Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Blog!!`

This post is just to let all my friends and followers know that I have started a new blog called 'Crochet Bits & Pieces'. I have had so many problems with Crochet & orchids that I am unable to resolve and thats why the new blog. I hope my friends will think it worth following me over to catch up with the things that are going on in my life, crochet wise and other ways too. So sorry that I have have not been posting recently or visiting any of my blog friends, I hope to remedy that shortly...  :) In the meantime here is a link to my new blog..

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grand Champion!!

Well, it's taken 10 years but at last we have attained the major award at an orchid show. yesterday we took out the Grand Champion award at Devonport Orchid Society's Spring Show with our cymbidium Plush Canyon 'Beenak'. It has 9 spikes of flowers and won 5 prizes. 'Thrilled to bits' just about describes our feelings at this time. Anyway, here is a pic of our prize winning plant...

                  John at our display..

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finished Quilt!

At long last my quilt is finished.. Only 3 years in the making.. I am so pleased it is done at last, seemed to take forever but it was worth it, it looks great on the bed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Something Different!

For some years now we have been unhappy with electric heating. In the past (about 7 years ago since we changed) we always had wood heating and now, after some consideration we have installed a new, improved version of wood heater.. How marvelous.. I had almost forgotten how warm you could be with it. Sooo.. We made a wood carrier from canvas. I know there have been versions of these for sale in the past and they  are probably still available  but the quality wasn't good and they wore out quickly. I am hoping our version will last a lot longer. I have now made a couple extra for friends who I know would appreciate them. Saves us ladies carrying one or two pieces at a time... This is the new wood heater. Warm as toast.

This is the wood carrier...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Mothers Day Win!!

A week ago I filled in an entry form and I was fortunate enough to win a really great Breville food processor in a competition at our local newsagents. A lovely bit of hardware for the kitchen I am looking forward to using very soon. I am not usually lucky in competitions but I think this win is pretty spiffy. What do you think?? it comes with an instruction book with recipes and a container for the blades plus a spatula. Not bad!!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Can't find my followers!

Is anyone else having problems with finding their followers?? I am and I have no idea why. I haven't changed anything so I can't understand what's happening. If anyone has any ideas how I can fix this problem It would be very much appreciated so if you can... Please help..

2 More!

Here's a couple of little folk made from a pattern I found while surfing the net. I altered the pattern and made the little one into a bear instead of a kitten. Very easy to make which is how I like a pattern to be and now I can make them without the pattern which is good because I can adapt them and make them bigger or smaller by changing the amount of stitches.