Saturday, March 31, 2012

From my camera this week!

Not too much happening, besides working and day to day routines BUT something very exciting is that one of our sons and his partner's house is starting to get built.
It's a few km's out of the town, so have made a couple of trips out there lately as things are happening.

Above: They have had their acre block for over a year, and have had the biiigg shed built!

Above: The waffle pad is in place ready for the cement to be laid.

Above: Foundation is now laid, so it will sit for a few weeks.

Above: I purchased these 2 scarves of late, love the colours, can't wait for it to be a bit cooler so I can wear them!
Above: Really happy with how this hare's foot fern is performing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crotcheted Bag Finish

I've really enjoyed getting into crotcheting and finished the bag I started a few weeks back.

Above: I lined the inside with a patchwork of fabric. 
On Friday night I went with a few friends over to Renmark to see 'The Descendant's with George Clooney. As I live in a regional area we always have to wait a little longer to see the latest releases, so I'm a bit behind!! We really enjoyed it. George played quite a different role than he normally does but made a very attractive Dad!!
 Saturday was St Patricks Day. We went to a function at the local bowling club called 'Shenanigans on the Green'. It was a fun night with a big marquee set up on an unused green and a DJ who played great dance floor tunes (not too many irish ones!!).
I didn't get any useable shots but the meal was superb with our local bakery making individual Guinness Pies and delish Apple Crumble.
After a late night it was a lazy Sunday. I made some egg and bacon delights for a quick tea.

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A weekend away with my sisters

As you may be aware I am one of six girls and we try and get together once a year for just a 'girls weekend away'. This year we stayed in a 6 person cottage at the Marion Holiday Park in Adelaide for a couple of nights. It was a beautiful park and very comfortable accommodation with our own decking and lovely views over a creek and reserve.
Above: The view from our deck.
There is always retail therapy when us girls get together and Saturday morning we went to Castle Plaza. We had fun looking around.
Above: My youngest sister Bronny with some groovy pjs.
Much too long for us girls though. Our average height would be 5 ft!!
Above: Wendy found some cute gum boots.
Above: Over lunch Kirsty (Wendy's daughter) showed all her aunties the different ways to tie scarves.
 Above: In the afternoon we went Opp Shopping. Great fun.
Here is Wendy, Glenys and  Kirsty.
Above: Bronny with an opp shop purchase. It was a cushion cover which she is going to use the fabric for covering books. We made it clear that none of us wanted a book covered in that fabric thanks!!!
Above: Time to settle in for the night after a day out.
Not a good photo, but the best we could do at the time!
Top L-R, Bronny, Kay, Joy. Bottom: Glenys, Me and Wendy.
Above: Kay and Wendy - 2012 Pictionary Champions.
We always have a Pictionary challenge.
Above: Sore losers!!! Glenys and I were way out in front and
thought we had the Pictionary award in the bag. However it was not
 to be, Wendy and Kay came from behind and won!
We hammed it up for the photo we weren't really sore losers.
As you can imagine there was lots of laughs and carryons while playing that game.
Above: Sunday morning we meandered up Jetty Road at Brighton
and stopped for coffee at Copenhagen. Pictured, Joy.
Above: Mum and Dad came to the Park and had lunch with all their girls.
Above: Mid afternoon we headed into the City for a wander.
We had tea at a Pizza place in Rundle Street before heading into the
Garden of Unearthly Delights (Part of the Fringe Festival).
The month long festival draws hundreds of performers, each giving short shows throughout each day.
Above: My night shots didn't turn out real well, but here are a couple to give you and idea
of how this park turns into a magical wonderland.

Above: We saw Tom Flannagan's Show - Kaput. It was an hour of comedy and knockabout slapstick which was very amusing and clever. We really enjoyed it. 

Above: Before we headed back to our accommodation we called into 'Spats' on
King William Road for dessert and coffee. This was my Baklava.
It was a lovely way to end the day.

Monday morning it was time to head home (it was a public holiday in SA).  We all had a great time as usual and will look forward to doing it again sometime next year.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A crotcheting project....a bag!

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a crotched bag that I really liked. Here it is again.
I thought I would give it a go. I haven't done much crotcheting at all, but was keen to perservere. It took me about an hour before I was comfortable with holding the hook and getting the tension right, but then it all clicked, and I am really enjoying picking it up at night and doing a few rows.

I already had quite a few balls of wool so made do with the colours that I had. Here is the progress so far.
I've never been a 'bright' colour type of person, but I don't mind the brights of the bag. I'll wait until it's finished to see if it is something I like enough to use! 
You can view the pattern here.

Our bathroom makeover is still at a standstill but I purchased a toothbrush holder and soap dispenser to sit onto of the new vanity.

Hubby is down in Adelaide for the Clipsal 500 motor racing, so I'm planning to get quite a bit more of the bag done this weekend!

My favourite find on Pinterest this week is these Lasagne Cupcakes.
The recipe can be found here.

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