2016 will mark 10 years of Blogging. It's amazing to look back over the Blog Books that I have made, and see all the development in my garden and the wonderful things I have made. Also some milestones for the children and just a general record of my life. This will be the year of SOCKS on the knitting machine. Mum gave me my first lesson on Christmas Day and here is the result. I bought this lovely wool in Davidson North Carolina - so they will be my American Socks. I love them!
I fiddled around with half square triangles trying all sorts of patterns on the floor of my sewing room. Eventually I got sick of playing with them and a friend suggested pinwheels, so I did that and quickly sewed them up.
A couple of blocks were just left as the plain fabric, which wasn't so plain, and I snuck a few squares in when I got tired of making pinwheels. This is the way I like to do quilting...ie. make it up as you go along.
Was quite happy with the finished product and got it machine quilted. Now just have to do the boring binding.
Had a lovely day out last week with my friendly neighbour to all the fabric outlet shops in Melbourne. I was quite taken with this picture of a skeleton on a seat with the caption that read: "Waiting for wife in fabric shop"
On a road trip to Geelong last week, we came across the evidence of the recent bushfire in the area that struck just around Christmas time.
The highway was closed at the time and you can see why, as it roared straight through.
It was quite eerie seeing all the devastation and imagining what it had been like for people living in the area. Some houses were saved and they were just meters away from others that had been completely burnt out.
On a happier note, this big window that I found on ebay last year for $10 was the beginning of my dream to one day have a hot house in my garden.
Sometimes dreams do come true . . .