Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blogtoberfest day # 26

two weekends ago it was market day in Lawson & i got to meet the lovely Anne over at loopity-lou & i came home with a treasure, something i have been on the lookout for quite some time

isn't he awesome, he went up on the wall in the kitchen that afternoon, now he needs a couple of friends

also came home with some indoor plants

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blogtoberfest day # 18

 day 18, boy does time fly when your busy

veggie garden fence is finished just need to do the concreting on the other side
gate is on & a sand stone entrance layed. the stone we have carried around with us for about 12 years, it sure is nice to finally give it a permanent home.
now we just need the timber for the beds & some dirt & we are in business
the total so far for this adventure is $142

Chook Wire - Free
Fence Posts - Free
Star Pickets - Free
Gate - Free
Sand Stone - Free
Timber for 1 bed - Free
Corner Spikes - Free
Fencing Wire - $62
Concrete - $54
Wire Strainers - $18
Wire Clips - $8

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blogtoberfest day # 12

Vet Visit

late sunday afternoon my Sally Girl just about ripped off one of her nails
first thing monday A & J took her down to the vet, where she stayed all day
they put her to sleep & removed the nail.
her foot managed to stay bandaged until this morning
hopefully we can keep it clean till it heals.
the bill was $208

Sally on monday night, she couldn't keep her eyes open

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Baking up a Storm

today i made something that i haven't made in more than 20 years

 Cinnamon Scrolls from my woman's weekly cook book & they taste as good as they look

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Blogtoberfest day # 10

Collecting or hoarding what ever you like to call it, we all do it to some extent
Jacqui over at Life in the Dome was just talking about her collections

on thursday i decided i would start to spring clean one room a week, so i started with my bedroom
& what you may ask this has to do with hoarding well the amount of stuff i had been hanging on to is just crazy
so started the piles, 1 to the recycle, 2 to the bin, 3 to Vinnies & 4 to give to family/friends 
after my room was mostly finished  [still have to wash the curtains & clean the windows]
i continued on through the house with the vacuum.
the last room in the house to vacuum is my craft room, this room i have been trying to sort out ever since we moved in, its just crazy the amount of stuff in it, boxes that i haven't even opened as well as lots of stuff that gets dumped in here out of the way.
this room is all about small steps. a couple of weeks ago i cleaned out all of my craft/country magazines got rid of a few on freecycle but most were still sitting there, some due to non pick up. they have been added to the vinnies pile. 
my white kitchen dresser [some may have seen in earlier posts] does house my fabric in the top glass door section but down the bottom it was jamed full to over flowing with jugs, bowls & lots of other collections from my kitchen. 
the time had come to bite the bullet & pass these items on the others, you can only have so many things before it just becomes stuff to fill up cupboards. 

these are just a few of the boxes that will be finding their way down to vinnies

this room still has a long way to go
the problem is that i don't just do 5 or even 6 different crafts, the number is limit less because there is always something new to learn & have a go at & that's where most of the stuff comes from.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Blogtoberfest day # 6

what does $3 buy
well a cute vintage footstool of course
it is handmade & covered in a seventies vinyl
looks like a high school project
i thought about recovering it but i think i will leave it as it is 

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Blogtoberfest day #5

Winter Warm

i purchased a Grey winter coat this year & decided i needed grey Scarf & Mitts, so over winter i came up with my own pattern for a long scarf.
i think it turned out pretty good 
the wool i used is Moda Vera* Chantilly, an acrylic milk blend

Monday, October 04, 2010

Blogtoberfest day 4

Dogwood Tree

i have 2 favourite trees & one is the dogwood, it is a tree for all seasons. 
early spring 'now in fact' it gets a beautiful flower the one i have is pink & white with a green centre.
after the flowers come the fresh green leaves 
the bright red berries are next & the change into autumn red then purple leaves
winter brings the bare branches

every cycle of this tree is beautiful & the fact that it is called a Dogwood makes it even more appealing.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Blogtoberfest day # 3

Oops i missed the beginning of Blogtoberfest again
i hope to blog every day but you know how it is................

on the Veggie Yard front, the trench was dug & the wire was put up on half the yard & the gate post was added.

Sally Girl guarding the dirt pile, nice & clean as she had just had a bath that morning
didnt stay that way for long :o)

Trench dug & wire strung

the new gate, found it up the side of the house think it use to be window bars

concrete in the trench
old fence post to swing the gate from

as for the chooks, Miss Brown & Miss White decided they had had enough & jumped the fence & let the eggs go cold. better luck next time i guess.