Thursday, October 28, 2010

Exchange squares!

These are the squares i made for my 7in square exchange partner. I have not blocked them yet but i am quite pleased with how they turned out. I hope she will like them because i enjoyed making them.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Made a start!

I have finally made a start on some christmas stocking fillers...  Now i just need the stockings to fill so i will have to get going and either buy them or make some. These are washers and potholders, i have quite a few more to make as yet but they do tend to crochet up very quickly using 'Sugar and Cream' cotton.

Full Moon!

Last night the moon looked like a golden ball in the sky. I watched it come up over rooftops and trees, it looked magnificent....  I managed a few pics and here are a couple although they certainly don't do it the justice it deserves.

Taken from our driveway. Just appearing above the line of hills in the distance.

This one is after some cropping to remove the background.
Just stunning....

Friday, October 22, 2010

School Fair!

We decided as it was such a beautiful day, we would pay a visit to Lilydale school fair this afternoon and here are a few pics taken with my new, touch screen camera. Lot's of kiddies and visitors around.

This is the school sports oval. I attended this school as a child and all my grandchildren have been taught here also.
In fact i still have 2 grandsons in attendance at present.

We quite enjoyed the afternoon, caught up with my 3 grandsons, one of my d-i-l's and a few other people we know as well. There were lot's of stalls and even snakes on display. Was very naughty and bought cakes and biscuits, home made of course and quite yummy... :))

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's finished!

Well here it is, the finished product... I am so pleased with it, very bright and cheerful... Thanks to all the ladies who contributed the squares.  :))

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friendship Rug!

I spent a lovely day today at my friends home, crocheting together all the squares i have received in an online crochet exchange i belong to plus a lot i made myself. So far 126 squares are attached, in one direction at least. I still have to add quite a few more to get the size i need. I want it to cover my 3 seater leather couch to protect it from the winter sun. Not as strong as summer sun of course but still not good for leather. These are a couple of pics taken today by my good friend just to show the progress of the rug. Can't wait to get it finished...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Show pics!

A few more pics taken at our show.The shot above is a view down the hall to the front.
On the left is the display that received the Champion Novice award, well deserved too, some nice blooms..
The next display belongs to me and John. Just a small display but I was quite pleased with it seeing as i didn't have time to plan it out, just threw it up on the day.. Lol...    Thanks for the loan of the small pagoda Pat. :))
Just a couple more pics to finish off.....






 This stand belongs to our members who hail from Devonport. A lovely display...






Grand Champions stand on the right, ribbons galore..
 Beautiful display. The last pic is of the other side of the hall. I really love this venue...

















Monday, October 4, 2010

After the Show!

What a great show!! Everything went beautifully... Setup was finished in record time and the hall looked stunning. Many of our members voted it the 'best show ever' and we had a lot of positive feedback from the public. I haven't got all the photo's sorted yet but here are a couple to go on with.

The lovely little flower on the right belongs to our secretary and her husband and was fully deserving of it's award of 'Grand Champion'. 





Reserve Champion was beautiful, first flowering cymbidium belonging to our second eldest member of 87 years. His first really big award so he was totally thrilled. I will post more later as i get sorted out.