Sunday, 10 September 2017

Oh dear.....

I have dropped the ball, it is well over a month since I posted here.  The move went well, the trip back was incident free and I stopped twice for small breaks from driving. The house and yard need work, that story is on my other blog.

A rug was crocheted using up bits of yarns (8ply) from other projects, I did need to buy a few balls too make sure there was enough for a single bed size.
The pattern is Spice of Life, three pattern repeats were enough for the size I wanted.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Beach Walks and Sewing Corner

A month since my last post, where did it go?  I know packing and finalising my life in the Wide Bay area.

I have taken to walking on the beach 2 or 3 times each week, it helps clear away the cobwebs that keep settling in my brain, and the exercise doesn't go astray either, have put on many kilos (stress eating--too much sugar). 

 Mind your step, erosion eating away at this entry point, there is a complete ramp further along, but I use this one, closest to where I park my car.
Endless blue, ocean  and sky, goes on forever, was a really fine warm autumn day when I took these photos.
Plenty of drifts of broken shells.
Growing up top.
Thought this was the best fishing trolley ever, a great way to carry everything you need.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Outdoor Bistro Setting

Over the past month I had been working away at this project

weather worn, dirty and rusty
 First had to take it apart.  The cast iron was sanded and sent away for a two pack coating in gloss black.
before sanding
after sanding
 This took many days of work, I hand sanded the whole lot, when I finished that part, then I washed with a deck cleaner.  Wow what a difference doing that made, the wood look almost like new.
Looking almost new.


Now I have a new looking outdoor setting, but when I move this will have to be my dining table for a little while.  I don't think it is going to be very good for sewing projects thought.