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Thursday, December 30, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR


An optimist stays up until midnight to see 
the New Year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the Old Year leaves.

Happy & Safe New Year everyone.



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AFTER THE RAIN




Look who arrived for Breakfast...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas 2010

A little boy's Christmas prayer: 
Guardian angel pure and bright…
Please lead Santa here tonight


Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Monday, October 4, 2010

DAISY BRAID THROW - DARE TO BE CREAM



This Throw is one of the most popular I have created.  Extremely easy, with the Butterfly Braid used around the edges, then the squares slip stitched together.

BUTTERFLY LOOM MAGIC BOARD PATTERN 1

BUTTERFLY LOOM MAGIC BOARD PATTERN 2

BUTTERFLY LOOM MAGIC BOARD PATTERN 3














Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A BIT OF THIS AND A BIT OF THAT

Raspberries Forever -
Created using the New Magic Butterfly Loom and
the Large Butterfly Loom
(6 sizes Butterfly Looms now available in Hobby Lobby)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CREAM GOES WITH EVERYTHING

A very pretty Throw.  Cream motifs crochet
together with a variegated yarn. 

FAMILY COMES TO DINNER

Wherever I am, there will my camera be also...
Nephew, Niece, Great Niece, Great Nephew -
Aren't they precious?
Love the Beret 
Can't get away from me in those cool black pants.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

DEAR NANA


















Thanks for the memories...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OH - WHAT HAS HAPPENED























What is that around my eyes - I know, it's because
I laugh a lot and my glasses magnify 1000 times.

































For goodness sake there's something around my neck - it's
my necklace... phew I was worried for a minute.


























No wonder I hide behind my verandah, and no Hairdresser
on this earth would be game enough to even try to tell me
I needed it cut. It's my security blanket.


My Grandkids don't care whether I've got wrinkles and my
hair has turned to silver - and you know - neither do I.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

GOOD MORNING


This cute little face wanted to say
"Good Morning"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WHAT AM I



















I am beautiful - I am the buds on a
Geranium - and you thought I was
something exotic - well I am -
I'm a Geranium...
(Don't forget to click on the picture
to enlarge)

Monday, September 6, 2010

A FLUFFY MARSHMALLOW FOR DOMI


Domi - your little Grand daughter
in France will be so excited
with her pink marshmallow
to cuddle and snuggle in to.

SPOTLIGHT WITH MICHELLE




Michelle creating a
Black & White
Throw, with
special knotting.....



Saturday, September 4, 2010

JAN LOVES CHOCOLATE





Jan created a Chocolate Throw - just beautiful.
I'll take some more close-up pictures to share with you.
Choosing yarn at Spotlight -
this goes with that
at SPOTLIGHT.

Friday, August 20, 2010

MORE RAINDROPS


I have a secret passion -
Raindrops

Monday, August 16, 2010

TWIRLY WHIRLY FOR MY LITTLE GIRLS


I made these
TWIRLY WHIRLY
scarves for my little girls














TWIRLY WHIRLY SCARF 
9mm circular needle.
3 balls wool - assorted
Cast on 80 stitches (or 100 if you would like it long or more)
Garter stitch 4 rows
Next row - knit, purl, knit into each stitch across row
(change wool)
Garter stitch 4 rows
Next row - knit, purl into each stitch
(change wool)
Garter stitch 4 rows.
Cast off.


I cast on with a plain yarn, then the next 4 rows something different,
and then on the last lot of knitting 4 rows, I changed to a pretty funky texture.
Enjoy casting off, because you can hardly wait to see how it twirls, and seems to take forever.
Have fun!! 
and here's how to make a TWIRLY WHIRLY CURL

video

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DIANE TEACHES THE BUTTERFLY LOOM


Diane loves to teach
The Butterfly Loom.
Pretty scarf created
with beautiful yarn.
You are so clever.
A great day at Spotlight
Yarn Party.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BOOTIES FOR MY NEW BABY




Prettiest Booties ever for baby
Tasharna Rose. Thank you
Auntie Di xx
Thank you Auntie Milena for the pattern.
The booties are just beautiful and I will
treasure them forever.

Monday, July 5, 2010

WELCOME BABY DEAR

A gorgeous Marshmallow Coconut
Ice Throw - one of the prettiest
you'll ever see.

Wrap a large Butterfly Loom, holding
these 3 yarns together and wrapping
as 1.




Just for you Baby girl...



Friday, June 18, 2010

AN ANT LOVES THE BEAUTY OF A ROSE


When I took this picture, I
didn't realise this dear little
Ant was exploring the beauty
of this Rose.
Click on the rose to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BLUE LOOM




Beautiful blues, add a little sparkle and
you have a very pretty Throw. Created
using the Butterfly Loom, and crochet
together using the Flat Braid.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


Monday, April 26, 2010

RAINDROPS




Chasing raindrops

Thursday, April 1, 2010

HAPPY EASTER

















Wishing you a Happy Easter filled with love,
laughter - and Easter Eggs.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

HAPPY COLOURS

Here is a pic of a Throw called Happy Colours.
It's created with a mixture of Granny Squares
and Butterfly Loom squares.
I'll put the pattern up a bit later.










Saturday, March 13, 2010

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING

























Between showers I ran out to capture the
raindrops dancing on this delicate rose, and then
chased this Butterfly on and off all day until
it eventually settled long enough for a quick
click of the camera.



Monday, January 25, 2010

AUSTRALIA DAY

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY







My Country
- Dorothea Mackellar
The love of field and coppice,

Of green and shaded lanes,

Of ordered woods and gardens

Is running in your veins.

Strong love of grey-blue distance

Brown streams and soft, dim skies -

I know but I cannot share it,

My love is otherwise.


I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of rugged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding plains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror -

The wide brown land for me!


The stark white ring-barked forests,

All tragic to the moon,

The sapphire-misted mountains,

The hot gold rush of noon.

Green tangle of the brushes,

Where lithe lianas coil,

And orchids deck the tree tops

And ferns the warm dark soil.


Core of my heart, my country!

Her pitiless blue sky,

When sick at heart, around us,

We see the cattle die -

But then the grey clouds gather,

And we can bless again

The drumming of an army,

The steady, soaking rain.


Core of my heart, my country

Land of the Rainbow Gold,

For flood and fire and famine,

She pays us back three-fold.

Over the thirsty paddocks,

Watch, after many days,

The filmy veil of greenness

That thickens as we gaze ...


A opal-hearted country,

A wilful, lavish land -

All you who have not loved her,

You will not understand -

Though earth holds many splendours,

Wherever I may die,

I know to what brown country

My homing thoughts will fly.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Have a great new year! Leave the stories of the past in the past. Take the lessons and move on!