Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hoot jumper

Recently finished this jumper for my grandson.

One of his favourite tv characters is an owl called "hoot" and I thought he

may like a hoot jumper, but unfortunately not the case - he cries if anyone tries to put it on him. I think it scares him. Anyhow I made it a bit big so perhaps next year he will have outgrown his aversion to it. It is a bit weird looking isn't it? Made with Bendigo wool though - can't get better than that.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

African flower afghan

This is the latest project. An african flower afghan. All the motifs have been done - 91 in total.
Now the process of putting it together is the challenge. Chopping and changing the outlay numerous times and still uncertain of how it should be.

It's a gift that has to be complete by end of May. I am not the worlds fastest crocheter, so fingers crossed!

It's been made with Bendigo wool, in a mixture of 8ply Colonial, Classic and Luxury yarn.

I love Bendigo wool, it's price is good and the quality excellent. I order on-line and it's delivered to my door. How easy is that?

Last year on our holiday, Bendigo was among the many places we visited.

It is a historic city, famous for the "goldrush" days of the 1850's and 60's.

This is a snapshot of the city of Bendigo

Beautiful historic buildings in Bendigo.

A birds eye view of the city. (oh, vertigo was happening here!) We climbed a tower near the beautiful botanic gardens to get this view.

A visit to the Bendigo woollen mills was de rigueur!

Bendigo Pottery was another favourite.

Happy Easter everyone :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding parties

I love weddings!
When Mary Donaldson married Prince Frederick in 2004 - we really got into the spirit of things and had our own wedding party.
We had such fun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Odyssey / Oddity

Whilst on my trip away, spending a lot of time as passenger in the car, I managed to finish a granny ripple blanket. It's fairly haphazard colour-wise. I said to my number 2 daughter that I will call this the "Odyssey blanket" as it was created on our driving odyssey. She said "don't you mean Oddity blanket?" Well maybe she's not too far off the mark. Anyhow it serves a purpose, keeping my son warm while he lazes on the lounge. At the moment it's keeping Edward warm in his cot at nanna's.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A trip to Victoria

Earlier this month hubby and I went on a car trip to the state of Victoria, Australia.

We travelled about 4500 kilometers (2800 miles) and had a enjoyable, memorable time.

At Echuca a historic town on the Murray River, we took a ride on a Paddle Steamer, what fun, despite the rain. There is much to see in the town of Echuca. The touristy shops are a real drawcard. The quilt in the photo is an Amish quilt brought over from the U.S. and now hanging in a wonderful craft shop in Echuca.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Edward, cakes and afghan

Grandson Edward, Cakes and afghan .....Here's Edward above studying the leaflet from Bendigo woollen mills so he can help Nanna decide which yarn to purchase (what would I do without his expertise?) ^

Edward's first birthday cakes made by Aunty Jen...

At last completed and now adorning the lounge at Edward's house ...

It's fun making them, not such fun when it comes to putting together - but worth it when it's all complete ...
cheers .....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Master Edward

Here is the apple of Nanna and Poppy's eyes. At ten months he is almost ready to walk on his own but enjoys the assistance of his little walker toy to get up and going on two legs. He loves bird watching on the balcony with Nanna and looking and feeling the flowers in the garden. I know he's going to be a Great Outdoorsman as he always points to the doors as if to say "take me out there, don't fence me in."Little Master Edward