Sunday, October 16, 2016

A quick update and a word of caution

The last school term has started and work dominates everything it seems at the moment but there had been some progress in the to be bedroom, the ceiling is done and the lights installed, although the rest is very much a work in progress.

I have taken a few hasty photos, the flowers are blooming lovely, sorry about the shadow.  The chickens are still wreaking havoc in the garden so spend a lot of time confined to quarters.  The corn and sunflowers are slowly recovering from being flung far and wide by eager chickens feet several time over the past few weeks.

The pouf continues to grow although not so much this week, still trying to get work fit after just two weeks off!  

I have spent this morning putting together some note cards using images the year 8 photography class have taken and edited. These are going to the local primary school who are having an art show this year. I think they have done a great job.  

  And now for that word of warning.  I recently bought those Frixion pens thinking they were the answer to all our fabric marking dilemmas.  My grandson was round yesterday having a nap under the little quilt I had made him and I noticed the pink lines that I had drawn for my quilting guides had reappeared in some places, ironing did nothing to get rid of them, but a soak and wash seems to have done the trick although there are still a few faint marks. The quilt is still wet so I will check again later. This has only happen on the printed fabric, all the hand dyes seem of.  I remember drawing over the lines a few times as they weren't where I wanted them and I suspect the pen has gone right through the fabric and into the wadding and some months later have reappeared. So I would be a little cautious if using loose weave fabrics, don't overdo the pen marks!  
I have just taken the latest sour dough experiment out of the oven, lets just save it it an enormous improvement on my last attempt.  In fact a big buttery hunk is calling me, fortification to tackle some marking, what better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.  
I have downloaded a new app for blogging, it's great!  And have changed the setting for leaving comments here. I know a few people have tried but have not had a google account, now it should be much easier.  Let's hope next weeks update has some big progress to report, although it will be a bit late as I will be enjoying a weekend of dyeing up at Main Creek 😀😀

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A Frustrating Day

What a waste of a day!  I had the whole day to myself and usually have a project planned that I can do uninterrupted, but today I decided my blog needed a freshen up and spent hours looking at templates deciding what I really wanted the "new" blog to look like, downloaded a template and fell into a hole of woe!  Hours later I'm back where I started here, minus a few bits that didn't backup before I went down the slippery path of messing up your blog.  I do however have a wix site, not sure I am going to change over thou.

So at 4,o,clock, I realised I was still in my pj's and hadn't actually remembered to eat anything apart from the obligatory cups of coffee, but not sure they count as proper nutritional intake.

To try and compensate for my total lack of achieving anything so far today, I went and dragged in my large crate of wool and filled a smaller crate with a selection ready to start a crochet pouf as shared by Ester over at

The bedroom is still coming along ok, the cornice is up and we had hoped to have the lights in before the weekend but the weather has been horrible, making it difficult to work without lights and the chief renovator is away for the weekend
Although is not that cold now, well hardly chilly really, the fire is lite and I'm ready for an evening of TV and crocheting.