Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Thank you for all your kind words in my last post.  It is very much appreciated.  I feel like I am getting my creative mojo back, which is wonderful.  Last year I remember thinking that 2013 was going to be a big year. (I turn 50 next month.)  Little did I know!  The future is beginning to look rosy.  Things are changing and I am moving on in a positive way.  For one thing, being single means I have more time for craft! 

I picked up my new bike on Tuesday after work last week.  I had intended to do it on Monday, but *coff* left the bike rack sitting in the shed.  It is a Giant Sedona (hybrid bike) 2013 model and sheer heaven to ride....especially with the suspension on the seat!  The brakes are very light....I had to keep reminding myself which is the front brake at first.  


The view of Perth city centre from the other side of the Swan River on Sunday morning.  

Knitting as I sat and admired the view.  I'm deconstructing a beret.  The pattern was knit top down.  I wanted to knit it the opposite way.  I can't remember the name of the yarn.....It is made up of cashmere, merino and silk....really lovely to knit with.

This is where I ride my bike most days at the local park.  It was very still on Monday....perfect for taking a photo.

This is David's (DS) lap quilt just before I posted it to him....In the nick of time for his birthday.  The lump in the middle is Lestat.

I'm down to sewing in all the ends of the quilting on the green bed quilt.  I'm having a Tim Burton movie marathon today, to help pass the time as I do finish it.  Then on to casting on a shawl.  I have an idea in my head for a (very) simple lace shawl.  Have to see how it goes....If it doesn't work out, I'll be back to using a pattern! 

Leonie, there are no new flowers in the garden to send you a pic of, but I did take this one for you of the bush yesterday when I went out for a drive in the hills. 

Does anyone know how I can change the day/date of my posts?  Not when it is published on.  My blog is a day behind.....It is Thursday and my blog is a day behind! 


  1. I love sitting out somewhere nice like that and stitching, or knitting, or reading, lol. Enjoy your new bike

  2. Good on you for bike riding... great hobbie to get out and also get fit.... love the quilt... funny Lesat!
    Try going into Design, Settings, Language and Formatting..... see what the dates are there.... mine seems to be linked to what is on my computer... so maybe the computer time needs changing???? I'm just making guesses here!!!

  3. Aww thanks for the picture - at first glance it looks like it could be from around here; but then it's all wrong, the reddish yellowish colour of the stones and the leaves on the trees are all wrong. And the "hairy, fluffy" palm trees - well they are intriguing.

    I guess I will have to google Tim Burton - movie marathons are great fun. I think I will have to wait till summer break though.

    That looks like a nice comfy bicycle - don't they come with a carrier? to put a basket on? or hang a bag from?

    Oh and it's finally spring here - and yeah I managed to get the first sunburn of the year - no more eating lunch in the sun for me unless I get started on the sunblock routine.

  4. Turning 50 (last year) was rather liberating for me -- I went from being 29 (20+ times, HAHA) to being 50 - in the blink of an eye! My kids still haven't figured out my math - they just take my word for it and roll their eyes a lot about the ins and outs of mom math, LOL!