One skein of wool

I recently visited, with my sister-in-law, our local wool shop in Lakes Entrance, Stitches ‘n’ Things. My sister-in-law likes to visit this shop when she comes to visit us.  She invariably buys a fair amount of wool as she doesn’t have such a great selection where she lives. I said I would go along with…

When did you last do a jigsaw?

I can’t remember the last time I did a jigsaw by myself.  I have done jigsaws with my youngest granddaughter but not one on my own for many years.  I bought myself a jigsaw when I was in Melbourne just before Christmas.  I haven’t done the jigsaw yet but the family worked on it during…

Finishing off a long forgotten project.

I started this project when our youngest granddaughter was a toddler, she is now in Grade 2 at school. It was a pattern I found in a library book and took photocopies of the doll but unfortunately didn’t have the complete instructions so I had to wing it in part.  I think that was why…

A word popped up from my past.

I can’t remember what prompted the memory of this word but it certainly brought back memories of my childhood in Scotland.  I must have been a particularly sulky teenager as I remember my father saying to me on more than one occasion, “What’s that boosach for?” or “What’s that boosach about?” I can’t remember having…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.  

Started working on my fabric stash

Yesterday I spent time in my sewing room actually doing some sewing.  I am going to make a concerted effort to diminish my stash of fabrics.  I have started off with a piece of fleece fabric which I bought I would say about six years ago.  I am not sure what I intended to make…