshop/Goodwill store that is where I head ... too the blankets. I found this lovely pale green wool blanket, not quite a single size but big enough to make my very first blanket for just $5. And then on the same rack a queen sized gingham doona cover for $8, just what I was looking for, and a whole box full of pale blue bais binding for $2 a roll This morning I layed out the donna cover, unpicked a seam or two, and the seam on the edge of the blanket and ironed the seam open/flat with the steam iron. Lay the blanket in between the material flattening it and pinning through the 3 layers. Neatly cutting the blanket to a good size knee blanket. Normally I would zig zag the edges but opted to sew the bais binding on at this point. Technically I should have machine quilted the piece first but I am hoping the safety pins will hold the 3 pieces together so I can hand quilt it. Now Grandma's blanket was made with scraps of material much like a patchwork. Beautiful shades of yellow, orange and browns, But I just opted for the easier method today. Tomorrow I start teaching sewing, crochet and baking to a lovely bunch of refugee ladies from somewhere near Nepal. 2 weeks sewing and 1 week baking, no I was not looking for a job, just happened to be with my neighbour who already works at the Community center. I am taking over her classes while she recovers from a hip replacement and then got roped in into taking these as well Only 3 hrs lessons but we have a language barrier to deal with. Tomoorw we start with draw string bags to keep their wool and needles in and a square pin cushion for their pins. very basic sewing.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Been a busy girl on Ebay, wicked I know but where else do you get such good stuff so I just had to share some of my purchaces with you